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  • Homemade Tomato Butter

    In the winter, I always miss good tomatoes. Does anyone else agree with that? Last winter, I was  browsing Trader Joe’s and I discovered First Fields strained tomatoes-they had a beautiful color and bottle too;) The color caught my eye and I knew I had to buy it. That night,  I used them for my…

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  • DIY Lamb Gyros

    The great thing about the do-it-yourself concept made popular by Chipotle is that it’s easy and quick and can be applied to virtually any type of cuisine.  I’ve done it before for tacos, sandwiches, pasta, and grain bowls, but you can let your imagination run wild!  Also, I’ve found that my kids are more inclined…

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  • Goat Cheese and Almond Stuffed Dates

    Summer is a time for entertaining, and my friends are always asking me to recommend some quick appetizers with a bit of a wow factor to serve their guests.  Let’s face it – you want to be having fun with your guests, not spending all your time sweating in the kitchen. This appetizer has only…

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  • Sausage, Rice, & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

    Today, I got home from a playdate with my kids at 6:30 pm and I needed to get dinner on the table FAST because the kids were super hungry and on the verge of a meltdown.  The problem was I didn’t have much in my fridge.  I had to get a little creative. I had…

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  • Berry Vanilla Yogurt Parfait

    My kids love going to the ice cream or frozen yogurt store and selecting all the various candy toppings for their dessert.  It’s so tough to stop them from piling them on!  This parfait allows younger kids to participate in making their own custom made dessert, except that it’s much healthier.  It’s especially perfect for…

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