Pepper Jack Mac and Cheese

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When ever I hear "Pepper-Jack" I think of my mom, it's so silly. She loves cheese just as much and I do and I recall her buying Pepper-Jack cheese in the 80's it was a regular item in our fridge. I don't recall it going into Mac and Cheese and well, that was a BIG mistake I just fixed … [Read more...]

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Jalapeno Pizza with Avocado

Jalapeno Pizza with Avocado from createdbydiane

It's no secret I love pizza, just ask anyone who knows me. I'm always up for a slice. I refer to a whole pizza as a pie. I'm sure you guessed that already seeing as I'm from the East Coast. Everyone calls it a pie there. It's hard to change how you talk, although I do think my accent is not … [Read more...]

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Homemade Gift Ideas: Flavored (Compound) Butters

orange honey butter gift

  Just about this time every year the question gets asked, "What gift are you giving?" whether it's for a teacher, friend, neighbor. This is a wonderful gift. If you don't believe me, make some send it to see and see if I complain...at all. Three great things about this gift: 1. it's easy … [Read more...]

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Stuffed Jalapeno Bread with Bacon

Stuffed Jalapeno Bread with Bacon

I'm not going to tell you how good this is... or how easy it is to make.... or how I want to eat this everyday... I'm just going to leave it up to you to decide how quickly you can gather these items and get it in the oven :)   Start with a large loaf of bread, this is french … [Read more...]

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Cornbread Tamale Bites with Jalapeno, Cheese and Bacon

Jalapeno Stuffed Cornbread with bacon, tamale

Cornbread Tamale Bites with Jalapeno Cheese and Bacon Bite sized comfort food! It's actually cooled off a few nights here and feels like Fall. Well at night it does, it the daytime it's still in the 80's. I love Fall, but still have trouble with the whole daylight saving concept. It's getting dark … [Read more...]

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Halloween Party ideas and Pumpkin Jalapeno Chili Recipe

Halloween Party Menu

When I plan a Halloween party, the first thing I think of is the food. Tell me I'm not the only one. For some it's the shopping, decorating, or costumes. For me it's all about the food. This years Halloween Party features my new Pumpkin Jalapeno Chili, I've attempted pumpkin chili before … [Read more...]

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Spicy Roasted Corn Soup

I love corn! I've make Roasted Corn Soup, this time I thought I'd spice it up a bit. In a hot skillet I roasted a 1 lb bag white corn, until golden. It's smells so wonderful! You'll know when it's done, just don't burn it, unless of course you like things burnt. On the burner next to the corn I … [Read more...]

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