10 Dips You Must Try

Football dip appetizer recipes

With football playoffs right around the corner there is one thing I'm focused one - the food!  I bet you thought I was going to say the game, huh?  Don't get me wrong, I like football, but not for the game itself.  I love football!  The dips, the appetizers, the wings!  It's all so glorious that I even pretend to watch the actual game when its on.  I hope you are a football food lover too because I have 10 dips you must try! 1. Margherita Pizza Dip // This dip is like your favorite pizza, but cheesier!  So full of flavor that no one will remember the game is even on. 2. Creamy Parmesan Basil Dip // Probably one of the fastest dips to make, this creamy Parmesan basil dip will bring all football fans together. 3. Black Eyed Pea Dip // Even though this dip looks healthy for you, … [Read more...]

Two Great Salad Dressing Recipes To Help You Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions

Salad feature

Two Great Salad Dressing Recipes To Help You Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions   The start of a new year can mean a promise for a healthier lifestyle.  Whether it’s eating right or losing weight, getting more vegetables on your plate is always a plus. Adding a salad to your meals is an easy way to add a variety of vegetables to your diet and the combinations are endless. I have to admit that the salad dressing plays a huge role in how much I like a salad – such a good flavor boost.  I don’t typically choose creamy dressings, I have a soft spot for a great vinaigrette.  The two dressing recipes below are my “go to's". The first one leans a bit more toward Greek and the second one is a classic Balsamic.  They are easy to make and I typically keep them about a week in the fridge (if they … [Read more...]

Our Favorites – Blissfully Domestic – FOOD – 2014

best recipes for 2014

So many great great FOOD stories this year.  We took a look back and wanted to share some of the ones we really liked - just in case you missed them!  We are looking forward to another great year of food, recipes, cooking ideas and tips and you! So, take a look…..  Our Favorites - Blissfully Domestic FOOD - 2014     How To Make Perfect Pinto Beans - There's nothing quite like a bowl of beans and ham on a winter's day.  This recipe will deliver great tasting beans with just the right texture! 20 Tailgating Recipes - Are you a football fan?  We love these take-a-long/make on site menu items for the big games! Easy Tex-Mex Chicken - Everyone needs a simple chicken dish that the family loves.  Put this one together quickly for a real crowd … [Read more...]

Lunch for Luck! New Year’s Day Foods for Good Luck in the Coming Year!

Lucky Lunch

Lunch for Luck! New Year’s Day is a time of new beginnings, fresh starts, and for as long as I can remember – the day where what you eat matters! If you have lived in the south, no doubt you know about the tradition of eating Black Eyed Peas on New Year’s Day.  All over the world there are traditions to bring luck.  Here are a few to consider adding to your menu on January 1st plus a few recipes to try! Black Eyed Peas – A tradition that started during the civil war – combine with rice and pork to make a hoppin’ john or toss with bell peppers and seasonings to make a “texas caviar” salad. No matter what – be sure you eat as many peas as the year we are welcoming (so a minimum of 15 this year!) Simply Recipes – Hoppin’ John - I think if you'd mix some greens or coleslaw in - … [Read more...]

Spritz Cookies With Sprinkles RecipeSpritz cookies with sprinkles recipe

Spritz cookies with sprinkles recipe

The closer we get to Christmas, the more time I spend in the kitchen.  I love baking up holiday treats for any occasion.  Sometimes I gift them to friends or family, sometimes its just fun to whip up a batch of cookies with the kids.  My favorite cookies are the ones that bring back memories of when I was younger.  These spritz cookies do just that and are pretty tasty too! My grandma was always in the kitchen during the holidays.  She was always cooking or baking or frying up something delicious.  Ever since I can remember I was always right by her side.  We fried zucchini together, we mixed homemade pasta sauce together and we made cookies together.  Her absolute favorite was spritz cookies.  They were (and still are!) so easy to make and the recipe makes a ton! I haven't had … [Read more...]

How To Make Perfect Pinto Beans In The Crockpot

Perfect Crock Pot Pinto Beans Recipe

I love pinto beans, I've just never been able to cook dry beans to get that great texture and taste of beans I'm served in a restaurant or out of a can.  Mine have always been just a little too crunchy or not really very flavorful.  So frustrating!  Until Now.  Thanks to Mommy's Kitchen (who adapted her recipe from Southern Plate) I have become the Queen of Pinto Beans. We're talking pinto beans and ham so delicious you could eat them every day for the rest of your life.  Beans so good, you'll like them even if you don't like beans! The first time I followed this recipe I was a little incredulous.  Sugar in beans?  Oil in beans? I now wouldn't make them any other way. Perfect Crock Pot Pinto Beans adapted from Mommy's Kitchen Ingredients: 1 lb bag of dry pinto beans 1 … [Read more...]