Category Archives: appetizers

12 Days of Christmas, Day 9: [Recipe] Turkey Puffs

These turkey puffs are a bit of a play on a burger that we really like. Who would have thought that horseradish and turkey would work, right? If you like horseradish, don’t be afraid to add a bit more.

Great for popping in your mouth at a party, these little guys go fast.

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12 Days of Christmas, Day 3: Cheese Twists


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Part soft breadstick, part biscuit – these cheese twists are super cheesy and completely addictive!

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12 Days of Christmas, Day 2: Sausage Rolls


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I made my husband a very happy man with these sausage rolls.

Store bought puff pastry and some doctored up ground sausage sure do make a great combination. Serve them with a chutney or spicy ketchup.

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12 Frilly Days of Christmas 2015, Day 8: [Recipe] Bubble Dippies (Cream Cheese Stuffed Crust Bites)


If you’ve never had the pleasure of eating pizza with cream cheese stuffed crust, you’re missing out. Plain and simple. This recipe for cream cheese stuffed crust bites is a great substitute when you don’t care if you eat the pizza and just want some cream cheese goodness. They’re perfect for sharing with a crowd.

The name for this recipe came about, of course, because I watch a lot of Bubble Guppies now with my girl. She LOVES the Bubble Guppies. She also loves pizza. I thought this was a nice little nod to my favourite person. <3

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Game Time Munchies: [Recipe] Loaded Potato Chips


This coming Sunday is Superbowl Sunday, Superbowl XLIX.

XLIX — extra licks?

You’ll enjoy the extra licks off your fingers if you make some of these indulgent loaded potato chips for game time. Maybe you’re just looking for another way to eat your #stormchips . We are getting more snow in the Maritimes this weekend, after all. Warm crunchy potato chips loaded up with everything you like on a baked potato. Ten minutes and DONE.

I really enjoy Superbowl Sunday. I’m not a regular football watcher, but I do enjoy watching football when I take the time to watch. I also actually understand the game, so don’t go thinking that I watch just because I think the uniforms are pretty. It’s much more than that. I like the well choreographed touchdown celebrations too. And the Superbowl Half Time Show, most years.

These loaded potato chips are much less a recipe than a snack idea. I’m planting the idea in your head, and it’s your responsibility to take it and run with it. Maybe you’d rather make BBQ chicken potato chips, or buffalo chicken and blue cheese potato chips – see where you can go with this? Go crazy with your favourite flavour combinations.

I used crinkle cut kettle chips for the potato chips here. I recommend using a thicker cut potato chip, or something that will stand up to holding the toppings. I also bought pre-cooked and crumbled bacon, and shredded cheese to make my life easier. One can’t be wasting time frying bacon when there’s serious snacking to be done, am I right?

Enjoy those Superbowl parties this weekend, y’animals!

Go Seahawks! When that twelfth man shows up at your party, feed him well.


[Recipe] Loaded Potato Chips

potato chips
shredded cheese
cooked bacon, chopped
sour cream
green onions, chopped


Preheat oven to 400F.

Spread out the potato chips on a large baking sheet. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper to make clean up easier.


Sprinkle cheese and bacon liberally over the potato chips.


Bake in the hot oven for 5-8 minutes, until the chips are warm, the cheese has melted, and everything’s nice and sizzly.


Sprinkle with chopped green onions and place a dollop or two of sour cream in the middle of the chips, for dipping.