We’re in the season of all things pumpkin (not to worry.. this hummus isn’t pumpkin spice flavored) and I couldn’t think of a better fall snack than this Garlic Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus! Made with pumpkin puree, goat cheese, fresh garlic, and rosemary.. it’s extra smooth, rich, and loaded with fall flavors. I topped mine off with extra olive oil, goat cheese crumbles, and toasted pumpkin seeds for a little crunch…. Keep Reading
Dips and Salsas
In Iowa we’re known for our endless fields of corn and endless creations of all things fried on a stick at the Iowa State Fair (including a deep fat fried stick of butter). I’m more into the sweet corn versus the artery clogging creations from the fair, so I picked some up while it was on sale and set about making some Mexican street corn. That same day I had… Keep Reading
I’m still making tons of pickles out of all the cucumbers I harvest from my plant each week, but I whipped up a new recipe to use them in a different way. Head over to Dream A Little Bigger to get my recipe for this zesty and spicy Cucumber Mint Greek Yogurt Dip made with fresh cucumbers, mint, and serrano peppers!
I love simple, zesty, and healthy dips for snacking so I put together this Roasted Red Pepper and Black Bean Hummus that I shared at Dream A Little Bigger today! Sweet, smokey, and just a hint of spice makes this an instant hit at any party!
If you grew up in Iowa then you’ve no doubt visited the Amana Colonies and all the lovely little shops throughout Amana. I went once as a kid and remember the famous giant rocking chair, watched someone weave a basket, and loaded up on a bag of cool colored stones. Not exactly Disneyworld or anything too exciting, but an experience nonetheless. I decided to visit again now that I’m older… Keep Reading
Iowa’s “heat wave” will be coming to an end this week, but you can stay warm with this sweet and spicy Tropical Heat Fruit Salsa I shared at Dream A Little Bigger!
This week my Instagram and Pinterest feeds are full of things about the Super Bowl and recipes for game day, but while most are excited for the big game, I’m going to be totally honest with you.. I only get excited over the opportunity to snack and drink beer all day! Whatever your motivation is on Sunday, a good dip recipe is always essential to the party. I love crab… Keep Reading
I found myself wanting to start this post off with an apology because I’ve been on a huge strawberry kick, so many of my posts lately are strawberry this or strawberry that. But hey.. ‘tis the season right? I’m not exactly sure how I went 20+ years never trying guacamole, but from the moment I did, I’ve been hooked! We’re always concocting new versions of it and I think this… Keep Reading
It’s been unusually cold here in Portland over the last few days, so to warm up I’ve put together a spicy batch of fresh salsa! It’s always a crowd favorite and I usually have to double the batch. Whether you’re solo or snowed in with the whole family, this is the perfect spicy snack to whip up on those chilly days!
Sweet and Spicy Mango Avocado Salsa This fresh salsa is juicy, sweet, and packing a kick! The best part is that it doesn’t even require a food processor to make!
Baked Potato Slices with Chipotle Onion Dip I made these the other night with the Spicy Garlic Cauliflower Bites and we practically inhaled them! They’re inexpensive, easy, and completely addicting! I don’t even watch football and I’m considering throwing a Super Bowl Party next month just as an excuse to make them again!