A ppetizers & Sides

“It's hard to argue with your mouth full.”
— Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

October 24, 2022

Fantasy Tavern Roasted Curried Pumpkin Seeds

When you're done carving a large pumpkin (my Pumpkin Fairy House may provide some inspiration), you'll have lots of fresh pumpkin seeds left. My suggestion: use them to make Fantasy Tavern Roasted Curried Pumpkin Seeds! Roasting fresh pumpkin seeds only requires two things: 1) the seeds need to be really dry, and 2) they need to […]


July 7, 2022

Spicy Tomato Rosemary Jam

This spicy tomato and rosemary jam is the ultimate addition to your summer charcuterie. It’s a 1-step recipe that results in a sweet and spicy jam that cooks in about 80 minutes. It’s super easy to make - just add all the ingredients to a pot and then set it to cook.  I use hothouse-grown […]


December 17, 2021

Holiday Cheese Ball

If you're reading this, you probably already know what a cheese ball is. And if you don't, take a guess and you'll probably be right. Most cheese balls are... pretty cheesy, and I don't mean that literally: they're weirdly textured, they're made from processed cheese that probably couldn't legally be called 'cheese' outside of the […]


March 23, 2021

Crispy Golden Potato Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

I learned to make latkes shortly after I met my now-husband, Matt. He moved from New York City to Las Vegas and was homesick for the Jewish foods he grew up with.  Latkes are potato pancakes fried in oil. They are, in my opinion, the ultimate comfort food. They're usually topped with either sour cream […]