I love this soup recipe. The combination of the roasted butternut with the leeks and ginger is fantastic. I don’t usually do the fried Leek garnish, but last night Bill and I went out to dinner and his appetizer had these beautiful tasty little fried leeks on it, and when Bill saw the leeks on my cutting board, he asked if I was making fried leeks and I said, good idea! They will make my picture look pretty.
As quality control I had to have a bowl before I finished this post and I can tell you, the little crispy fried leeks are totally worth it! Continue reading Butternut Leek Soup
I know I have been posting all these yummy, can’t believe it’s healthy and good for you recipes! Yeah! It’s so fun to be healthy. Yeah, it’s so fun to do everything in moderation and hell, when it’s the Divisional round and your team is playing at home and your QB is Brady, I am not going to eat a salad. I am going to work my ass off extra that day and I am going to eat some FOOTBALL food Dammit!
These nachos fit the bill. If you don’t feel like playing with the spices I have on the recipe, skip them and just use a taco mix packet (no one is going to judge you!) I just might make my famous Honey Hot wings too, last time I made wings and nachos for the game we won……….it’s only crazy if it doesn’t work, right? Continue reading Loaded Nachos
I am a tomato fanatic. I stalk the farms in the summer just waiting for the first round of local fresh tomatoes and once they arrive, I eat them every day, sometimes at every meal. There is nothing so wonderful as a warm tomato with a little salt on it……..heaven. Once September ends and the only tomatoes I can get are at the grocery store, it’s a little depressing. Even if they are ripe and red they don’t taste anywhere near like the summer tomatoes.
This salad has you roast the tomatoes slowly and the roasting process makes those ho hum store bought winter tomatoes taste….wait for it………Good! They may not rank with the summer ones, but they are close. This is a great starter or side dish for a comforting winter meal. Continue reading Winter Caprese Salad
I love Chile Rellenos but I must say the deep fried meat stuffed ones you get at most Mexican restaurants is just too much. Too rich and heavy. I created this one with cheese instead of meat and I bake it with panko instead of frying it. The sauce is a little spicy and smooth and the end result is a great appetizer or light dinner if you added a salad on the side. The sauce freezes great, so feel free to make a double batch, put it in a labeled zip lock bag and freeze for another time. The sauce would be great on grilled chicken or fish too Continue reading Chile Rellenos
My family is crazy over these! They are great for an appetizer, or a relaxing dinner served with a salad on the side. You can replace the turkey with beef, pork or chicken if you like Continue reading Turkey Empanadas
Spicy, gooey, cheesy, yummy. There is nothing like a good hot dip and a big bowl of chips. I made these lighter by using the light cream cheese! LOL, ok so this is not a recipe you make on January 2nd, when you are wanting to eat lean mean and clean. This a football party, comfort food loving snack. Just go for a run before and you won’t feel so bad! Continue reading Buffalo Chicken Dip
I just love, love, love guacamole! It is so creamy smooth and delicious. I cannot count the number of times I make this for pool parties in the summer (with of course my famous margaritas!). Continue reading Guacamole
This sandwich is sooooo good. I like to keep the ingredients on hand for a quick dinner but it also works great as an appetizer. If you use it as an appetizer, just slice into 1 1/2 inch slices and secure with a toothpick. It will taste good and stay out at room temperature for a while.
Continue reading Italian Sandwich
I love deviled eggs! I always put them out at Thanksgiving and Christmas with Bloody Marys. Great way to kick off the holiday! The vinegar (just a touch!) is the secret ingredient here. Continue reading Deviled Eggs
Ok, so this is the easiest, most delicious combination. I use this as a quick snack for guests that suddenly show up or when I need an extra appetizer! Quick & Easy. Make sure you get a really good block of blue cheese for this. Continue reading Blue Cheese Honey Crackers