Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Garlic & Herb Cheese

This low carb appetizer uses fresh asparagus that is paired with a garlic and herb cream cheese and wrapped in salty prosciutto and baked until tender.   Perfect as a side dish or finger food at your next cocktail party. If there is EVER a side dish that you want to make to impress your […]

Roasted Cauliflower Fritters with a Bloomin Onion Dipping Sauce

What sets these cauliflower fritters apart is the deep roasted caramelized flavor that comes from roasting the cauliflower beforehand.   Beyond delicious on their own … add the dipping sauce and it’s over the top! As an avid and self proclaimed veggie lover I have to confess that cauliflower has not been at the top […]

Baked Wings w an Epic Dry Rub and Sweet & Spicy Sauce

Crispy wings that start with an epic dry rub, are baked NOT fried and end up slathered in a sweet and spicy hot sauce that is killer! I’m thinking that by now you all have a pretty good sense that I LOVE wings.   And with the biggest football game of the year in less […]

Lemon Garlic Kale Salad with Pistachios, Pine Nuts and Cranberries

If you have tried endless kale salads to hop on the healthy ban wagon only to be sadly disappointed like me then you haven’t tried this one.   Fresh kale is chopped and tossed in wonderfully light lemon garlic dressing (with a surprising ingredient) along with pistachios, pine nuts and dried cranberries.  It will make […]

Fall off the Bone Crockpot Honey Buffalo Wings

These honey buffalo wings fall right off the bone and into your mouth!  They start in the crockpot and end up either on the grill or broiler slathered in A DELICIOUS honey buffalo sauce.  It is football season America !!!  And we all know what goes with football …. WINGS! However, these aren’t just your […]

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted red peppers, chick peas, tahini, lemon, garlic and spices is all you need to make the most delicious, crazy creamy hummus ever! I feel like I am cheating on my regular garlic hummus since I started making this roasted red pepper hummus. I haven’t looked back. While I love the original garlic hummus, there […]

Wholly Guacamole (5 ingredients – 5 minutes)

A TRUE Mexican classic !!! Ripe avocados with the perfect balance of onion, lime juice and salt! How can you celebrate Cinco de Mayo without Guacamole?  Simply put … you can’t. Guacamole is a staple in Mexican cuisine.  It is super easy to make and must be on your table if you are celebrating Cinco […]

Roasted Garlic Shrimp Cocktail

I am a seafood lover, as most of you know, with shrimp cocktail ranking in the Top 3 of my all time favorite foods. I have ALWAYS boiled my shrimp when making shrimp cocktail until one day The Universe told me to turn on the TV and there was Ina Garten from the Food Network […]

Creamy Dreamy Deviled Eggs

There are deviled eggs and then there are deviled eggs that make your guests go “mmmm….what makes these so good?” Do deviled eggs remind you of summer? I know summer is officially underway when the Deviled Eggs make their debut.  They are sooo not a winter food, nor are they a fall food.  Spring? ehh…they […]

Chicken Enchilada Dip

We had friends coming over the other night for what I thought was AFTER dinner, only they were running late and hadn’t had dinner.   Have you ever been in that situation where you planned on putting one thing out only to have plans change and you needed something quick! I wanted to throw something together with […]

Roasted Tomatoes and Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese and Almonds

It’s Spring.  It’s Easter and it’s also Asparagus season! This is a very simple side dish to make.  The flavors are simple and light.  You’ve got your asparagus, some grape or cherry tomatoes (halved) and slivered pine nuts. You throw it in a preheated oven and let it roast for 8-10 minutes while you could be […]

Tuna Cakes with Spicy Sriracha Aioli Sauce

I love crab cakes.  But I don’t love the cost.  Real crab can be very expensive so when I was in the mood for them the other day, I decided to make Tuna Cakes instead. These tuna cakes can be made as the recipe states, or if you like things a little hotter, add in […]