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Appetizers Breakfast Recipes

Baked Scotch Eggs

Have you ever had these delicious fried Scotch Eggs at a bar or restaurant? We have a great place in Indianapolis called MacNiven’s, where we first tried this deliciousness. We decided to make a baked version to enjoy at home. Phil makes excellent sauces…

Appetizers Garden Fresh Sides Recipes

Zesty Mango Salsa

We love all types of salsa and enjoy trying out new versions to eat all Summer long.  This was inspired by my mother-in-law as she made this one summer and we’ve continued making it since then.  The great thing about any salsa is you…

Appetizers Recipes

Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

Phil loves anything wrapped or stuffed with bacon. These delicious little bites are right up his alley! We had these at a restaurant and were eager to try them at home. Turns out, they couldn’t be easier!  This is a great make-ahead appetizer to pop…

Appetizers Garden Fresh Sides Recipes

Garden Caprese Salad

This is so simple, yet so good!  When garden tomatoes (and basil) are in season, there’s nothing better. Now that we are entering the dark period (or Indiana winter), we are forced to use store-bought tomatoes.  If you can’t find good heirloom or hothouse tomatoes,…

Appetizers Garden Fresh Sides Recipes

Stuffed Banana Peppers

This is another one of my dad’s creative ways to use the dozens of banana peppers in his garden. My dad plants around 8 different types of pepper plants and we always seem to forget where the Hungarian Wax end and where the mild…

Appetizers Garden Fresh Sides Recipes

Garden Bruschetta

My dad makes the best tomato bruschetta!  When he finally gave me the recipe, I was amazed at how simple it was!  Now, he would roll his eyes if I said this to him.  His remark would be, that it actually takes several months…