Roast Beef and Cheddar Biscuit Spirals

I made a yummy, but the recipe is not here! No, this recipe is over at the adorable blog Stay at Home Foodie and you should go check it out right now! Deena, the lovely lady behind the blog, asked for blog posts about cooking with kids, something she is passionate about, and I decided I wanted to contribute. I have no kids of my own, unless you count my three hound dogs as kids … which I do, but I was a kid and I spend time...

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Mini Crab, Spinach, and Mushroom Tarts

Dear Pie, It has been a while, hasn’t it? It has been difficult to think about pie for the last few months because I spent the better part of a year writing two different cookbooks dedicated to the subject. From sweet to savory, and some pies that were a little of both, I was adrift in a sea of crusts, crumbles, and fillings with no end in sight. I love pie, but you can have too much of a good thing and I needed a pie hiatus....

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Creamy Chile con Queso

“In Texas you can buy happiness. People generally order it as an appetizer. It’s called queso.” – @TexasHumor It is supposed to be a joke, but I find that chile con queso can, in actual fact, make most people quite happy!  It may just be a Texas thing, but whenever people gather to have a party – be it watching sports, celebrating a birthday, or ringing in the holidays – there will inevitably be a...

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Mini-Cheddar Corn Dogs

I know, the ‘Big Game’ is this weekend … but I have a shocking confession to make. I kind of don’t like  football.  We are a hockey family which means we love the quick pace, the action, the inevitable bout of teeth shattering fisticuffs, and the blare of the goal horn when someone tips the puck in the net!  (In all honesty, I only like the Dallas Stars goal horn for obvious reasons.)  Football, for all its...

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Four-Cheese Grilled Pimento Cheese and Bacon Sandwiches

I am a sucker for a good grilled cheese sandwich. Not just any grilled cheese, mind.  Yes, growing up I loved grilled cheese sandwiches made from processed cheese slices and that cotton candy white bread.  Let’s just say my palate has matured.  These days I have some pretty strict standards for grilled cheese.  They are as follows: The Bread – The bread must be something crusty, a little rustic, and cut no thinner than...

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Chorizo Cheddar Potato Puffs

It is almost time for the BEST part of Thanksgiving. If you would guess the big meal itself you would only be half right.  My favorite part of this feasting holiday would be the day AFTER the big event when the left-overs roam free!  I love left-overs more than the actual meal because they can either be reheated and eaten as is, or they can be transformed into all manner of interesting dishes like soups, casseroles, or in this case...

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