Grilled Corn & Black Bean Salsa (with a Cinco de Skinny Recipe Reprise)

Hola, Amigos! It’s that glorious day of the year where we get to celebrate all things Mexican ALL DAY!! That’s right….ALL DAY! Now, the thing about Cinco de Mayo is Seis de Mayo, which is unofficially known as National Recovery Day on which you will be slightly remorseful for your overindulgent fiesta, but for today […]




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Butternut Squash & Leek Dip

Since we are almost to the most glorious time of year when fresh, delicious produce is in abundance, I will share one last winter squash recipe.  Of course, no where does it say that you can’t make this any time of year, because it is pretty darn tasty and even better that it’s light and […]




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Baked Polenta Triangles

I shared these Baked Polenta Triangles last week on the blog  What’s Cooking with Ruthie, where I will be a monthly contributor on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.   I made these for a recent open house that was being held at 2 in the afternoon.  I always find that any party or special occasion […]




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Guinness Beer Cheese Dip

  If you live in Clarksville, Tennessee, you know there is one place and one place only to get the very best beer cheese dip and that is the Blackhorse Pub.  I have tried numerous times to recreate their delicious dip at home and have not even come close.  Every time we eat there we get […]




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Caprese Crackers

Winter, it’s time for you to go!!! I mean, really, please leave and bring on a gorgeous spring followed by a nice warm summer with lots and lots of delicious tomatoes.  Yesterday when I was grocery shopping at Publix I got so excited when I saw yellow tomatoes that I knew I HAD to make some caprese […]




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Prosciutto Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs

With the Oscars on the horizon next week, it is time to start planning your Red Carpet Party menu.  I honestly wish I was one of those people who took the time to see all the movies nominated, but let’s face it, I have a 4-year old and no money tree in the backyard to […]




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Turkey Barbecue Meatballs

So, unbeknownst to me the boys ended up working on all kinds of DIY projects today that I am excited to share very soon, and while spending some time with me, myself and I, I caught an episode of The Pioneer Woman where she made BBQ meatballs for a church potluck.  I have never been a big fan of […]




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Goat Cheese & Ricotta Mini Toasts with Persimmons

I love New Year’s Eve, I really do……BUT I kinda feel like it is a bit overrated and we tend to set kind of unrealistic expectations as to how wonderful the night should be.  Don’t get me wrong, though, I love the idea of spending the evening with great friends and kissing the one you love […]




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Rosemary Cheese Stars

I love getting mail this time of year! I set aside my usual hopes of getting that letter from Ed McMahon that we have won the Sweepstakes that will pay all the bills that seem to come instead and revel in all the precious Christmas cards that we receive.  But before our mailbox gets flooded […]




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Easy Sausage Cheese Balls

There are a few things in this world that no matter the diet nor time of day nor time of year that I simply CAN NOT resist.  And here they are: pizza, rotel dip, hashbrown casserole and my all-time favorite sausage cheese balls.  I rememeber being at Christmas party when I was kid and strategically […]




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