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Tex-Mex Inspired Mashed Potato Cakes

Mashed Potato Cakes loaded with spicy jalapeño peppers, onions, diced ham, and cheddar cheese transform leftover mashed potatoes into an amazing side dish. Fried until they’re golden brown and crispy, serve these Tex-Mex inspired potato cakes topped with fresh tomato salsa or sour cream. Quick and easy to prepare, mashed potato cakes make a delicious …

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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa {Salsa Verde}

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (a.k.a. green salsa or salsa verde) gets its rich, earthy flavor from roasting fresh tomatillos, onions, garlic, and jalapeño pepper on the grill until they are charred and softened. Roasting and caramelizing the vegetables brings out their natural sugars to create an amazing depth of flavor in this simple salsa recipe. Depending …

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Baked Brie Appetizer with Apples and Molasses

This EASY Baked Brie Appetizer with apples and molasses is a tasty, simply elegant appetizer recipe that’s sure to impress every guest at your party. Warm and creamy, brie cheese is baked with sliced apples and topped with molasses, shredded coconut, and walnuts for a deliciously sweet, earthy flavor. Just in time for the holidays, this …

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Secret Ingredient Guacamole

A secret ingredient in this deliciously creamy dip adds more vitamins and nutrients to your traditional guacamole recipe. Eat it with veggie sticks for a guilt-free, heart-healthy snack! Cinco de Mayo for me usually means enjoying Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas with a side of guacamole and plenty of crispy, salty tortilla chips…one of my favorite meals! Lately, I’ve indulged too …

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Charleston, SC: Portabello Fries with Béchamel Mustard Dipping Sauce

You’ll never look at a mushroom the same way again after you sample these Portabello Fries dipped in a classic mustard-flavored béchamel sauce! This week I’ve experienced a big (actually, HUGE) dose of reality upon returning to work after our mini-vacation to the Isle of Palms and Charleston, South Carolina. It’s been especially hectic at work (I need …

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Sticky Baked Chicken Wings

Sticky Baked Chicken Wings are brushed with a honey-Korean chili sauce and returned to the oven until they are properly glazed and sticky-good! What’s a football party without chicken wings? The normal process for preparing wings requires deep-frying, but I prefer making Sticky BAKED Chicken Wings (a recipe by Giada De Laurentiis) which are crispy …

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