Tag Archives: snack

4-Ingredient Frito “Salad”

I admit, there may be a lib­er­ty tak­en in the name of this recipe — but we’ll get to that in a minute. First, let me just say “WHEW”. Is it that time of year or what?! I hon­est­ly don’t think I have cooked a meal in 10 days, maybe even all month. Truth­ful­ly, I can­not remem­ber the last time I made din­ner. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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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