I am a meat-loving girl through and through. Steak, chicken, pork of any variety.. YES, please! Ham especially has always had a special place in my heart. I love the saltiness and succulent flavor of a well-cooked ham. It has to be juicy, tender enough to cut with a fork..Read More
Food that can be found at parties is the best kind of food, am I right? Party food is the best! Hot dips, cold dips, gooey dips, finger foods, food on a stick, it is all so delicious. People at parties are great, but the food is what makes you go OHhhhh! I have loved making food for parties for decades.Read More
When it comes to holidays and food, I am ALL about scoring ham bones and turkey bones and chicken bones when the feast is over. This year I made a succulent ham in the slow cooker for Thanksgiving and I was freakishly excited to get home and start making..Read More
If you know me, you know that 1. I love food and 2. I love easy food. I tend to over-pack my life in just about every way imaginable (I'm constantly working on this), so food that is easy to make is an absolute necessity.Read More
Ham. I have loved this meat for 40 years. It is the perfect meat, in my opinion, and by far my favorite. It is flavorful and salty and goes well with so many things. As a kid I preyed on ham any time it found its way into the fridge.Read More
Happy 2016! I always feel like this time of year should be smooth sailing, with fresh starts and resolutions and the end of the Christmas craziness. But it never is. At least not for me. The absolute, total CRAZINESS of the holiday season takes its toll! Parties to attend, clothes to fit into, food to make, treats to prepare, houses to clean..Read More
We had some people over a while back, so it was the perfect opportunity to finally make these cute little bites! I had never made soft pretzels before, but I do have deliciously wonderful memories of them. Back in my poor, single years (as opposed to my current poor, married years, ha), I was a waitron at Timberwolves games.Read More
Olive-y, gooey, fabulously delicious!
I was unfamiliar with the word "muffaletta" a mere five months ago. I was sitting at a table in Jason's Deli, probably munching on a spinach veggie wrap (my favorite!), when I spotted a photo of a scrumptious-looking sandwich. Layered in between the bread were olives, cheese and layers of sliced meat. Yum!
The next time I was there, I ordered one of those delicious sandwiches all for myself. Actually, I ordered a quarter of one because the whole sandwiches are enormous. It was olive-y and gooey and fabulous!
Since then, I have been extra aware of my newly-learned word, muffaletta. I saw a recipe for muffaletta dip as I flipped through a magazine a few weeks ago and knew that it had to be made soon. Like the sandwich, it was olive-y and gooey and fabulous!
Serve over salami, atop a square of toasted Focaccia bread.