Appetizers

Bruschetta served with balsamico and cherry tomatoes on the white plate
Appetizers, Recipes, Snacks

Bruschetta

Who likes an appetizer of fresh bruschetta!? This recipe is fairly simple, yet will impress everyone at the table and make any dinner fancy. I’ve had so many cherry tomatoes in my garden, it’s been a challenge to keep up.  I’ve also made the Balsamic reduction completely sugar-free – sugar is really unnecessary with the […]

Glass bowl full of kale apple beet coleslaw
Appetizers, Recipes, Salads, Sides

Kale Apple Beet Coleslaw

This kale apple coleslaw (with an optional addition of beets) is a creative twist on traditional coleslaw, with a sweet and tart flavor combination. It is much lighter than traditional coleslaw and very nutritious! This beautiful and tasty salad, will not only enrich your body with vitamins but will also enrich all of your senses. […]

nice white bowl with broccoli and other vegetables overflowed with greek yogurt
Appetizers, Recipes, Salads, Sides

Lighter Broccoli Salad

Sometimes a party salad just doesn’t do it without all the fixin’s! Therefore, this broccoli salad still includes cheddar and bacon, but is made lighter to greatly reduce the guilt. You and your party guests won’t know the difference! So if you really want to surprise everyone, even yourself, take this broccoli salad with you, […]

jalapeno black bean served with some onions and tomatoes on the top in a nice ceramic bowl with some green pepper on the side
Appetizers, Recipes, Snacks

Rick’s Black Bean Dip

Let me start by painting a picture. Consider the dread of yet another weekend party to attend, a gender reveal, a three-year old’s birthday party, or some other adulting obligation your spouse signed up for after a pitcher of mimosas at brunch. It doesn’t matter that you wanted to go fishing. You’re going to this […]