Recipe: “Hot and Heavy” Oysters


Ingredients 10-12 oysters 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 T buttermilk 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs 1/2 tsp italian seasoning Canola or Vegetable oil for frying   Hot Sauce: 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1-2 T prepared horseradish 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 T lemon juice 1/8 … [Read more...]

Tater Slices

INGREDIENTS: 4 baking potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch slices 1/4 cup melted butter 8 slices bacon - cooked and crumbled 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup chopped green onions DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). 2. Brush both side of potato slices with butter and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes or … [Read more...]

Faux Fava Bean Spread

Submitted by Lori ( You know how when you get a new car suddenly you notice that same car everywhere? The last couple of weeks it’s been like that with fava beans for me. This year, it seemed like everywhere I looked I saw fava beans. It started in the vineyards. Mustard may be the more famous ground cover, but if you look closely at the vineyards in early … [Read more...]

Recipe: Dirty Martini Dip


When we first tried it, we couldn't get enough of this dip that is just as naughty as its name implies. Cream cheese, green olives, mayo, bacon, vodka, and scallions, while not a particularly healthy combination, sure is tasty. This dip is easy and looks festive served in a martini glass with olives on the side. Give it a try for your next party or get-together and see if you come home with … [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Dip

Ingredients: -8 oz. cream cheese -1 cup Caramel Dip, Caramel Sauce or melted caramels -3/4 cup Granola Cereal -sliced apples Directions: Spread 1/2 inch of cream cheese across bottom of a shallow dish. Top with a layer of caramel. Sprinkle Granola on top. Serve with apple slices (We prefer using green apples to balance the sweetness of the dip, but try a few and see what you like!) … [Read more...]

Recipe: Mozzarella Basil Skewers


Recipe courtesy of Half Assed Kitchen. For more fun and easy recipe ideas like this, be sure to "like" them on Facebook at ( Need an easy appetizer to take to a party? We saw these in our local grocery store (one of about 150 markets within 20 blocks of our houses) and had to recreate them. Here's what you need and how you do it: A bunch of fresh … [Read more...]

Recipe: Tex Mex Bean Dip

Ingredients: 1 15oz can Black Beans, drained 1 tsp vegetable oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup diced tomato 1/3 cup mild picante sauce (or salsa) 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp chili powder 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1/4 cup chopped Cilantro 1 T fresh lime juice Directions: -Place beans in bowl, partially mash until chunky -Heat oil in a medium nonstick … [Read more...]