Appetizers

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip

I had never heard of Buffalo Chicken Dip until the day before New Year's Eve in 2011. Ryan and I were having some friends over for a Pajamas and Champagne New Year's Eve party the next night. The scene went something like this: Ryan: "We should make Buffalo Chicken Dip for tomorrow." Jamie: "What is… Continue reading Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip

Appetizers

Guacamole

Of all the appetizers in my normal¬†repertoire, guacamole is my favorite. Well actually, it's my favorite that my sister makes. Everyone has "their things" around the house, and Calli is always in charge of the guac. Like most other things, she likes hers a little on the spicy side, but her recipe is mouth-watering. Creamy… Continue reading Guacamole

Appetizers

Homemade Salsa

With the exception of mosquito bites, this is my favorite time for outdoor entertaining. There's something so nice about the laid back feeling of eating appetizers on the patio while the barbecue is blazing. Laid back, however, does not have to mean lazy. There's a big difference here. If you are asked to bring something… Continue reading Homemade Salsa

Appetizers

Edamame Hummus

Making a traditional dip like hummus with edamame instead of chickpeas adds a bright green color to the Spring season. I prefer to cook all of the ingredients before blending them to enhance the flavors. This also allows me to use onion where traditional hummus does not, which I think makes it really rich. I¬†cut… Continue reading Edamame Hummus