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Sausage and Black Olive Pizza Dip

Sausage and Black Olive Pizza Dip because not everyone loves pepperoni pizza!

Sausage and Black Olive Pizza Dip because not everyone loves pepperoni pizza!

Have you seen “pizza dip” before?  Have you noticed that it almost always includes pepperoni?  Despite the fact that pepperoni is, in fact, one of the more popular varieties of pizza, I know for another fact (because I take very scientific surveys!) that not everyone orders pepperoni on their pizza.  I happen to have a few of those people living right under my roof.  This sausage and black olive pizza dip is for them, for you, for anyone who doesn’t want plain pepperoni anymore. Continue reading

S’mores Oatmeal Cookies

S’mores Oatmeal Cookies are filled with chocolate and little marshmallow bits for a special treat.

S'mores Oatmeal Cookies

We love oatmeal cookies in our house.  Some of the family likes them with raisins and cinnamon, others enjoy them with butterscotch, but everyone agrees that chocolate is by far their favorite addition.  Adding marshmallow bits made them just that much better and turned them into S’mores Oatmeal Cookies! Continue reading

Pulled Pork Pimento Cheese Smothered Fries #GameDayGrub

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Southern Style Smothered Fries: sweet potato fries topped with barbecue pulled pork and melted pimento cheese #GameDayGrub #ad

I live in the South where football is king and food is a close second.  Every chance we get, we combine the two!  There is nothing like a huge spread of #gametimegrub and a big crowd gathered to watch the exciting games leading up to the big game next week.  My husband was born and raised in one of the cities whose team is playing, so without naming which, I can tell you we are very anxious for another win for the home team.  One of our favorite things to eat while waiting for a first down is smothered fries.  Alexia Foods helps us do just that with their sweet potato and crinkle cut French fries. Continue reading

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with mini sized chips so there is chocolate in every bite!

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are so many chocolate chip cookie recipes.  I think I have at least five here on this blog.  No matter how many different ones I try, though, I almost always go back to this one.  It’s simply a classic soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie.  And, it’s in my recipe notebook marked with over twenty five years of drips, spills and splotches from making the recipes it contains.  I know I can grab that book and find all of my favorite, tried and true recipes.  Perhaps that, more than anything ensures that I keep making this recipe.  I don’t have to turn on the computer or get out a lot of books to find what I am looking for.  Continue reading

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip: it’s like a fast food burger on a chip!

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

I have made a lot of good dips lately, but this one has my entire family’s vote as the best one yet.  Seriously, folks, this dip tastes like something you would by in the drive-thru under a pair of arches or giant burger signs.  It has the basic dip ingredients of cheese, cream cheese, etc, but then it has all of the components of a loaded burger, like ketchup, mustard and even a little bit of dill pickle!  Continue reading

Seafood Curry over Spaghetti Squash #BeeHealthy #CG


It’s the new year and with remembering to write 2015 on my checks also comes a wave of personal goals that I want to accomplish.   My family purchased a gym membership in December so we could all do more exercising.  My husband has requested that I serve more fish and seafood for dinner.  For my own personal health, I am stepping closer and closer to a grain-free lifestyle.  With an eye still on my food budget, I am adding meals of seafood without grain by using Bumble Bee® seafood products like their Fancy Lump Crab and Tiny Shrimp Seafood Curry with crab and shrimp over spaghetti squash #BeeHealthy #CG Continue reading