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Cheesy Chicken, Green Chili & Bacon Grenade
Cheesy Chicken Green Chile and Bacon Grenades

I know that in some parts of the world (like Indiana for instance) the thought of using your grill or smoker with a cajillion feet of snow on the ground seems crazy. But it can take you back to a time when there was this green stuff covering part of the ground called grass. And […]



preparation of pizza rolls
Pizza Rolls

With No-Cook Tomato Dipping Sauce Here is another last minute recipe for your guests coming over to watch the big game this weekend! I’m not sure what it is that makes us feel that we must have something to munch on while we watch sports, but the two things do seem to be linked together […]



Bacon Artichoke Bites
Bacon Artichoke Bites

It’s SUPERBOWL WEEKEND! And where we personally have no horse in the game (The Bears & Colts suck apparently) we do have interest in Superbowl parties and more to the point – THE FOOD! We have a few typical go-tos – like these potato skins or these stuffed & smoked jalapeno poppers or my fav, […]



Rolls
Pull-apart dinner rolls

  Looking for something different or maybe just with a little more flavor and warmth this winter season? We love this recipe for dinner rolls similar to the sweet monkey bread concept. Ingredients: 5 tubes refrigerated crescent roll dough EVOO to drizzle 2 T dried dill 2 T dried oregano 2 T shredded cheddar cheese […]



Herbed Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Herbed Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Certain foods just feel good. Perfectly hot and crispy french fries. Ooey gooey cheesy pizza with crispy yet chewy crust. Ice cold beer on a hot summer day. Right now it is actually ice cold beer on an ice cold day. Which is good just not as good. Oh and home made herbed buttermilk fried […]



ingredients for sloppy joe sliders
Sloppy Joe Sliders

It is that time of year again – time to figure out what you are going to serve for your Super Bowl party! I have to admit that we aren’t huge football fans here at our house, but we still catch a few games every year and the Super Bowl is always one of them. […]



Spicy Smoked Mixed Nuts
Spicy Smoked Mixed Nuts

The weather here in the great Lakes region has been less than tolerable. In a matter of a week we got about 18″ of snow and saw temps range from -60° (with windchill) to 41°. Yay Polar Vortex! Also in that time grocery stores got picked clean, we shoveled snow 200 times and we all […]



baked biscotti
Brownie Biscotti

Picture this: the gifts are all wrapped, the potatoes are peeled, the stockings are filled and you are finally sitting down for a few peaceful moments before a crowd of merry-makers descend upon your house. Not that you aren’t looking forward to the chaos to come – of course you are! Still, it is nice […]



cinnamon buttermilk french toast
Cinnamon Buttermilk French Toast

I mentioned last month how much we were looking forward to a week of family togetherness when we traveled to my sister and brother in law’s for Thanksgiving. Now, we are getting ready to spend the week at our daughter and son in law’s for Christmas – another wonderful time with family. One thing we […]



Banana Cranberry Pound Cake
Banana Cranberry Pound Cake

Two things that always have a tendency to reside in my freezer, besides bacon, is bananas and cranberries. Bananas because I buy a bunch, eat one and go oh crap they are turning brown, I will just pop them in the freezer for use later. And cranberries because after the end of the year, they […]