Nov 14, 2011

Fresh Cranberry Salsa

This salsa is beautiful! It  is the perfect appetizer for the holidays because it uses cranberries. It also is fresh tasting, sweet, tangy and delicious. If you enjoy cilantro or cranberries I think you will love this.

I feel that this dish gets better as it sits, but not for so long that the cilantro goes soggy. Really, if you have extra cranberries or need an impressive, simple and tasty appetizer for a holiday party--this salsa should be your new best friend.

Nov 11, 2011

Quick Chocolate Pudding

Cool. Smooth. Chocolatey comfort. Wow, aren't those the same words they use to describe heaven?

This quick homemade chocolate pudding comes together in a flash (about 15 minutes without chilling time), has real ingredients in it, satisfies intense chocolate cravings and reminds you that sometimes the simple things are life's greatest pleasures. Seriously, if you have any fond memories of chocolate pudding as a kid or an adult...make this. You owe it to yourself.

Nov 3, 2011

Greek Cucumber Bites

          Greek cucumber bites are the perfect appetizer when you need something flavorful, fresh and only want to use your fingers. These are little Greek salads that you can eat without a fork and knife. These are a delicious gluten-free finger food. These little bites are crunchy, savory and have all the flavors of my Layered Greek Dip without needing pita chips and other items to dip.

          If you are a fan of Greek flavors, fresh healthy appetizers or you are looking for a different item to bring to a holiday party. You might find yourself in luck with these delicious salad bites.

Nov 1, 2011

Stir-Fried Beef with Peas and Peppers

 Stir-fry is a go-to meal for me. Protein - Check. Veggies - Check. Quick - Check. 

My family likes stir-fry and I usually have the ingredients on hand for a quick Asian-style sauce. I recently saw this recipe on America's Test Kitchen and decided to try it. I'm really glad I did, because it was easy and really tasty. Plus it made enough food for dinner and lunch the next day. I love it when a recipe can feed the whole family twice. Budget friendly is always a 'good thing'.