Artichoke-Olive Bruschetta

Artichoke-Olive Bruschetta

This artichoke-olive bruschetta is one of the snackies that I will be preparing for Don for the Super Bowl Sunday game.   The flavors are all well-balanced with just a little lemony tang.  They are complimented nicely with the crunch of the toasted baguette slices.  

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Polenta Points with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Polenta Points with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Don was all jazzed up for the big Sunday football game that would determine who would be going to the Super Bowl in a couple weeks.  The day before the game he asked if I could fix him some munchies to go with the special brew that he bought for the game.  These little polenta points…

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Chicken tortilla chip casserole

Chicken Tortilla Chip Casserole

This chicken tortilla casserole is a bit like a Mexican lasagna. Corn chips are used between the layers and I chose to put all the cheese on top instead of between the layers.  Reserving all the cheese for the top helps me conserve the fat and calories for a portion of the casserole. I will…

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Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Linguini

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Linguini

We are having lemon-garlic shrimp with linguini for dinner and this is one of Don’s very favorite shrimp recipes.  It is quick and easy to fix and if you come home from work or shopping you can have dinner on the table in thirty minutes. 

Mushroom-Smoked Salmon Quiche with Black Rice Crust

Mushroom-Smoked Salmon Quiche with Black Rice Crust

There is a little farm not too far from where we live and we have been buying fresh eggs from them every week.  The yolks in these eggs are a beautiful orange color because the chickens roam around at their will.  I am so spoiled now that I will never be happy with grocery-store eggs…

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Black Rice-Mango Salad

Black Rice-Mango Salad

Savor The Best has been introduced to ALOHA and inspired to create a healthy whole-food recipe suitable for a party. ALOHA is located in New York City and recently has been voted #1 of the 2014 NYC hottest startup companies.  At ALOHA, their focus is on health, exercise, whole-food eating, and positive life choices.  Their manifesto is…

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Pomegranates and Oat Groats Breakfast

Pomegranate and Oat Groats Breakfast

This is the season for pomegranates and I have six huge poms that I have been using as a table arrangement since early December.  Now that I have de-Christmased my house it is time to enjoy the fruit from these beauties.  A pomegranate and oat groats breakfast makes a delicious and healthy breakfast any morning…

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Red Beans and Ham

Red Beans and Ham

  At Christmas time I served a large spiral ham at a party and there was a nice chunk of it left, as well as the ham bone.  They have been in my freezer but today I rescued them to make a pot of red beans and ham for dinner tonight. 

Fresh Oregon black truffle

Pasta Strands with Black Truffle Sauce

  My friend, Julie, gave me a Christmas gift with a nice fresh Oregon black truffle inside.  What a nice gift and what a nice friend!  That was really special as these little guys are like gold!  It was packaged up in a bed of white rice to keep it fresh.  Not knowing for sure…

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ricotta pancakes with pomegranate syrup

Ricotta Pancakes with Pomegranate Syrup

This is one of my favorite pancake recipes. The ricotta gives them a delicate, creamy texture and a special richness. You will not want to use a pancake mix again when you taste how good these pancakes are. Plus they only take a few minutes to mix up. They are light, fluffy, tender and DELICIOUS!! ….

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Coconut Cake Roll and My Norwex Party

Coconut Cake Roll and My Norwex Party

Recently, I was invited to a Norwex party and when the product was described to me I decided to attend.  I am so happy that I did as their products are amazing and I was so impressed that I signed up to host a party but I also want to share my discovery with you. …

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Spinach-Artichoke-Quinoa Casserole

Spinach-Artichoke-Quinoa Casserole

  If you shop at Costco you are well aware of all the food samples that they serve.   I have learned to be selective in these little tidbits as some of them are good, healthy choices while others….not so much.