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Creamy Zucchini Pancake with sour cream on a plate.

Creamy Zucchini Pancakes

With the bumper crop of zucchini this year I had to get creative. I have ...

A bowl of Spicy Gazpacho topped with avocado, tomatoes, and green onions.

Spicy Gazpacho

Lately, it seems as though more nutritionists have been touting the healing and health benefits ...

A bowl of Fresh Tomato Salsa.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

This is good with chips, rice dishes, or anything you like!

Asparagus Roll Appetizers baked to golden brown.

Asparagus Roll Appetizers

My sister makes these for all of her parties - she is a total 'social ...

Parmesan Asparagus on a serving platter.

Parmesan Asparagus

This is the only way to eat asparagus! Very good!!! This is asparagus tossed in ...

Pigs in Egg Roll Blanket cut in half.

Pigs in Egg Roll Blankets

I have been playing with egg roll wrappers in so many different ways lately and ...

A bowl of Kickin' Guacamole.

Kickin' Guacamole, YUMMY!

This is the best guacamole I have ever tried. If you like your guacamole with ...

A platter of Zucchini Chips.

Zucchini Chips

With all the surplus zucchini at this time of year, this can be a side ...

A loaf of Deb's Famous Sweet Potato Bread with sliced sweet potato bread.

Deb's Famous Sweet Potato Bread

My Mom (Deb) started a hand-written recipe book of all us kids' faves & holiday ...

A tray of Bruschetta sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.


I came up with this recipe when I lived in Los Angeles, CA. It ...

Zucchini Fingers cut into slices.

Zucchini Fingers

This was my mom's recipe. She is now passed but has given me the knowledge ...

A large platter of Bacon Bleu Brussels Sprouts With Mustard Sauce.

Bacon Bleu Brussels Sprouts With Mustard Sauce

This is delicious and a side dish that is gone the minute I get it ...

A bowl of Nine Layer Greek Dip.

Nine Layer Greek Dip

By chance, I ran across a recipe for a 5 Layer Greek Dip which sounded ...

Greek Bruschetta on Italian bread.

Greek Bruschetta

I made this recipe up and it's so good. Different from the Italian bruschetta and ...

Scooping Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip on a chip.

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This recipe is a favorite with my family. It combines my daddy's artichoke dip ...

Slices of Alfredo Stromboli with dipping sauce.

Alfredo Stromboli

This is a quick easy go to meal that you can literaly add a variety ...

A bowl of Spicy Crock Pot Tomato Bisque with a grilled cheese sandwich.

Spicy Crock Pot Tomato Bisque

Works well with grilled cheese or a nice green salad.

Super cheesy Roasted Parmesan Asparagus on a fork.

Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

One of our favorites. Quick and easy. It is a great side with any dish.

A tray filled with Mexican Pinwheels.

Mexican Pinwheels

Kids love these in addition to adults! Great buffet addition during the holidays.

Savory Roasted Butternut Squash & Roasted Red Pepper Soup in a bowl.

Savory Roasted Butternut Squash & Red Pepper Soup

I love anything with butternut squash. Since it's finally soup weather I had to make ...

A plate of New York Style Corn Fritters.

New York Style Corn Fritters

Ever since I had the corn fritters at the restaurant I interned at, I've been ...

Giddyup Guacamole in a bowl with cheese sprinkled on top.

Giddyup Guacamole

I am a stay at home mom with a home-based business. During the day ...

A plate of Fried Zucchini with dipping sauce.

Fried Zucchini

I love using up my fresh garden zucchini, which seems to always be more than ...

A tray of Fried Green Tomatoes fried until golden brown.

Fried Green Tomatoes

I've lived in a Southern state for over 6 years now and I've finally made ...