Appetizers · Cooking

Mango Guacamole

The title says everything you need to know. Say it slowly with me. Mango. Guacamole. Feel the words as they bounce from your lips. Mango. Sweet, light, tropical. Guacamole. Rich, creamy, delicious. Now put them together. You know it's going to be unbelievable. And it is. No matter how much I tried, I could not… Continue reading Mango Guacamole

Baking · Cake

Under Construction Cake

Do you remember counting down the days til your birthday? Yeah, it's been a while since I've done that too. But every year I try to put myself back in that childhood mode when the countdown started the day after your last birthday. Turned 4 last week? You are TOTALLY almost 5. In my opinion,… Continue reading Under Construction Cake

Baking · Candy · Desserts · Snacks

Valentine’s Day Butter Mints

I think of butter mints alongside turkey and stuffing, not hearts and flowers. Thanksgiving always meant butter mints when I was a kid. My Nanny (English grandmother, not baby-sitter) would have a bowl of them sitting on top of her giant TV, temptingly out of reach. It was the best turkey day ever when I… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Butter Mints

Baking · Breakfast · Desserts · Snacks

Puff Pastry Pinwheels

Gorgeous food makes a bad day better. It makes a good day amazing. Beautiful breakfast treats can change your whole outlook by setting your mood from the first tweet of the morning songbirds. These pinwheels look really impressive but are totally quick and easy to create. They would make an excellent addition to your next… Continue reading Puff Pastry Pinwheels

Appetizers · Cooking · Dinner

Crispy Parmesan Asparagus Fries

In general, my kids are very good at eating their vegetables. But I'm always looking for ways to make them more appealing. Although they'll both eat asparagus with just a little olive oil, salt n' pepper - they certainly don't gobble it down like they did these crunchy flavorful asparagus fries. Yum yum! These would… Continue reading Crispy Parmesan Asparagus Fries

Appetizers · Cooking

Perfect Party Pinwheels

These pinwheels are easy, delicious and totally adaptable to your tastes. I've made them with various cheeses, veggies and even put ham or turkey in them occasionally. You can also use spinach, tomato or herb tortillas for a festive platter. Make them the night before and let the flavors blend overnight in the fridge. Slice… Continue reading Perfect Party Pinwheels

Fitness

30 Day Shred – Day 5

Holy cow. I feel like I was just run over by a truck. I stayed out until 2am hanging with my sisters last night. We had a dance party in the living room, played twister, had a puzzle face off (two teams of two working on identical puzzles to see who could finish first), ate… Continue reading 30 Day Shred – Day 5

Food and Drink · Snacks

Cowboy Caviar

A special shout out to my Aunt Nola - who brings this amazing salsa to family functions. I got the recipe from her and made it today for our small group's football party. So awesome. Serve with "scoops" style chips -- you'll want big bowl chips to scoop up all the goodness in this stuff!… Continue reading Cowboy Caviar

Cooking · Snacks

Tomato Bacon Bites

Football party today! Go Seahawks! These were terrific little bite sized (have I mentioned I love all things bite sized?) snacks. Perfect for popping in your mouth while watching your favorite team dominate the opposition. *Had to take this photo with my iPhone - forgot the camera and they were disappearing quick! Tomato Bacon Bites… Continue reading Tomato Bacon Bites