Simple Spinach Dip

February 23, 2018

Just as the name says, this is really simple but also creamy and delicious.  I made it ahead of time and reheated it, which is always a bonus.  Served with tortilla chips and sliced veggies, it was quickly devoured by adults and kids alike!

Source: Simple Spinach Dip recipe |


Pear Pizza

November 16, 2017

This recipe was served at my Bookies Club meeting and it was quite the hit!  Everyone seemed to love it and I was told that it is the the guys “go to” appetizer at a party.  See what you think!

Boboli crust (I prefer the thin ones)
Pears (canned drained or fresh ones)
Gorgonzola Cheese
Camembert Cheese
Brown Sugar

Melt a stick of butter in a pan. Add brown sugar and let it caramelize a bit. Add the walnuts and simmer low. Brush the butter/brown sugar onto the bobolli crust. Then spread the remaining mixture with the walnuts. Scatter the pears around the crust, top with the cheeses. Bake at 375 degrees until everything is bubbly and brown. (Around 25 minutes). Let it set for a few minutes and then slice thinly to serve as an appetizer.

The hostess has asked you to bring an appetizer, what to make?  I had a 2 lb. bag of Costco large uncooked shrimp on hand and tried this delicious yet easy recipe.   Dad skewered and barbequed the shrimp while I made the two easy sauces.  This impressive dish received many compliments and will be a definite repeat!

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Mustard-Dill Dressing and Black Olive Yogurt Sauce Recipe : Bobby Flay : Food Network.

Queso Fundido

April 24, 2013

Counting the days until all of you get here for Noelle & Steve’s engagement party!  I know queso is one of your favorite orders at Mexican restaurants so I hope that you like this one.  It’s Corbination for the weekend!  Ole!!


Queso Fundido Recipe at

Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

November 8, 2012

I recently found this excellent do-ahead appetizer that compliments any holiday gathering.  Make it a day ahead and pop it into the oven just before your guests arrive.  Easy and elegant!

Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe at

If you’re thinking about going retro with the standard onion dip and chips, try this updated version using blue cheese and shallots (they look like small brown onions, don’t be shy, just ask the produce person if you aren’t sure).  When Bret was a new, return resident to Dallas, invited to an old friend’s barbecue, he needed an appetizer to share.  He put this together and reported that it was a hit.  This simple dish can be made ahead and I can guarantee you won’t be able to stop at just one chip.  Try the Hawaiian or kettle chips, they’re addicting!

Blue Cheese and Caramelized Shallot Dip Recipe at