Sunday is Father’s Day! What are you guys doing for all of those special dad’s out there? We are extra excited to celebrate this year because this is the first year that we have our little munchkin so it’s my husband’s first Father’s Day where we will get to celebrate him! Since our baby is only 2 months old, our celebration will be pretty low key. I think just getting some sleep would be a celebration!
A crowd favorite that we may serve up on Father’s Day is this Texas Cheese Ball. Its a mixture of cream cheese, corned beef, scallions, and almonds. A meat & cheese dip seems like nice manly dish to throw out there for Dad’s day. This is a recipe that I got in Texas at one of the many church potlucks that we went to. It’s not the fanciest looking dish but dive in because you will find that it is delicious!! There is a nice salty note, mixed with the combo of creaminess and crunch. Just a note about the recipe, it literally makes a Texas sized cheese ball! You could cover an entire plate with it! I opted to make the whole recipe then split it in half to make two smaller Texas Cheese Balls. One I served up with a variety of crackers and the other with brightly colored vegetables! It made it look prettier & easier to plate.
Quick funny story….the first time I made this, I thought that I would be smart & use my food processor to mix everything together. I was sick of stirring ingredients into stiff cream cheese. That corned beef processed in with the cream cheese made this pink slime looking substance! It was delicious, but so not edible looking. Now I don’t wimp out & put the arm power in to hand stir it all together!
This past week I celebrated my birthday! Birthdays are always a great time to sit back and reflect and this one is especially pivotal as we are expecting our first baby! It has been intimidating to constantly hear how much our lives are going to change with this new addition. What do you say to […]
My Dad’s side of the family always celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve. We’d get all dressed up and head to my Nanny’s home. She was my grandmother’s twin sister who lived just down the block from my grandma. The whole family would descend upon her house for a feast & the opening of Christmas presents. […]
Summertime is perfect for light and fresh dishes. I am pretty much obsessed with this Ahi Tuna Poke. For those of you who are unfamiliar with poke, it is a traditionally Hawaiian dish that is popping up on menus all over the place. You start with a high quality, sushi grade raw fish, then add […]
One of my favorite beachside bar food options is coconut shrimp. It’s definitely not the healthiest, but it is so yummy! Anyone else always order these too? I’ve partnered with La Victoria to bring you this recipe, which is a perfect complement to their new Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Salsa! Munching on sweet & crunchy shrimp while lounging […]
In France we got to try so many wonderful different cheeses. Some I was familiar with, some I was enjoying meeting for the first time. Camembert was a new cheese for me and I knew I had to recreate it at home in this Camembert Cheese Dip in a biscuit bowl. For those of you […]
Friday nights are made for a glass of wine, some appetizers, and good friends. Okay, really any night is perfect for that, but there are certain weeks where making it to the end of your work week that just feels like a celebration! Sometimes you need an appetizer that you can pick up on your way […]
You know how sometimes the prettiest dishes aren’t always the tastiest and sometime the tastiest dishes aren’t always the prettiest? That’s how I feel about these Syrah Jelly Brie Bites. They are kind of elegant with all of their colors and I like the red and white for Valentine’s Day, but they aren’t the fanciest […]
Last week I shared with you how to make Homemade Pesto, today I’m using it in Pesto Bruschetta. It’s super simple and so delicious. When we arrived in Rome, it was crazy late at night. We were starving but most shops had closed up for the night so we ducked into the most adorable little local […]
Bring Hot Caprese Dip to any party and you will gain instant friends. This dip is so yummy. I love the way the rich, warm cheese is off set with the freshness of tomatoes and basil. I have a group of good friends who get together for wine and appetizers once a month to catch […]