Super Yummy Creamy Chicken Quesadillas

One of the things I miss most about South Texas is the amazing Mexican food. Really… There’s nothing quite like it! I got a hankering for some good quesadillas this week and created a meal that reminded me of a dish I could find in San Antonio. Creamy Chicken Quesadillas! I made these with my favorite new appliance, the Cuisinart Griddler grill and panini maker. (Honestly we use this gadget practically daily!) To whip up this dish, I combined cream {Read More}

Spicy Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs

Ahhh… fall is on it’s way. And with it, flavors and recipes I shelved for the summer in favor of grilling meats and veggies during the hottest months. Lately I’ve been pondering how I can incorporate more of Tom’s traditional Italian favorites into our dinners without defaulting to calorie- and fat-laden recipes. I’m excited to share this new creation with you today! Honestly, this recipe should have the word “skinny” in the title because I’ve gone to great effort to slim {Read More}

Watermelon Mango Pico de Gallo

Watermelon Mango Pico de Gallo is the perfect blend refreshing, spicy, sweetness on a hot summer day! I bought a couple of personal, seedless watermelons over the weekend and, by yesterday, hadn’t cut into them yet. I wanted to do something a bit different than usual and settled upon apico degallo for one of them (another yummy watermelon recipe is coming soon!) Watermelon, mango, jalapeño, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Doesn’t it sound simply mouth-watering? It’s so flavorful {Read More}

Fresh & Healthy Guacamole

What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with fresh and healthy guacamole and an ice cold Corona? Living in San Antonio for 13 years gave me ample opportunities to taste some of the best guacamole you’ll ever find (my favorite is the tableside guacamole at Sazo’s at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter). I’ve spend years perfecting my own version to share with you today!   This year I’m subbing in a super healthy alternative to tortilla chips. It’s my {Read More}

Paleo Bacon Jalapeno Bread

We are now on day eight of our paleo challenge. Tom says all he does is think about food. He is mesmerized by food commercials. I don’t really notice them. The main thing I’ve noticed is that I’m spending much more time in the kitchen despite the fact that I have had a very busy week. But that’s okay. We are eating REAL FOOD!  Tom especially misses bread, so I decided to make him some paleo bacon jalapeño bread. He really liked {Read More}

Chicken and Waffles — Easiest Appetizer Ever!

This Chicken & Waffles Appetizer is seriously out of this world! I don’t often eat fried chicken. Or waffles. But I’ve always wondered what all the hoopla was about Chicken and Waffles. So when we dined at 5 Napkin Burger in NYC recently, I decided to take a calorie splurge. I actually decided I would eat exactly half of what was on my plate. That was a total fail! Oh my goodness, it was good! I had told the waitress I {Read More}