Out-of-this-World Corn Dip

Out-of-this-World Corn Dip

Last year, some friends hosted an Oktoberfest party and one of the things that I liked most (other than the fabulous assortment of beer, obviously) was a corn dip that someone brought. I was told that it was key to eat it with Fritos.

Dipping corn chips in corn dip – that’s something I can totally get on board with. I am originally from Indiana, after all. Continue Reading →

Banh Mi on a Bun Hot Dog Topper

Banh Mi on a Bun Hot Dog Topper

When we grilled a whole chicken a few days ago, I asked Dino to throw on a pack of hot dogs at the end to save for dinner the following evening. I wanted to try out one of the ideas from an awesome column on fun, healthy hot dog toppers that add less than 100 calories from the newest issue of Cooking Light. Continue Reading →

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

We went to a BBQ at a friend’s house over the weekend, and he said to bring a side or dessert. I didn’t want to bring something that anyone else would be bringing, so I went for one of our favorite salad recipes. It sounds like a weird combination of ingredients, but it’s super addictive. It’s fresh and crunchy and sweet and cool, and is just the type of unexpected hit that I like making for parties like this. Continue Reading →

Deviled Eggs

Easter: Deviled Eggs

I will use just about any excuse to make a batch of deviled eggs, and Easter is no exception! I’m so glad I sat down with my grandma a few years ago to watch how she made these. And I love taking deviled eggs to go in the awesome Tupperware tray that she passed on to me when she moved to a smaller apartment. These things always disappear quickly, so make a bunch! Continue Reading →

Beef Tenderloin with Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise

Beef Tenderloin with Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise

My mother-in-law bought a beef tenderloin, and since she and my father-in-law were coming over today, she asked if I wanted to do something with it (she’s a master of subtlety haha!) and I thought it would be a fun challenge. I don’t think I’ve worked with a whole beef tenderloin in the past. This recipe looked really easy and didn’t involve a lot of hands-on time. Continue Reading →

Ham Salad

I saw this post over at Simply Recipes, and immediately knew that I needed to make it…TODAY! I didn’t grow up with ham salad, so making this was the first time I tried it. I really liked it! The heat from the cayenne is a wonderful addition! This salad tastes … Continue Reading →