The Best Garlic Roasted Hummus

Yum Hummus, as most of you probably know, is a Middle Eastern dish made primarily from chick peas (or more commonly known as garbanzo beans) and is fast becoming a very popular dip here in America and with good reason. First of all it’s a great alternative to canola oil based mayo, so slather some on your sandwich […]

Simply THE BEST Red Enchilada Sauce EVER!

Yum Yes, that is a very bold and dramatic title, but like I said in my post about Refried Beans, I have only been exposed to the canned versions of beans and enchilada sauces.  If I had known how GREAT these foods were when you make them yourself, I would have been eating (and making!) them […]

Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

Yum Do your kids love to dip as much as mine do??   I swear it’s in their DNA to dip. Unfortunately not all dips are created equal though.  Lots of the prepackaged ones are loaded with sodium, sugar, calories and the unmentionables.  But if done right, and made at home, dips are a great way […]

Easy Basil Pesto

Yum To say I have an abundance of fresh basil in my garden would be an understatement, so I decided to do something with it before I lost it all to the frost coming soon. Making your own fresh basil pesto takes all of about 1 1/2 minutes. Seriously, there is nothing quite like the […]

Roasted Garlic & Herb Flavored Butter

Yum Isn’t it beautiful?  I mean, just look at it.  All whipped and soft and herb like. At the beginning of grilling season I get myself ready by making some batches of herbed butters.  I like to make a few different flavors.  This whipped butter has the most amazingly deep garlic flavor and that’s because […]

Raspberry Vinaigrette

I’m so happy Spring is here because it means crisp salads with fresh fruit and veggies on top!  I’m not much of a salad eater in the winter, are you?  I’m more of a comfort food kinda gal when the cold weather hits. And this Spring has felt like F O R E V E […]

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (over Butternut Squash Ravioli)

Yum There are so  many premade raviolis on the market today that don’t just involve cheese.  They can be stuffed with chicken or mushrooms or squash.  There are times when I just want to take a break from cooking and I’ll pick up one of these types of raviolis from Costco or Sam’s. Like I’ve […]

Butter & Garlic Cream Sauce

Yum Need a sauce to put over pasta that is done in less than 5 minutes and has less than 5 ingredients!!!! Look no further! This garlic and butter cream sauce is restaurant worthy and has fast become one of the most popular recipes on this site. I had these Butternut Squash Ravioli from Trader […]

Greek Salad Dressing

Yum Greek salads ROCK, don’t you think?  But there seems to be a little controversy over whether Greek salads contain lettuce or not.  What do you think? In order to uncover the truth behind this, I consulted with the professionals, one of my best friends (hee hee) who just so happens to be Greek and here’s what […]

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Yum Ranch dressing is a staple in our house.  I decided to stop buying it some time ago once I became aware of some of the ingredients in it. But I also knew it would be an easy recipe to replicate and so I did.  Here is our tried and true Ranch dressing recipe and let me […]

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