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CopyCat Old-School Iguana Lounge Salsa

In the year BB ((before babies)), I worked for an engineering firm in OKC, on the edge of Nichols Hills and had money to burn. Well, I NEVER had money to burn – but I could afford the occasional $4.99 lunch special at a string of nearby restaurants. Brown Bag’s Chicken Salad Sandwich & Pearl’s, Red Beans & Rice were among my most favorite lunches. I have shared my “copycat” version of those recipes HERE & HERE. But the one restaurant I have yet to discuss is Iguana Lounge. Continue reading

After-School Snack Time!! ((Hot n’ Ready Ham Roll-ups))

It is official, school is back in session. I have to admit – for the first time in several years, I am sad summer break is over. We had a great ((and very busy)) summer. The kids attended a few camps, we enjoyed our annual trip to Table Rock and we even managed to squeeze in a trip to Branson with my mom and dad. Continue reading

Heirloom Tomato Salsa ((straight from the garden!!))

You guys may have learned this by now, but let me just say it again for the record! Chips & salsa are my love language. It used to be Chips & salsa AND Diet Dr. Peppers from Sonic, but I gave up the DDP addiction 10 months ago ((and it was SO hard to do — I am NEVER going back!!)). Anyway, about the chips and salsa… Continue reading

Spicy Salsa ((really spicy))

I LOVE chips and salsa! It is one of my top 3 favorite foods ((next to almond cake with warm buttercream icing and fried chicken with homemade ranch))! I also love making my own salsa. It is so easy and so obviously superior to store bought. If you haven’t already seen them, you should take a second and check out my 2 salsa recipes already shared on Food for a Year. Continue reading

French Onion Dip ((the real deal folks))

I am a dip glutton. Wow — that sounds horrid. What I mean is, I love, love, love dip!! But it has to be really good. And when it is REALLY good, I have a hard time walking away. Being a self proclaimed “dip glutton” means I know a really good dip when I taste one. And this, my friends, is a GOOD dip.

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Homemade Oven-Roasted Restaurant Style Salsa ((This is as GOOD as it gets!))

This could totally be one of “those” recipes. You know, one of the recipes that is kept secret — locked up and never shared in it’s entirety?? Good for you – I am bad at keeping a good thing secret! In addition to being the most perfect salsa tasting salsa, it is just so very easy to make. You must try this at home! Continue reading

Pecan, Cranberry & Chive Party Mix: a Party Mix for the 21st Century

Worcestershire and garlic with salty peanuts and some mini melba rounds. That is immediately what I think of when I here the words “Party” and “Mix” put side by side in a sentence. ((Either that or a little Milli Vanilli, Blame it on the Rain mixed with Prince’s Party like it’s 1999 – but that is another story altogether, and not a very good one I might add.)) Well, it seems to me it is time to bring this tired party food out of 1984! That is just what I did. But before I share the “BIG REVEAL”, Continue reading

 
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