Snacks and Starters

Nutty Skillet Granola

Nutty Skillet Granola - November 25, 2012

I just started experimenting with making my own granola, and I don’t think I will ever buy it in the grocery store again.  The last batch I made was so good, and I thought there was no chance it could »
Golden Granola

Golden Granola - November 07, 2012

  I have been thinking a lot about the circle of life lately.  Family members, friends, and adored pets come into our life and give us so much joy.  Sometimes we forget to cherish the time we have with them.  »
Pretzel Dogs

Pretzel Dogs - September 13, 2012

I know, I know this is not on my cleanse:(((, but sometimes you gotta cook for the men in your family.  I really enjoyed making these too.  I love a project, I guess that’s why I love to bake.  It’s »
healthy smoked salmon canapes

healthy smoked salmon canapes - August 31, 2012

  Day 3 of my cleanse is going great.  On the menu for lunch today are my go to savory canapes.  I’m a big fan of anything with avocado so I always need to sneak some in.  All you need »
Caprese on a Stick

Caprese on a Stick - August 13, 2012

  It doesn’t matter if you are a novice cook in the kitchen or a trained chef, everyone loves a simple yet completely satisfying dish.  A recipe that is lick smacking good and eye catching at the same time.  This »
Turkey Roll-ups with a Kick

Turkey Roll-ups with a Kick - August 12, 2012

  I make these a lot. They are a great picnic item or an everyday lunch.  You can make them spicy or not, depending on your mood.  Use your imagination too, and change the ingredients to your liking.  I tend »
Parmesan Crusted Goat Cheese with Pesto

Parmesan Crusted Goat Cheese with Pesto - August 12, 2012

  I have a couple new recipes to share with you.  I know I’ve been a little lazy lately, so I will try to make it up to you. Last night Marc and I went to Ravinia (a local music »
To Die for Shrimp De Jonghe

To Die for Shrimp De Jonghe - July 16, 2012

  This is one of those recipes that everyone in the room will be talking about!!!  “Oh my God!” is all they will say.  They will keep eating unti it is all gone.  At some point they will ask you »
Baked Sweet & Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet & Spicy Sweet Potato Fries - May 25, 2012

  I’m a girl.  Girls love fries.  I am a girl that loves fries!  I love them any which way. If I ate the fried version all the time  I would probably weigh 300 lbs! I think about all different »
Best Ever Corn Bead

Best Ever Corn Bead - May 21, 2012

  This is one of those recipes you don’t want to share.  The one you think will make you MILLIONS.  Keep wishing, right?  The biggest problem is I didn’t develop this mouth watering, vision of beauty.  I found this in »