Fresh Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is one of those condiments that makes a simple dish seem like it took a lot more time and effort than it did. I use it on nachos, tacos, burritos, chicken, and even on pasta. It just requires a few fresh ingredients and a few minutes to dice them. This recipe makes about 1 quart, plenty to share or keep all for yourself! Continue reading


Crispy Baked Coconut Shrimp

Coconut Shrimp I adapted this recipe from my Betty Crocker cookbook. You can also find the recipe online here. I don’t put the shrimp in the broiler like Betty does. I feel like it doesn’t brown as well and the coconut burns more easily. I also add Dijon mustard and more ground mustard to the dipping sauce to tone down the sweetness of the apricot preserves a bit. Continue reading

Vegetable Pizza

Vegetable pizza

Like any warm-blooded American, I love pizza. Vegetables, on the other hand, were not always my first food choice. Then a few years ago my mother-in-law introduced me to her vegetable pizza. This simple recipe brings together a little of both worlds. I get a creamy (and a bit cheesy) delicious finger food with the added benefit of fresh produce!

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Dip on ChipWith New Year’s Eve just around the corner, I am sure all of us are looking for delicious appetizers to help keep our party guests satisfied. This is what I will be eating this year.

I┬áreceived┬áthis recipe for buffalo chicken dip from my cousin about three years ago and it has been delighting friends and family ever since. It’s super easy, perfect for parties or just hanging out with friends, and I have yet to meet a single person who does not love it.

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