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Cheesy Confetti Cauliflower "Rice"

Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower is NOT one of my husband’s favorite veggies…in fact, he would just as soon ditch it all together. That was until I began trying some new ways to serve it. Roasted has now been accepted as well as cauliflower rice…and this dish in particular. It is the perfect substitute…

Spicy Thai Peanut Bok Choy Salad

Spicy Thai Peanut Bok Choy Salad

Are there certain words you enjoy hearing your children say? When my 4 year old says Bok Choy, it brings a smile to my face…so funny! Even better is when he eats it! And…with this recipe, he ATE IT!!!! When I saw Bok Choy in my box from Farm Fresh…

Roasted Beet, Orange and Mint Salad by

Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges and Mint

This Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges and Mint was enjoyed by both those of us in our homes who like beets, and those of us in our home who are a little less excited about them…the orange and mint really balanced the flavors well…I was pleased! This past Saturday I…

Bacon Popcorn with Black Pepper and Pecans

Bacon Popcorn with Black Pepper and Pecans

Yes, you read that right…Bacon Popcorn with Black Pepper and Pecans…it really is that good! I am almost embarrassed to post this because it is NOT the healthiest recipe I have ever made…but, here goes…you are welcome! 🙂 A couple of nights ago I was making my signature popcorn here…

Fresh Cucumber Salad by

Garden Fresh Cucumber Salad

Garden Fresh Cucumber Salad, quick refreshment to serve alongside all of your summer meals. My littlest son and I took a trip to our local Farmer’s Market this week and I found such a great variety of fresh local produce! I really find it so inspiring to look at the…

Roasted Asparagus with Brie, Bacon and Shallot Sauce by

Roasted Asparagus with Brie, Bacon and Shallot Sauce

When making my Foil Packet Salmon, I was looking for the perfect side dish that would be able to keep up with the elegance of the salmon so I decided on roasted asparagus. I could eat roasted asparagus plain and find it special, but…to please my family and have some…

Sweet Basil Dip by

Sweet Basil Dip

Today, when I was getting ready for some family friends to come over to watch the playoff games, I decided to make a dip that didn’t come with a little packet. 🙂 I know…you don’t need those little packets, but they are so convenient and fail proof! But this time…

Cheesy Spinach and Prosciutto Wontons by

Cheesy Prosciutto and Spinach Wontons

Cheesy Proscuitto and Spinach Wontons, friends, and a good football game…that is a GREAT combination! When I has planning what we would snack on during the game, I came across wonton wrappers. I don’t know about you, but every time I see wonton or egg roll wrappers I begin to…

Food is always better on a stick!  Try this delicious Antipasto on a Stick by

Antipasto on a Stick!

Yesterday, I made antipasto on a stick. I am convinced that when presenting food to your family, anything on a stick gets gobbled up faster. That may sound strange, but once again, it has proven to be true. These little treats would also be a great healthy addition to your…

Cranberries with Blackberries and Sage

Cranberries with Blackberries and Sage

This year I set out to make a “Lower Sugar” version of cranberry relish. The first order of business was to replace the water with apple juice to add some natural sweetness. I was hoping that, combined with the blackberries, would be enough sweetness, but it was not…it still brought…


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