Oh the wonderful world of spinach! Seriously spinach is an incredibly easy, fun, and versatile side dish that can accompany almost any type of meal. There are so many wonderful ways to prepare spinach just by changing up a few of the added ingredients. So next time your at a loss for what to serve with your meal, think [...]
During the winter months making a good (semi) old fashioned chicken pot pie is one of my favorite things to do. I love this recipe because it’s easy to follow using pre-made pie crust cuts down on the work load without compromising the flavor. Chicken Pot Pie is a dish that many love [...]
We are continuing on with our Thanksgiving theme. Today we will feature a few “classic” Thanksgiving side dishes. Now while these are classic’s they have been modified just a little. These slight modifications are really only little tweaks to make these family classics shine a little more on the Thanksgiving table.
Green bean casserole
1/3 stick [...]
It’s always nice to have a great recipe to make for others. No matter what the reason, maybe there was a recent birth, or a family member is sick or you just want to make your friend or neighbor a meal for no reason at all. When times like these occur make sure you have [...]
Have you ever wondered how to roast a chicken? It can seem like a daunting task, but it’s really quite easy. Having a roasted chicken in the refrigerator can be a blessing when you’re running short on time and need to put food on the table fast. You can get creative with [...]
It’s time to ring in the fourth of July with friends and family around the BBQ while awaiting the local fireworks show. I found some fun desserts to make at Kaboose (http://recipes.slides.kaboose.com/288-july-4th-party-plates-treats) that are sure to add the perfect finale to your gathering.
2 Boxes Vanilla Cake, made into 20 cupcakes
2 (8 oz.) packages of cream cheese
1/2 stick unsalted [...]
I have a couple great recipes if you’re planning a nice light lunch gathering. During the summer months it’s always nice to go with a menu that is light and refreshing. It’s an added bonus when you don’t have to heat up your kitchen by turning on the stove. Gazpacho is a tomato [...]
It’s that time of year to head outdoors and enjoy a good old fashioned picnic. Picnics are a great way to socialize, relax and spend some quality time together with family and friends. When packing for a picnic a few ideas to keep in mind are: to keep the fare simple, don’t offer too many [...]
Memorial Day weekend is coming up and usually what that means is copious amounts of food, especially junk food! Don’t get too caught up buying chips and crackers, focus on delicious, fresh veggies, pita chips, olives with great dips that are healthy!
Here are some great healthy dips to use this weekend or at any party!
Spicy Bean [...]
One of my favorite types of restaurants are tapas restaurants. Tapas is a Spanish cuisine title for sharing small plates (similar to appetizers) around a table with a group of people. It’s a great way to try new dishes and eat smaller portions.
It’s a great menu idea when you have friends over because you don’t [...]