Memorial Day Mexican Dip

Memorial Day marks the beginning of Summer, family and fun!  When everyone gathers together it always starts out fun, until your family tells your kids all the things you did when you were younger ! So that is how you got that scar, running in the house tripping and falling. You know what I am talking about, all those “secrets” are revealed and you can no longer profess total innocence. My cousin Margaret Ann brought Mexican Corn Dip to a family reunion many years ago. This dip is a favorite with family and friends. The hardest part is opening the …

Bloom Where You’re Planted

Picnic Basket

“Bloom where you are planted”, how many times have we heard that advice?   It is a good one to live by!  I am a “Southerner” who moved to the Northeast 20 years ago. Several things are universal; meeting nice people and the “stinging” insects will find you no matter where you live. Sting-Kill takes care of the insect stings and these recipes will take the “sting” out of baking and cooking. They are fast and easy just what busy folks need, homemade goodies from the kitchen. Whenever I need an appetizer or a side dish, this is my “go-to” …

Moink Balls

Holiday parties are a great time to break out new appetizers, and this is one that you have to try. It’s called Moink Balls…..I know you’re probably asking yourself “What is a moink ball?” Moink balls get their name from Moo (beef) and Oink (Pork). How can this combination be bad, right? To make moink balls you’ll need 1 package of frozen meatballs and 1lb of sliced bacon.  If you want to start with fresh ground beef and hand roll the meatballs, that’s fine too. Let the frozen meatballs thaw in the fridge for a few hours until they’re soft.  …

Sausage and Cheese Plate… a Memphis Tradition

If you’re looking for a quick appetizer that can be prepared on a smoker or grill, then this recipe is perfect for you. The Sausage and Cheese Plate is a staple at just about every BBQ joint in Memphis; it’s one of my favorite things to order when I’m in the mood for restaurant Q; and it goes perfect with a cold pitcher of beer. It’s also easy to prepare at home, so the next time you need a quick appetizer for any get-together, Here’s how to make it: 2lbs of fully cooked Polish Kielbasa smoked sausage 2oz The BBQ …