Homemade Pizza Dough

There is something about the smell of dough…it is a kryptonite to me.  It does not matter if it is pizza dough or bread dough, there is an amazing magnetism to the smell of growing yeast when mixed with just enough sugar and warm water. I have played with different versions of pizza dough over…

Margarita Pizza

It was a warm summer night, the wind is blowing strong and warm breezes are flowing thru the house.  The typical weeknight of appreciating the workday done, grateful for the beautiful weather,  and ready to start the next experiment in the kitchen. Tonight is Margarita Pizza night!   I love this flavor combo…whether on a pizza…

Marinaded Beef Tips

Looking for that appetizer to help make your Super Bowl party pop!  Well, I may be a little late on the planning, but just in case – here you are – Marinaded Beef Tips!!!  These tips are tender and perfect when served on a toothpick for everyone to enjoy – adults and kids alike.  The…

Caramelized Onions

Absolutely love the sweet flavor that develops from cooking onions low and slow with salt, sugar and butter.  The caramelization gives the best onion flavor that can be used with anything.  It goes great on toast, pizzas, with beef, burgers, soups, salads, or if you are a true onion fan, straight out the jar. Now…

Avocado Cream Cheese Wontons

We have been so set on weeknight dinners lately that we have forgotten the glory that is appetizers.  That perfect little bite to satisfy your taste buds that you get to use either your fingers or a tiny fork!   Wontons are the definition of a well rounded appetizer – it includes the creamy inside…

Super Simple Salsa

There are so many types of salsa when you walk into any grocery store.  I could be overwhelming if you don’t know what type you are hungry for. That is where this recipe is fun – because you make it yourself. You can take out some of the heat if you don’t want or add…

Go To Fresh Mozzarella Appetizer

I call this our Go To Mozzarella Appetizer/Snack because it is unbelievably easy to put together.  Using ingredients you have on hand to create yourself an quick and easy snack while dinner is baking or if friends come over unexpectedly. There is something really great about this appetizer because you eat it with your hands.  It adds a…

Seasoned Sour Cream

The end result of this recipe is not actually seasoned sour cream, but more so some killer chips and salsa or nachos or even potato wedges or french fries.  The Seasoned Sour Cream elevates all of those side dishes and appetizers that little extra step and all it takes is 5 quick minutes to whip…

Pineapple Mozzarella Salad

Simple is always good, especially when it doesn’t look simple. This light summer salad works as a side dish for breakfast an appetizer or anything that you’d want it to be.   It is not always that we can get super fresh fruit, so when the opportunity comes up, it’s time to grab! This was a…

Watermelon Feta Salad

WE got a new camera!!!  It is a sweet camera…now I just have to figure out how to use it.  This was the first recipe that I photographed with the new camera.  I LOVE IT!!!   So, my thought was, make a recipe that will be simple and elegant at the same time.  This recipe…