We Love Marsala Mushrooms

After searching around we found a recipe that makes my family happy as we love Marsala mushrooms. My family doesn’t just like eating mushrooms, we love them – stuffed, grilled, sautéed with onions, and sautéed with Marsala wine. This recipe that can work as either a side dish or an appetizer. Hope you like it…

Seven Travel Well Appetizers

Seven Travel Well Appetizers – The holidays are quickly approaching, and thoughts are turning to spending time with friends and family – gathering around the table, sharing a meal, or having a glass of wine. But I know you stress about what to bring, especially if you’re traveling. You’re going to want something that not…

Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Bacon wrapped chicken. Need I say more?? I found this recipe in a cookbook, sorry I can’t remember which one, and thought it was a fabulous way to dress of plain old chicken. I mean really, what the heck? Bacon + chicken, must be good. To serve dip these in your favorite BBQ sauce, Ranch…

Ghosts in My House

Anyone looking for some fun, savory snacks for Halloween? Look no further than these easy edible ghosts. I love all things potato – so making something with fingerling potatoes was a hands down winner with me. I’ve gone ahead and given this a diary free tweak so they’re safe for yours truly to eat. Edible…

Mini Monster Chow for Halloween

My family just adores snack foods that have a rice cereal base. This recipe for mini monster chow is a big hit. Not only is this easy to make, but I’ve made it allergy safe so the whole family can enjoy it. Ok… so I can enjoy it! You might want to double the batch,…

Edible Skeleton Bones for Halloween

Over the years I’ve participated in many Halloween themed parties and blog linkups. I’ve amassed a nice collection of recipes and thought it was time that I share them with you. These edible skeleton bones for Halloween are a crowd pleaser. I hope you and your family enjoy these as much as my family does!…

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are an absolutely favorite food. If you’re lucky enough to find green tomatoes at your local farmer’s market buy them – I promise you wont be disappointed. I like to do this dish when the tomatoes are still on the harder side – if you wait until they’re soft, they’ll fall apart…

Simple Scallion Pancakes

We loved cooking demos when we were catering. This flashback recipe for scallion pancakes came from a winery cooking demo. Hope you enjoy it. Bonus for anyone that needs to stay away from gluten – this one is gluten free. Don’t forget you can find more recipes on the sloCooking archive site. Happy Cooking. SCALLION…

Easy Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated mushrooms are an easy appetizer to make.  Below is my recipe that I have included in “recipe tree” mailings. Have you ever participated in one? Think chain letter, but instead of sending money, you’re sending a recipe to a few people and hope to get at least one back in return. Unfortunately I have…

Empanadas How I Love You

This is another recipe from my catering days. Guests love empanadas. And they want something different. Yes, our black bean empanada is still my favorite recipe, but this is a fabulous go-to for entertaining.  These are best served hot from the oven. For other ideas check out the sloCooking archives: slocooking.blogspot.com. GROUND BEEF NATCHITOCHES EMPANADAS…

Quick & Easy Bacon Wrapped Dates

Bacon wrapped dates are a crowd pleaser. They are fast and easy to make, and your guests will beg for more. You can never make enough – I promise. BACON WRAPPED DATES 35 dry dates, pitted (plan on a minimum of 5 pieces/person) 18 slices bacon – slice in half (1/2 slice per date) White…

Strawberry Mango Salsa

So this isn’t the most seasonal of dishes. However, strawberry season just about HERE on the Central Coast! With that I’m sharing this recipe. Strawberry-mango salsa travels well too. Think about all the holidays & family gatherings this will be good for. I really like serving this with Terra chips. STRAWBERRY-MANGO SALSA 2 tbsp diced…

Who Doesn’t Love a Crab Cake?

Who doesn’t love a crab cake? This is a go-to for the husband. He’s been known to whip up a batch of these when we have a lazy Sunday afternoon. You know we haven’t had many of those, but that has totally changed for 2017! CRAB CAKES 1c mayonnaise 1 egg 1/4c chives or scallions,…

Segway Into Spring with Homemade Salsa

I guess it’s time to start moving into spring – happy Spring by the way! Warm weather makes me want homemade salsa, and while you’re at it, throw in some chips. Are you as excited about this change as I am? I am happy to have longer days, warmer weather and sunshine. However the last…

It’s Friday, Bring Back the Cocktail Party

Do you remember me talking the other day about change? How I’m not good with change, but that I needed to embrace it in order to have a personal life & family time? Do you remember me saying how important it is to the hubs & I? That our decision to change careers is closely…