Spicy Black Bean and Turkey Chili

Turkey and Black Bean Chili

I hope you all had a great weekend!¬† We had a welcome visit from B, but I am positive he couldn’t wait to get back to Toledo as our house has been hit by a tornado called “installing hardwood flooring”. … Continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Franks Hot Sauce Buffalo Chicken Dip

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL??? It doesn’t matter whether you are ready or not, we can’t escape the fact that it surrounds us this time of year! ūüėČ Bantam league ….. still don’t understand why we have kindergartener’s playing … Continue reading

Pulled Pork with Whiskey Barbecue Sauce

Pulled Pork and Whiskey Barbecue Sauce

Fourth of July is quickly upon us, and I know you all are either hosting a celebration or are heading to one!!¬† Right? Grilling……… hamburgers, hot dogs, and bratwurst are the usual fare, but I am telling you……you are going … Continue reading

Spicy Tortellini Soup

tortellini soup

I fell in love when I sampled this Tortellini Soup a few weeks back.¬† We had a ‘eat in’ to say goodbye to a coworker, and this soup was one of the offerings.¬† I immediately asked for the recipe, and … Continue reading

Cheesy Beer Dip

Cheesy Beer Dip

Want something a little bit different for your Super Bowl party this coming weekend……this Cheesy Beer Dip will certainly fit the bill! Can you believe it is only a week away?¬† I hope the weather holds out, as I am … Continue reading

20 + Crock Pot Recipes

Slow Cooker Recipes

I am trying to be a little more organized this year….getting complete meals onto the table every night….and these 20+ Crock Pot Recipes certainly do make the job a little easier for me!¬† I love my crock pot, always have … Continue reading

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip!

I adore spinach!¬† Okay, okay I will fess up and admit that I only adore spinach if it is surrounded by warm, goey cheese and wonderful spices.¬† This spinach and artichoke dip has been part of my treasured recipe chest for as long as I can remember.¬† It can be easily doubled, is forgiving if you play around with the spices, cheese or hot sauce and draws friends to it.¬† Whether you serve it with chips, pita or tortilla chips, breadsticks…I promise you won’t have any leftovers.¬† Oh wait, what am I thinking, that is a¬†BAD thing!

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip!


5 oz spinach, drained and chopped
14 oz can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp chili sauce
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup mozzarella


– Preheat oven to 350 degrees.¬† Spray an 11×9 ceramic or glass baking dish with vegetable of olive oil spray.

– In large bowl, mix all ingredients until thoroughly combined.

РBake dip for 30 minutes.  If desired, sprinkle an additional 1/8 cup of parmesan and toasted slivered almonds and bake 10 more minutes, or until dip is bubbly and golden.

– Serve with any type of pita or tortilla chips.


Chipotle Spiced Cocktail Meatballs!

You can’t beat a recipe when all you have to do is dump everything into a crockpot and give it a quick stir!¬†

Spicy Cocktail Meatballs

Don’t you wish you could just eat one!


2 pkgs frozen meatballs
1 jar jalapeno jelly
1 large jar Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce
2 poblano chili peppers, chopped
1-2 jalapeno peppers (I use the pickled peppers in a jar)
1 cup chopped onion
Crushed garlic
1-2 Tbsp chipotle powder (chili powder can be substituted)


Mix everything into large crockpot.  Cook on low for 8 hours.