Appetizers

Beer Caramelized Onion Dip

January 26, 2014
Beer & Caramelized Onion Dip

Omaha! OMAHA! This Sunday, the players from my two favorite teams will be doing the exact same thing that Jason & I will be doing: watching the Super Bowl on TV. The Colts were this close. And the Texans? The opposite of close. Next year, man. Next year. But this year? We’re going to sit [...]

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Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites

December 29, 2013
Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites

How are you spending New Year’s Eve? We typically celebrate with our closest couple friends, a big spread of appetizers, and good wine. What more could a person ask for? And because you can’t take the country out of the girl, we’ll probably light a bunch of *^%# on fire. Outside the city limits, of [...]

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Gingerbread Caramel Popcorn

December 16, 2013
Gingerbread Caramel Corn

I am all cookied out. Every single cookie that I brought home from last weekend’s exchange is gone. I didn’t eat them all, because that would be a terrible idea, but I had my share. And now I can’t even bring myself to edit the photos for the butterscotch cookie post that’s hanging out in [...]

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Cheesy Crab & Artichoke Bread

December 12, 2013
Cheesy Crab & Artichoke Bread

One of the things I look forward to most every December is my friend (and realtor extraordinaire) Brandi’s cookie exchange. Two dozen women each bring six dozen cookies, dump them in the dining room on their way into the kitchen, and then proceed to drink two dozen bottles of Prosecco. It’s a cookie exchange that [...]

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Baked Turkey & Cranberry Sliders with Browned Sage Butter

December 10, 2013
Baked Turkey & Cranberry Sliders with Browned Sage Butter

‘Tis the season to pour melted butter on *&^#! –Me. Festive and classy. That Jason is one lucky guy. I did mean it when I said that the internet will always have room for one more baked slider recipe. And I did mean it when I said that this was the season to pour melted [...]

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Bacon & Cranberry Chutney

December 7, 2013
Bacon & Cranberry Chutney

Even before the last of those lovely bacon jam-filled pretzel rolls disappeared, I’d already staked out the idea of combining the bacon jam with cranberries for a spread-on-anything and stuff-in-everthang twist on cranberry sauce. The original attempt of turning bacon jam into cranberry-bacon jam failed. Well, as much as something called “bacon jam” could fail. [...]

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Bacon Jam & Brie-Filled Pretzel Rolls

November 5, 2013
Bacon Jam & Brie-Filled Pretzel Rolls

I spent this past weekend pregaming for Part I of The Shawnda Super Bowl (not yet trademarked). Because nothing makes watching football more fun than a last-second-thriller between your two favorite teams and stuffing your face with bacon- and cheese-stuffed carbs. The closer the game and the bigger the special teams implosion? The more you [...]

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Bourbon & Salted Caramel Popcorn

October 17, 2013
Bourbon & Salted Caramel Popcorn

I hesitate to oversell and call that bowl of awesomeness “amazing” because it’s “just” caramel popcorn. But if caramel popcorn can be called amazing, then that stuff most certainly is amazing. It’s “just” popcorn coated in caramel sauce and baked. But that super easy caramel sauce is made in barely 10 minutes, without even requiring [...]

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