Zucchini Canape With Salmon, Cream Cheese & Capers

Zucchini Canape With Salmon, Cream Cheese & Capers
My little girl is getting married next month and I have been playing with ideas to serve at her shower that are healthy versions of her favorites. She loves bagels and cream cheese with salmon, cream cheese and capers…but alas…. the wedding dress fitting. So I came up with this little bite that offers a little veggie with the bagel fixings. Turns out this was a great breakfast appetizer and is great at room temperature too…  Continue reading

Tasty Tapenade

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Although Tapenade is not a pretty dish, it is decidedly delicious! I like to make this when I have impromptu guests coming, because it is simple and always a crowd-pleaser for the olive lovers. The beautiful thing about grocery stores today is you can pick your olives at an olive bar and not purchase jar after jar after jar. Add some cheese, a food processor and a good cracker… Now you have an appetizer worthy of a King! Continue reading

Coconut Blueberry Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing

Coconut Blueberry Cake

Happy 4th of July! In honor of the national holiday celebrating our independence, here’s a luscious and dense Coconut & Blueberry cake, frosted with a creamy Lemon Cream Cheese Icing and topped off with fresh blueberries. The perfect dessert to add to your holiday menu. Pop on a few fresh strawberries and you’ve got the red, white & blue theme covered…Enjoy your holiday! Continue reading

Lemon-Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast with Fresh Blueberries & Syrup

Lemon-Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

I was chatting with my mom on the phone the other day. It was her and my dad’s anniversary and she was telling me all about this wonderful breakfast she had just had at a restaurant. Raving…I mean really raving about it…saying how she hoped it wouldn’t disappear off the menu EVER ‘raving’. As she was describing it to me I thought – well, that doesn’t sound too hard to make…so here Mom – a late anniversary gift just for you! Continue reading

Buffalo & Gorgonzola Mac & Cheese

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STOP THE CLOCK AND TAKE THE PHONE OFF THE HOOK!!! Wow is this Mac & Cheese Good! If you haven’t heard me say it before, you’ll hear me say it now… I love mac & cheese. One night I sat down with a glass of wine (or two) and wrote down all the ways I might want to enjoy this delicious taste of heaven… Now every month I make a new one for me and for you. So far this is absolutely my favorite! Yummy, delicious, can’t get enough. Even my Hubby who is not a fan of all things ‘Buffalo style’ had three helpings. Here, have a bite… Continue reading

Whipped Sweet Potato Delight

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As promised, here is my Whipped Sweet Potato Delight. It was born on Thanksgiving many years ago when I was a young mother and was asked to make the sweet potatoes for the meal that year. Since I didn’t ever like the marshmallow-brown sugar version, I decided to make them in a manner that I would want to eat them. Mashed with lots of butter and cream cheese. From that Thanksgiving and every year after it has become a new tradition. And they are so good that I have to make enough for everyone to take some home. If you never like sweet potatoes unless they are in chip form or baked, try these… Continue reading

Sweet Potato Pancakes With Maple Brandy Syrup

Sweet Potato Pancakes With Maple Brandy Syrup

One morning I was making pancakes and was pulling the ingredients out of the refrigerator when I spotted some of my leftover Whipped Sweet Potato Delight, (which I will be blogging later this week)…light-bulb!  Why not add the sweet potatoes to the pancakes! Well, a star was born. Sometimes I serve it with chutney, but today I decided to make a Maple Brandy syrup. Wow! Talk about breakfast with a kick! I hope you get the chance to enjoy these wonderful pancakes… Continue reading