Cream Cheese and Fig spread

Cream cheese and fig spread

Last weekend, I received a last-minute invitation to an Easter Potluck.  I decided what I was going to make, put it in the oven and guess what — disaster!!!  Yes I have them too!  I either messed up the temp or the timing…… anyway,  I needed a Plan B, stat! Luckily I always keep cream cheese, […]

Grape Chutney

grape chutney

My mom has been telling me about this recipe for grape chutney for some time now.  Frankly, I wasn’t too sure about it. Well, not any more.  I finally tried it during a recent visit to see her.  Delicious and such a change of pace! I decided to share this chutney recipe now because I think […]

Southwestern Pimento Cheese Dip

Southwestern Pimento Cheese Dip - a zippy take on a southern classic - from a

Pimento Cheese – a quintessential southern dish.  Traditionally a mix of grated cheddar cheese, pimentos and mayonnaise (Duke’s, if you’re really southern), lately  some people are adding cream cheese to the mix.  So I decided to really play with a classic and add Monterey Jack, cream cheese  AND southwestern spices to create a kicky dip. and yes….it would still be […]

Chicken Enchilada Dip for the Super Bowl

Chicken Enchilada Dip from

I can’t tell you how long I’ve had this recipe in my files – let’s just say the paper was a light brown.  Newspapers, anyone else remember when these were a major source of recipe ideas?  Anyway, this recipe for Chicken Enchilada Dip comes from Marty’s restaurant in Dallas, by way of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.  I […]

Top Ten 2013 Posts

outdoor concert dining menu

The year is winding down.. and as it does, I often reflect on the year and think about what I want to change/improve in the following year – for myself and for my blog.  So, being a numbers gal, I was reviewing  a scrumptious life’s stats the other day, to see which of this year’s posts y’all enjoyed […]

Holiday Brie

brie with toppings

Looking for a festive and easy holiday appetizer? I’ve got just the thing. Brie – not just a slab of cheese, but jusshed up a bit (how DO you spell jusshed??). I like to slice off the top of the rind and add seasonal toppings. For the holidays I like to use chopped dried cranberries and […]

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