Super Thick and Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

 Super Thick and Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing is just that!  It’s rich in blue cheese flavor and perfect for dipping veggies or your favorite wings or to top your favorite salads!

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Mmmm cheese.

One of my all time favorite foods is cheese.  Then when you combine that with a super thick and creamy dressing you’ve just made me happy.  When I can use that dressing as a dip or on a salad you’ve just rocked my world!!! [Read more...]

Cowboy Caviar

 Cowboy Caviar is a great dish for parties.  It can be a fantastic fresh appetizer served with tortilla chips or served as a salad next to your favorite summer barbecue!

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My kids are both out of school for the summer!!!  I always start the summer counting down the days to summer and being off of a schedule a bit and more relaxed.  I can’t wait for the lazy days of summer.  Then, inevitably, summer boredom sets in and I’m pulling my hair out counting down the days to school starting back up!  Yesterday, my littlest monkey graduated from pre-k and that evening the school had a pot luck at a local park.  All the kids ran around and had so much fun, while the parents hung out and talked about all our plans for the summer and came up with ideas of getting together over the summer.  I really had a great time.  We’ve been lucky to have him in a school with really GREAT parents.  They’re so much fun and friendly and ready to help each other out.  I’m so grateful for them all this year and their fantastic kids! [Read more...]

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

 Roasted Tomatillo Salsa is full of flavor and generally has a low to medium heat level. Roasting the veggies before blending them together makes the flavor unbelievable!

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I can’t get enough Mexican food in the summer.  I lived in the Southwest for the past 17 years until moving up to Oregon so I’ve been able to have some really great Mexican food.  I really can’t think of anything better than sitting outside eating chips and salsa and drinking margaritas.  When we lived in Arizona my brothers both lived there also.  My parents would come to town and we’d all meet up at some point for dinner, with the entire famil [Read more...]

Pear Caramelized Onion and Brie Bites

Pear, Caramelized Onion and Brie Bites are like little tastes of Heaven.  The sweet onion and pears are perfect with the flaky crusts and creamy tastes of brie.

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 I have received product/compensation related to Taylor’s Gold Pears to use for #LoveNZFruit.  As always though, all opinions stated are my own.

I remember finding out that Australia and New Zealand had opposite seasons from us.  It was mind blowing for me as a kids to find out that Santa wore board shorts and went surfing while we were all bundled up waiting ofr him.  Then as we got out of school and were laying out by the beach they were getting out the winter clothes.   So crazy!!!!  Now that I’m older and I like to eat fruit when I want it now when it’ll grow in my backyard I’m so grateful for the lower hemisphere!  Because of our opposing seasons I can get pears in the summer!  Not just any pears, delicious, juicy and amazing Taylor’s Gold Pears! [Read more...]

Cheesy Roasted Corn and Black Bean Dip

 Dips are always a hit at parties and this Cheesy Roasted Corn & Black Bean Dip is no exception.  Fresh roasted corn mixed with the chilies and cheese are fantastic!

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When I start to think about planning a party or to have friends over for dinner the first thing I start to plan is dip.  We all LOVE dips, that why there are so many of them.  How many times have you had a party and while you were mixing the last dip to put out your friends were crowded in the kitchen to get a taste.  I’m a huge fan not only because of the taste but I love to have things done ahead of time and with most dips you can get then at least prepped ahead of time or the really great dips, like this Cheesy Roasted Corn and Black Bean Dip, they taste better if you make them the day before.  All the flavors start their own party in the bowl waiting of you! [Read more...]