Beet Hummus

Yes, I’m a snacker. There, I said it.

Nothing beets (oops, I mean beats) that mid-day moment of a good old spoonful of delicious homemade hummus and veggies for dipping. Although, what IS even better than just any homemade hummus is one made with beets. YES…BEETS! Continue reading “Beet Hummus”

Sweet Potato Chicken Sliders


There’s so many things to be grateful for. Sure I have my moments when I feel like all hope is lost but then I am reminded of all of the good that constantly surrounds me. I feel fortunate to be able to put things into perspective and say, “You know, it’s really not THAT bad.” Like everything, it’s only a stepping stone. There’s a great quote by the explorer Ernest Shackleton, “Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all.” and he’s right. Anything in life that can be termed difficult doesn’t also mean the end.  Continue reading “Sweet Potato Chicken Sliders”

BBQ Beef Empanadas

How does the saying go? “If at first you don’t succeed try, try again…” or something along those lines? I take this especially true in cooking. I mean not every recipe I make comes out blog worthy or even edible for that matter. So rather than nixing the recipe in the you know what I like to take another stab at it just to be sure, making any necessary modifications if needed. Though sometimes the second time around fails just as miserably as the first it’s always worth a second shot. Continue reading “BBQ Beef Empanadas”

Spicy Thai Lettuce Wraps

I was thinking today as I was taking pictures with my phone of these wraps that I really should upgrade to a camera rather than rely solely on a camera phone. As I’ve mentioned before, cameras overwhelm me. I know they take better pictures, especially for a food blog, but I’ll be honest, me and my iPhone 6 work pretty well together considering. Though, while we do have our moments and I come very close to throwing it across the room, I don’t have another camera so you’d all be stuck with just a bunch of words, I’d be phoneless and well that wouldn’t lead to good things. With that being said, my phone and I were on a roll taking pictures of this little dish. I mean, just look at those colors! (gasp) When I got home after picking up some veggies at a local farm stand I knew these were definitely going into some sort of recipe just so I’d be able to photograph it…well and eat it too of course. So, with some bright green lettuce I knew right away I wanted to make lettuce wraps. What better dish to enjoy during warm summer days than lots of yummy ingredients wrapped up in a piece of crisp lettuce? These wraps have quite a kick so if you like spicy then you’ll love this. If you prefer to tone it down a bit just add less green chilies as noted below. This dish makes a great meal for 4 but works just as well as an appetizer, just add less filling and use the smaller inner leaves to wrap instead. Viola, a colorful and healthy meal, app or snack and lots of pretty pictures thanks to my trusty ol’ phone. I’ll upgrade one day…maybe… Continue reading “Spicy Thai Lettuce Wraps”