Month: January 2018

VALENTINE TAPAS AT HOME

Take a cozy nook in your home and turn it into a Valentine Date Night! While dining out might sound like a good idea on this night, consider the possibilities if you were to create something new and different right there in your own home, with a simple meal, conversation […]

CAPRESE BITES

Salad on a stick! Sometimes a little salad on a stick is all we are looking for. Easy to pack in lunches. Perfect for a Tapas spread, picnic food, or an appetizer set out for game day when you want your loved-ones, or guests to have a little something healthy. […]

TZATZIKI

Cucumbers. The often-forgotten vegetable. Well, think again! The cool refreshing flavor of Tzatziki comes to the aid of spicy food, calms the tummy after a heavy meal, and makes for a perfect tapas dish for any cuisine you have scattered across a Tapas spread. Fast, easy, and oh so yummy! […]

BABY SWEET POTATO FRIES

Color, crunch, and spice. Sweet Potato Fries are often remembered for these attributes. So why not make them for a side dish, a tapas plate of its own, or a replacement for popcorn when watching your favorite movie. These fries are baked until crunchy with only a light mist of […]

RASPBERRY TARTS

A cookie-like crust. A sweet milk custard, and luscious ruby red raspberries. Can you think of anything more delicious for a Valentine Dessert! The crust can be made in advance, and either stored in the fridge for a week, or frozen for several months. I love to use Mason Jar […]

FRUIT SMOOTHIES

Cold and flu season is that little monster that sneaks in at night and robs you of a productive day. Build your immunity, and those little monsters will know they aren’t welcome!! Smoothies are fast, easy to make, and can be your to-go breakfast, or a leisurely sip while you […]

VALENTINE DINNER FIRESIDE

Valentine Dinner. An easy meal? Candles, fire, and some fun prompted conversation? How does that sound to you! Part two, of my four-part series using your home as a fun place to recreate ambience for a memorable Valentine evening, whether for friends, for two, or a special night just for […]

STRAWBERRY LAYERED CAKE

Nothing says springtime like strawberries. And so, in the dead of winter, don’t you think we need to dream a little? For Valentine Day, I am serving this delicately flavored pound cake with strawberry infused whipped cream, and of course, lots and lots of strawberries! ┬áCake Ingredients Makes 1 large […]

VALENTINE DINNERS AT HOME

Valentine Dinner. Do you really want to go out to a busy restaurant? Surely the servers would rather be elsewhere? You are creative. Surely with a little help and a few ideas, you could create an amazing situation for an evening to celebrate, right there in your own home, whether […]

CASHEW GLUTEN-FREE MUFFINS

Breakfast on the go, or a leisurely breakfast at home should always have something healthy, delicious, and ready! These nutty muffins are full of healthy ingredients, and perfect for the dairy-free, gluten-free, and even sugar-free preferences. Make a batch on a quiet afternoon or evening, and they will keep all […]