Appetizers
Bacon Garlic Knots

Bacon Garlic Knots

I know a lot of you participate in Meatless Mondays, but this recipe is too good not to post right away…so just read it today, enjoy the rest of your Meatless Monday, and then make these knots tomorrow haha. So yeah, this recipe is an amped up version of one of my favorite pizza parlor...
Baked Banana Chips

Baked Banana Chips

You know when you grab a handful of tropical trail mix from the store? They always have those crunchy little banana chips scattered throughout all the other dried fruits and nuts. Now, I dunno about you, but I often pick through the bag to pluck out the individual ingredients. There was a solid period in...
Spinach, Artichoke, & Asparagus Dip

Spinach, Artichoke, & Asparagus Dip

Another Super Bowl recipe! Watching a football game is great for two reasons – the actual game and the food. Whether you’re tailgating or viewing it from your couch, football is definitely an American past time. Growing up, we watched football all the time, then it died away for a bit until my brother was...
Cheesy Crab Toasts

Cheesy Crab Toasts

Late night post? Say whattttt? Well…I was clearing out the leftover pics on my camera and found one I randomly took when I made crab stuffed tilapia earlier this month. When I first made that recipe, I had way more stuffing than tilapia filets, so I plopped the rest of the crab mixture on bread....
Grilled Vegetable Tart with Olives

Grilled Vegetable Tart with Olives

Puffed pasty – you delicious flaky son of a bitch. That’s right, I’ll say what everyone else is thinking. Mr Puff, you are so freakin’ good. Okay, now that I got that out of my system I can think clearly again. So… Cooking with puffed pastry is such a simple way to make any recipe...
Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

Whoops, looks like I spent the week slacking off on blog responsibilities…which stinks because I had just gotten into a great posting routine. Sometimes I just don’t want to measure stuff when I cook. But honestly, I guess my lackadaisical effort has mainly been a mix of being moody all week and only wanting to...
Healthy Cookie Dip

Healthy Cookie Dip

Do you ever get in the mood where you don’t want to do anything but sit on the couch and eat cookie dough? Well…I decided I didn’t want to work today, so like the little kid that I am, I crossed my arms and stubbornly declared that I’m not haha. So what do I do...
Bagel Chips

Bagel Chips

Oh my god, could I get any fatter this week? I swear, Hurricane Sandy completely ruined my diet last week and it’s thrown me off my game this week too! To top it off, NJ is being hit by a Nor’easter right now, which has left the roads around me kind of slick. I didn’t...
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Geez it’s a blusterous day today! Sandy is wailing away at our house and evacuations are going on everywhere, so what do I decide to do? Spend the day cooking and eating! I’m totally in the mood for something simple and seasonal…after all, Halloween is in a couple of days. Since I ate all the...
Herb Focaccia with Tomatoes

Herb Focaccia with Tomatoes

Bread makes me lose all self control…no way around it. It’s always been a vice of mine that can’t be satisfied until I gorge on a freshly baked loaf (and might I add, it’s a vice I indulge as frequently as I can!). What can I say? I just love the crisp exterior and pillowy...
Rosemary Popcorn

Rosemary Popcorn

My mom really likes popcorn. And I mean really likes popcorn. For as long as I can remember, we’ve had tubs of kernels stockedĀ  our pantry as well as those microwaveable packets. Heck, we occasionally even have bagged cheesy popcorn around the house. And who didn’t have a tin can filled with candied popcorn around...
Apple Chips

Apple Chips

What do you do when you have around 18 lbs of apples laying around the house? You cook…duh! After the great apple picking adventure of 2012, I had more apples laying around than I knew what to do with. Lately I’ve been trying to eat healthier, so I didn’t want to make ten thousand different...