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

On the Side · Pick-Em-Ups · Vegetarian/General

Marinated Green Beans

Healthy can be yummy!  Lyn served these at a party as an appetizer.  She was gracious enough to share her recipe about a year ago and it has been a great addition to several menus.  I love the color, the crunch, and the simplicity.    Green beans a finger food?  Why not.   Using a wire wisk, mix the 4 ingredients… Continue reading Marinated Green Beans


Butternut Squash Lasagna

I'm crazy about butternut squash, especially when I find it already peeled and cubed. This recipe isn't exactly quick, but it makes 2 pretty big ones, so  you have an extra for the freezer or for a friend. It's another Cooking Light recipe, with only 254 calories per portion. But don't hold this against it.… Continue reading Butternut Squash Lasagna


Garlic-Mushroom Saute with Fontina Pizza

This is another great pizza topping from my Portland wine tasting group. Simple, delicious and a bit fancy, depending on the mushrooms you use. 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 wild mushrooms, sliced 4 t. chives, chopped fine 4 t. parsley, chopped fine Fresh ground pepper, to taste 1/4 Parmesan cheese… Continue reading Garlic-Mushroom Saute with Fontina Pizza


Gorgonzola, Pear & Almond Pizza

This pizza is so unique, you won't believe it. It is for serious pizza lovers and foodies only. If you have a pizza party, serve it last, since it has that sweet/salty/crunchy texture that would be a perfect finish. Just make sure you leave room; it's definitely rich! The toppings are for a 12" pizza;… Continue reading Gorgonzola, Pear & Almond Pizza


Classic Pizza Dough

Pizza is one of my favorite food, and I have enjoyed making homemade pizzas for years with this pizza dough. Nothing is more fun than inviting over a few couples, having them bring some toppings, then bellying up to the pizza-making bar. 1 cup lukewarm water 2 T. olive oil 1 packet dry yeast 3… Continue reading Classic Pizza Dough