Nieman Marcus Spread

This recipe was sent in to us from Cheryl and we were told it is So Good.  This would be the perfect way to jazz up those celery sticks on the Easter dinner relish tray or for a dinner party and served with crackers. 1 cup Mayonnaise 1 cup finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 1 […]

AMERICANA – Crab Rangoon Dip

Here is a great recipe from AMERICANA Restaurant and Lounge located in Des Moines, IA.  This would be a great last minute party dip idea for the upcoming Superbowl weekend.  Stay tuned as coming up we will also be posting one of their signature desserts…. Key Lime Bites. In stand mixer with paddle attachment combine….. […]

Kristina’s Spinach Dip

While on the run between client meetings I found a restaurant along one of my regular routes that served up a great appetizer of spinach dip with breadsticks.  So whenever I was on that route I would stop in and just grab a seat by myself in the bar area, order up this dip with […]

Jenny’s Black Bean and Corn Salad

Here is a great salad that would also work as an appetizer or side dish. Jenny’s Black Bean and Corn Salad In large serving bowl, combine….. 3 ears grilled sweet corn, cut off the cob 1 pint grape tomatoes 1 avocado chopped 1 cup black beans, drained Add….. 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt […]


Ok – I have been making these for years and have always called them Kristinaritas.  After all I’m not sure why Margaret needs to get the credit for these.  Take whatever and make it your own.  If your name is Jenny – then call them Jennaritas!  If your name is Suzanne – then call them […]

Dare Devils!

For Easter Dinner, I, like everyone else, made deviled eggs. I made just the standard run of the mill recipe for regular deviled eggs but also made Dare Devils. Now Dare Devils are not your everyday deviled egg and yet there is nothing advanced about making Dare Devils. This recipe is just for the adventurous. […]

Adult Beverage 2

Prior to the plethora of prescription drugs, simple adult beverage blends were used for medicinal purposes.  Here is a recipe guaranteed to help alleviate any flu symptoms you may be suffering from.  I have been lucky to dodge the flu bug this year but I am wondering if it is because I have been enjoying […]

Sun-Dried Tomato Cheese Dip

This is a great recipe I found on the AE Dairy website.  To easily grate the cheese I used my Cuisipro Cheese Grater (Rape a Fromage) which is a small hand held crank grater similar to what you see used in restaurants to put fresh Parmesan on salads or pasta.  Ingredients • 3 T. sun-dried […]

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This is a great dip recipe I found on the AE Dairy website.  Guys seem to like this one as it is a bit of a spin off buffalo style chicken wings. Ingredients 6 oz. low-fat whipped cream cheese 6 oz. AE Classic Greek Yogurt 6 oz. shredded chicken 1/2 c. plus 2T. buffalo wing […]

Caprese Kabobs

In the summer I eat Caprese Salads for lunch with fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden but this variation of the classic salad makes a great fast, easy, elegant appetizer. Package of Spinach or Cheese stuffed Tortellini Package of grape tomatoes Package of Mini mozzarella balls Jar of prepared Basil Pesto Prepare pasta according […]