10 Super Dips for the Super Bowl

I love a good dip – especially if it is served hot and has cheese as one of the main ingredients.  Today I’m sharing ten of my best dips in case you’re still looking for some Super Bowl ideas.  If you’re a Broncos fan, the very orange  Spicy Hot Cheese and Sausage Dip and Hot Bacon Pimento Cheese Bliss Dip would be perfect! 1. Simple Whipped Cheesecake Dip 2. Buffalo Blue Cheese … Continue reading 10 Super Dips for the Super Bowl

Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese

This week, in preparation for the big game Sunday, I’m sharing some recipes that would be perfect for your Super Bowl feast. It may be a stretch to present a cauliflower dish as something you’d want to serve at a Super Bowl party but bear with me. This recipe has all the creamy, cheesy goodness of mac and cheese with cauliflower standing in for noodles. I used … Continue reading Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese

Beef and Dark Beer Chili

This week I’m sharing some recipes that would be perfect for your Super Bowl feast.   Last week Living Social invited me to check out some of their chef instructor’s favorite Super Bowl recipes like Chef Ralph Johnson’s Curried Chicken Wings with Spiced Yogurt Sauce and Chef Joe Goetze’s Oven Roasted Cracked Black Pepper Wings. They all look great but Chef Matt Finarelli’s: Beef and Dark Beer … Continue reading Beef and Dark Beer Chili

Layered Sweet Corn Guacamole and Black Bean Dip

This week I’m sharing some recipes that would be perfect for your Super Bowl feast (or your next party if football isn’t your thing.)  I’m still a little shocked at how much I like football now (all the credit goes to my husband.)  I just finished reading The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football.  I thought it was really interesting and a great … Continue reading Layered Sweet Corn Guacamole and Black Bean Dip

Five Minute Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars

I love this recipe because it is quick to throw together, easy to transport and packed with peanut butter and chocolate.   You can mix the batter in five minutes by hand and in one bowl. Don’t overbeat or over bake, and you’ll have bars with chewy edges and a dense, soft center.  I made these for Joe to take to work and as I … Continue reading Five Minute Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars

Most Popular Cookie Recipes {2013}

The December post featuring the Most Popular Recipes {2013} has been so well received that I thought I would do a most popular cookies of 2013 post to go along with it.  I love to bake cookies because they’re so easy to transport and share and everyone loves a good cookie! Here are the top ten cookies from 2013 based on the number of views they have. … Continue reading Most Popular Cookie Recipes {2013}

Coconut Curry Pork Noodle Soup {in your Crockpot}

These frigid days and even colder nights are making me crave warm dinners so I’ve been making a lot of new soup recipes.  For this one, I decided to combine two of my favorite flavors, coconut and curry in a slow cooker soup.   The coconut milk and brown sugar give the soup a nice sweetness that’s matched by the savory pork, fish sauce and spices. The … Continue reading Coconut Curry Pork Noodle Soup {in your Crockpot}

Shrimp and {NC} Grits with Bacon

You know you’re from the South when your Mom (Santa) puts a bag of grits in your Christmas stocking (and serves cheese grits at Christmas dinner.)   Santa didn’t bring me just any grits, these stone ground white grits are from my home state, NC and they’re delicious.  I think the pink packaging is awesome too. While there are thousands of shrimp and grits recipes … Continue reading Shrimp and {NC} Grits with Bacon