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Category Archives: Appetizers

Flavorful Bacon California Avocado Fries by www.dineanddish.net

Recipe: Bacon and California Avocado Fries

Bacon and California Avocado Fries are a flavorful snack or appetizer when you are looking for something just a little bit different! We are almost a week into summer break and my kids are already expecting me to feed them 3 meals a day, plus snacks. What’s up with kids thinking they need to be […]

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Half Smashed Refried Beans from dineanddish.net

Boys {Recipe: Half-Smashed Refried Beans}

Half-Smashed Refried Beans recipe featuring Bush’s Beans. Boys are funny, aren’t they? March Madness is in full swing and the bracket talk around here between my husband and son and his friends is so funny to listen to. Baseball season is also upon us, so we are kind of limboing between being fans of two […]

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Tomato Basil Queso Appetizer from dineanddish.net

Recipe: Tomato Basil Queso Cheese Dip

I’m honored to be a part of the 2013 Kraft Tastemaker Community, where I am teaming up with Kraft Foods to bring you family friendly recipes using common ingredients found in your pantry! I really love watching the winter Olympics. I always have. I remember being a little girl and pretending to ice skate around […]

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Pepperoni Pizza King's Hawaiian Bread from www.dineanddish.net

Are You Ready? {Recipe: Pepperoni Pizza King’s Hawaiian Bread}

An AMAZING gooey, cheesy Pepperoni Pizza bread made with King’s Hawaiian Bread. It’s a Super Bowl Appetizer recipe fit for a King…or a Bronco or a Seahawk! I’m going to admit something right now… I may have had to google to see who is playing in the Super Bowl this coming Sunday night. Pretty bad, […]

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Savory Creamy Pumpkin Cups

Recipe: Savory Creamy Pumpkin Cups

When I was hired by Athens Foods to create a savory recipe featuring their Mini Phyllo Shells, I knew I wanted something that would incorporate the flavors of the season. Naturally, I thought pumpkin. There aren’t that many recipes around that are savory and feature pumpkin, but the ones that are out there sure are good! […]

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Lemon Basil Bruschetta by www.dineanddish.net

A Little Lemon {Recipe: Lemon Basil Bruschetta}

There was a time when I would sign up to bring anything to a party BUT an appetizer. I’ve never been very good at appetizers, until I discovered the ease and versatility of Bruschetta. This Lemon Basil Bruschetta was the perfect idea to take to my friend, Liz’s, Virtual Baby Shower! I’m sure you know […]

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Avocado Verde with red roasted peppers and goat cheese on a whole grain pizza crust

Goodness Without a Name and a Giveaway!

Friends, there are times when I get really stumped as to what to name a recipe. Take this tasty creation pictured above. We have a tender whole grain pizza crust topped with Wholly Salsa Avocado Verde, creamy goat cheese and roasted red peppers. It’s not really pizza, even though I used a pizza crust as […]

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Lemonade with Watermelon and Grilled Lemons from www,dineanddish.net

Party In the Bubble {Non-Traditional Grilling Recipes}

  Lemonade with grilled lemons and watermelon and peach chutney with whiskey and onions recipes brought to you by McCormick Grill Mates.  This past weekend, my husband and I hosted one of our favorite annual events of the year… our dear friend and independent recording artist, Shannon Curtis, played a house concert in our “bubble”. […]

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Smoky Avocado Tortilla Stack from www.dineanddish.net

A California Avocado Experience

Would you like to know what I like about my job? Well, there are lots of things, but one thing I have really enjoyed over the past 6 1/2 years is the opportunity I’ve had to get up close and personal with brands I work with. As you know, I am part of the California […]

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Mushroom and White Bean Crostini

Stark Raving {Recipe: Mushroom and White Bean Crostini}

  I think Crostini is one of the best little appetizers, ever. It’s so versatile and tasty… and who doesn’t love an appetizer with bread? When the folks at The Wine Bar asked me to create an appetizer recipe that would pair well with Stark Raving Merlot Wine, I knew I wanted to do a Crostini. And […]

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