Easy Weekend Breakfasts – leeks and eggs

Some weekends it seems to blustery to go outside, and you just want to cuddle, watch movies, listen to NPR and have breakfast in. This is one of my “special” breakfasts. It doesn’t take long, but long enough that I want to save it for a weekend occasion. No real recipe – just sauteed leeks and garlic, farm, fresh eggs in a soft scramble, and … Continue reading Easy Weekend Breakfasts – leeks and eggs

Easy Entertaining: Spinach Dip and Pita Chips

Spinach dip is easy to make, and doesn’t have to be as unhealthy as the prepacked store version. The same can be said for pita chips! Just slice them in quarters or sixths, place on a pam-sprayed cookie sheet, spraying again with oil and toasting for about 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Spinach Dip 1/2 cup plain, low-fat greek yogurt 1/2 cup grated … Continue reading Easy Entertaining: Spinach Dip and Pita Chips

Easy Entertaining: Vegetable Tray with Gorgonzola Dip

Vegetables are good for you, and gorgonzola is delicious, so why not add this colorful platter to your entertaining spread? This dip will work with any vegetables, but is especially good (I think) with endive leaves, steamed red baby potatoes and asparagus, and red pepper slices. My number one rule of crudite creation? NO two same colors touching – make a color wheel of sliced … Continue reading Easy Entertaining: Vegetable Tray with Gorgonzola Dip

Easy Entertaining: Marinated Goat Cheese Balls

One of the easiest hors d’oeuvres that I make is marinated goat cheese balls, served alongside toasted pita, baguette slices, or crackers. In just ten minutes you can make and garnish a delicious, satisfying dish. Marinated Goat Cheese Ball 1 8 oz. log of goat cheese (for each ball) 4 oz. kalamata olives 1/4 good quality olive oil 6- 10 sprigs fresh thyme (or 1 … Continue reading Easy Entertaining: Marinated Goat Cheese Balls

Junk: Homemade Jalepeno Poppers

While I’ve previously expressed some weakness for greasy cheesy junk food, you also already know about my love for all things spicy. This homemade treat offers both the cheesy and the spicy, but healthier and without all the processed additives. There aren’t many tricks, but it helps to leave the stem on the jalapeno if you can and use it to assist in breading. Jalapenos, … Continue reading Junk: Homemade Jalepeno Poppers

Sauteed Mushroom Burritos

I love mushrooms in everything, especially pasta. Some days it just seems so easy to throw some sauteed baby bellas in a good quality pasta with sea salt and grated Parmigiano, that I can get stuck in a rut. While I often combine mushrooms with black beans, I was looking for a lighter dish, so I made this quick, flavorful burrito. Sauteed Mushroom Burrito serves … Continue reading Sauteed Mushroom Burritos