Planning a July 4th picnic? Chips and dips always go along with a picnic at the park with hot dogs and hamburgers. Surprise everyone with a fiery July 4th Sriracha hummus dip. No preparation required.  I bought a bag of Tostitos Roasted Garlic& Black Bean chips, the 9 Grain Blend healthy kind. Grabbing the hummus out of the frig, I got the idea of squirting a blob of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce in the hummus and dipping a chip in it. Oh yeah, it’s got a bite to it. Really good! Really spicy! After dipping several chips in the zesty dip, I was hooked on this new Sriracha hummus.Read More →

When three-digit summer days make me feel too hot to eat, that is one hot day and a miserable me. I don’t like to be hot. The last few days have been that kind of hot, so a cool pudding craving came over me one day. Looking in my stash of pudding boxes, I found a sugar-free vanilla one. Sounded good to me. Mixing it with two cups of 2% milk and at least three serving spoonfuls of Cool Whip, I was ready to sit down and enjoy a cool summer day dessert. NOTE: This post contains an affiliate link which means if you click onRead More →

Are there any dads reading this post today? If there are, Happy Father’s Day to you! You must like to cook, want to learn how to cook, or know something about cooking if you’re reading this blog. You know what else? I think it’s a great thing if you’re a dad and you are willing to cook. Some of my favorite meals were cooked by the two greatest fathers in my life, my dad who is now 90 years old and my husband whom I’ve been married to for 36 years. When I was a young school girl, my daddy would cook breakfast for my brothersRead More →

Kitchen garden herbs are a delight to cook with. They make the best marinade for grilling. Season vegetables and salads with them. Blend them with olive oil and Balsam Vinegar to dip bread in. The herbs are growing fast. I walked through the garden the other day, pinching off a good bit of each one to use for marinating chicken and steak for the grill. A thought, more like a picture, flashed through my mind. Herb, olive oil and Balsamic vinegar to dip bread in. Yum! I didn’t have any certain recipe for the herb bread dip, but it didn’t take long to come upRead More →