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Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips

Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips

The only downside to Colorado’s gloriously chilly fall weather right now – which I am loving – is that the two o’clock slump gets extra rough. It’s easy to power through that comfort-food craving when the sun is beating down, but something about overcast skies and wearing […]

Garlic Ginger Chili Oil

Garlic Ginger Chili Oil

Spoiler alert: homemade hot sauces are incredibly easy! Toasted sesame and fried garlic give a deep, nutty richness to this super-spicy oil. I call this an everything sauce because it goes on breakfast, lunch, and dinner – from eggs to spaghetti to salad dressing. It’s […]

Favorite Everyday Guacamole

Favorite Everyday Guacamole

Finally sharing my most-requested recipe! This is a straightforward, easy recipe for crowd-pleasing guacamole that is always the first to disappear at a party. In my not-so-humble opinion, great guacamole is all about three major flavors: Lime juice. Cilantro. Salt. Lots of salt. If your […]

Hot Italian Giardiniera

Hot Italian Giardiniera

Growing up in an Italian-American family, I thought everyone’s fridge had a big gallon jar of spicy pickled vegetables – what else do you pull out when you’re hungry but dinner isn’t ready yet? It wasn’t until I was older that I realized most of […]

Clams Casino Dip

Clams Casino Dip

Have you had clams casino? Open-faced fresh clams are steamed in white wine and butter, heaped with buttery bacon breadcrumbs, and broiled to perfection. Fresh clams are stunning but feeding a party gets expensive fast. This dip is the answer for high-class flavor at a […]

Raspberry-Jalapeño Jam Spread

Raspberry-Jalapeño Jam Spread

Currently obsessing over this too-easy spread that I’ve made twice in the past few days! Like so many good things this is almost too simple: simmering jalapenos in raspberry jam and spreading it over cream cheese and devouring with pretzels. Good old-fashioned pretzel sticks work just fine, […]

Fresh Basil Pesto

Fresh Basil Pesto

Anyone else have herbs going absolutely crazy by this point of summer? For me, everything is either thriving or long-gone – I most definitely did not inherit my mother’s magical green thumb. Thankfully the basil is in that first group and it’s shooting up so fast […]

Addicting Tzatziki Sauce

Addicting Tzatziki Sauce

Cool and creamy is the comfort food of summer, guys. I love me some sauces (like, on everything) but now that we’re hitting triple digits outside it’s gotta be chilled. The only hot food we need at this point is straight off a grill. Tzatziki is […]

Chipotle-Lime Cabbage Fish Tacos

Chipotle-Lime Cabbage Fish Tacos

Fish tacos are summertime-perfect, easy and cravable without being too heavy for a hot evening on the porch. We’re making a super-simple cabbage slaw and an even easier sauce and sticking the fish in the oven because nobody wants to stand over a hot stove. […]

Lighter Spinach Artichoke Dip

Lighter Spinach Artichoke Dip

One mixing bowl full of cheesy artichokey goodness, poured into a dish and baked: this is the perfect easy appetizer for a night in! Or in our case, maybe dinner after a full day in the kitchen, and there are no regrets. Spinach artichoke dip […]