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Smoked Salmon Roll Appetizer

Smoked Salmon Roll Appetizer sounds fancy, you might say.  Well, they are, yet they are straightforward to make. Do not be intimidated. Give them a try! Smoked Salmon Pinwheels  Make this elegant appetizer at your next gathering.   All you need is a few ingredients rolled into one fantastic bite, presliced smoked salmon, cream cheese, wasabi paste, cucumber, and avocado match sticks.    Be sure and make a double batch for your guest. They will go fast.   These Smoked Salmon Pinwheels are the perfect make-ahead appetizer, even a day ahead.  Keep them in the refrigerator until ready to serve.  There are so many variations you can make.   I think adding dill sprigs, pepper flakes, red onions, and what about capers?  Just go with it.  Make it your recipe for the occasion. I love recipes like this.  The add-ons are endless.   The whole recipe is leisurely.   I hope you will try making these Smoked Salmon Pinwheels for your next gathering.

Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes

These air fryer green tomatoes deliver a crunchy outside with a smooth succulent inside.  The perfect summer food you will ever devour.   Fried Green Tomatoes The air fryer is the perfect way to cook fried green tomatoes.  I like to call them healthified fried green tomatoes.  To finish them off, you can sprinkle a generous drop of coarse salt, salty capers, or a few drops of hot sauce. To make air fryer green tomatoes, start with medium size unripe tomatoes.   I like to use light green tomatoes that are pale green and have a little pink coming through the skin.  They are not quite so sour.   Don't make the mistake of choosing green heirloom tomatoes.  Green heirloom tomatoes are fully ripe tomatoes, a different variety of tomatoes. I love combining self rising cornmeal and panko for the coating, and of course, don't forget to double dip to get the most delicious, crunchy outside, divine.

How To Grill Whole Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Whole Jalapeno Poppers, a spicy, cheesy, grilled appetizer that will wow your guest.  The recipe is straightforward with few ingredients, jalapenos, cream cheese, white cheddar cheese, garlic powder, and of course, bacon. Stuffed jalapeno peppers are one of those foods I have been intimidated to cook.  I have eaten many and love them, but I thought they were too much trouble to make for some idea.   I am mainly talking about making them for our Superbowl parties or family gatherings.

Baked Ham and Angel Biscuit Sliders

Baked Ham and Angel Biscuits Sliders, a country smoked ham sandwiched between a fluffy buttermilk biscuit.  These are perfect appetizer to serve at parties.     This time of the year makes me think of all the ways to serve Baked Country Ham and Angel Biscuit Sliders, Easter Brunch, Mother's Day Brunch, Graduation Parties, Bridesmaid Brunch,  and the list goes on and on.

Caprese Salad Skewers

Caprese Salad Skewers, a simple Caprese salad on a stick, easy to make and, fancy to look at.  The perfect little appetizer to wow your guest any time of the year. With warm weather and the peak of the tomato season coming, I wanted to share one of my favorite appetizers and an afternoon snack, Mini Caprese Salad Skewers.  The best part about this recipe is it only calls for four ingredients, fresh, light, and delightful. Fresh grape tomatoes, mini mozzarella balls, fresh basil, stacked on mini skewers, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze makes for the perfect bite, heaven on a stick.

Southern Fried Green Tomato Stacks as Appetizers or Elegant Sides

Southern Fried Green Tomatoes, crispy on the outside tender and meaty on the inside, yielding a tangy sweet flavor like no other.  Serve them stacked as a delightful appetizer or an elegant side dish. It is time for Fried Green Tomatoes!  Summer is synonymous with Fried Green Tomatoes in my neck of the woods.   Right now we are in the middle of fresh garden vegetables appearing in Farmer's Markets and some local grocery stores.  I must say the first thing I check for in my local grocery is if they have any green tomatoes.  Last year they kept coming in the store until late September here in Texas.     I only buy a few green tomatoes at a time to make sure that they are nice and firm when I get ready to fry them. I like to pick out firm green tomatoes and some that are a little pink.   They are the ones that are just starting to show some ripeness, sweeter yet still tangy in taste too.   It is just a preference.

Weeknight Family Supper Meal: #6 Hobo Dinners

Weeknight Family Supper Meal , an inspiration for a meal any night of the week that may include ideas how to make part of the meal ahead, how to freeze any leftovers or how to make leftovers into a makeover for another meal.    Hobo Dinners are the perfect meal to make on a busy weeknight.  The hamburger, potatoes, carrots and celery and onions are all cooked in a foil packet making clean up virtually nonexistent. To change things up sometimes I add a wedge of cabbage.  Season each layer of vegetables to keep the whole meal flavorful. 

Roasted Bacon and Sage Wrapped Peaches ~ Celebrating the End of Peach Season

Roasted Bacon and Sage Wrapped Peaches, a delightful appetizer or snack that will wow your Southern guest.  There are only four ingredients, bacon, sage, and luscious peaches drizzled with a balsamic honey vinegar.  The perfect dish to celebrate the end of the peach season. I have been wanting to make these roasted peaches for some time and never wanted to heat the oven long enough for them to cook.   The days here in Texas are beginning to cool down, and the peaches are getting fewer in number at the grocery stores, but the stores have started stocking fresh sage.  Now that is the end of one season and the beginning of another, summer and fall.

Super Bowl Party Eats

Football Party Food , a collection of our favorite game day food we enjoy!   I have included good eats from all spectrums, appetizers, main dishes, sandwiches, sliders, salads, and don't forget the sweet treats.   Are you ready for some football this weekend?  If you are having a Super Bowl Party or headed to one, these football eats are sure to wow your guest.  Enjoy!

15 Best of 2015 Recipes from Cooking with K

15 Best of 2015,  a collection of recipes that topped the list of the most pageviews for 2015 on the blog.   It is time once again to reflect on your favorite recipes you have been so faithful to visit, comment and share this past year here on the blog.  I can't express enough how thankful I am for each and everyone of you.  

Buffalo Chicken Bites

Buffalo Chicken Bites , mixture of chicken, cream cheese, spicy hot sauce, ranch dressing mix, baked between crescent rolls sheets.  They are a cross between a slider and hot sandwich. The best place to enjoy the most scrumptious appetizers, dips, sliders and sweet treats is at a Supper Bowl Party!

Classic Spinach Dip {The Perfect Dip for a Baby Shower!}

Classic Spinach Dip , a flavorful, creamy, quick and easy dip made with sour cream, mayonnaise, water chestnuts, green onions and the star...chopped spinach.   I have been anticipating the birth of my ninth grandchild these past months.  There is nothing sweeter than getting ready for a bundle of joy to arrive.

Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Sticks

Summer is in full swing here in Texas and vegetable gardens are pretty much still producing including cucumbers, squash and zucchini.

7 Layer Mexican Dip

This   7 Layer Mexican Dip  is a long time favorite in our house.    Once you gather all the ingredients, it comes together rather quickly.  It is better to serve it in a oblong dish verses the bowl you see mine in, because you want to be able to reach in there and grab a little of all the layers.   Be sure you have plenty of chips close by.  {grins}

Bacon Jam {An Irresistible Spread!}

Bacon Jam has been going around the blog world for some time now, and I couldn't resist making a batch.

Hamburger-Bacon Jam Sliders {And Some Perfect Super Bowl Foods!}

Hamburger-Bacon Jam Sliders are the perfect sliders for this weekend's Super Bowl Party .

Marinated Cheese Bites

Marinated Cheese Bites , an easy dip version of the popular Marinated Cheese Block.  Combine all the marinade in a jar and pour over the cheese bites.  Gloriously delicious at any gathering. This make ahead appetizer recipe for Marinated Cheese Bites was introduced to me by a friend I met at a scrapbook retreat this past weekend.

Traditional Stuffed Eggs

Traditional Stuffed Eggs are as old as the hills in the south.  The traditional ingredients are mashed egg yolks, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, salt, and pepper with a little bit of minced  onion and minced pickles.  Garnishes are optional. As time has gone on, the ingredients have expounded to the hot and spicy and all kinds of fillers.  It is easy to create your own variations. The binder is usually mayonnaise, but sour cream, yogurt, and cream can be used.   The fillers should be more in ratio than the mashed egg yolks, and make sure they are minced so they are easy to scoop and fill in the egg white half. To start this recipe, you will need to know how to make the perfect boiled eggs, so head over to my recipe for Shrimp Stuffed Eggs . Have you ever added too much mayonnaise or mustard to your egg yolks, and the filling is too runny? Don't fret; I have a secret to fixing that; add instant potato flakes a tablespoon at a time until the filling thickens.   I have also

Jennifer's Hot Artichoke Dip {Super Easy Dip for a Super Bowl Party!}

I always request my daughter, Jennifer to bring her Hot Artichoke D ip to our Super Bowl party.

Homemade Ranch Dressing {Originally started out in the South being called Buttermilk Dressing}

Homemade Ranch Dressing  takes on a whole new taste that cannot be matched with the store bought kind.