Creamy Onion Dip

Need something quick and easy for your New Year’s Party? You can relly never go wrong with a great dip.  People LOVE dips – they are great for the healthoer bunch, who want to dip veggies, and the chip crowd loves any kind of dip. (Just ask my brother-in-law. That man has never met a […]

Sriracha Shrimp and Candied Bacon Crostini…and a Giveaway

Good news, you guys…I’m back. Have you missed me?  Oh come on now…certainly ONE of you has.  Mom? Yeah, okay. Anyway, life has been a bit nuts lately, and travel and television spots have kept me beyond busy, but I’m still here and I’m still cooking.  This time…for National Shrimp Day. Yes, it exists. National […]

Game Day Party Chief with Hillshire Farm

Seriously, this one’s fun. Funn-y, anyway. As you are likely aware, I get asked to create lots of recipes for lots of companies. (I know, it shocks ME, too!)  Sometimes it’s a drink, sometimes a snack, sometimes a dessert.  But get this…Hillshire Farms asked me a week ago if I’d be willing to make something […]

Dark Chocolate S’mores Truffles

S’mores. You knew I’d have to sneak in last S’mores post before the end of the year.  I couldn’t help it!  It was this time last year that I was eyeball deep in s’mores creating for the upcoming cookbook – and here we are, one year later – and I’ve been on a s’mores journey […]

Buffalo Chicken Pizza Crescent Rolls

I can not fathom that it is almost Christmas.  Can. Not. I swear, Seven just went back to school.  Right?  And here we are, putting up the tree, hanging stockings, juggling Christmas parties.  It’s…well, it’s just plain overwhelming is what it is. Although I am freaking out a bit about it, I do have a […]

Roasted Pumpkin, Pear, and Arugula Puff Pastry Tarts

I am a huge fan of puff pastry.  It’s got so many things going for it…sweet or savory, breakfast or dinner, appetizer, dessert, or main dish.  Buttery and rich – there’s just nothing it can’t do.  So imagine my delight when the folks at Pepperidge Farm® asked me to create a recipe that would be […]

Crescent Change Up: Sweet and Savory Pear Crescent Rolls

It’s not everyday Pillsbury asks you to create a recipe using one of their tried and true favorite products – Crescent Rolls.  So when I got an email asking me just that, you know I said YES.  Because hello?  Someone at Pillsbury asked me to.  Someone there knew my name. Eeek. Sure, we’ve used Crescent […]

Ranch Chicken Wings with Buffalo Dipping Sauce

I love chicken wings. All kinds of chicken wings, really, but I prefer the ones that aren’t all goopy.  You know – goopy.  The kind that get you ridiculously messy just by picking one up.  Sure, I’ll still eat that kind of wing – they’re delicious – but I’d really prefer the drier variety.  And […]

Cheesy Bacon & Jalapeno Pockets

I do not like basketball. There are lots of reasons, but I’ll list, oh, three.  Three is a good, round number. 1.  The uniforms. They’re baggy, they’re shiny, and they are nothing like what the players in the 1970s wore.  Now THAT was a sport, keeping those tiny little shorts from riding up while running […]