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Happy Thanksgiving! Orange Cranberry Delight

I’d like to share one of our favorite appetizers. It’s a cream-cheese based spread laced with orange, cranberry and toasted pecans. Serve with a sweet cracker or Nilla Wafers. Here, I served it with Wheat Thins Stix in Honey Wheat. Happy Thanksgiving to all! Hope you have a delightful time around the table. Orange Cranberry Delight … Continue reading

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Pork-and-Chive or Turkey-and-Scallion Pot Stickers

Pot Stickers

Yesterday, I was shocked to find out that our first born has a loose baby tooth and a permanent tooth peeking through! What a shock! First Kindergarten begins and now this? To celebrate this bittersweet moment, I cooked her favorite meal: Pot Stickers. These are modified from Martha Stewart’s Pork-and-Chive Pot Stickers with Soy-Ginger dipping sauce. I … Continue reading

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Movie Night Treats (or should I say Film Night Buffet?)

My husband is a movie nerd film buff. He even has a film club, a group of friends who attend a viewing and then discuss what they’ve seen. I’m so thankful that he has a group of like-minded buddies to analyze what things “mean” since that is not my forte, although I try my best… “I … Continue reading

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Need Party Food? Try Wonton Cups

Around this time of year most of us have parties or potlucks, which require some time in the kitchen. Here is something new to try, Wonton Cups. It’s an edible cup, a unique delivery system for a variety of sweet or savory fillings. If you have an oven, muffin tins, and some cooking spray you can make them. They … Continue reading

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Roasted Red Pepper Dip

This past year, I started keeping a jar of red peppers in the fridge because they are so versatile. We use them a lot. They’re a great way to elevate simple dishes. We put them in sandwiches, on pizza, and I even added them to our chili this weekend. Our favorite brand is Mezzetta Roasted Red Bell Peppers. … Continue reading

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Black Bean Salsa

salsa & chips

Now that summer is here, try this great alternative to traditional salsa with protein to boot! This recipe is flexible, add more veggies to substitute if you don’t have enough of something else. Enjoy! Black Bean Salsa  Refrigerate for 2 hours, serve with tortilla chips. Combine the following ingredients: 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tbsp … Continue reading

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