Why Chocolate for Valentine’s Day?

Valentine Chocolates

What do you associate with Valentine’s Day – Candy?  Flowers?  Cards?  Or, on the negative side, is it just a “Hallmark” holiday and a way for businesses to make money? With that big February 14 date quickly coming up on the calendar, we’ve decided to put together our list of Valentine’s Fun Stuff. I like […]

Southwestern Potato Skins

potato skins with dip

Being gluten-free, potato skins are one of my favorite party foods. But, when they’re just topped with cheese, bacon and maybe some sour cream, that just seems too disgustingly fat-filled. And, some restaurants even deep-fry their skins. According to nutrition reports online, one order of potato skin at a restaurant like Chili’s will provide 1120 […]

Super Bowl Sandwiches

BBQ Sandwich

Need to feed a crowd for Super Bowl Sunday?  This is one of our favorite, easy main dishes. Basically, just put chunks of boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a crockpot/slow cooker, add barbecue sauce, and cook all day. Shred just before serving and let your guests spoon it into buns or just by itself onto […]

Super Bowl Dip Tips

Mixed Crudites with Dip

Did you know Super Bowl Sunday is the day for the 2nd largest amount of calories consumed in the year? Second only to Thanksgiving. And, unfortunately, this day of gluttony comes as many people are trying to lose weight after all their holiday feasting. Following are our Top 10 Tips for dealing with all those […]

Yummy Pesto-Hummus Peppers

hummus pesto dip 1

Yikes! I needed a quick appetizer recipe and wanted something a little different. As I looked at what was in the refrigerator, this quick 3-ingredient recipe popped into my head. Because it was Christmas, I put it on a tree-shaped plate, but this would be fabulous on any kind of plate. The dip/filling was made […]

Cranberry Sweet-Sour Sauce

cranberry sweet sour sauce

Looking for a quick and easy appetizer? This sauce is VERY versatile. We made the sauce, then stirred in some sliced sausages and heated it thoroughly for a recent party. You can also add mini meatballs. For dinner, you could saute a variety of root vegetables – sweet potatoes, carrots, celery, etc. then add a […]

Cranberry Salsa

cranberry salsa 1

We were having a wonderful dinner with out-of-state friends this week. They happened to mention being at a restaurant once that served cranberry salsa. The light went on and recipe development was on the way! This salsa is a great way to use whole-berry cranberry sauce that’s so abundant this time of year. It’s especially […]