Watermelon Bites with Feta and Mint

We are blessed with a wonderful group of friends, and it seems there’s always a get-together or celebration of something…and sometimes nothing…just toasting to friendships.  You don’t really need a reason.  But, no matter the occasion, you can bet there will be food!  Most of the time, everyone brings an appetizer or dessert, and we just graze on a huge buffet.  A couple of years ago I ran across this super unusual and refreshing appetizer.  Continue reading “Watermelon Bites with Feta and Mint”

Lincoln’s Fresh Texas Salsa

In case you didn’t know, we are originally from Texas.  We grew up eating all things Tex-Mex.  We love the freshness, the flavors and the spice.  When we were home visiting my husband’s family a few years ago, his sister, Beth,  treated us to a wonderful dinner of fajitas with all the trimmings.  Making an appearance in the appetizer round was a big batch of fresh homemade salsa prepared by our nephew, Lincoln. Continue reading “Lincoln’s Fresh Texas Salsa”

Asian Chicken Cups

Quite a number of years ago, my sweet cousin Terri told me about this dish I had to try at a restaurant that had just opened near her home in Dallas.  The restaurant, although it was new to us at the time, turned out to be the famous chain P.F. Chang’s…and the dish was their signature lettuce wraps.  They have always been a favorite, and I decided I needed to be able to make them at home.  After all, you can’t always get to the restaurant when you have that craving.  So, I experimented with a little of this and a little of that.  And, after some trial and error, I think it got pretty close!  Then, I thought I would make it a little more party friendly.   And, instead of lettuce, I put it in a wonton cup and baked it in the oven for a handy little grab and go pick up app for any gathering.   Continue reading “Asian Chicken Cups”