Healthy Bruschetta Dip Appetizer

What I’m looking for and what I’m really craving is just appetizers and snacks that are fresh and easy to make and more importantly, healthy!  If I really was honest with myself, I would tell you that I much prefer grazing on a variety of healthy snacks versus having just a big meal. What is really awesome too is making a batch of stuff in the beginning of the week and snacking on it all week. Some foods like this Read More >>

The Best Beer Batter For Everything

I was expecting some company last weekend and I wanted to make something fun to pass around and dip while we were talking. These onion rings were some of the best I’ve ever had. I love the flavor and love how the beer creates such an airy light batter.  They were very quick to cook. I used peanut oil because it has a high smoke point meaning it will cooperate well when heated to a high temperature. Also, peanut oil Read More >>

Chicken, Bacon And Ranch Pasta Salad

Welcome to the wonderful world of cold pasta salads. Have you been chowing down on them all summer like I have? This is a recipe you must try tonight because I already know it will be a hit. I used to work as a waitress while I was in college and the chicken sandwich with bacon and ranch dressing was a very popular item on our menu. I decided to somewhat replicate this salad with the flavors of the sandwich Read More >>

17 Delicious Salads For Summer 2017

17 Delicious Salads For Your 2017 Summer Summer Melon Salad This is an incredibly cute salad full of sweetness. It is a trio of melons with some crunchy  red radish and fresh basil. There is some crumbled bacon in this salad too to give texture and a little bit of saltiness. I would even suggest swapping with prociutto or sliced salami. It is very easy to make the little melon balls with the correct tools. I would suggest getting the Read More >>

Cheeseburger Quesadilla

Last week, it started to rain again for a few days in Seattle. (Big surprise, right?)  We were craving a juicy cheeseburger but I didn’t want to open up the grill in the rain. I compromised and whipped up something similar with delicious taste and all the flavors of an American cheeseburger in a thin tortilla. I started by placing a parchment paper on a baking sheet and then adding a 6” tortilla. You could use any size depending on Read More >>

Light Veggie Spinach Dip

If you’re going to a potluck party, this is a delicious dip that tastes great as a vegetable dip or is often found with little chunks of sourdough bread for dipping. This will last on a buffet table for a couple of hours and YUM! Bonus..there are a few vegetables in it. You are going to want to use one 10 oz package of frozen spinach and then thaw and drain it very well.  It works the best in this Read More >>

Easy Homemade Veggie Marinara

One of the challenges of cooking for people is finding options for those who are picky or others who have just a small amount of foods they can eat or will eat. Sometimes there are reasons why some people cannot eat certain foods such as foods that are spicy or extra acidic or some highly sugary fruit. Its easy too for people to feign an allergy to broccoli or tomatoes. I do my best to serve a balance of diverse foods and familiar foods. I place a great Read More >>