Slow cooker spinach artichoke dip

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Do you love that creamy, hot spinach and artichoke dip that is available as an appetizer in so many restaurants?  This creamy dip  tastes better, and it’s made entirely in a slow cooker.  It’s  so simple and delicious, you will find that you don’t need a special occasion to make it.  Served with  tortilla chips and a bowl of salsa, this is a definite crowd pleaser.   It’s sure to become a family favorite.

Pepperoni Pizza Crescents

Pepperoni Pizza Crescents

These Pepperoni Pizza Crescents are simple to make and are always a crowd pleaser.  They assemble in minutes, bake in 20, and are great when served as is or with a side of quick and easy pizza sauce.  These are a favorite with my family, and I know they’ll be a hit with your family, too.

Buffalo chicken dip prepared in the slow cooker

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

This is my family’s favorite version of Buffalo Chicken Dip.   It’s mild, creamy, delicious, and quite possibly addictive.  The best part is that you simply throw everything in the slow cooker and give it a stir halfway through the cooking time and a few minutes before serving.    Its very easy to make this Buffalo Chicken Dip in the slow cooker.

Simple and delicious shrimp dip

Shrimp Dip

This is a very simple and savory shrimp dip that is quick to make, and always tastes delicious.    A bowl of this dip, surrounded by corn chips is always appreciated by friends and family alike. 

bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

These bacon wrapped jalapenos are so delicious that they should be outlawed.  The fact that they can be assembled a day ahead so that all you need to do on serving day is to pop them into the oven makes them perfect for any get together.  These are great as an appetizer for a family meal and are the perfect game time snack. 

prosciutto wrapped melon

Prosciutto Wrapped Melon

There’s something absolutely delicious about the combination of sweet and salty.  That tantalizing taste is the reason we put sea salt on our caramel, and it’s the reason why the combination of salty prosciutto, or even deli ham,  goes so well with sweet cantaloupe.

tortilla chips topped with chili and cheese are baked for nachos

Chili Cheese Nacho Bake

What do you do with leftover chili? The list is very long, but one of  our family’s leftover solutions is the chili-cheese nacho bake.  It’s a simple layer of tortilla chips that are topped with chili and shredded cheese and then baked.  When it comes out of the oven, additional toppings are added to individual servings as desired.  Some of our favorites are  sliced green onions, diced tomatoes, sliced black olives, sour cream, or guacamole.  I’ve even been known to throw some shredded lettuce on top of mine to make it like a salad. However it’s topped, the end result […]

"Homemade" fresh salsa from a jar of picante sauce with onions tomato and cilantro added

Faux Homemade Salsa

I could call this recipe semi-homemade, but I think someone else has already pretty much claimed that description, so I chose faux.   While the word means fake or phony and definitely describes the method used to achieve my “home-made” salsa, it does not describe the healthy ingredients that can be found inside this simple recipe.  This recipe was something I learned before I had children, a time when I rarely  cooked.  I knew how to cook, but I wasn’t really interested in cooking.   I had to think too much about it, so I resisted cooking.  In fact, take out was […]

tuna stuffed jalapenos

Tuna Stuffed Jalapenos

The idea for this recipe came from the produce guy who sells fresh fruits and vegetables out of the back of his truck.  As I was buying jalapenos for my husband, he inquired what I planned to do with them.  I told him that I planned to fill them with cream cheese and bacon then bake them.  He told me that my recipe sounded delicious, but asked if I had ever filled jalapenos with tuna.  I told him no, and he urged me to try it.  This recipe is the result of his suggestion, and it came out very well […]

tortilla crumb topped stuffed jalapenos with cream cheese and bacon filling

Stuffed Jalapenos

This recipe is my way of simplifying a baked stuffed jalapeno recipe. The original recipe was  given to me by a co-worker.  She instructed me to cut the peppers in half lengthwise, clean out the seeds and veins, and then fill them with cream cheese.  These filled pepper halves were then wrapped with one-third to one-half of a slice of bacon.  Then they are baked until the bacon is crispy and crumbly, and the cheese is warm and gooey.   They are delicious, too.  Unfortunately, they take a while to wrap with bacon.  The bacon has to be secured with […]