Vegetable Christmas Toast

Who said tasty can’t be healthy! These little veggie bites really pack a flavor punch along with a fiber punch. Using Lima beans as the base, I pureed them up to make a creamy sweet spread. Add some roasted tomatoes and a sprinkle of cheese and you have the makings of a very good and healthy appetizer. Put a little hard boiled chopped up eggs, and this would also make a great breakfast. Continue reading

Scallop Ceviche

Scallop Ceviche 1
Ceviche is one of my favorite ways to eat scallops, tuna, salmon… well just about any fish that can be made into a ceviche! The first time I had it was in a Cuban restaurant in Chicago. In Chicago for only a few days, I went back to eat it three times. After I got home I craved it, but no restaurant where I live served it, so I had to remember the flavor profile and learned to make it. Now I have it as often as I like. Continue reading

Super Bowl 50: Turkey Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites With Apricot Barbecue & Other Ideas

Turkey Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites With Apricot Barbecue

I love the Super Bowl and everybody knows it’s not just the most exciting game of the year, it’s the #1 junk food day of the year! Well it can taste like it’s bad for you and still be a healthy snack. These little bites of chicken wrapped in turkey bacon are just the ticket. I’ve paired them with an apricot jelly barbecue. These little gems are sure to please the big game eaters as well as the calorie conscious, (I used chicken thighs, but the breast meat would make it even lighter) … But just to give you more ideas to go with, Linda and I added some other great appetizer ideas with links at the bottom of the page.

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Cheddar Crab Muffins

Cheddar Crab Muffins

I don’t know where the original recipe came from, but Heidi shared this recipe years ago with the family and we’ve all been making these delicious Crab Muffins as appetizers ever since. They’ve become a true classic! Hope you’re able to give them a try…the upcoming Superbowl 50 on Sunday, February 7th may be just the day to make ’em…they’re not something you want to have if you’re on a diet – but are definitely decadently delicious and so easy to make… Continue reading