Salmon and Avocado toast

+-*It’s the year 2015 and we are talking about toast being a food trend. Yes, a real food trend for this year. People have been buttering up or slapping their jelly on bread for years but it has finally come around to a “trend.” Or so they say…. I’m starting to wonder how they...

Baked Cheese Ravioli Casserole

+-*Do you meal plan for the week or are you a spur of the moment type of person? I’m both. Sometimes I break out the list and meal plan for the rest of the week. Then there are others where the refrigerator is empty and the nearest restaurant is our only choice. This past...

Chocolate truffle tart

+-*  You walk into a store and see red and pink streamers hanging down from the ceiling.   You slowly make your way around the store and notice the chocolate, red roses, LOVE banners and you can’t help but get the feeling that Valentine’s Day is almost here.   Years ago I remember getting chocolates...

Baked Santa Fe Dip

+-*It’s 10 o’clock at night and I’m trying really hard to mentally prepare myself for writing this Baked Santa Fe Dip post and recipe. Typically I try to write before I’m exhausted and completely worn out but not today.   It doesn’t help that I have The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills playing in...

Toasted Hazelnut Breakfast Parfait

+-*I hate to see a weekend go by so fast. Sometimes I wish we would adhere to a 3-day weekend and a 4-day workweek. Productivity would increase (my opinion) because the week wouldn’t drag on and on. But here we are on Monday morning wishing the week hadn’t started quite yet.   The weekends...

Spinach artichoke dip with bacon

+-*The countdown to Super Bowl Sunday is quickly approaching and people are scrambling to find the right appetizers, pizza and beer choices. Yes, it’s all about the food, half time show and playing the square game each quarter to a win a little bit of money.   Do we even really watch the game?...

Spinach, prosciutto and butternut squash pizza

+-*Pizza is my jam and there is no way that I could ever give it up.  Like ever, ever. First you start off with the crust.  You can have it thin, thick, stuffed, flavored or rolled.  Next up are the toppings: sauce, pesto, olive oil, multiple amounts of different cheeses, vegetables, meat choices and...

huevos ranchero casserole

+-*There’s no denying that casseroles totally rule the world. The simplicity and ease that goes into each one alone makes my life and your life better. Sometimes I stick to my trusty comfort casserole dishes that I’ve been making for years like this chile relleno casserole and southwest quiche. This huevos ranchero casserole is...