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...

Pancetta and spinach pinwheels

For the past couple of months I’ve talked about my trip or “work conference” that would be taking place on a cruise. Most of you know by now from my plethora of beach photos on instagram that I’m on my trip. Yes, I’m enjoying 80-degree weather and sipping away on fruity drinks with the...

21 Healthy one Pot Meals

Most nights at home consist of a nice hot meal. However, there are others where I don’t want to cook, I don’t want to go to the store and I don’t want leftovers. In that case it’s a frozen pizza (shocker alert – yes I eat those) or a quick venture to a local...