As we begin this year’s Carnival Season, I’ve teamed up with Grits and Pinecones to bring you the Ultimate Mardi Gras Recipe Collection. 33 incredible recipes from our houses to your’s that will tantalize your taste buds and take you from easy beginnings to dramatic endings and everything in between. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Loaded Crispy Crown Cups are crispy potato cups filled with your favorite loaded baked potato fixin’s. Crispy Crowns form the Cups that are topped with melted cheese, sour cream, and crumbled bacon. Sound amazing? Well they are! Be sure to make plenty because they disappear quickly.
Spinach Artichoke Tartlets are just in time for your New Year’s Eve appetizer table. The spinach and artichoke mixture comes together in minutes in your food processor and can be made ahead of time. Fill store-bought phyllo shells before your party, pop them into the oven for 15 minutes, and you’re ready to go. Did…
This amazing Texas Caviar is the perfect appetizer. It’s super easy to make and insanely delicious. Black-eyed peas and colorful vegetables blended together in an Italian dressing make an awesome dip.
Spinach Artichoke Bread Ring Dip combines homemade rolls with an amazing Spinach Artichoke Dip. And guess what? The food processor does most of the work, including the kneading of the bread dough! This eliminates the need for a stand mixer or bread machine to produce awesome rolls!
If you like loaded potatoes and Hasselback Potatoes, you’ll absolutely love Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites. They are a mini version of the ever popular Hasselback Potatoes all dressed up with traditional loaded potato fixins. They make the perfect appetizer to serve at your holiday party, or anytime for that matter. They’re equally good as a…
Deviled Eggs are an ever-popular appetizer and are perfect for your holiday get-together. I’ve been making these Deviled Eggs for as long as I can remember. They’re a snap to put together, and are best made in advance.
Wow Santa and all of his little elfs with Santa’s Crunch. It’s a no-bake treat that combines sweet and salty to produce a perfect edible Christmas gift. It just takes minutes to make, and is sure to put a jingle in all of your Christmas helpers’ steps.
In the South, nothing goes better with a plate of crispy fried shrimp or fish than a side of Southern Hush Puppies. They are amazingly easy to prepare, and insanely delicious to eat!
Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Oyster Crackers is a twist on the ever popular Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Corn. Rather than using popcorn, I used Oyster Crackers. I tossed the crackers with toasted pecans, baked it in a dreamy caramel sauce, and finished it with a drizzle of melted chocolate. The combination of the saltiness of the Oyster…