Tomato Mozzarella Basil Tart

You may remember that we love pizza. There are quite a few recipes on here for pizza considering how this blog is young (but it’s growing up fast-it will be a year old in September!) and we don’t have a lot of recipes overall compared to older veteran blogs. This tart is pizza in, well,…

Triple Onion Dip

Onion dip has a kind of bad reputation sometimes. It’s usually one of those fattening dips (such as queso, cold spinach dip, veggie dip, etc.) that involves lots of mayonnaise, sour cream, and cream cheese, the heart attack trifecta that makes dips shockingly addictive when paired with a few mix-ins and a big bowl of…

Soft Pretzel Bites with Roasted Jalapeno Cheese Sauce

If there’s anything better than tortilla chips with cheese dip, it’s pretzels. And when you take warm-out-of-the-oven homemade soft pretzels and pair them with a spicy and cheesy sauce, you have something monumental, and we are here to tell you about it. Roasting jalapeno peppers brings out the best of their flavor, and they are…

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Our favorite foods at parties usually involve the appetizer table, specifically the dips. What can we say? Dips are always yummy (except some pesto hummus we made a few weeks ago that tasted like grass…disgusting). Spinach dip has always been one of our favorites. Looking for a great spinach dip recipe? Look no further! This…

Pesto Focaccia

Focaccia is something we have always had mixed feelings about. A lot of the focaccia we have had is kind of salty and crispy, almost like a cracker but thicker and more chewy (and more often then not, bland or way too herby). But then again, we had never had it homemade before, and 95%…

Guacamole

Updated to add a new photo on 3.9.13 We are both convinced that there are few things better than really delicious guacamole. It makes a great lunch, snack, or dinner. Our mom likes to buy the guacamole from Trader Joe’s, and we like it too, but homemade is way better. We’ve made this a couple…

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Parmesan

On every Thanksgiving table there deserves to be a spot for a slightly healthier and lighter vegetable dish (because realistically, green bean casserole is covered with cream sauce and fried onions and therefore is not a super healthy choice) to help offset the mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pie. For some people, this means some sort…

Gougeres

Gougeres are a delightful type of pastry from the Burgundy region of France. Every bite is cheesy, rich, and airy with a hint of crispness. People are sometimes afraid of Pate a Choux, which is the type of dough used in cream puffs/eclairs and is also the base here, for fear that it’s complex or…

Hummus and Whole Wheat Pita Bread

If you are used to eating hummus from a supermarket, and have never had the homemade variety, you are truly missing out! Homemade hummus has a much fresher taste and is highly adaptable. The best part is that it can be made in less then 15 minutes, which is probably less then the time it…

Tex-Mex Pimiento Cheese Dip

We’ve made this delicious dip twice now, once for our family to enjoy and once for a friend’s party. Both times it was awesome and eaten very quickly! This dip has similar flavors to that jarred queso dip, but this is so much better. It doesn’t have that gluey texture that store bought dips have,…