Appetizers

Pepper Jack Pretzel Bites | gimmesomeoven.com #snack

3-Ingredient Pretzel Bites

When I first went full-time working on this blog, I hardly knew anyone else who was self-employed.  But somehow in the two years since, I feel like nearly half of my good friends have now become entrepreneurs! Some of those, of course, are other bloggers that I met via blogging....

2-Ingredient Queso Dip -- ready to go in 5 minutes, and so irresistibly good! | gimmesomeoven.com #appetizer #gameday

2-Ingredient Queso Dip

I love the guys in my life.  But I have to admit, there’s nothing quite like a full-on girls night. A few weeks ago, my friend Sara a group of friends up to her new house for just that.  Boyfriends and husbands were swapped for beach towels and bottles of...

7 Layer Dip -- a fresh recipe for this classic dip that's always a crowd-pleaser! | gimmesomeoven.com #appetizer #gameday

7 Layer Dip

Guess who’s going to the World Series for the first time in 29 years?!?!?!?!?! Kansas Cityyyyyyyyy!!!!!! The last time the Royals made it into the World Series (around this time back in 1985), you probably would have found me rocking my favorite pumpkin suit while cheering on the team.  (Ok ok,...

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Baked Samosas (2 Ways!)

Look out, world.  I finally learned how to make samosas.  Actually, I learned how to make real-deal traditional vegetarian samosas, but then had the idea to also try converting them into a (considerably) quick-and-easier version in mini phyllo cups.  So today I’m sharing two samosa recipes below, which happen to...

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Candied Pecans

I’ve heard it said that most of the enjoyment of a glass of wine comes from the smell. But I’m pretty sure the same goes for candied nuts. These.  Pecans.  Smell.  AMAZING!!! Oh my goodness.  I’m kind of convinced that people should stop buying candles and just bake candied...

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Pico Nacho Bites

Ok, I was totally playing with my food and came up with this super fun new snack, but I could not for the life of me figure out what to name it. Mexican bruschetta?  Salsa bites? Then it occurred to me — nachos!  These totally count as ‘chos, right?? Well,...

Chorizo Queso (Chorizo Cheese Dip) | gimmesomeoven.com

Chorizo Queso

Just when you thought chips and queso couldn’t get any better… …chorizo joined the party. Oh, and not just any party.  The homemade, creamy, flavorful, perfect-for-dipping and nacho-ing queso party.  The all-natural, made-with-actual-factual-cheddar-and-fresh-ingredients party.  The ready-to-go-in-20-minutes, easy-to-make, and perfect-for-serving-at-an-actual-party party. NOT, mind you, the usual processed cheese party.  No way,...

Italian Guacamole | gimmesomeoven.com #appetizer #dip #recipe #vegan #glutenfree

Italian Guacamole

Oh my guac. Guys, I have literally made hundreds of batches of guacamole over the years.  Hundreds and hundreds.  I’ve made single batches for myself.  I’ve made huge batches for parties.  I even choose to do most of my grocery shopping at the “Mexican” grocery store near me almost...

Grilled Sweet Potato Fries | gimmesomeoven.com

Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

Things That I Do Not Dunk: Basketballs. I dated basketball players in high school and college.  ;)  And stood on the sidelines and rocked it out on dance team and cheered them on.  But I was never coordinated enough to shoot a free throw to save my life.  Me and...

Hemp-Crusted Baked Chicken Tenders -- easy to make, full of protein, and naturally gluten-free! | gimmesomeoven.com #glutenfree #recipe

Hemp-Crusted Baked Chicken Tenders

I love traveling abroad.  But without a doubt, there are always a few things I appreciate all the more about the States whenever I return.  A few I’m extra-appreciating this week? Ice (and iced coffee) 4G The insect kingdom remaining outside Mexican food The option to flush toilet paper Yogurt...

DeLallo Balsamic Chicken Skewers | gimmesomeoven.com #giveaway

Easy Balsamic Chicken Skewers + BIG GIVEAWAY!

Everyone has their own entertaining style, usually learned through trial and (in my case, more than a few inedible) errors. Some of my friends specialize in cooking brunch.  Some only grill.  Some keep it simple with popcorn and apps.  Some enjoy designing elaborate Pin-spired five-course experiences, complete with perfect...

5-Ingredient Mango Salsa Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com #glutenfree #vegan #mexican

5-Ingredient Mango Salsa

One of the things I love best about living in my neighborhood is the almost daily conversations that everyone has about fresh produce. Nope, not the weather.  Fresh produce. This is entirely due to the fact that we live across the street from the largest outdoor market in Kansas...