Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls

Appetizers & Beverages | January 17, 2020 | By

These Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls made in the air fryer combine two favorite appetizers: egg rolls and buffalo chicken dip for one over the top treat! Egg roll wrappers filled with shredded chicken, cheese, buffalo sauce and ranch dressing then air fried to crisp will be the best appetizer at the party!

Whether you just got an air fryer and are trying to decide which recipe to make first or you’ve had one for a while, you’re going to love this recipe.

I don’t say that often because everyone’s taste is different but this a marriage between egg rolls and buffalo chicken dip? Oh man – what’s not to love?

Easy to make, Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls for the win!


Pepper Jelly Apple Bacon Brie Bites

Appetizers & Beverages | November 1, 2019 | By

Pepper Jelly Apple Bacon Brie Bites ~ baked phyllo cups filled with brie cheese, sautéed apples flavored with cranberry-pecan Holiday Pepper Jelly topped with crispy bacon.

There are a few things I keep on hand this time of year to make entertaining snacks that are festive, but quick and easy. I always have a variety of cheeses in the fridge and a supply of pre-made phyllo cups and the latest addition is a few jars of pepper jelly

Pepper Jelly Apple Bacon Brie Bites contain just 5 ingredients and are so simple to make you can even get the kids involved.


Air Fryer Fried Pickles

Air Fryer Fried Pickles ~ how to make fried pickles in an air fryer. Crunchy, crispy breaded dill pickles air fried and served with a creamy, spicy sauce.

Dinner | September 23, 2019 | By

Air Fryer Fried Pickles ~ Crunchy dill pickle chips with crispy breading air fried and served up with a creamy, spicy sauce.

Last week I ran a poll on Instagram and Facebook because for the life of me I couldn’t decide between making these Air Fryer Fried Pickles with a spicy dipping sauce or Air Fryer Ravioli with Marinara. I know ~ big decisions, right? It was close, but the Pickles won.

You may have already tried deep fried pickles in a restaurant but wondered if you could make air fryer dill pickle chips at home. Wonder no more.

These dill pickles are breaded then air fried using just a light spritz of cooking spray. The result is crispy, breaded tangy dill pickles served up with a creamy spicy sauce. It’s a delicious flavor explosion you can’t get enough of. 


Skillet Garlic Herb Biscuits

Skillet Garlic Herb Biscuits ~ freshly baked bread, smothered in garlic-y butter and topped with cheese. Serve as an appetizer or with pasta, soup or steak.

Appetizers & Beverages | March 10, 2016 | By

Skillet Garlic Herb Biscuits ~ freshly baked bread, smothered in garlic-y butter and topped with cheese. Serve as an appetizer or with pasta, soup or steak.

“No one eats salad on Sundays” ~ so says my oldest daughter who was hosting a family get-together Sunday when I offered to bring salad. I took this as code for I’d really like something yummier and party-worthy and since she’s due to deliver our second grandchild very soon, I’m happy to oblige.

Now that we’re home from vacation, there are two top orders of business ~ my roots (which will be taken care of tomorrow at the salon) and rehabbing my diet because while those Rum Runners were ah-maazing ~ pineapple and orange juices, blackberry and banana liqueurs, two kinds of rum and a splash of grenadine ~ and piles of boneless Buffalo wings dipped in Blue Cheese dressing, something’s gotta give here which is why I suggested the salad.

In the meantime, I needed an appetizer to bring to my daughter’s house on Sunday ~ something men and women would both enjoy which nixes a charcuterie board, veggie tray or any kind of hummus. I decided on Skillet Garlic Herb Biscuits ~ warm bite-size buttery garlic-y biscuits sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and dipped in marinara. Winner.

The salad will wait for Monday.


Mango Salsa

Appetizers & Beverages, Dinner | February 20, 2016 | By

Lots of things change when your spouse retires. Some good. Some. . . call me ~ we’ll chat. But one really great thing is that we’re lucky enough to be able to spend a month in (usually) sunny Florida. The first time I wondered how we’d fill a month or whether I’d miss home. Now I just wonder how one month can pass so quickly. We take a few days and drive down; an adventure in itself, usually arriving March 1, but this year a most exciting arrival is due mid-March ~ our new granddaughter who will be joining her almost two-year-old brother. At this age, he’s not fully aware of the upcoming changes, but will, however when asked “where’s your baby?”, proudly lift his shirt and pat his Pooh belly. You’re probably thinking ~ okay, great story, but where’s the food? No worries – I swear I’ll get to the Mango Salsa.