Category Archives: Food and Recipes

Red Velvet M&Ms Bars

You’ve probably heard of cookie exchanges…they happen quite a bit around Christmastime. Well, how about a Valentine cookie exchange? I was invited to one a few years ago and it was great! It’s always fun to make (and eat) Valentine-themed treats!  I was a little short on time, so I needed to make something fairly easy, but still wanted it to be very yummy. I had seen lots of recipes for cake mix bars and cookies, so I thought I’d come up with my own version of Red Velvet bars made with cake mix. Any Red Velvet recipe seems appropriate for Valentine’s Day, right? Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Mocha Pudding Cookies

These cookies were my first try at using instant pudding mix in a cookie. I’ve heard that adding pudding mix to cookie dough keeps the cookies soft, but I wasn’t crazy about the idea of adding pudding mix with artificial flavors, dyes, and other things. Continue reading

Loaded Baked Potato Dip

If you’re looking for an easy snack to make for any kind of get-together, like Game Day for example, you can whip up this Loaded Baked Potato Dip in no time! It’s such an easy recipe and it tastes so good! This dip is loaded with everyone’s favorite baked potato toppings: sour cream, cheddar cheese, sliced green onions, bacon bits or pieces, and some Ranch Dressing Mix to give everything a little extra zing! Serve this dip with wavy potato chips—I’m not sure why, but the wavy (or ruffled) chips somehow taste better with this! 🙂 Continue reading

Sweet Italian Sausage and Pepper Pizza

Sweet Italian Sausage and Pepper Pizza2 @ NancyCjpgIf you’re a pizza fan, I think you’ll enjoy this recipe that I first made several years ago—Sweet Italian Sausage and Pepper Pizza. I put my own spin on a Ragù recipe called Sausage & Peppers by making it into a pizza—two pizzas, in fact! In addition to the yummy sweet Italian sausage, bell peppers, and Ragù® Old World Style® Traditional Pasta Sauce, I added some chopped onion, Mozzarella Cheese, and used Italian bread shells for the crusts to keep the recipe quick and easy. Continue reading

Texas Caviar

Super Bowl time is getting close and if you’re planning on watching the game, you’re probably deciding on what kind of snacks you want to make. If you’re still looking for ideas, this Texas Caviar is a great recipe to try! Some people also call it Cowboy Caviar. I’ve seen lots of variations on this dip and decided to come up with my own version. Continue reading