7 Layer Bean Dip

A favorite party food of mine has always been 7-layer bean dip. It’s so easy to make, and it’s so good. I start with a layer of refried beans.  I…

Refried Beans with Green Chiles and Crispy Bacon

One way I judge a Mexican restaurant is by their rice and beans.  When I lived in California there was no shortage of good rice and beans.  Here in Missouri,…

5 Ingredient Homemade Guacamole

I love guacamole.  And avocados.  I learned to make guacamole by watching my mom. It’s so easy, I’ve remembered ever since I was a little kid. Only 5 ingredients needed…

Sweet and Sour Salad

At my bridal shower all the guests were asked to bring a recipe or two for me to use in my new life.  There were some really yummy recipes in…

Quick and Easy Midnight Spaghetti

Are you looking for a fast and easy meal?  Look no further. Midnight Spaghetti can be thrown together in less than 20 minutes.  In fact it’s name comes from the…

Creamy Vegetable Risotto with Bacon

I first had risotto almost 10 years ago, on the Disney Cruise.  It was so good; so rich and creamy. Then I had it again at the Olive Garden several…

Bruschetta

A few years ago my little sister made this yummy appetizer at a family gathering, and I have been hooked ever since. The flavors are so bold, and bright. I…

Thanksgiving Dinner: Our Family Favorites

Here are a few ideas for some Thanksgiving side dishes. Some of these recipes are tradition from my childhood holidays, and some are relatively new.  But they are all delicious.…

Raspberry Layered Jello

  This layered jello is a tradition for my family.  We eat this every Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. It’s nice to have a dish that is not so heavy to…

Toasty Bacon and Cheese Bread {aka Fancy Buns}

This recipe has been in my family longer than I have.  It’s so simple, but so tasty. Toasted bread with crisp bacon, melted cheese, and green onions.  Yum. Despite the…

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