Easy Cheese and Corn Salsa

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Before I get into the whys and wherefores of this ridiculously easy and delicious cheese and corn salsa, I wanted to explain myself.  I meant to mention this before I left, but I missed posting over the last week or so because the Southern husband and I were helping our newly minted college graduate daughter move to her new apartment.  More on that below, but as any of you who have ever packed and unpacked a moving box know, moving is EXHAUSTING.  Which means that sometimes you might only have the strength to have chips and salsa for dinner.  And if you are going to have chips and salsa for dinner, you might as well go all out and have this ready-in-5-minutes cheese and corn version! Read More & Get the Recipe

Layered Taco Salad

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This layered taco salad came out of my endless enthusiasm for making pretty much anything for dinner that has the word "taco" in it.  Good old regular tacos are one of the best things ever invented, so it stands to reason that anything that riffs off of tacos has a good chance of being a hit at the supper table.  Tacos, you never let me down.  And so now that it is getting to be the time of year when salads are the order of the day, I wanted to add yet another taco salad to my repertoire of taco deliciousness.  This time in a layered version, full of spicy meat, sweet cornbread, shredded cheese and lots of cool and crunchy veggies.  Here goes! Read More & Get the Recipe



Stromboli!  For those of you who have never had the delciousness that is stromboli (which I am going to say many thousands of times in this post because it is so darn fun to say),  it's basically the love child of pizza and calzone.  With a dash of the best sandwich you've ever tasted.  It's warm and cheesy and spicy and you can customize it pretty much every way you please...and it's ridiculously easy to make.  What's the catch?  THERE IS NO CATCH.   There is only...stromboli! Read More & Get the Recipe

No Fear Cheese Souffle

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For the longest time, I was afraid of cheese souffles.  Afraid the way the dog is afraid of thunderstorms, or the way the Southern husband is afraid the Georgia Bulldogs are going to lose to to Auburn.  A deep sense of foreboding and visions of deflated, soupy cheese lurked before me.  And then I tried actually MAKING a few cheese souffles, and you know what?  Easy. Reliable.  Festive.  Delicious.  And no fear! Read More & Get the Recipe

Football Weekend Chili Cheese Dip

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I don't know how football season goes in your house, but in ours it is a conglomeration of Saturday college games, Sunday pro games, and a whole lot of nibbling in front of both.  And in the midst of all of this, we spend one gloriously noisy weekend every football season down in Clemson, South Carolina with the Southern daughter, eating, cheering on the Tigers, eating, tailgating with family and friends, eating, perhaps indulging in an adult beverage or two...and eating.  So if you are as enamored of football cuisine as we are, here's a guaranteed easy favorite...Chili Cheese Dip! Read More & Get the Recipe

Cheesy Ramen with Poached Egg

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We all secretly love ramen.  Some of us (raises hand!) love it not so secretly, partly because it brings back warm and fuzzy memories of subsisting on it during those heady post-college days when we were young and crazy and ramen was all we could afford, and partly because it tastes so dang good.  SO dang good that it's hard to believe that anything could make its naughty taste better.  But you know what can?  Melted cheese, a little butter and a poached egg.  THAT'S what can.  Read More & Get the Recipe