The Cookie Jar: Cookies & Crème Cookies

You ever browse the internet and find something that looks so darn good that you just have to make it? Well the other day I was checking out my friend Jodi’s blog The Creative Life In Between and she shared a cookie recipe that was just that…. it looked so good that I just HAD to make it…In fact, it tasted so darn good that I just had to share it! Even though my husband thought it was silly that I was turning a cookie INTO another cookie – I made them anyway…and boy were they a huge hit. These fabulous Cookies & Crème Cookies all started with an Oreo… Continue reading

Cocktail Corner: Passion Fruit – Sparkling Wine Sangria

On our recent visit to Panama we discovered a delicious flavor of Sangria. Omar at Tantalo Rooftop Bar in Casco Viejo, Panama shared with us his recipe for a Champagne Passion Fruit Sangria. It was so refreshing! Especially in the heat of summertime in Panama. Recently we decided to recreate this wonderful drink at home for our Cocktail Corner with delightful results. This is the perfect drink to share with friends on Memorial Day! Continue reading

Mediterranean Wheat Salad

As Heidi mentioned on Tuesday, this week we’re sharing two healthy salads…today’s salad is made with Khorasan wheat, which comes from an ancient whole grain original to the Mediterranean region that is now also grown in Montana USA. This particular brand is Kamut – organically grown – with a rich, nutty flavor. Combined with caramelized onions, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach and topped off with feta cheese and pine nuts, it’s an explosion of flavor in every bite! This salad is even hearty enough for a Meatless Meal… Continue reading

Pork Scallopini with Roasted Lemons

Pork Scallopini is the simplest of meals…it’s an Italian meal of thinly sliced meats dredged in flour, sautéed and served with a lemon sauce…very easy yet very tasty! I’ve eased up on the flour by dusting instead of dredging and roasted the lemons until they are edible and flavorful. They add the perfect punch of flavor to this classic dish. Continue reading

Queso Fundido

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo! This day commemorates the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862 between Mexico and France in which the Mexican people were victorious…Believe it or not this day is celebrated more in the United States than throughout Mexico and although no one in our family is of Mexican heritage we still love to celebrate this day with our favorite Mexican foods…Queso Fundido just happens to be one of our all time favorites. I first had Queso Fundido at a very popular restaurant called Tequila’s in Philadelphia. This dish is mouth-watering, cheesy deliciousness! You don’t have to go to Philly to try it…just follow these simple steps and create your own Cinco de Mayo Queso Fundido appetizer! Continue reading