Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas

I love chickpeas and I especially love roasted chickpeas. They are a great addition to any meal and a wonderful snack too. If you haven’t tried them or made them yet, you are definitely missing out. So good!! Love an easy recipe? This is the easiest thing you will ever make. All you need is […]

Trader Joe's Charcuterie Board with Shopping List

Trader Joe’s Charcuterie Board with Shopping List

Let’s face it. This is the party season. The holidays are almost here, my friends, and this Trader Joe’s Charcuterie Board with Shopping List is perfect for the busy entertainer. Your shopping is simplified and your execution made easy with the model below. A little light prepping and chopping is needed but not too much. […]

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

I have been making these Garlic Smashed Potatoes for years. If you know me you can attest that I made them a lot this summer. I will continue to make them all fall and winter because they are perfectly delicious and easy to make. The Petite Gold potatoes from Kroger’s Private Selection Brand are my […]

Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto for President!!! All summer long I enjoy beautiful homegrown or market bought basil in the form of Pesto. Basil Pesto is the bomb. Seriously! This Pesto is so versatile… It pairs well with a variety of dishes. The recipe is very simple and it is nut-free. Not because I can’t have nuts, I […]

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Ready for Easter? Make these Deviled Eggs for the holiday. They are quick and easy to put together with just a few ingredients. 10 minute eggs were used for this recipe. I brought a small pot of water to a rapid boil and placed the eggs in the boiling water. I set the timer for […]

Cornbread Muffins

Cornbread Muffins

Cornbread Muffins make a wonderful side for all of those comfort meals that we crave once in a while. Or, comfort meals that I crave daily during these Michigan winter months. These Cornbread Muffins happened because I made my Chili Recipe and needed something to go with them. We usually eat chili with Fritos or […]

Chipotle Chili Dressing

Chipotle Chili Dressing

A flavorful dressing for any salad but especially delicious with Mexican flavors. This Chipotle Chili Dressing is just perfect! Serve it with a bowl of fresh greens, taco meat (beef, chicken or pork), rice, beans and avocado. For extra spice, add an extra Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce. You’ll find a can of this goodness […]

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

  This soup came together easily and very quickly, on a Tuesday afternoon after a long day at work. I had purchased a Butternut Squash at Trader Joe’s with zero plans for it. It’s the season, it was pretty and I just had to have it. Similar story to a lot of the items I […]

Pickled Onions

Pickled Onions and Avocados

It’s Taco Tuesday,  you guys and it’s not a feast without Pickled Onions… This doesn’t mean too much to me, because I could eat tacos, nachos, enchiladas, tamales, burritos, etc., on any day of the week. And how lucky am I to live in the Detroit area where Mexican or Latin American inspired cuisine is […]

Avocado Grapefruit and Frisee Salad

Avocado Grapefruit and Frisee Salad

Take your salad game to the next level with this delicious mix of Avocado, Grapefruit and Frisee. Thinly sliced avocado, perfectly juicy grapefruit and beautifully crunchy Frisee, give this salad a great vibe. I topped it with my  Delicious Salad Dressing and toasted pine nuts. So good! I don’t know about you, but when I was a […]