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Irish Pub Nachos

Ok, so they’re not Irish and they’re not really Nachos. But what they are is ooey, gooey, cheesy potato deliciousness with the spiciness of nachos. And there’s bacon (or corned beef, if you have some) sprinkled throughout. You might call this an appetizer, but for us it was a fun meal.

Irish Pub Nachos with Salsa and Greek Yogurt Ranch

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Cheddar, Bacon & Jalapeno Stuffed Mushrooms

There’s something that’s very gratifying about cooking for my folks – I teasingly call them my victims because they get the brunt of my new recipes and various concoctions. You’d think at their age they’d be a little jaded about food so I love it when their eyes light up and I get the little happy noises when they eat.

Cheddar, Bacon & Jalapeno Stuffed Mushrooms

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Million Dollar Dip

So how’s everyone doing on their New Year’s resolutions? If this blog is any indication, me? Probably not so great. But hey, it was the Super Bowl last week and I made this dip…

Million Dollar Dip
Million Dollar Dip

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The Ultimate Ultimate Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese with Herb Bread Crumb Topping

Every once in a while I revisit Macaroni & Cheese. I’m always falling for gorgeous photos. I don’t make it too often, though, because so often it’s a disappointment. Not so with this one.

The Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese with Herb Breadcrumb Topping
The Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese with Herb Breadcrumb Topping

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Cheesy Tomato & Vidalia Pie

Tomato Pie’s been on my bucket list for a while! I know – strange, right? Well, maybe not if you have a ton of tomatoes, and maybe not if you’re from the South. Or maybe not if you watch Paula Dean. But this isn’t quite that tomato pie. This is a Cheesy Tomato & Vidalia Pie, and you’ll want to serve it for lunch or dinner, maybe with a simple green salad.

Tomato Pie, adapted from Emeril Lagasse
Tomato Pie, adapted from Emeril Lagasse

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Baked Cheesy Grits

So it might seem that I’m on a bit of a grits kick – I made Cheesy Grits recently to go with my Shrimp & Grits with a Cajun Gastrique. And today I’m posting another Cheesy Grits recipe to go with Grillades & Grits. It’s not that you just can’t have too many grits recipes, but that they’re both really good.

Grillades & Grits - here with Cheesy Baked Grits
Grillades & Grits – here with Cheesy Baked Grits

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Roasted Red Pepper & Jalapeno Cheddar Spread

A few months ago, this little recipe from Bon Appetit caught my eye. They called it Roasted Jalapeno Pimiento Cheese Toasts, but since there is absolutely no Pimiento in the recipe, I changed up the name. I thought this would be a perfect whip together no-brainer recipe for a Holiday buffet or pre-dinner appetizer.

Roasted Red Pepper & Jalapeno Cheese Spread
Roasted Red Pepper & Jalapeno Cheddar Spread

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