simple, family-friendly meals with a pinch of life.

Appetizers

Spiced Apple Rings

Spiced Apple Rings

Welcome to Monday everyone! I know we are all happy to be here…because we are all morning people that sing while they grab their coffee and leave 5 minutes early just to see the sun rising while off to work! Well, we could pretend I […]

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Cheddar Pepper Pimento Boats

Cheddar Pepper Pimento Boats

Try saying that 5x fast HA! These little guys are in honor of GAAAAME DAY, which I know you love as much as I do! And then we are all honest with ourselves and confess our support is only as strong as the snack selection. […]

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Chipotle Bacon Deviled Eggs

If you grew up anything like me…you had deviled eggs at every holiday, event or church potluck.  They are a staple of southern society…and we ain’t changin’ it! Those cute little yellow paprika-sprinkled eggs that cover every picnic table give a sense of stability that […]

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Chipotle Cheese Sauce

It’s FRIIIIIIIIIDAY! I’ll be honest.  I didn’t know if I would make it this week…but alas we are HERE and the weekend is upon us! I did something bad the other day that became good…VERY good. I was in the kitchen starved and alone with […]

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Whipped Cilantro & Feta Dip

Whipped Cilantro & Feta Dip

Hey Y’all! Well isn’t that a southern greeting for you… As promised, I have a quick dip for you to utilize that remaining Cilantro sauce in your fridge from Friday’s Salmon. Unless, of course, you loved it so much that you used it for your […]

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Toasted Mediterranean Avocado Hummus

So I was lying in bed super late the other night (read: 10:30…that’s late right?), not counting sheep, not daydreaming and not planning our next vacation. Nope. That is what normal people do. I, on the other hand, was dreaming up Toasted Mediterranean Avocado Hummus. […]

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Summer Caprese Flat bread w/ Balsamic Reduction

As I mentioned previously, Basil is tied for first in my Favorite Herb Ranking and it will probably be remaining there.   I need it to be inside of, or on, 95% of my summer meals (that’s a real stat guys). As you may have guessed, […]

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Quick n’ Spicy Guac

Avocados. I think I just got chills. Surely everyone gets chills when speaking of avocados, right?  Don’t answer that. That super yummy pear-shaped fruit of bright-green goodness sitting on my windowsill until ripe perfection just warms my heart. So much so that I purchase three […]

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Cilantro Lover’s Salsa

Cilantro Lover’s Salsa

Cilantro Lover’s Salsa is a restaurant style salsa with a strong punch of cilantro flavors with a blend of garlic and chilies!

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