The holiday season may be “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, but if you’re like me, and I would wager that many of you are, it’s also the busiest time of the year. Our December is jam packed, and as the holidays grow closer, our schedule gets even busier. This is when it’s great to have a few go-to recipes that you can make ahead for the holidays to share when friends and family drop in, at a holiday office pot luck, or to share as teacher and Secret Santa gifts.
Football season has started! Football parties mean munchies, and this one is super quick and easy to throw together whether you’re attending a big viewing party, or just hanging out on your own couch with the family. It’s salty, and cheesy, and creamy, and bacony, and crunchy, and just plain good.
I’m not sure why it’s called Neiman Marcus Dip. My guess is that they served it in their cafes at some point. It’s one of those recipes that popped up in my Pinterest feed ages ago, and I finally got around to trying it. There are a gazillion different recipes for it online, so it makes sense to add another one, right? Oh well…I thought it was worth sharing, so hopefully you’ll see my recipe as something new and exciting, and give it a try.
In my few short years as a food blogger, it’s become commonplace to discuss the “Blogability” of the recipes I make for my family. I’ve had plenty of people over the years ask me how I manage to pick out so many great recipes to make. Well, the fact of the matter is, I don’t always pick great recipes. Sometimes, I screw up. Big time. There have been plenty of nights where we take a bite, make icky faces, and I swear never to make that meal again. I just don’t share those with you. (You’re welcome.)
Do you use your slow cooker in the summer? Not every slow cooker meal has to be a rich, wintry stew or chili. Summer time is actually the best time of year to bring your slow cooker to life! Not turning on the stove or the oven means less heat in your kitchen. And, when you’re chasing little ones around the pool during the day or carting kids from activity to activity, or camp to camp, having dinner ready to go and practically just waiting for you to dive in can make life a whole lot happier!
Mmmmm…summer food! It’s one of the best parts about summer. Summer food is all about fresh and fun flavors, bright and lively dishes, and ways to celebrate a wonderful season.
Here are ten of my favorite go to recipes that can help anyone kick summer into gear! Enjoy! Just click on the titles to take you to the recipes.
This fresh, tasty salsa is always a hit at any summer party when served with tortilla chips. Not in the mood for munchies? Serve it over grilled chicken!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian.
I’m a bit of an olive oil junkie. I think it would be a pretty safe bet to assume that the vast majority of the recipes on Chew Nibble Nosh use olive oil in some capacity. It’s my go-to cooking-drizzling-finishing oil in most cases. Olive oils, like wines, can taste vastly different depending on how the olives were pressed, which kinds of olives were used, and when they were harvested. So, when Pompeian asked me to check out their new Varietals Collection of specialty olive oils, I jumped at the chance!
Happy Almost St. Patrick’s Day!
‘Tis the season to make corned beef and cabbage for dinner. Much like Thanksgiving dinner, one of the best parts about St. Patrick’s Day dinner are the leftovers! I love good corned beef…can’t get enough of it. I love good corned beef sandwiches…can’t get enough of them either. This year, I thought I’d turn some leftovers into a fun version of one of my favorite sandwiches.
Before I started assembling my quesadillas, I prepped all of the goodies that would be tucked inside. I drained a pound of sauerkraut and then squeezed out the excess liquid with some paper towels. I was afraid that my quesadillas would become quesa-soggy with all of that juice.
When Winter comes along, there are some sacrifices we all must make. One of these sacrifices is often a decent tomato. We’ve all had that crummy tomato. Whether it’s the pale, pithy, icky tomato thrown on a restaurant sandwich in January, or the tomato that looks like it might just be OK, but has absolutely no flavor.
Winter tomatoes are often the pits.
Sometimes, however, amazing tomatoes sneak their way into the winter tomato bin at the grocery store, and that’s exactly how it came to be that I made this appetizer for a book club meeting I went to last week.
I am so thankful for friends and family, and the wonderful people at our local Farmer’s Market, who are able to actually grow beautiful vegetables in the summer time. If you’re an avid reader of Chew Nibble Nosh, you know that the only thing I manage to grow successfully is basil, oh…and children. I think the kids are still doing alright. (Yay, Me!)
Aaron’s aunt had an overabundance of beautiful zucchini in her garden this summer, and we were the lucky recipient of some of the bounty! Thank you, Cathy!
Right now, as you’re reading this, (unless you’ve run across this months from now on Pinterest or Google…), I have my toes in the sand and a book in my hand on one of the loveliest beaches in South Carolina. It’s vacation time…finally.
This summer has been a busy one! We’ve relocated our family to a new house ten hours away from the last one, we’ve settled into said house and gotten into our new Indy groove. The girls have gone to camps, and lessons, and made loads of friends along the way. We’ve hosted guests from near and far and before we know it, school will be starting again in just one more week.