Tomato and Olive Crostini

Tomato and Olive Crostini

Now that Nashville has seen it’s last frost, I’ve been contemplating whether or not I want to try to plant a garden this year. By garden I mean a nice neat container garden. I have a small patch of grass in my front yard and a back deck that would hold a nice collection of large […]

Italian Nachos

Italian Nachos

Last weekend I had a great “away trip” with my church choir. We took a bus to Cleveland to support one of our young ministers who was going up there to preach at his home church. He’s incredibly talented and we all love him to death so it was worth the 9 or 10 hours we spent on […]

Spicy Tomato Jam

Spicy Tomato Jam

Learning to can has been on my to-do list for years so last year I took a class at Viking’s Cooking school. It was at the end of the Tennessee growing season so there wasn’t much good left to can. I’ve been holding onto all of my canning recipes from class for the growing season to start. […]

Mini Spinach Artichoke Pizzas

Mini Spinach Artichoke Pizzas

Red meat and I have always been really good friends. In my teens a nice juicy t-bone was my mom’s go to meal for me when she fixed something I absolutely wouldn’t eat. As I’ve got older, I’ve realized that red meat is better eaten as an every once in a while treat, not a […]

Homemade Buttermilk Bleu Cheese Dressing with Chives

Homemade Buttermilk Bleu Cheese Dressing with Chives

A couple of years ago, my husband and I spent a few days vacationing in Denver. A few blocks from our hotel was a restaurant that was a part vintage diner, part upscale casual that had amazing food. I think we ate there 3 times. I ran in there one day for a quick lunch […]

Hot Mexican Spinach Dip

This dip is incredibly simple and gets raves every time I make it. It’s a big bowl of creamy cheesy goodness with a little heat to make it interesting. It’s easy to scale if you’re feeding a large crowd and it definitely needs to be served hot. This is a perfect nibble for game time. Ingredients 2 cups fresh medium […]

Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Hi. My name is Janet and I’m a snackaholic. I admit it. Chips, dip, and Sprite Zero has been a meal for me on many occasions. There something about fall and winter that make me feel especially snacky so a good creamy homemade dip is my version of comfort food. This is a super easy […]

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