Appetizers & Snacks

Boiled Peanuts

Boiled peanuts bring forth two types of reactions. Either just the thought of them makes you immediately want an entire bowl (that is me) or the mere mention of them brings about complete and utter confusion (that seems to be most everyone else). The questions that follow include, why would […]

Braised Beef Empanadas

Juicy, tender, flavorful beef inside a flaky, buttery crust. This recipe will have you making the most delicious braised beef empanadas in the comfort of your own home. Making Braised Beef Braising meats is one of my favorite cooking techniques. It is a simple method, yet its results are sophisticated […]

Salmon Cakes

Salmon cakes are a delightful way to incorporate healthy and delicious salmon into a hearty appetizer or meal. You can easily find quality canned salmon in your market, or in my case you can use leftover smoked salmon. Smoked Salmon There is nothing better than smoked salmon. You need very […]

Simple Pumpkin Soup

There is something rich and comforting about pumpkin soup. Simple, straightforward ingredients allow the delicious flavor of the pumpkin to shine. I like to add just a touch of spice to balance everything out. This recipe comes together quickly with the option of using canned pureed pumpkin. Or if you […]

Brown Butter and Sage Sweet Potato Stacks

This recipe was inspired by a gorgeous photo I saw in Cooking Light Magazines years ago. As I am one to do, I saved that recipe knowing that one day I would truly enjoy making it. Food Magazines may seem like something of the past, but I still get excited […]

Boneless Buffalo Wings

Buffalo wings should be their own food group. I am pretty sure if they were I would have no problem getting my daily allotted amount. Perfect for a chill afternoon or a fun weekend get together. Bones or no bones has been a long standing debate. If you are like […]

Roasted Red Anjou Pears with Blue Cheese

Red Anjou Pears are red in color and often referred to as simply Red Pears at your grocer. They have a mild, sweet flavor with a creamy texture and an abundance of juice when fully ripe. Pears and blue cheese are one of my favorite flavor combinations. A perfect mix […]

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Stuffed with Blue Cheese

All the flavors of your favorite buffalo wings in a convenient meatball. These chicken meatballs on their own are packed with flavor then coated with a buttery spicy buffalo sauce. I took them one step further and incorporated delicious tangy blue cheese right into the meatball. Baking the meatballs makes […]