Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Herbed Goat Cheese

As promised, I am posting the recipes from our Sweetheart Dinner last week.  Dinner began with three delicious appetizers; the Bacon Wrapped Dates with Herbed Goat Cheese were scrumptious.  Savory herbs blended into tangy goat cheese, stuffed inside sweet dates, and wrapped with bacon for a uniquely sweet, savory, smoky appetizer.  Applewood-smoked bacon from our […]

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Steak on the grill

Light ‘Em if You’ve Got ‘Em

Grilling Tips: Gas or briquettes, it doesn’t matter, if you’ve got ‘em, light ‘em. So what do you do when you have a Saturday in February with temperatures above 50°?  Grill here; grill now.  As much as I love the soups and comfort foods of winter, it is so good to enjoy the reminiscent flavors […]

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Feature Fridays: DON’T MESS WITH MY COFFEE (via Poet in the Rain)

Today it did not take more than one cup of coffee (bummer) to find a unique blog post to feature. I suppose I’ll just let their poetry about coffee suffice. I like the lighter side of Fridays, I like poetry, and I love coffee—life is just better with coffee, especially if a friend is sitting […]

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Blackened Salmon

Going Wild with Blackened Salmon

Wild-caught salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, essential to a healthy diet.  Fish is one of those areas of life it is best to go wild. It is superior in taste and nutrition to farm raised, which can be a host for unwanted contaminants.  For additional information about the differences between wild and farm […]

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Sweet Potato Hash Browns: Extra-Ordinary Breakfast Food

Who doesn’t like crispy hash browns resting beside their eggs for breakfast, but is there a healthier choice than classic shredded russets fried in canola oil?  Yes, the answer is sweet potato hash browns cooked in coconut oil.  Not really potatoes at all, sweet potatoes are rising in popularity and for good reason—savvy consumers are […]

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Sweetheart Dinner

We celebrated a delightful Valentine’s Day on Saturday filled with soothing music, delicious food, and sweet moments.  No hype, no hoopla, just us.  The added bonus is that we discovered some amazing appetizer recipes that I’ll pass along soon—here’s a few pics to share for now. Amazing appetizers to start the evening.

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Feature Fridays: this one goes out to the ones I love (via nom! nom! nom! blog)

Ah, Friday, a warm cup of French press coffee in my hand (usually a second cup) and interesting food blogs to visit on the agenda.  I liked this post because I do like chocolate cake (just don’t eat it as much anymore) and had a good laugh remembering Bill Cosby’s Dad Is Great routine—very fun […]

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Fruit & Nut Granola Bites (1 of 1) copy

Fruit & Nut Granola Bites

A new favorite snack, these really help satisfy those mid-morning hunger pangs.  I discovered the basic recipe on Enjoying Healthy Foods blog a few weeks ago, tweaked it to suit my own preferences and thought it was too good not to share. I love how easy it is to customize, that I know exactly what’s […]

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Valentine Chef's Tables

Valentine’s Day: NBD or OMG?

In a conversation with a 20-something friend of mine, the topic of Valentine’s Day came up. Her sentiments closely resembled those of many of the young people I talk to—Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday, NBD (no big deal).  I mentioned that while you’re dating it probably doesn’t seem very different from any other date, […]

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Ultimate Meatball Sandwich

The Ultimate Meatball Sandwich

My Ultimate Meatball Sandwich recipe was published at AT&T Food & Home, how fun is that?!  When this recipe was featured last year, I made it with Ciabatta rolls purchased at the store.  Now, we make these with French rolls made from soaked grains, so this delicious sandwich just got healthier.  Tender meatballs dressed in […]

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