Make Ahead · Party Ideas · Pasta · Recipes · Sides · Vegan/Vegetarian

Farmer’s Market Pasta Salad

The other day at the farmer’s market in Denver I picked up these beautiful cherry tomatoes (among other finds).  Inspired by all the market’s fresh ingredients, I decided to make a Farmer’s Market Pasta Salad using their tomatoes and peppers. This pasta salad turned out great.  It was light and satisfying, perfect for the summer.… Continue reading Farmer’s Market Pasta Salad

Desserts · Party Ideas · Recipes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

Dessert and myself go together like oil and water.  I was raised by a mother who believed sugar to be the evil of all evils.  We had sugar-free syrups, diet sodas and sugar-free candies and cereals.  Nowadays, I have a low tolerance for super-rich desserts.  One or two bites in and I’m dragging myself toward… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

Appetizers/Snacks · Party Ideas · Poultry · Recipes

Chicken Parmesan Mini Dippers

I saw this recipe online and immediately had to try it out for myself. Really though, any recipe that caters to my recent wonton wrapper obsession trumps any other recipe these days anyway.  Just saying. These little chicken parm wraps are so addicting!!  It’s everything you love in a chicken parmesan dinner but in bite-sized… Continue reading Chicken Parmesan Mini Dippers

30 Minute Meals · Burgers and Sandwiches · Party Ideas · Recipes

Open-Face Ham, Cheddar, and Apple Butter Sandwiches

Your fork and steak knife are just aching to cut into this crunchy, chewy, sweet and savory dish. The flavors in this sandwich are all unique yet they come together in a harmonious medley.  Be careful – the apple butter can be overpowering if you use too much.  Generous amounts of ham and mustard will… Continue reading Open-Face Ham, Cheddar, and Apple Butter Sandwiches