goji berry granola

Vanilla Coconut Goji Berry Granola

Goji berry granola with vanilla and coconut is perfect for breakfast. I’m a fan of granola. Most store-bought granola, however, is too sweet. Or too expensive. Sometimes it tastes fine but is lacking the ingredients that make it special. If you’ve ever had a bag of chocolate chip granola with like four chocolate chips, you [...]

smoked cashew queso

Smoked Almond Cashew Queso

Smoked cashew queso? Yes, please! It seems like from the moment November hits until the end of the year, I am constantly invited to things. Holiday cocktail parties. Game nights because it’s too cold to do anything outside. And of course, every time there’s a gathering, there are snacks. I’m usually the one to make [...]

pan fried feta

Pan Fried Feta Cheese

Crispy pan fried feta cheese makes a unique and easy appetizer that everyone will love. I love cheese. The deli drawer in my fridge probably has six kinds of cheese, maybe more. I like all kinds, and one of my favorite things is cheese and crackers. It’s a standard lunch around here. But while I [...]

homemade parmesan cheese crisps

Homemade Parmesan Cheese Crisps

If you’re looking for a super easy, tasty snack, these homemade Parmesan cheese crisps are it. If you’ve never had Parmesan crisps, you’re missing out. They’re popular right now, and for good reason. Crunchy, nutty, cheese that is like a chip, but low in carbs. They’re delicious in salads, as toppings for soup, or as crunchy [...]

cheddar parmesan sourdough

Cheddar Parmesan Sourdough Boule

Cheddar Parmesan sourdough anyone? Homemade bread can be intimidating. It doesn’t have to be of course. There are super easy loaves that you can make with little equipment. Then there is sourdough. Making a sourdough starter is a labor of love, for sure. It requires patience, commitment, and lots and lots of flour.  I have [...]

Double Garlic Bread

I love making garlic bread in the oven. Sometimes, I make a quick and easy version. But sometimes, a meal calls for something a little…extra. Extra garlic, extra prep, and extra deliciousness. This is the bread for that meal. It starts with making some garlic confit. This may sound scary — it’s actually pretty simple. [...]

tuna salad recipe without mayo

Roasted Pepper and Herb Tuna Salad

I love tuna, and tuna salad. But trying to find a tuna salad recipe without mayo is pretty abysmal. There are lots of mayo substitutes — Greek yogurt, sour cream, tofu (yes, really!) But I’m not trying to find a tuna salad recipe without mayo that is creamy or anything like that. I’m making the swap [...]

blue cheese scones

Blue Cheese Apricot Pecan Scones

Blue cheese scones anyone? I love scones but typically steer more towards sweet than savory. But what about sweet and savory. That’s what you get here with these blue cheese scones. I came up with this idea after having a blue cheese and apple scone at a local bakery. It was delish, and I was originally [...]

pineapple jalapeno salsa

Jalapeno Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple in salsa? Yay or nay? If you try this jalapeno pineapple salsa, you will definitely be a yay. I never liked pineapple when I was a kid. I’ve always loved fruit, but I hated both pineapple and watermelon with a passion. Still hate watermelon, but love pineapple. Maybe there’s still hope for melon (I’m [...]

tomato tartare

Tomato Tartare

I first had tomato tartare at a restaurant a while ago, and I wasn’t sure what to think. It was at a vegetarian restaurant, so it wasn’t meat. But when I think of “tartare” I think of steak. So what? Turns out, it’s definitely not meat. It’s tomatoes that are cooked low and slow until [...]