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 […]

Cowboy Caviar

Whatever you do this summer, you simply MUST make this salsa!!! HOW in the world it got the name ‘Cowboy Caviar’ is beyond me.  It’s kind of mix between a salsa, a side dish and a dip. But whatever you want to call it, it has fast become one of the most VERSATILE salsas I’ve […]

Restaurant Style Homemade Salsa

Boy what a ding-a-ling I am.  I have bought jarred salsa since the inception of time and it took me under 10 minutes to do it at home. And I didn’t even have to go out and buy anything. Salsa is one of those recipes where fresh ingredients are apparent.  You just can’t taste fresh […]

HANDS DOWN The BEST Spinach Artichoke Dip EVER!

Yum My friend makes this Spinach Artichoke dip quite often when we go over their house.  He has made it so often that he doesn’t have a recipe, it’s just in his head. I’ve never considered myself a Spinach and Artichoke dip ‘fan’, per se, specifically the artichoke portion of it … but as I […]

The Best Garlic Roasted Hummus

Hummus, as most of you probably know, is a Middle Eastern dish made primarily from chick peas (or more commonly known as garbanzo beans) and is fast becoming a very popular dip here in America and with good reason. First of all it’s a great alternative to canola oil based mayo, so slather some on your sandwich or […]

Classic Caesar Dressing

Yum There simply are NO words to describe this Caesar dressing.  Well, ok, maybe a few. Like: creamy bold cheesy delicious addictive With summer in full swing now, salads are a big part of our diet and Caesar salad happens to be a one of my all time favorites! As much as I adore leafy […]

5 minute Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip

I’ve come across a ton of recipes on Pinterest lately that are all things pumpkin.  ‘Tis the season after all. One recipe that intrigued me was this Pumpkin Fluff Dip.  I thought ‘how fun’!  But the problem is 99% of them used Cool Whip topping and at least 1/2 cup of sugar. So that ended that. […]

Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Crostini

If you are in the market for an easy, failproof appetizer that will wow your guests then this Roasted Tomato Crostini will do just that! The best time to make this of course would be during the summer months when those little cherry tomatoes are in abundance. I added some chopped shallots, garlic and extra […]

Caprese Salad with Fried Eggplant

I never thought I liked eggplant.  I remember having it as a kid I think in like a parmesan kind of dish.  I remember it being mushy or rubbery, I can’t remember.  Obviously since my memory of this food was so vague it was time to try it again. My husband and I went out […]

Panzanella Bread Salad

I had never heard of Panzanella Bread Salad before the other night.  Have you? Yum We went over our friends house to sit on their beautiful new porch for appetizers and drinks.  My friend Suzy is a great cook and I always enjoy going over their house to try something new she has whipped up and […]