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Chicken Enchilada Dip using Marty's Chile Verde Salsa

Chicken Enchilada Dip using Marty's Chile Verde Salsa

This dive-right-in dip is packed with flavor and so easy to prepare. I made it in a small crockpot, packed the pot in an insulated bag and w...

Beer Cheese Dip as featured in KANSAS! Magazine, Vol 78, issue 4 . . . using Wiebe cheese

Beer Cheese Dip as featured in KANSAS! Magazine, Vol 78, issue 4 . . . using Wiebe cheese

KANSAS CHEESEMAKERS is the title of the cheese article I wrote for the Taste section of  KANSAS! Magazine, 2022, Vol. 78, Issue 4 , pp. 28-3...

Michael Symon’s Salsa Fresca

Michael Symon’s Salsa Fresca

This is nothing complicated . . . just a reminder of the approximately proportions for a fresh salsa! Michael Symon’s Salsa Fresca     4 ser...

 Oat Energy Balls

Oat Energy Balls

No need to say more than — easy and yummy! Oat Energy Balls 1 cup (dry) oats (I used quick cook variety) 1/2 cup chocolate chips (dark choco...

Easy Caramel Dip with Toffee Bits

Easy Caramel Dip with Toffee Bits

Sometime a person just needs a fast and easy treat during the hustle and bustle of the holidays and  Kathy Gruber’s Easy Caramel Dip with To...

Faye’s Clam Dip

Faye’s Clam Dip

     This is Faye Potter’s signature dip. She makes it for family gatherings and it is always a hit. Aunt Faye, age 95 (as of 2/25/2011), st...

Cheese Straws  — Add a “Special Touch” to Salads!

Cheese Straws — Add a “Special Touch” to Salads!

    Cheese Straws are kind of like a homemade version of Cheese-it® Crackers without the preservatives. Great for snacks but I like to serve...

1950s Era Roquefort Olives

1950s Era Roquefort Olives

     We just prepared a 1950s themed dinner and, of course it began with an appetizer course. Bite-sized tidbits were all the rage back then...

1950s Era Appetizers -- Classic Smoked Salmon Mousse

1950s Era Appetizers -- Classic Smoked Salmon Mousse

     Despite the attraction of convenience foods, home cooks in the 50s were reading Gourmet magazine & trying recipes from James Bear...

1950s Era Appetizers – BLT Tomatoes

1950s Era Appetizers – BLT Tomatoes

      Homemakers of the 50s loved fast & easy to prepare sandwiches. One of their favorites was the inspiration for these tomato canapés....

Nutty Cracker Delights - Salty & Sweet

Nutty Cracker Delights - Salty & Sweet

Needed a treat for an office party, so I made Twila Jackson’s Nutty Cracker Delights. These crispy, sweet yet salty, crackers are more lik...

Mexican Chicken with Calico Corn & Bean Salsa

Mexican Chicken with Calico Corn & Bean Salsa

    Although this recipe could be made with chicken breasts (skinless & boneless or the bone-in variety with skin), we generally keep chicke...

Texas-style Lasagna

Texas-style Lasagna

Lasagna served w/ lettuce & salsa       As you can imagine, cooking and recipes are some of my favorite topics of conversation. After a m...

Mexi-corn Salad

Mexi-corn Salad

      Corn salads with corn chips seem to be the latest rage. You can find variations just about everywhere. Ingredients v...

Seasoned Oyster  Crackers -- A Snack for All Seasons!

Seasoned Oyster Crackers -- A Snack for All Seasons!

The time has come to add this much used recipe to the electronic world! Can’t remember when we started making Seasoned Crackers but ...

Not Your Usual Dip & Chips – Spicy Molded Gazpacho

Not Your Usual Dip & Chips – Spicy Molded Gazpacho

     Flavors of gazpacho are packed into a dip that is thickened with unflavored gelatin. Serve it with tortilla chips for a delicious and ...

Cool as a Cucumber Dip!

Cool as a Cucumber Dip!

Serve this cool and refreshing dip with a bounty of veggies to utilize  end-of-the summer produce. It’s also good with crackers. To lighten ...

Savory Appetizer  -- Blue Cheese, Bacon & Onion Cheesecake

Savory Appetizer -- Blue Cheese, Bacon & Onion Cheesecake

      Created by The Culinary Center of Kansas City, this is one of their "best" recipes. On CCKC's  blog and in  their cookbook, “B...

Her Chili – Helen Frieze’s Recipe

Her Chili – Helen Frieze’s Recipe

Helen's Chili topped with cheese and onions; served with Seasoned Crackers . By the way, this is one of Barry's hand-thrown pottery s...

Avocado Salsa Salad

Avocado Salsa Salad

It’s almost too simple to post! Actually it’s not even a recipe but Barry’s brainstorm! He simply cut an avocado in half (the long way), rem...

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