Category Archives: Appetizers

Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Spread

Bacon And Cheddar Cheese Spread

Last summer we had a new Kroger open nearby.  Since it was summer break I had all three boys with me when I went to the grand opening.  They quite enjoyed themselves, between all the samples and seeing many of their friends it was a fun day.

One of the samples they had was a cheese spread.  It’s actually a local product that comes in many flavors.  Ever since then Jack has been a little hooked! Continue reading

Roasted Eggplant Dip

Roasted Eggplant Dip

It was after a trip to the farmer’s market when I got an eggplant that I first made this dip for the boys.  It was their first time having eggplant, that I can remember anyway.  I quickly realized they like eggplant.  We planted some that summer!

Unfortunately for us we weren’t able to harvest many eggplants last year.  It wasn’t the best year for anything other than tomatoes in the garden.  We continued to get them at the market though and tried cooking it several different ways.  Ewan was the biggest fan, though the other boys liked it as well.

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Herb Marinated Feta

Herb Marinated Feta
Need a way to jazz up your cheese plate? Spice up your life with some marinated feta cheese! It is beyond easy and yet the resulting cheese is so full of flavor.

With our herbs finally growing well it is time to have some fun. All right, the fun may have already started with plenty of minty cocktails. Mint grows and spreads really well so we have LOTS. Add in two boys who just had to get chocolate mint plants and our herb boxes overfloweth with mint! Continue reading