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Broiled Garlicky Artichokes & Balsamic Mayo

I’ve always liked the flavor of artichokes, but the texture can sometimes be a bit off-putting. For me, it usually happens frozen artichoke hearts are thawed and they become mushy. When you chop them up for dips, the texture isn’t as much of an issue, but sometimes you want the artichoke to be the star of the show instead ofRead more

Guinness & Cheddar Dip

Beer and cheese. What’s not to like? I bookmarked this recipe a few weeks ago and had been eager to try it. I’m always up for a good dip, especially when cheese is involved. This recipe is easy to throw together and it’s one you can make ahead of time. It actually gets better with time, so you can (andRead more

Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites with Jalapeño Mustard

If you’re like my family, the go-to meat for Christmas dinner is ham. We always seem to buy too much meat in the Constable household and this Christmas was no different. Apparently you don’t need a 13 pound ham for 4 people? Who knew? I’m not complaining though! Ham is my absolute favorite leftover meat. I think because it’s smoked,Read more

Chicken Taquitos

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I probably should have posted this a bit earlier so you have time to prepare, but you could easily make this tonight in under 30 minutes. This recipe calls for 2 cups of cooked chicken, so feel free to take a short cut an pick up a rotisserie chicken for shredding. Other than that, you justRead more

Pretzel Dogs

How can you not want one of these little guys right this second? It’s an all-beef hot dog wrapped in a soft, homemade pretzel and sprinkled with just the right amount of coarse salt. I’m sad that we already ate all of these because as I’m typing this, I’m seriously craving one. Your initial thought may be, “Make my ownRead more

Southwestern Egg Rolls with Avocado Ranch

These little rolls make great appetizers if you’re watching a sporting event. The original recipe called for egg roll wrappers, but the grocery store was completely out. I had to make a game time decision to either use wonton wrappers or go to a different store. Since I’m lazy, I went with the wonton wrappers. It worked fine, but itRead more

Kalamata Olive Hummus

I think I’ve made it clear I love hummus, right? It’s the perfect snack, side, salad topper, spread…the ideas are endless! I made this hummus for a side with Greek salad, and served it with warm pita. As with my cilantro jalapeno hummus, it turned out being even better the last day, so I would make ahead. It’s great withRead more

Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

I love hummus. I especially love Pita Jungle’s cilantro jalapeno hummus. And Trader Joe’s. Yum. I knew that I must try to make said hummus at home, because Trader Joe’s makes too much money off of me already, and it’s not realistic to go to Pita Jungle all time time, is it? Anyway, the key ingredient in hummus is tahini.Read more

Baba Ghanoush

I decided we needed a weekend away from cream cheese based dips. Enter: Baba Ghanoush. I think I first had baba ghanoush at My Big Fat Greek Restaurant at least 5 years ago. I’m not a Greek food expert (obviously), but it seems as though they add chick peas to theirs. Next time I make this recipe I would addRead more

Spicy Sausage Dip

This dip is easy peasy to put together. It has just 4 ingredients, but tastes really fantastic. It can be served with Fritos, crackers, tortilla chips- I think anything would work with it. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a lazy football Sunday afternoon! Spicy Sausage Dip (serves 2-4) Ingredients: 1/2 lb spicy sausage, casing removed if there is one 1/2Read more