Category Archives: Appetizers/Munchies

Pork and Shrimp Soul Rolls

A long time ago – at least two behemoth televisions back – Coolio appeared on the Food Network in Celebrity Cook-Off and made Soul Rolls for one challenge. Coolio’s were filled with ground turkey and fried; mine have evolved into … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Shrimp Meatballs, and Bonus Louis Salad!

It was a hot and sticky summer’s day, and we were having some friends over for a mini Book Club lunch. Barb was bringing her family’s famous Chili Crack, and I had prepped the fixin’s for Strawberry and Basil Spritzers … Continue reading

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Barb’s Family’s Chili Crack

Well, technically, I guess this is Barb’s Sister-in-Law’s Chili Crack; and, you know it’s gotta be good, because: her mom is the justly famous Aunt Beezy – of Aunt Beezy’s Soda Bread, and… Just consider the leavings in this nine … Continue reading

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Grilled Fireball Pineapple

So, YEH, this happened. And it was delicious! I served it as a side for dinner with friends: Lemonade Chicken, taco salad, and stuff; but the pineapple, soaked in cinnamon whisky for an hour or so, then sprinkled with cinnamon … Continue reading

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Kielbasa Vinaigrette (Salad)

This is probably the favorite of my salads for most of my friends, but, it started out as an appetizer recipe from an Outer Banks cookbook I picked up on a family vacation. And, appetizer it stayed, until one afternoon … Continue reading

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Zippy Baked Cheez-Its

I picked up a new cookbook, well… I bought one for my sister’s birthday, and then thought I may as well have one myself – so we could compare notes, y’know? Anywho; the author, Jeff Mauro, had a recipe where … Continue reading

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Meatball Crescent Sliders

When I posted about the most excellent Stuffing Mix Meatballs yesterday, a friend asked me “why would a large meatball be a bad thing?” And, really, it isn’t, except… These meatballs, while very good, are also very filling, so, better … Continue reading

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Mini Meat and Cheese Crescent Roll Munchies

ALDI has this pretty neat assortment tray of pepperoni and salami and stuff wrapped around bits of cheese. Perfect for parties, right? Of course, but… I had bought a tray for a family gathering, figuring that the kids would demolish … Continue reading

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Toffee Bugles

Sometime around the holidaze (quite) a few years back, I was introduced to the goodness that is Caramel Puff Corn, also known by some of my friends as ‘Corn Crack!’ – because you cannot stop eating it. I went looking … Continue reading

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Parfait! Caramel Puff Corn

Also known as “Corn Crack” by some friends, because they simply cannot stop eat it; this really is a perfect, and perfectly simple to make, snack for most any time. A large, non-stick pan (I love my Copper Chef) and … Continue reading

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