Snacks

Apple Butter with Fresh Ginger

Apple Butter with Ginger

Apple Butter was always a real treat growing up.  What I never realized is just how easy it is to make at home.  And ironically, there isn’t any butter involved in the preparation. While thumbing through a popular cooking magazine, I noticed an advertisement for Vitamix blenders that included a […]

Spring Aspragus Pesto with Basil and Pine Nuts

Spring Asparagus Pesto with Basil and Pine Nuts

Growing up, asparagus was not exactly that high on my Favorite Green Vegetables list .  It usually came from a can, was stringy and had a slightly metallic taste.  It wasn’t until well after college that I started discovering treats such as grilled asparagus wrapped with prosciutto….when the cured ham […]

Honey Roasted Almonds and Cashews

Maple Honey Roasted Almonds and Cashews

If you’ve ever walked past one of those holiday nut shops that’s making the cinnamon roasted almonds, you know the irresistible smells that it can create.  This recipe for honey roasted almonds and cashews can come pretty close.  Full credit for the original recipe goes to Simply Scratch and the tasty Honey Roasted […]

Spicy Garlic Beef Jerky

Spicy Garlic Beef Jerky

  Homemade Beef Jerky with bold garlic and spicy flavors Commercial beef jerky is pretty hit-and-miss.  Most of the bags sold in stores have way too much sodium and goofy flavors.  I like garlic, and lots of it, especially on meat. I’ve tried numerous recipes and landed on a simple […]

Mixed Berry Fruit Leather

Mixed Berry Fruit Leather

As a kid, I probably ate miles of Fruit Rollups.  I’m sure the ratio of fruit to High Fructose Corn Syrup was so out of whack, I wouldn’t even consider giving them to my own kids.  Which is why I decided to come up with my own homemade fruit leather recipe.  […]

Easy Food Processor Hummus

Easy Food Processor Hummus

The Easiest Way to Make Homemade Hummus Hummus is the franchise player for food that’s both simple to make and tastes awesome.  I sometimes joke that I could eat my weight in hummus if I had to.  That’s how much I love it.  So I’ve tried a lot of store-bought […]