Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts with Awesome Sauce

Instead of going out this past year on New Year’s Eve, my husband and I stayed home and made our favorite appetizers! We love these bacon wrapped bites of goodness, and they would be perfect to celebrate your normal, everyday Champagne Thursday. Even though the holidays are over, we’ve got to keep up with the celebrations…(but these may interfere with […]

Amazing Hot Sauce (Comrade Like Spicy)

My husband and I love this hot sauce. It’s a recipe that my uncle gave us a long time ago. At our Non-Rehearsal Dinner the night before our wedding, my uncle made the best BBQ chicken on the grill using this sauce. Ingredients: 1/2 gallon Apple Cider Vinegar 3 oz. Black Pepper 2 oz. Crushed Red Pepper 2 oz. Cayenne […]

Deviled Eggs – with Bacon!

There’s only one kind of deviled egg recipe in the world that I’ll eat, and it’s this one. I grew up on these deviled eggs, first from my grandma, then my mother. Now I’m sharing the recipe because there are entirely too many deviled eggs recipes on the internets that don’t have bacon!

Butterscotch Bird’s Nest No-Bake Cookies

When I was a kid, I used to love the Butterscotch Haystacks. This recipe modifies the traditional haystack recipe by shaping it like a bird’s nest and adding eggs to create a really cute (and tasty) spring dessert recipe. (I was totally inspired by the No Bake Easter Nest Cookie Recipe at Prudent Baby.)The other best thing is that it’s […]

Our Fra Diavolo Spaghetti Sauce (Yummy! Spicy!)

I think everyone craves hearty, warm foods in the winter. At our house, we usually cook a lot more curry, stew, and chili. One thing we love to make is our spaghetti sauce; Rob and I both like hot, so this is a pretty hot dish. However, this dish only uses cayenne and crushed red pepper flakes because we generally […]

Sunday’s Skillet Toffee

Rob and I wanted to try our hand at toffee this holiday season (what a great gift for everyone!), so I decided to try this AMAZING recipe from Apartment Therapy. I never knew toffee was so easy to make. And because I’m not a big candy maker, I found the whole process truly fascinating. I took pictures step-by-step to share […]

Chocolate Kahlua Pecan Pie

For Thanksgiving festivities this year, I made/created a Chocolate Kahlua Pecan Pie. I know some pecan pie lovers are purists and against adding other ingredients to their traditional pecan pie, but I am not. And I love chocolate…and liquor! There’s nothing better to add to a pecan pie to make it even better!

Recipe: Carolina Mimosa

For this week’s ChampagneThursday recipe, I’d like to feature a drink recipe that I made up. And it’s awesome (if I do say so myself)! The ingredients are champagne (extra dry–as dry as you can find for your budget; I used Andre Extra Dry because my budget was $5.00), Diet Cheerwine (I prefer to use diet, but I’m sure the […]

Porcini Baby Bella Rice

Erin’s new recipe for Porcini Baby Bella Rice is awesome! Generally Porcini mushrooms are used in risotto, but here’s a more flexible, lighter version using jasmine rice and white truffle oil. (Makes 4-6 servings)

Kansas He-Man Pot Roast

I don’t like to do much cooking in the summer that doesn’t involve a grill. However, this pot roast uses a slow cooker and is easy to make. If you don’t think of it as the perfect summer food, let this be a prelude to the autumn that lies before us.