appetizer

Grilled Pineapple Caprese Skewers with Coconut Macadamia Balsamic Dipping Sauce

Summer has arrived! Fire up the grill, because these Grilled Pineapple Caprese Skewers are a must for your next summer bbq! Sweet grilled pineapple, fresh mozzarella balls, basil from the garden, and golden snacking tomatoes are dipped in a coconut macadamia balsamic sauce. ... Read more » about Grilled Pineapple Caprese Skewers with Coconut Macadamia Balsamic Dipping Sauce

Stack It up --- Simple Snacks your Family will Love

Here's four simple snack ideas your family will love! Just start with a honey RITZ cracker, and then stack it up with a variety of yummy ingredients! The combinations are endless.

You can create something delicious to snack on with very few ingredients and very little effort.

Get creative!

See what you have on hand, and start stacking it up.  

And watch your family gather 'round and gobble them up.   ... Read more » about Stack It up --- Simple Snacks your Family will Love

Black Bean Mango Pinwheels - Spice Up your Game Day!

These black bean mango pinwheels are the perfect game day appetizer -- full of protein, fiber, and brightly colored fruits and veggies, you can actually feel good about serving these to your friends and family!  ... Read more » about Black Bean Mango Pinwheels - Spice Up your Game Day!

4th of July Appetizer: Red, White, and Blue Bruschetta

This red, white, and blue bruschetta is a perfect appetizer for your 4th of July celebration --- be it a big barbecue with friends, a picnic by the lake, or appetizers on a blanket before the fireworks. It's beyond delicious, and seriously... how cute is it served in a half watermelon bowl?!

Introducing Red, White, & Blue Bruschetta:

It's super easy to make and super festive with all the right colors -- in a combination that tastes amazing: ... Read more » about 4th of July Appetizer: Red, White, and Blue Bruschetta

Chili Roasted Beet Hummus + Parental Advice

Soooooo excited for today's post, for a number of reasons. The first being, a bunch of bloggers and I got together to celebrate the lovely Em from The Pig & Quill and to throw her a virtual baby shower!! We are showering her with love, parental advice, and fabulous party-worthy recipes. The second reason I'm excited for this post? The amazing PINK roasted beet hummus I made, perfect since she's having a GIRL!!  ... Read more » about Chili Roasted Beet Hummus + Parental Advice

Simple Roasted Cranberries + {Cranberry Guac}

Have I told you lately that I am OBSESSED with fresh organic cranberries?! I've been making pumpkin cranberry relish to adorn turkey, paleo shortbread cookies dipped in a chocolate cranberry ganache, a citrus-y kale and brussels salad topped with roasted cranberries, and today I'm fancifying one of my favorite appetizers with them. First of all a how-to ... Read more » about Simple Roasted Cranberries + {Cranberry Guac}

Easy, Flavorful, Perfect-for-Summer: Peach Guacamole

You may not know, but 3 days a week I work a "real" job. I'm the Controller at a fabulous school and it's number-crunching-galore on those days. And then there's the other 2 days a week, where I either:

  • worked on my cookbook (now complete!)
  • try to get ahead on house stuff/chores
  • run a thousand errands
  • get to make fabulous eats to share with you!
I've found it to be a great balance for me. And really, who can complain ... Read more » about Easy, Flavorful, Perfect-for-Summer: Peach Guacamole

Paleo Valentine's Menu + {Walnut Encrusted Scallops}

You may have noticed the word "paleo" in the title of this blogpost. Let's just get this out there now: I am not paleo, nor do I ever plan to become paleo. I love chickpeas and quinoa and cheese waaaaaaaaaay too much!!! But, that said, I got together with a group of lovely other healthy food bloggers and we came up with a fabulous health(ier) Valentine's menu that just happens to be paleo. ... Read more » about Paleo Valentine's Menu + {Walnut Encrusted Scallops}

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