Category Archives: Appetizers

Orange Scented Candied Cranberries

  What is going on here? Thanksgiving is one week away (OMG what?!). I have some major holiday prepping to do before we have family come in from out of town Monday and before we host a 15 plus person Thanksgiving feast. The countdown begins and I need to go into turbo mode and get […]

Salsa Fresca

This salsa tastes fresh, hence the name, Salsa Fresca. We also lovingly call it “Salsa de Papa” since it’s something Mark makes on the regular here in our house, using the recipe he acquired from his dad. It’s obviously great with chips, but we also love it on scrambled eggs, in sandwiches, added to rice and […]

Peach & Mascarpone Bruschetta

I was in Seattle this past weekend for IFBC. It involved a lot of food and a lot of good people. I came home with so many new recipes brewing in my head – this being one of them. I know it’s the tail-end of peach season, so I knew I’d better get this in […]

Fresh Cheese

I’ve been nose deep in The Little Paris Kitchen cookbook I had been eagerly waiting to receive last week. The pictures are stunning and the recipes sound equally amazing. Once I thumbed over to the page where it read, Fromage Frais (Fresh cheese in French) I knew it was something I had to make – […]

Kale Salad with Dried Cherries and Toasted Pecans

A great anytime salad. Dino kale, dried cherries, toasted pecans and radishes marry well together in this hearty salad.

Pear Salad with Homemade Croutons

Fresh pear salad with homemade croutons is a great way to start any meal.

Roasted Balsamic Vegetables

Roasted balsamic vegetables are the perfect fix for those fall-time munchies.

Monster Cookie Dough Dip

Monster cookie dough dip is addicting and perfect on apples.

Toasted Coconut & Kale Chips

Toasted coconut flakes and kale tossed in a sesame-soy dressing and baked to a crispy chip makes for a delicious snack

Spinach and Feta Quinoa Patties

Spinach and feta quinoa patties are a great way to use up leftover cooked quinoa.