Kentucky Hot Brown Stromboli
appetizers & snacks, main courses

Kentucky Hot Brown Stromboli

I have to give credit to Better Homes and Gardens for the idea and the recipe that served as the inspiration for what I made here. I actually only saw the concept in the magazine, made my own, and checked back to compare the recipes later. This varies from the traditional hot brown because it… Continue reading Kentucky Hot Brown Stromboli

German potato salad
sides

Grandma’s German Potato Salad

This German potato salad has been my favorite since I was a child. Every time we'd go visit my grandmother, I was hoping for this, goulash, and her chicken and dumpling soup. Even if we were going for a day trip, we'd constantly be eating. I think she's the reason I love cooking for people… Continue reading Grandma’s German Potato Salad

main courses, seafood

Shrimp & Grits with Andouille Sausage

I grew up in Charleston, SC, so I've definitely eaten a lot of shrimp and grits. When I moved to Philadelphia, I couldn't find any restaurants with good grits. Seriously, they were always watery and flavorless. Yuck. Bad grits everywhere meant that I was more likely to win the lottery than find good shrimp and… Continue reading Shrimp & Grits with Andouille Sausage

appetizers & snacks, sauces & seasonings

20 Uses for Tastefully Simple Bacon Pepper Jam

I don't remember when I first tried the bacon pepper jam, but I was hooked and decided I needed to have this on hand at all times. It's only available seasonally, so I stocked up on several jars before the end of last year's fall/winter season. There are so many things you can make with… Continue reading 20 Uses for Tastefully Simple Bacon Pepper Jam

appetizers & snacks

Crostini with Boursin, quince paste, & bacon pepper jam

This was one of those appetizers I kind of threw together because I had some bread to use, and I needed something fast and easy. Ingredients French bread, sliced into thin pieces Boursin cheese Quince paste Tastefully Simple* bacon pepper jam Instructions Preheat oven to 350. Meanwhile, spread one leg of Boursin and quince paste… Continue reading Crostini with Boursin, quince paste, & bacon pepper jam

breakfast

Breakfast Minis

This recipe uses the Tastefully Simple silicone bar pan. You can also use a regular muffin tin, but silicone muffin cups would be better because the ingredients won't stick. These are great to pack in your lunchbox and reheat once you get to the office! Recipe makes about 12. Ingredients 4-6 pieces cooked bacon, crumbled… Continue reading Breakfast Minis

Deviled eggs with bacon pepper jam
appetizers & snacks

Deviled Eggs with Bacon Pepper Jam

I make pretty good "regular" deviled eggs, and occasionally I like to mix it up and do something different. My bestie got me a deviled egg transporter for my birthday, which I desperately needed. The last time I transported deviled eggs to a party, it was kind of a disaster. I used the carrier for… Continue reading Deviled Eggs with Bacon Pepper Jam