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  […]

Plum Goat Cheese Crostini

Besides the brilliant color of this plum jam, you and your guests are going to love the sweet and tangy flavor combination of this plum goat cheese crostini! The plum jam is really easy to make: just add freshly chopped plums to a pot of boiling water and a little sugar and let it simmer down and then cool into a thick jam. Add more or less sugar to your taste preference. My favorite way to serve this crostini dish […]

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

I recently discovered a delicious new side dish: stuffed Portobello mushroom caps. Normally, you may think of stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer, but these Portobello mushroom caps are so huge that they are probably better as a side! In fact, two people could probably share one. Goat cheese is blended with herbs and breadcrumbs to form a creamy stuffing for these large mushrooms, which are then baked in the oven. I love the combination of goat cheese and walnuts, so […]

Creamy Beet and Feta Dip

Beets offer an earthy, refreshing and unique flavor that more recipes should take advantage of. While it’s not common to have them appear as the main ingredient of a dish, this dip offers a great example of why that ought to happen more often. The feta cheese provides a great flavor and texture to complement the beets, which can be either roasted or bought pre-cooked. Creamy Beet and Feta Dip Recipe Ingredients 1 1/2 cups cooked beets 1/2 cup feta […]