Herbed Parsnip Fries

Making homemade fries is always so much fun. Why not switch it up and make fries with another vegetable other than potatoes? One of my favorite non-potato fries recipe is made with parsnip. They become soft and tender in the oven after baking and crispy on the edges, and the flavor is very unique. I first prepare an herb, garlic and olive oil mixture in the Magic Bullet and then toss the thinly sliced parsnip with it in a mixing […]

Curry and Chive Dip

Back in the day, we used to use powder packet dip mixes for parties. Now, we love to make our own dips from scratch. This sour cream-based dip is flavored with curry powder, paprika, garlic, vegetable bouillon and fresh chives. You can serve this curry dip with a tray of vegetables or chips. What about vegetable chips? 🙂 Curry and Chive Dip Recipe Ingredients 1 cup sour cream 1 tbsp curry powder 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp vegetable bouillon 1 […]

Easy Taco Dip

Whenever we have people over at our house, the munchies are flowing. We like to offer a few different dips and appetizers for people to choose from. One dip we always make is this easy taco dip. It is made with sour cream, cream cheese and taco seasoning mix. Get creative with the toppings for this dip: cheese, tomatoes, olives and jalapeños are just a few ideas. This dip is best served with tortilla chips. Easy Taco Dip Ingredients 4 […]

Mango Salsa

If you like sweet and spicy, you are going to love this mango salsa recipe. Traditional homemade salsa ingredients are combined with mango chunks to create a delicious salsa dip. You can use this mango salsa on top of fish, salads, or as a dip with tortilla chips. Mango Salsa Recipe Ingredients 1/4 cup fresh cilantro 1/4 serrano pepper, seeded 2 green onions, chopped 1 14 oz can S&W stewed mexican tomatoes 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced 1/4 cup frozen […]

Sweet Pumpkin Hummus

What do you think of when you hear the word HUMMUS?! Do you think of a traditional, simple, tahini spiced dip? Do you think of the creamy swirl of a tasty store-bought brand that gets swiftly disturbed by a chip or carrot? For me, I automatically think of the word VERSATILITY. My heart was slightly broken (dramatic?) when I found out I had to avoid garlic. I battled my stomach and my body with food intolerances for years until I […]

Tarte Flambée

I brought this Tarte Flambée recipe home with me from my very first trip to Germany. It is normally made with creme fraiche as the sauce, but I lightened it up by using a mixture of light sour cream and creme fraiche. A splash of nutmeg and pepper makes all the difference. On top sits thinly sliced onions and chopped ham. Cheese is optional, but I like to sprinkle a little gruyere or mozzarella over the top before putting it […]

Spinach Feta Pinwheels

When asked about my favorite appetizer to make, I always think of these spinach feta pinwheels. They are really easy to make, and they freeze well days before you need them! Chopped frozen spinach and a frozen puff pastry sheet makes the job stress-free. All you have to do is wait for the spinach and puff pastry to thaw, then mix up the spinach with feta cheese and nutmeg in your Magic Bullet and spread it on the top. An […]

Black Bean Hummus

One of my favorite quick mommy lunches to make are hummus quesadillas. For some reason, the hummus and the melty cheese pair so perfectly together! I love to switch up my hummus flavors every so often, and black bean hummus is always my go-to. I don’t need any crazy ingredients, which means I usually have it always on hand. This one comes together so simply. You can use it for dipping salty tortilla chips in or crispy fresh veggies! Black […]

Feta Eggplant Rolls

Eggplant has always been a difficult fruit for me to use in recipes. By the way, are you surprised I said fruit? Many people think eggplant is a vegetable, but it’s actually a fruit! It is really healthy since it contains a lot of vitamins, minerals and fiber. My signature recipe is eggplant Parmesan, which we are really tired of by now.  I saw an eggplant roll appetizer recipe in an old issue of Fine Cooking magazine that inspired me […]

Refried Bean Dip

I am always looking for a quick and easy dip to make when sport season rolls around. Something everyone will love, and that doesn’t take too much time in the kitchen to prepare. This dish is perfect just for that. You can easily adjust the flavors, add more heat, or maybe top it with some cilantro and red peppers for different flavor and crunch! Refried Bean Dip Ingredients 2 cans pinto beans, drained Salt and pepper 1 package taco seasoning  […]