Aug 072015
Crispy Brussels Sprout

These sprouts can be served as an appetizer or side dish. 1 pound brussels sprout, trimmed and halved 2 slices bacon, cooked and chopped 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 small red onion, diced salt and pepper to taste Red Pepper Jelly Cook bacon strips in cast iron skillet or fry pan. When crispy, remove […]

Jun 242014
Zucchini Cakes

These shredded zucchini cakes are great for appetizers or as a side dish. The cakes can be formed into large or small patties depending on how you want to serve them. 1 large zucchni grated, excess water removed (Note: To do this, after you grate the zucchini, put the grated zucchini into paper towels and […]

Jun 142014
Tuna Tartare

I love raw tuna….seared is fine too, but I always try to not cook it too much.  This dish works well as an appetizer or meal for 4 people.  Make sure that you buy good quality tuna. The buttery texture of the tuna and avocado with the crunchiness of the wonton and zesty lime flavor […]

Jan 122014
Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

This is a versatile recipe and can be changed several ways depending on your preference. The beef can be substituted with ground chicken or pork. Instead of making lettuce wraps, you can serve the meat over rice. Or even try adding rice to your lettuce wrap! 1 pound ground beef 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 […]

Mar 282013

Hummus is a classic Middle Eastern puree of chickpeas and sesame paste (tahini). Making it yourself is much better than the prepared hummus from the grocery store. And you can easily double this recipe for a bigger batch. I use a food processor, but you can easily make this dip with a blender instead. Serve […]

Mar 202013
Pineapple Cheeseball

My friends and I got together recently and had a retro themed dinner party!  It was lots of fun…we ate mashed potatoes and meatloaf, pigs in a blanket, stuffed celery, etc.  You get the picture. I brought a cheeseball because you can’t have a retro party without a cheeseball.  I like this version with the […]

Feb 082013
Spinach Balls

Delicious spinach balls are the perfect appetizer to take to a party.  The flavors are fantastic and they can easily be made in advance. I make big batches and freeze them.  You must try them! 2 (10 oz.) packages frozen chopped spinach 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups herb stuffing mix 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, freshly […]

Feb 042013
Chicken Nachos

We love making nachos at home!  We load them up with all of our favorite toppings and graze.  I don’t list exact measurements in the recipe…top them with as much or little of your favorites! Tortilla chips Cheddar cheese Salsa chicken (see below) Black beans, drained Jalapeno pepper, sliced Green onions, sliced Salsa Sour cream […]