Genius 20 Minute Portobellos Parmesan

Happy New year to Us ALL! Healthy Cravings are here for me ...more

Last-Minute Peppermint Chocolate Saltine Toffee

If you have a last-minute need for an easy, delicious holiday treat, this is your answer! Saltine cracker toff is a genius idea for making toffee that is both sweet and salty, ready with just a few minutes of prep, and completely foolproof. I discovered how easy and delicious this toffee is when I made Saltine Toffee for Valentine’s Day – and the twist to make it Christmas-y is the crushed peppermint candies on top ....more

Easy Beet Pesto Cucumber Bites

Make these easy, healthy, festive appetizers for your holiday table with just minutes of prep time. So much of holiday food is heavy, fatty and so unhealthy that I find myself craving fresh and healthy food this time of year. I have discovered a new thing in my kitchen: BEET PESTO ....more

Easy Holiday Wreath Cheese Plate

I love making festive foods for the holidays! This cheese plate, arranged to look like a wreath, takes only minutes of prep and no cooking. I took it to a party last week and everyone raved and even took photos ....more

Baked Cranberry Rice Puddings with Cranberry Coulis Drizzle

One of the foods I like best for the holidays is cranberries. They are tart, flavorful and they have such a bright holiday color! I love to make my own cranberry sauce mixture and then swirl it into other dishes, and this coconut rice pudding is the perfect pairing for cranberries – a marriage made in heaven, because the flavors compliment each other perfectly ....more

Charred Cauliflower Romesco

If you thought cauliflower was boring, this is the recipe for you. This is the most delicious cauliflower dish, bar none, that I have ever eaten. Truly, it is a masterpiece ....more

Slow Cooker Pecan Pie

Why take up precious oven real estate on Thanksgiving when you can turn your slow cooker into a pie baking machine!? My husband’s favorite pie of all time is pecan. It is a religious experience for him every single Thanksgiving ....more

Last Minute Spider Dishes for a Festive Halloween

Who wouldn’t want to make spider DEVILED eggs for Halloween? I have been making these deviled eggs for 30 years – it just isn’t Halloween at our house without them! We have enjoyed making lots of spider-themed treats forever on Halloweens, and these spider ideas are so easy that they are perfect for adding spookiness to your Halloween celebrations ....more

Graveyard Chili with Cheddar Shortbread Tombstones

It’s that time of year when spooky food is on the menu. Chili is perfect for this time of year, and I decided to dress it up a little to make it Halloween friendly. I have always wanted to make savory shortbread, and so I thought these cheddar shortbread crackers would do well ....more

Green Chile Mock Enchilada Casserole

With just the right amount of heat and spice, this casserole is creamy and flavorful. And bonus: it’s low in carbs and fat. If you are a fan of low carb, low fat healthy eating and southwest flavors, I highly HIGHLY recommend this recipe ....more