Thursday, November 7, 2013
Now you can enjoy your favorite Spicy Queso Blanco Dip at home. Our Applebee's copycat recipe couldn't taste better. This creamy cheesy dip with a little kick is loaded with 2 cheeses, fresh herbs and just enough heat to make your tongue tingle.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Fried pickles are a fabulous appetizer that you may think you can only enjoy at your local Hooters restaurant. NOT true. Now you can enjoy your favorite fried pickles at home with our simple recipe that is ready in a snap!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
No game day party, get together or gathering is complete without a fabulous spread! Chad and I are not sport fanatics, but we love a good game. Even when it was just the two of us we had a tradition of having a fajita bar, salsa, guacamole and chips. It was so much fun and so delicious. When the food is good it seems to hurt a little less when your team loses, not that I would know anything about that. Right Chad?
Monday, October 7, 2013
This giveaway ended, but Terrapin Ridge is having a new giveaway with 3 winners -click here to enter and scroll to the bottom of the page. Good luck!
We are so excited to be partnering with Terrapin Ridge Farms. We love fun dips, sauces and toppings and that is just the beginning of what we found on their site. Playing with their sauces, spreads, dips and glazes was so much fun. I can not believe all the flavors that are available.
I remember, a few months ago while vacationing we ran into this great boutique shop that sold salsas, jellies and jams. We spent hours in there sampling the different flavors. I have such appreciation for unusal flavor combinations and we were looking for something to really knock our socks off.
After working with Terrapin Ridge Farms over the last few months I am completely and totally blown away by the fabulous flavor combinations available from one brand. I was most taken by their commitment to quality. They use the very best ingredients and most are all natural and gluten free. Which makes me feel great about serving them to my 3 year old.
While I enjoyed playing with all of their products, and believe me there are an array of amazing flavor combinations, my favorite was their Sriracha Sauce. I swear it is perfect heat for me. Living in the southwest we eat a lot of hot peppers, spices and hot flavors. I like heat but I am more of a medium heat kinda girl. Where Chad loves Serrano and Habaneros, they can be a little much for me. This Sriracha Sauce is perfect. It starts off with the classic sriracha and they add tomato puree and some smoky spices to really knock it out of the park.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Disclosure: I am working in partnership with the Gourmet Garden brand and I am receiving compensation for my participation in this campaign. All thoughts/opinions are 100% my own.
It has been an amazing week with Gourmet Garden. I can't begin to tell you how hooked on their herbs and spices I am. Well, I guess I can try... These herbs and spices translate perfectly in every recipe I have tried. I have cooked them, added them to raw dishes, made drinks with them, made pesto, I even add them to my eggs in the morning and beat them together and make an omelet.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Nothing quite says a Super Bowl party like friends, good food and classic cocktails (and a kickin' game). There is a little something for everyone, no matter what your poison. To tell the truth, we aren't sports fans. I love a good game watched live, but the TV takes the magic out of it for me. EXCEPT for the Super Bowl. It's like Black Friday shopping, but for football.
OK, so only a woman could bring shopping into a football conversation. So, back to the party. Good friends (check!), good food (check!), classic cocktails... Let's take a look.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Skinny Jalapeño Turkey Popper Meatballs are perfect for your Super Bowl party! Serve these guilt free jalapeno poppers with salsa or on a skewer, your guest are going to beg you for the recipe. Loaded with the same amazingly decadent flavors you find in your favorite jalapeno poppers, but with less fat and calories, and ALL OF THE FLAVOR!
Friday, January 25, 2013
I have a 'thing' for meatballs, you could even call it love. I adore them for so many reasons. Meatballs are limitless, any meat, or no meat. Any flavor, any style. Serve them for dinner, game day appetizer, fancy them up for a cocktail party. There are absolutely no boundaries or rules with meatballs, okay perhaps one rule...
Monday, January 21, 2013
I have to admit, I am not a big TV sports fan. Don't get me wrong, I love a good game in the ball park! Baseball, football, volleyball. But, watching sports on TV has never done anything for me. That is EXCEPT for the Super Bowl. I love to watch that game and of course have a really fun party.
Friday, January 18, 2013
I am getting so excited. We are just a week away from Munchkins 3rd birthday party! I have been surfing Pinterest for about 6 months looking for party ideas. She is in love with Cat and the Hat, so that is the perfect theme. Red, white and turquoise. Polka dotted to Whoville and back (that is a Seuss reference, just in case you missed it)!
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
These incredibly scrumptious and flavorful Baked Italian Chicken Meatball Poppers prove that Game Day doesn't have to be filled with high calorie and fat laden appetizers. Park these bad boys on the table and the guys and girls will gobble them up!!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Finger food is the perfect dinner for our parties. For our Christmas party I decided
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The best salsa you have ever eaten is a bold statement, however... We are making it. This salsa is so amazing that I can't stop making it. Chad literally devours it. I worked on this recipe for quite a while adjusting the ingredients and the heat. Well, finally it is perfect. Wonderfully full and balanced. I am so excited to share this recipe with you.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
It doesn't get much easier or cheesier than pull apart bread. Cut it, stuff it, bake it, eat it. The flavor combinations are endless. I decided to try some of my favorite flavors combined together. Close, but no, not bacon, cheese and beer. But that sounds delicious! Bacon, cheddar and ranch pull apart bread brings together a fabulous flavor combination and loads of ooey gooey cheese.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
We love meatballs. Well, who doesn't. They are incredible and multi purpose. Appetizers, snacks, meals. Italian, Mexican, Asian, any flavor you like can inspire a meatball.
This meatball is a family favorite.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Happy Friday Slow Roasters! A few days ago I shared a blog with you and an amazing recipe for The Best Ever! Tex-Mex Chicken Fajitas when I was perusing the blog for fantastic recipes this one stuck out too. A healthy snack, crunchy like a corn nut, with the perfect flavor and a nice dose of protein and a little kick to wake your taste buds up! You are going to love 'em!
Friday, March 2, 2012
Happy Friday Slow Roasters and welcome to Diving Into Decadence at The Slow Roasted Italian. At our last party the star dessert was this amazingly addictive Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip that was served with animal crackers and fruit slices.
For a party where every food was a dip of some sort this was truly the icing on the cake. We also enjoyed
4 Layer Pizza Dip with Parmesan Herb Bread Sticks, 7 Layer Mexican Bean Dip along with a few other finger foods. The party was a hit and so was this dip! Enjoy.