The lovely, organic beetroot. Better known as just “beets.” You can eat them raw, juice them or roast them whole. However you prefer them, they are a powerhouse of nutrition and antioxidants. My family loves them grated and formed into burgers. We serve them with a side of kale chips and top them with a dollop of sriracha dressing on hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls. These Beet Burgers with Kale Chips are super filling and bursting with flavor!
Dark chocolate? Red wine? Cupcakes? Yes, yes and yes!
With Valentine’s Day coming up, I’ve been thinking about what to make. Then it happened. Oh, yes it did… Dark chocolate & red wine cupcakes! I’m calling these beloved little treats, Tipsy Cupcakes.
The simplest ingredients, make for the tastiest meals! My Oven Baked Ribs in Plum Sauce is a no-fail, fool-proof, recipe. These ribs are sticky, sweet, savory, and succulent. Baked low and slow, they are melt-in-your-mouth tender.
It’s January in New Jersey. That means many of the local farms have closed for the winter and the ones that remain open have only few precious produce to choose from, like eggs, potatoes, onions, winter squash and if we’re lucky maybe some winter apples. I’ll need to take a trip to Whole Foods to partake in the gorgeous winter citrus fruit that folks on the other side of the country are enjoying! In the meantime, I will happily make do. In fact, one of my favorite winter ingredients is the onion. So versatile! If a recipe calls for caramelized onions, I’m all in. So today I want to share a Caramelized Onion & Olive Appetizer recipe. This is a great crowd-pleaser, too! So make a double batch and include it as part of your Super Bowl Sunday party menu.
Last night we endured a fierce wind and ice storm. As I write, intermittent hail still pangs against the windows. The whipping wind continues to be a force and there are remnants of broken branches strewn across the yard and road. Since school was closed, the kids and I had resigned ourselves to staying in our pajamas all day. Truth be told, I enjoy this kind of weather when we are all snug and cozy at home. Cold, dreary days inspire me in the kitchen to make warm aromas that evoke comfort – and I love when we are able to eat slow and long without the constraints of time bearing down on us. So, today I want to share my cozy winter Chicken in White Wine with Dijon & Capers recipe.
Today’s post is a treat for the little ones. If your children are like mine, they LOVE cheddar goldfish crackers. Me? Not so much. Mainly because the supermarket brands are full of chemicals and preservatives and who knows what else. As a mother of a child with a peanut allergy, I’m always worrying about ingredients and because cheddar goldfish crackers are on the “approved” peanut-free snack list for school and birthday parties, etc., they frequently find their way to my son – though you’ll never hear him object!
As a mother, it’s important to me to find healthier versions of kid-favorite snacks, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share this with you today. While my children will happily indulge in the cringe-worthy brand in social settings, I’ve made it a point to make a homemade version that is far superior. We’ve made these crackers so many times throughout the years that they have long-been kid tested and kid approved! You’ll love that you can pronounce all of the ingredients and count them on one hand!