Peppermint & Cream Cheese Swirled Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Swirl Brownies

Red Velvet Brownies are swirled with cream cheese and peppermint bits!  Perfect for the holidays!     I’m in full panic mode.  I went into Thanksgiving feeling very blasé about Christmas gifts.  I had a swagger in my step because I knew I had Christmas in the bag.  Well, not literally in the bag, more like in my virtual shopping carts.  But then Black Friday came and ruined my peace of mind. I traveled over the … Continue reading →

Tex-Mex Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Tex Mex Spinach and Artichoke Dip has a bit of a kick with poblano peppers and jalapeño that have been roasted! Creamy, cheesy and full of flavor!

Spinach and artichoke dip with a little heat!  Roasted poblano's and jalapeños add spice that's tamed by lots of creamy cheese! I love eating, but I don't always like following the food pyramid.  I'm a snacker at heart and although I know what food is good for me, I am not always eager to consume them.  If things like fat, calories, cholesterol, and blood pressure didn't exist than I would eat completely differently. My food … Continue reading →

Crab and Bacon Mac and Cheese

Crab and Bacon Mac and Cheese

Crab and Bacon Mac and Cheese   My mom served a lot of "mangia" when I was a kid.  You might know this as "stew".  No matter what your name is for this type of dish, I call it "blah".  There was nothing more disappointing than asking mom what was for dinner only to find out it was "mangia".   She made this for dinner because it was economical.  She would scour the grocery store for discounted meat, which would be combined with … Continue reading →

Sriracha Beer Cheese

Sriracha Beer Cheese

I love spicy food about as much as I love dessert!!!  In fact, the hotter the better!  My proudest moment was eating at an Indian restaurant in college.  I ordered a Vindaloo that was so spicy, the waiter actually hovered to watch me take a bite.  He then admitted that he had never seen a woman eat that dish.  I was beaming!  I was wiping my nose as well, but boy was I pleased with myself. One of the best days of my life was when I discovered … Continue reading →

Grilled Chicken Sausage with Cream Cheese and Jalapeño Slaw


Summer is in the air. It is sunny today and in the upper 70's. We are happy. My neighbors are so happy, that they are opening their pool today....on April 15th?? Oh, well, it'll be their shivering behinds not mine. But I do know where they are coming from. After spring break, we are all just ready. Ready for the pool, warmer weather, and to play outside from morning to dusk. We are ready to catch fireflies, watch butterflies and gaze … Continue reading →