Blog Archives for category Appetizers

This is a very plain and simple macaroni salad.  This is how my mom always made it.  This dish goes great with a barbequed or grilled meat.

Macaroni Salad

PrintMacaroni Salad 8 Servings This is a very plain and simple macaroni salad. This is how my mom always made… Continue reading »

In honor of my former mother-in-law who passed away on Monday.  She use to make these ribs every New Years Eve.  I would have never thought to boil ribs and then bake them.  I added the seasoning to mine because I like a little bit of kick.  These are so good, I ate almost the whole rack.

Baby Back Barbeque Oven Baked Ribs

PrintBaby Back Barbeque Oven Baked Ribs 6 Servings – Serving Size: 2 Ribs In honor of my former mother-in-law who… Continue reading »

Today is National Empanada Day. I had already posted a recipe for Chicken Empanadas quite a while back. I had some left over barbequed pork ribs and really didn't want to use rice so I used the sweet potato instead. You could really make these with whatever meat you have on hand, using rice or potatoes as a filler.

Sweet Potato & Pork Empanadas

PrintSweet Potato & Pork Empanadas 4 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Wedge Today is National Empanada Day. I had already… Continue reading »

A blend of baked potatoes and mashed potatoes.  I use to make these all the time to bring to the lake.  You can make them up ahead of time and if you'd like to place them on the grill just wrap them in foil after you stuff them.  Then again if you grill them, they wouldn't be "twice baked".  Call them what you may, I call them delicious!

Twice Baked Potatoes

PrintTwice Baked Potatoes 4 Servings – Serving Size: 1/2 Potato A blend of baked potatoes and mashed potatoes. I use… Continue reading »

The saltiness of the ham is offset by the sweet relish, and the mayo holds it all together.  This is a great easy recipe using left over Easter ham.  This ham salad makes a great snack sandwich or would even be good on crackers.

Ham Salad

PrintHam Salad 6 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Small Sandwich The saltiness of the ham is offset by the sweet… Continue reading »

I'm not sure about anyone else but the number one reason that brings me back to Olive Garden is their signature breadsticks.  Their salad is very good as well, but even better when served with their breadsticks.  These taste exactly like the real deal.  No more take out for me.

Olive Garden Breadsticks Copycat

PrintOlive Garden Breadsticks Copycat 10 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Breadstick I’m not sure about anyone else but the number… Continue reading »

This is great for a weekend breakfast.  I had some leftover steak from last night which was perfect for breakfast.  I put the salsa inside of my wrap, but you could also top the wrap with it and eat it with utensils.  You can throw this together in less than 5 minutes.

Grilled Steak & Egg Breakfast Wraps

PrintGrilled Steak & Egg Breakfast Wraps 4 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Wrap This is great for a weekend breakfast…. Continue reading »

This bread had the same flavor, texture and color as Outback's bread. I opted for the bread machine instructions as I don't care to knead bread for more than a minute or two. I also was not happy with putting over a tablespoon of food coloring into my bread. I could not find caramel coloring, which a lot of restaurants use for coloring. What I did find however, was coloring for fondant/icing in the color brown. I only used less than 1/4 of a teaspoon of that coloring for the recipe.

Outback Honey Wheat Bushman Bread Copycat

PrintOutback Honey Wheat Bushman Bread Copycat 12 Servings – Serving Size: 1/2 Loaf This bread had the same flavor, texture… Continue reading »

This monkey bread was so good.  It reminded me of a garden vegetable pizza without the sauce.  You could dip this bread in marinara sauce if you'd like.  I dipped it in my cauliflower soup.  What a great snack too and a good way to get kids to eat their veggies.

Mini Vegetable Monkey Bread

PrintMini Vegetable Monkey Bread 4 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Mini Monkey Bread This monkey bread was so good. It… Continue reading »

Two tours to Iraq and both times my son returned home, this is the first thing he wanted me to cook for him.  Silly boy!  I used to make these little breakfast sandwiches for my kids all the time.  They are quick, tasty and can be consumed on the go.  All three of my children have continued the tradition of making these for their families.  The dipping sauce was added recently to my recipe, as was the term "slider".

SPAM and Cheese Sliders

PrintSPAM and Cheese Sliders 10 Servings – Serving Size: 2 Sliders Two tours to Iraq and both times my son… Continue reading »