Tag: appetizers

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs…A new spin on an old favorite!

Who doesn’t love Buffalo Wings? They are always a hit whenever you serve them but they can be a little messy to eat at a party or tailgate so I decided to change it up a bit by making them into a meatball!  Just skewer one with a toothpick and dip into the creamy blue …

Roasted Fall Vegetable Bruschetta….A Special Thanksgiving Appetizer

If you are looking for the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer to wow your guests, you have come to the right place.  This tasty spin on bruschetta uses fresh flavors from the fall such butternut squash, parsnips, and eggplant.  Throw in savory elements like onion, bacon, and capers, some raisins for sweetness, and some pistachios for crunch…well, …

Cheesy Jalapeno Stuffed Shrimp Poppers with Red Pepper Jelly Sauce…My Own Kitchen Creation!

The kitchen is my playground and I love creating new recipes!  One of my most popular creations is my “Smokey” Jalapeno Poppers.  They are so good that I never can seem to make enough of them.  Last week, at our “Baby Q” we had for my future granddaughter, Hadley Grace Pitt, I made 260 of …

Roasted Poblano & Onion (Rajas)…A taste of Mexico brought home to Knoxville!

On a recent trip to Mexico with Jeff, I found a new favorite cuisine…Rajas.  In Mexico, Rajas mean “strips” and that is really all it is…just a simple sauteed mixture of strips of Roasted Poblanos and Onions but the flavor it adds to just an ordinary dish for heat seekers like me is well….AMAZING! My …

Stuffed Shrimp Bread…Your Must-Try Weekend Treat!

Sometimes you come across a dish that you know immediately is a “Must-Try”!  For me, those kind of recipes are small plates that usually involve some type of gooey cheese and of course, can be paired with a crisp Chardonnay.  Add in some freshly baked bread and seafood?  Well, then you take it to a …

“Smokey” Jalapeno Poppers….My Inside Story & Secret Recipe!

Jalapeno Poppers….We have seen these yummy bites everywhere lately!  They all include the same basic ingredients…jalapenos and cheese among other typical ingredients like bacon.  You can find all kinds of recipes for poppers in cookbooks, online, or like I did, on Pinterest (my favorite recipe inspiration site!).  However, it isn’t until you put your personal …

Tomato/Green Chile Salsa…A Family Favorite Summer Recipe!

Every summer for years, I canned my own salsa recipe.  It was amazing to open up a jar and serve it at a Fall tailgate along with my Mexican Pinwheels.  (If you have been to a Pitt Tailgate Party, you know about those!)  The main reason I canned my own recipe is that back then …

Spicy Mexican Seafood Cocktail…A True Inspiration!

Pinterest!  It had me at “Hello”!  Soooo many food inspirations and sharing of recipes have come from this website and today’s blog is a perfect example of the yummy results!  This is the picture of a Mexican Shrimp cocktail that started it all and inspired me……   Now, the problem was that I pinned it …

Michael Symon’s Cheese Fondue…Let’s Test It!

As part of the Valentine’s Day special last Friday, Michael Symon made what looked to be a very delicious cheese fondue.  Since Jeff’s Valentine’s Day gift was a 1 1/2 hour massage at Massage Envy late Sunday afternoon, I thought that would be a perfect dish to try for a nice dinner afterwards.  How did …

Read before you make: Cheesy Baked Spinach Dip from The Chew

From the very first day it premiered 3 years ago, I have been a faithful viewer of The Chew.  From Michael Symon’s funny giggle and banter with Mario Batali to Carla Hall’s witty personality, I just love it!  This week a couple of recipes made me take notice but specifically Carla’s Cheesy Baked Spinach Dip.  …