Stuffed and Grilled Mushrooms

I have been eating mainly vegetables for more than year now and my kids are starting to eat a lot more veggies.  I make a couple of veggie sides each night to choose from.  This is an easy option that you can prep ahead of time and cook as soon as you walk in the…

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Simple Avocado

1 avocado balsamic vinegar olive oil sea salt grinder Directions;  cut avocado in half and remove pit.  Remove peel and slice in bite size pieces. Arrange on a plate and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, salt to taste with your sea salt grinder. Green  Shellfish Pink Gluten Yellow Nuts Blue  Soy Purple Milk Red Eggs Orange Fish Image: anat_tikker /…

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Drunk Date with Brie

 I love the sweetness of the dates with the bitter brie.  These were a bit of an experiment, however much loved last night. 5 organic medjool dates1 tbsp butter2 tbsp Grand Marnier1/8 tsp nutmeg1 wedge of briewheat entertaining crackers Directions: Remove and chop dates. Place in a small skillet with butter, Grand Marnier, and nutmeg.…

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Artichoke Bruschetta

I love this appetizer.  My husband and kids love it too.  Easy to set out when entertaining. The recipe starts with simple ingredients. 1 cup of marinted artichoke hearts drained.1tbsp capers4 oz manchego cheese1 clove garlic12 pieces of crostini or toasted slices of baguette bread You have two choices with preparation.  You can had chop…

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Fruit Kabobs

Keep junk food kids busy with this tasty fun while you get dinner ready. Put fresh fruit on a plate or in a bowl   cubed honey dew cubed cantaloupe  organic grapes pineapple cubed  organic strawberries green trimmed off and cut in half bamboo skewers  Directions:  Give the ingredients to the kids for imagination and  taste buds to…

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Goat Cheese Apps

I love to put this out when friends are coming to hang out.  It looks pretty and tastes great. 1 log of goat cheese 1 tbsp minced sun dried tomatoes 1 tbsp minced fresh dill salt grinder  pepper grinder Directions:  Slice goat cheese into 4 slices.  Roll two slices in sun dried tomatoes and arrange…

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Lolly Pop Appatizers

These look so cute with a great mouthwatering flavor. 1 roll seamless dough sheet1/2 tsp Dill1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes5 oz. goat cheesepretzel sticks DirectionsGoat cheese needs to be at room temperature.  Mix goat cheese, dill and tomatoes together.  Roll out dough sheet and spread mixture evenly over dough.  Roll dough sheet back up.  Slice one…

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Caprese Crostini

I love to keep Crostini on hand to snack on.  They are so versatile you can top a soup or whip up a quick appetizer. I made these as a side for dinner last night they were a huge hit. 8 pieces of Crostini1 tbs pesto1 tbs chopped Fire roasted tomatoes2 slices of mozzarella DirectionsPlace crostini…

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