red salsa in a colorful bowl with purple tortilla chips on a green plate

Roasted Tomato and Green Chile Salsa

Chips and Salsa are a staple just about anywhere. My husband likes to have chips and salsa several times a week. This salsa (Salsa de Molcajete) is packed full of flavor. Roasting the tomatoes, garlic and peppers bring out so much more flavor. It's easy to make and cheaper than any store bought salsa you can buy. This recipe, and 499 others, can be found in our cookbook "Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins' MORE Favorites…... view full recipe

Creamy Risotto with Mushrooms garnished with parsley

Mushroom Risotto

Risotto is an Italian rice dish that is savory and creamy and oh so delicious! There are a variety of ways you can change up basic risotto, but the basic risotto is so good just by itself. This recipe is for Mushroom Risotto, but you can change it up. Instead of mushrooms you can add cooked shrimp, peas, or just leave it plain with the creaminess of the risotto itself along with some Parmesan cheese.…... view full recipe

Swedish meatballs in a cream sauce

Swedish Meatballs

My Mom made Swedish Meatballs as an entree with buttered egg noodles when I was growing up and I love them to this day! I've tweaked on the sauce from her recipe just a tad and have come up with our favorite sauce. I often make them as an appetizer and serve them right in the crock pot without the noodles. Great for a holiday or party. And if you don't want to take the…... view full recipe

Mozzarella balls and cherry tomato kebabs with a balsamic glaze

Mozzarella and Tomato Kebabs with Balsamic Glaze

These easy to make Mozzarella and Tomato Kebabs with Balsamic Glaze are a refreshing snack or appetizer, and always get devoured whenever I bring them to a pot luck. I wait to put the Balsamic Glaze on top until serving time or it can drizzle off. You can also add a basil leaf in between the mozzarella and tomatoes for a Caprese Kebabs. 500 recipes like this one can be found in our cookbook "Rocky…... view full recipe

Hollowed out potato skins filled with melted cheddar cheese, crisp bacon pieces, sour cream and chives

Potato Skins

These Potato Skins are easy to make, and even easier to eat! They disappear so fast whenever I make them as an appetizer. They are always a sure bet to never have any leftovers. I often use small baby potatoes for these and they're "popper" size. But you can use full sized potatoes as well for larger ones. Typically with the larger ones I'll cut each half into 2 or 3 wedges to make them…... view full recipe

Buffalo Chicken Wings on a bed of lettuce with blue cheese dressing

Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings, they are a MUST for a Super Bowl Party, or New Year's Eve Party! I ALWAYS make Buffalo Wings when we host parties for those events. I also make them sometimes when we host a BBQ, they always disappear fast! My hubby is pretty picky about his wings. I have found the best way to have crispy wings with a spicy sauce, and I'll share that with you. Tips for making the BEST…... view full recipe

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Peppers filled with cheese and sprinkled with brown sugar and chili powder

Jalapeno Poppers

These Jalapeno Poppers are super popular in my family. When I host a party, I ALWAYS have to have these Jalapeno Poppers or I will be chastised. They aren't hard to make, and are always a hit. I have to make at least double what I would think I need because they go fast, and they are also great as leftovers. I also try to get jalapeno peppers that are more hot, as those are…... view full recipe

Buffalo Chicken Dip with Tortilla Chips

Buffalo Chicken Dip

My daughter shared this recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip with me several years ago. She makes it all the time for her family as appetizers, they all love spicy foods. This is more of a "medium" heat. If you want it spicier, add more wing sauce. If you want it more mild, add less. You can also change it up and make it a BBQ Chicken Dip by substituting BBQ sauce for the wing sauce.…... view full recipe

Brie en Croute; golden puff pastry filled with Brie cheese and surrounded by yellpear and red apple slices

Brie en Croute

  I make this Brie en Croute every time I host a holiday as an appetizer. It's always one of the favorites and goes quickly. It's surprisingly easier to make than you would think.You can top the Brie with some Pecan Praline Sauce (pictured here), Pear and Cranberry Chutney, Fig jam, or any other topping before wrapping to make it extra special, or just leave it plain, either way is delicious. Serve it with some…... view full recipe

Toasted Crostini topped with melted white Gorgonzola cheese, golden caramelized onions, and sweet fig jam

Crostini with Gorgonzola, Caramelized Onions, and Fig Jam

I love appetizers, almost as much as desserts! Every holiday we have about a dozen appetizers before the main meal. These Crostini with Gorgonzola cheese, Caramelized onions, and sweet fig jam are one of my favorites. I have to confess, I actually have several favorites, this is just one of them. You can make the jam and onions ahead of time and keep them in the fridge until you are ready to assemble. Just pull…... view full recipe