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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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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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Crabby Fry Dip from www.dineanddish.net

Getting Dumped {Recipe: Crabby Dip}

I have never been a big cracker and dip person. In fact, if I’m going to eat dip, I want the vehicle to eat it with be a potato. Chips, fries… anything but a cracker, please! And I am a firm believer these days of using dips for more than just dips… more like dumps. […]

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Cheesy Bacon Crispy Bites

Kraft Fresh Take Challenge {Recipe: Cheesy Bacon Bites}

Everything is better with bacon, right? I was recently challenged by Kraft to create a new appetizer using their Fresh Takes Cheddar Jack and Bacon cheese and breadcrumb mix. What could make a Cheddar Jack and Bacon better? More bacon, of course!

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Bush's Chili Bean Cheese Queso

Bush’s Beans Recipe Exchange {Recipe: Chili Bean Cheese Queso}

  I recently realized I do everything a bit backwards on my blog. While everyone has been posting their favorite super bowl recipes, I wait until the day after to share what I brought instead of what I would bring. I must be such a disappointment to those of you who plan ahead and scour […]

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Slow Cooker Asian Spice Chicken Wings

Recipe: Asian Spice Slow Cooker Chicken Wings

I am starting to become a big, huge fan of my KitchenAid slow cooker. It took me awhile to appreciate the time saving value it could have in my life, but now that I know, I’m sold. You can make everything, practically, in a slow cooker! Breakfast, lunch and dinner… and even a snack in […]

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Fried Cheese Curds from www.dineanddish.net

Power of Suggestion {Recipe: Fried Cheese Curds}

Marketers love me. They really do. I’m their target for commercials because it takes very, very little for me to get an idea stuck in my head and then I need that idea to come to fruition right that very minute. I’m the perfect case study for the power of suggestion. My husband knows better […]

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Sweet Potato Casserole Bites from dineanddish.net

Game Day With Alexia {Recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole Bites}

When I say “Game Day” you all know what I mean, right? It’s football time!! Game day extends past one day at our house to pretty much any day football is on. Some days friends or family join us in front of the TV (us meaning my husband and son) other days its just us. […]

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Blog-White-Bean-Bruschetta

Cooking With Friends {Recipe: Bush’s Beans White Bean Bruschetta}

A little girlfriend therapy can go a long ways in getting your mind, energy and spirit back on track. That’s how I felt after spending last weekend with my friend, Amy. Late nights with wine, good conversation, laughter and great food. Really, really great food. And, really great conversation. And probably too much wine, but […]

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