Dips · On the Side

Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

Oh how I love this recipe. It’s so versatile and I’d say dangerous if it wasn’t so darn healthy! It all mixes up in a food processor and will make any Mexican dish better. You could even use it as a salad dressing. Or one could sit and eat it for breakfast with chips. Hypothetically.  It… Continue reading Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

Appetizers · Dips · FAST

Blender Salsa

This is a great recipe from our good friends Jeremy and Shelly, a salsa with a secret ingredient of Chili Pequin. It is so delicious, quick and perfect for any gathering (or a weekend at the beach)! 8-10 (or more if you like it hot!) dried Chili Pequin (sometimes called Chili Pepin; these come in… Continue reading Blender Salsa

Crock Pot · Dips

Superbowl Sausage Spinach Dip

Move over regular queso, there is a new game in town.  Looking for something different for a weekend of football?   No matter who your favorite team is, this will be the clear winner.  Thanks to Jessica for something new to add to your Superbowl menu.   Ingredients:   1 (16 ounce) package mild sausage… Continue reading Superbowl Sausage Spinach Dip

Appetizers · Dips

Neiman Marcus Dip

Looking for a new and different New Years appetizer?   Our sister-in-law, Amy,  shared her latest and greatest, that happened to be her sister's recipe.  Thanks, Julie!   She told us it was quick and easy and she is right.  She told us it had the word Neimans in it and we were scared it… Continue reading Neiman Marcus Dip

Dips · Vegetarian/General

Quick Cheddar Cheese Fondue

We had so much fun with Truman in town seeing us last week. After doing a little indoor skydiving, we went to Dave & Busters and had chocolate fondue. It was such a hit that the next night, we decided to make cheddar cheese fondue. It was loved by all! We served it with three kinds… Continue reading Quick Cheddar Cheese Fondue

Dips · Vegetarian/General

Guacamole Hummus

Looking for something new and different? Watching college basketball equals great food and company We decided it was healthy (without piling it on a chip). Thumbs up for games well played and even a bigger thumbs up for great new appetizer. Mandy is new to Texas and is 2 for 2 with great recipes. 1… Continue reading Guacamole Hummus

Appetizers · Dips

Tailgate Homemade Salsa

No tailgate is complete without an overachieving fan! This recipe is the exception. Homemade is a loose term. We use canned petite diced tomatoes. If you prefer to use fresh tomatoes, knock yourself out. We have tested many salsas over the years. We have Julie to thank for her winning recipe. Game on! This salsa… Continue reading Tailgate Homemade Salsa


Warm Blue Cheese, Bacon and Garlic Dip

This recipe is an oldie but a goodie - adapted from the fabulous and beautiful Jr. League of Houston cookbook, Stop and Smell the Rosemary. I have a bunch of smoked almonds, so suddenly I was reminded of this dip. It's great if you love strong flavors, particularly with a glass of red wine. Oh… Continue reading Warm Blue Cheese, Bacon and Garlic Dip


Raspberry Cheese Spread

We have staple appetizers at my house.  Ones that are made without glancing at the recipe and also, made over and over.  I can count on a request for this recipe from several friends if they are coming over.  I first learned of this recipe from a friend in Victoria, Texas.  BJ and her mom… Continue reading Raspberry Cheese Spread


The Perfect Guacamole

We know, you make guacamole , but never write down how much you add of this and that.  We were in the same boat until Barbara served it at a Pokeno party and had something down on paper for proof!   Barbara is a wonderful cook, but for now, I will share her perfect Guacamole recipe....that she… Continue reading The Perfect Guacamole