Appetizers, Baking, Cheese, Chicken, Comfort Food, Entrees, Fall Recipes, Pizza, Savory Dishes, Spreads/Dips, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Spinach Artichoke Chicken & Bacon Flatbread Pizza

This flavor bomb pizza has a layer of spinach and artichoke dip on the base of the flatbread (I had some leftover from last night but you can certainly make your own) which I baked for a couple of minutes on the oven rack to get it crispy and lightly browned. Then I topped it with some sautéed onions, crispy bacon, seasoned cooked chicken breast, and parmesan cheese. I popped it in the oven for about 5 minutes until the cheese was melted and then topped it off with some chile flakes, green onions and more parmesan cheese as a garnish, and a few cracks of freshly ground black pepper. OMG> so delicious and so easy.… Read More Spinach Artichoke Chicken & Bacon Flatbread Pizza

Baking, Entrees, Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Spanish Food/Tapas, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Lemon Garlic Shrimp w/ Spaghetti Squash

So we are well into the New Year, and it’s definitely time to up my game and start smashing my fitness and healthy cooking and eating goals for this year. I’ve joined a new gym, hired a Personal Trainer and committing to doing Yoga, Pilates, Barre and weight training plus lots of walking at least 4 times… Read More Lemon Garlic Shrimp w/ Spaghetti Squash

Appetizers, Baking, Cheese, Entrees, Fall Recipes, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Pies and Tarts, Savory Dishes, Special Occasion, Thanksgiving Recipes, Vegetable Dishes, Veggies, Winter Recipes

3-Cheese Butternut Squash Tart w/ Bacon

It’s the holidays and we all know what that means..time to cook and bake, and eat all the delicious treats of the season..like this savory 3-Cheese Butternut Squash Tart with Bacon. Can we say yay?… Read More 3-Cheese Butternut Squash Tart w/ Bacon

Baking, Desserts, Food and Cooking How-To's, Food Styling & Photography, Kitchen and Home, Product Reviews, Uncategorized

Almond Shortbread Cookies w/ Blood Orange Glaze

So February is here and so is National Almond Day! I absolutely love almonds. Not only are they packed with tons of vitamins, minerals and fiber, but they also taste amazing! I love toasting them for salad toppings, using them for crusting chicken or fish, and best of all baking them into lovely, nutty, scrumptious desserts.… Read More Almond Shortbread Cookies w/ Blood Orange Glaze

Appetizers, Baking, Cheese, Desserts, Fall Recipes, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Healthy Cooking, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Pies and Tarts, Product Reviews, Savory Dishes, Special Occasion, Thanksgiving Recipes, Uncategorized, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Sweet & Savory Mini Tarts

With the holidays approaching, it’s time to start thinking about fun food to make for all the parties and get togethers with family and friends. I love making appetizers and small bites for potlucks and parties because it’s fun to experiment with different flavor combinations and they’re generally easy to transport.… Read More Sweet & Savory Mini Tarts

Appetizers, Asian Food, Baking, Beef, Chicken, Chinese Recipes, Dressings/Marinades, Fall Recipes, Food and Cooking How-To's, Food Styling & Photography, Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Product Reviews, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Special Occasion, Spreads/Dips, Uncategorized, Winter Recipes

Meatball Madness!

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year simply because it’s a time when the leaves are changing, the weather is getting cooler, and you have an excuse to stay inside to watch football with friends and family and gather around the table with some delicious party food!

Whenever I host a party, I like to create a smorgasbord of food that’s easy for people to grab. I love bite-sized finger foods and tapas-style spreads that are fun to make and eat. My idea for a great fall football party is Meatball Madness – an experiment with different types of meatballs paired with unique sauces, fillings and bases to eat them on.… Read More Meatball Madness!

Baking, Desserts, Fall Recipes, Fruit, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Pies and Tarts, Product Reviews, Special Occasion, Thanksgiving Recipes, Uncategorized, Winter Recipes

Pear and Hazelnut Salted Caramel Pie

Fall has finally arrived – my favorite season of the year! I love the cooler weather and dressing in jeans, sweaters, boots and leather jackets. I love the beautiful colors of the changing leaves. And I love the gorgeous fall produce and warmer, cozier comfort foods that come with the season.… Read More Pear and Hazelnut Salted Caramel Pie

Baking, Beef, Cheese, Entrees, Fall Recipes, Family Recipes, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, One-Pot Dishes, Pasta, Savory Dishes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Cheesy Skillet Beef Goulash

I whipped up a Cheesy Skillet Beef Goulash – made with ground beef, tomatoes, onion, garlic, elbow macaroni and three cheeses – all cooked together in one skillet, then baked into a pot of bubbly, cheesy goodness.… Read More Cheesy Skillet Beef Goulash

Appetizers, Baking, Cheese, Eggs, Entrees, Food Styling & Photography, Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Pies and Tarts, Savory Dishes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Veggies

Veggie, Bacon & Cheese Tarts in a Toasted Quinoa Crust

I love making savory tarts and pies, but unfortunately I don’t love the carbs and calories that come along with them. It’s also Summertime, and I’m trying to cook and eat lighter than usual…and the Fall season will come soon enough with all that yummy comfort food!… Read More Veggie, Bacon & Cheese Tarts in a Toasted Quinoa Crust

Baking, Cocktails, Fruit, Pies and Tarts, Special Occasion, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized

A Birthday Pie for Dad: Lemon Icebox Pie w/ Raspberry-Blueberry Topping

I decided to make my Dad a pie for his birthday because I know he loves them..he usually loves Lemon Meringue Pie but I thought I’d surprise him with a lovely Lemon Icebox Pie with a Blueberry-Raspberry Filling in a Graham Cracker crust.… Read More A Birthday Pie for Dad: Lemon Icebox Pie w/ Raspberry-Blueberry Topping

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