One of the first party foods I perfected when I started experimenting in the kitchen was Spinach Artichoke Dip. This crockpot version is a knock-off of that irresistible party staple that I brought to many a party back in the day. I still remember the first time I saw someone take a bite and express utter enjoyment.Read More
Keep the party going with these awesome tailgating recipes! From delicious Baked Cheesy Sliders to Pickle Rollups, you’ll have a perfect crowd-pleasing smorgasbord of snacks and foods for your gathering.Read More
For the love of sugar and cherries, people, I have a problem. Peek at my last ten posts and you'll get my gist. Next week's menu involves a few recipes that are not sugar-laden and I'm strangely excited about it. Turning over a new, savory leaf in this frozen land.Read More
I literally dreamed about this appetizer for like four nights in a row before calling it perfect and giving it a whirl. If you don't dream constantly about food like I do, please just act like I'm not a weirdo. Because OHMY-goodness this turned out delicious and it is totally worth the title.Read More
My heart is being pulled in a million edible directions right now. I've spent the past two days in my kitchen with apples. Apple Cider and Apple Pie are literally oozing out of my fridge and my house smells like heaven. I am itching to make a new Pasta Sauce and Lasagna..Read More
Tonight may have been a bust, but it was a blessing-in-disguise bust. The boys were supposed to spend the night with my sister while Dan and I attended a Christmas party. Sammy got sick, which was followed by Elijah asking for a nap (uhh..there couldn't be a bigger indicator of impending sickness) and then..Read More
We typically do not do sit-down family dinners in the summer. We let the boys eat outside as much as possible and usually that means Dan and I fend for ourselves. I call it our warm-weather-loving summer no-schedule dinner schedule.Read More
I am feeling thankful on this cold, snowy, sleeting, dreary day. My little Sammy is snuggled into my side as I type. Next year he will be in kindergarten and I will miss these daytime snuggles. I cherish every single moment with his cuteness buried into me. Who cares that I can't work for one consecutive minute without being interrupted. A year from now I will be yearning for it!Read More
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. day, hence no school or work. Dan and I brought the boys to Grandma's house for a few hours and sneaked away to see a movie (a rare but cherished treat!). Have you seen American Sniper yet? I can say with all honesty that it was one of the best, but also one of the most heart-wrenching and saddest movies I have ever watched.Read More
I didn't know whether to laugh or cry reading through the kitchen incident comments from this post. Oh my goodness! Burning stomachs, flaming oven mitts, sliced fingers, dropped turkeys and toes that were hacked to pieces with an axe! I had to read through them a couple times to pick a winner because they were all so good!Read More
One of the many things I love about my husband is that he knows when I am being stretched like a huge stretchy piece of taffy and he begins removing things from my plate in order to make my life easier. These days he takes care of dinner and he has the laundry under control. He also knows I make a recipe every weekend that I can post/write about here by Monday.Read More
Onto these pretzels and the totally gooey cheese dip that I made last night. They are almost gone because my boys have been munching on them non-stop since the moment they came out of the oven. "Another pretzel, Mom. A big one, please."Read More
Today was a "toughie," as my Elijah would say. We brought our oldest son to the hospital for what we thought was a routine surgery to peek on his left ear tube that didn't appear to be doing its job. We left the hospital with some unexpected news and with a much bigger surgery on our calendar.Read More
I love the couple of weeks leading up to the Superbowl because I have an excuse to make yummy, gooey dips with the intent of sharing them with you! Dan and I have a weakness for dips, which makes the Superbowl a fun event for us every year.Read More
Two recipes in one! First, a warm, creamy crab and artichoke dip, served with baked pita wedges and crackers. Second, a fried tomato and 2 fried scallops served over leafy greens. It was light, super tasty and perfect for summer.Read More
Have you noticed that there has been a bit of a buffalo sauce flavor to my winter? I recall having a pork-themed winter last year, which was far healthier. Buffalo sauce is just so darn good. I figure, as long as Dan continues to perfect his buffalo sauce..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.