Snacks

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 [...]

Roasted Cherry Tomato Guacamole

I have a love-hate relationship with avocados. They feel like baseballs when you buy them in the grocery store. But put them on the counter for a few days, and they soften up. Sounds good right? I mean yeah, until they’re so soft that you open them up and they’re black inside. They have a [...]

chili lime tortilla chips

Salted Chili Lime Tortilla Chips

Chili lime tortilla chips with crunchy salt are the best snack. Even without salsa or cheese. When you’re feeling like a snack, there’s not much better than a big bag of salty, crunch corn chips dipped in some spicy salsa or guacamole. Or is there? Yes, folks.  There is something better. And while it’s a [...]

corn and black bean salsa

Charred Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Corn and black bean salsa is a summertime staple for me. Once the sweet corn starts coming it, this is one of the first things I’m making. This is one of my favorite things about summer. All the fresh produce is really the best thing and almost makes up for the sweltering heat and mosquitos. [...]

marinated mozzarella

Lemon Herb Marinated Mozzarella Toast

Marinated mozzarella on toast for lunch? Yes, please! I try to eat a good number of fruits and vegetables. Really, I do. But a surprising number of meals I eat consist of some version of bread and cheese. Usually pizza. But also things like cheese and crackers. Grilled cheese. Or even just bread made with [...]

homemade crispy garlic croutons

Crispy Homemade Garlic Croutons

Crispy homemade garlic croutons? Yes, please! I’m gonna be honest. I don’t have leftover bread often. Especially if it’s a good crusty homemade loaf. But strange things happen sometimes, and well, I end up with a bit of kind of stale bread. There are lots of things you can do with stale bread. French toast [...]

peach and apricot jam recipe

Chardonnay Peach and Apricot Jam

An easy peach and apricot jam recipe? Yes, please! I love jam. At any given time, I probably have 5 jars in my fridge, and an unopened one or two jars in my pantry. My favorite is apricot, hands down. In the summer, I sometimes go overboard with fruit. Especially peaches and apricots. You can’t [...]

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