Category Archives: Appetizers

Spinach & Artichoke Dip – Low fat!

I love spinach and artichoke dip, but I really want to stay on a healthy eating plan.  I decided to give it a try using as little fat as possible.  What I came up with was pretty darned good too!! … Continue reading

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Caprese Skewers with Lavender Balsamic Reduction

Caprese salad is a simple salad made of sliced, fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, basil, salt and olive oil.  It is supposed to resemble the Italian flag!  Well here is a great picnic version of a classic salad!

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Avocado and Mango Salsa

A delicious salty sweet salsa is great with chips, over meat, or even in a salad!  It’s super simple and can be made up in about 15 minutes – and even though you’ll be tempted to eat it right away, please … Continue reading

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Spicy Salmon Poke and Deliciously Simple Ahi Poke

Poke has become popular all over the country.  But what exactly is poke?  Pronounced Po-Kay, it is a raw fish dish that originated in Hawaii.  The word poke means “to section” or “to slice”.  It is typically made with soy … Continue reading

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Game Day Dozen! 12 Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday~

It’s Game Day!  Are you having a crowd to watch the game or just a small group?  Either way, Super Bowl Sunday is not just about the game, its about the food!  Here are twelve great recipes to make for … Continue reading

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It’s National Cheese Lovers Day!

Do you love cheese?  I know I do!  Any kind of cheese – so this is my kind of day!   And to celebrate this wonderful food, here are two recipes for fresh cheeses you can make at home – … Continue reading

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Lox & Avocado Toast – Breakfast on the Run

Lox aren’t just for cream cheese and bagels! How about adding it to toast with avocado? A healthy breakfast on the run or as a part of a great brunch!   And it’s SUPER simple!

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The Top Ten Recipes of 2016

We had a lot of visitors this last year and we thank each and every one of you that came and supported our site!  Here are recipes for the top ten most visited posts of 2016 – If you’re looking for … Continue reading

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Smoked Trout Spread

A traditional Christmas Eve dinner in many Italian-American homes is the Feast of the Seven Fishes.  It supposedly started in Southern Italy as la vigilia (the vigil) symbolizing the wait for the birth of Christ. This meal is not a … Continue reading

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7 Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Thanksgiving is nearly here!!  I’m starting to gather ideas and recipes so I can plan our menu.  Here are some that might help you do the same!  Even one for the kids – ____________________________

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