Appetizers

Cheesecake Butter

So, I actually made this cheesecake butter by accident. Well, a bit by accident.    You see, I have been all googly-eyed for these vegan cheesecakes I have spotted online.  I thought it would be an adorable idea to make a Vegan cheesecake dip that I could serve with strawberries. […]

 

Spinach and Artichoke Cheese Spread

In January, when I was visiting my parent’s house.  They had Pimento cheese spread in their fridge, and I thought it was tasty!  It’s funny because I forgot about cheese spread!   It was delicious! After making this cheese spread that went with my DIY Handi-snacks, I decided to use the same […]

 

Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Pie Dip

I decided to test out a Thanksgiving Recipe today on my boys.  ( All 3 of them).  Because I am hosting Thanksgiving in just a few short weeks!  OMG Thanksgiving already?  Wasn’t the 4th of July like two weeks ago?  Sigh. Well anyway, I have had the ingredients for this […]

 

Nutella Dipped Grapes

Are you looking for an easy dish to bring to a party?  These Nutella Grape poppers are juicy, salty, and delicious!  The best part?  They only take 5 minutes to make!  I don’t make a huge food shopping trip every week.  But at least once a week, I head to […]

 

Sriracha Deviled Eggs

I am back from the Ultimate Foodie Chicago Weekend. My husband and I went to Chicago for a long weekend ( left the kiddos with my in laws).  We hit up some of the major foodie hot spots in the west loop.  ( Blackbird, and Sephia). We also went to […]

 

Healthy Onion Dip

Lately, I have been eating A LOT of Greek Yogurt.  I will admit, that I was not convinced I would like Greek Yogurt for a while.  But, it’s growing on me.   I have been using it in recipes that call for mayo or sour cream.  Most of these substitutions have turned out […]

 

Peanut Butter Hummus

I am always trying to come up with new and fun recipes.  It’s kind of funny that I am posting a hummus recipe on this blog because hummus was Ten Years Ago!  I discovered Hummus when I went to cross-country camp as a high school student ( summer of 2000). […]

 

Easy Polenta Appetizer- And 10 ways to enjoy Polenta

Polenta is creamy and comforting, and naturally gluten free.  Eating polenta is a family tradition on my Northern Italian side.  It’s amazing. Especially when pared with a yummy Italian mariana or a mushroom sauce.  If you are planning a party, and you know that there will be gluten-free folks attending, […]

 

DIY Pizza Bagel Bites

DIY Bagel Bites are easy to make.  Just Follow a few simple steps and you can freeze these for later use.  These Bagel Bites make excellent toddler lunches. Just ask my two year old.    When I was a teenager, my mom got boxes of Bagel Bites from Sam’s club […]

 

Jicama Snack Sticks with honey-lime dipping sauce

Looking for a healthy and refreshing snack for a hot summer day? Try Jicama snack sticks and make a yummy dip for them!   Jicamas are crunchy and sweet like apples and starchy, like potatoes.  They are Paleo friendly and low calorie.  They are also VERY filling and delicious! Not […]

 

Low Carb Hawaiian Pizza

  I LOVE pizza!  But if I can get away with not having to deal with the consequences of eating it, I will. I have made.  Egg Roll Wrapper Calzones.  Pepperoni Pizza Tomato Bowls,  Zucchini Pizza Cups, Eggplant Parmesan Pizzas, Mini Cauliflower Crust Pizzas. .  And Now this.  A Low […]

 

Cucumber Dip Cups

I am always looking for cute ideas for presenting food.  But seriously, I am not going to spend hours working on a food display when you know people are just going to eat it.  Individual cucumber dip cups are a great way to present vegetables and dip.  And these little […]