Raspberry Butter Spread

A super easy recipe that adds a little something special to your morning toast! Raspberry Butter Spread Ingredients Butter Raspberry Jam, preferably seedless Scoop equal amounts of butter and jam into a microwave-safe bowl. Let the butter come to room temperature so it’s easier to mix with the jam. If needed, put the bowl into…

No Bake PB & Chocolate Oat Clusters

I’m always looking for  new dessert creations that do not require precise measuring! This recipe was inspired by a recipe I came across on Pintrest.com. Ingredients 1 Stick Butter 2 Tablespoons Sugar 2 Tablespoons Honey 4 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder 1.5 Cups Rolled Oats 3 Tablespoons All Natural Creamy Peanut Butter Sliced Strawberries for Garnish In…

A Tom Moz Arugula Salad

I needed a simple, light salad to lead into a lemon pasta dish. The fresh ingredients of this salad work so well together, and yet could each stand on their own. The flavors are very satisfying, all without leaving you overstuffed or overwhelmed for the next course. Ingredients 6 On the Vine Tomatoes 1 Package…

Roasted Chicken Brie & Tomato Panini

While stocking my new kitchen when I moved, I found one of those on-the-counter grills on sale, and I just had to get it. While I’m still mastering some of the grilling techniques on it, I have learned how to get the beautiful grill marks on a panini. This sandwich turned out to be delicious….

Coconut Rum Bananas

I was hosting a Gossip Girl dinner with a group friends, and I had two options for dessert. One dessert was super healthy, and then  there was this one. Not that it’s horrible… I mean, there is still fruit in it! But upon polling my guests, we decided to go for the bananas caramelized in…

St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon

If you’re looking for a delicious cabernet sauvignon that is full in flavor, I highly recommend the St. Francis cab. It is one of my go-to wines for weekend dinners, and I’ve always had compliments on it from my guests. While the winery has it listed for $20/bottle, I have been able to find it…

Smoked Three Bean & Tri-Colored Pepper Chicken Chili

I ate chili for the first time at the age of 20 years old. Wendy’s was the chef, and my college roommate insisted it was the best. Having been scared of the meat & bean concoction up until that point in my life, I had decided to trust her. Good thing I did because chili…

a Slimmed Down Twice Baked Potato Skin

Super Bowl. Football, Commercials, Beer, & Food. Delicious, fattening food. My challenge was to still keep the great flavor, but not all the calories. Inspired by Rachel Ray’s Mashed Potato Skins, I created the following dish: a twice baked potato that has the taste of a potato skin. a Slimmed Down Twice Baked Potato Skin…

Garlic Expression Roasted Brussels Sprouts

If you don’t know about Garlic Expressions yet, you soon will be purchasing it. I happen to think it’s one of the greatest go-to items to have in your home. My brother might disagree (ok, so maybe I did go a little heavy once on the mashed potatoes… I thought it was delicious though!)… but…

Almond Slivered Brown Rice

My parents love brown rice. Me… not so much. Until recently, that is. I never found the dry, grainy texture of the rice to be that appetizing, especially when compared to my favorite carb, pasta. But the other night I was cooking with a friend, and I had decided we were going to be healthy…

Jumbo Lump Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

For New Year’s Eve, I was having a small cocktail party before heading out for an evening of celebrating. As such, I knew my drink menu of course had to have the bubbly stuff. But what appetizer would have that special sparkle effect as well? Wandering the aisles of Publix with my friend, we had…