Sugared Cranberries

I can’t believe I’d never tasted sugared cranberries until yesterday. Why didn’t I know about these sweet, tart, sparkly, little nuggets of goodness? Why doesn’t everybody know about them? My mission today is to spread the word so these little berries get the recognition they deserve! Ingredients 4 cups sugar 2 cups water 2 cups fresh cranberries Directions In a medium saucepan, bring two cups of water to a boil. Stir in two cups of the sugar and stir until sugar {Read More}

The Incredible Edible Christmas Tree

This Edible Christmas Tree Appetizer Is the Perfect Alternative of a Veggie Tray During the Holidays! One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is entertaining. I love gathering around the table with dear friends to enjoy good wine, yummy appetizers and the magic of Christmas in the air. When entertaining during the Christmas season, I like to serve appetizers that are easy to make but that look like they took a lot of hard work. A few years back, I {Read More}

Pepitas! How to Make Perfect Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

I can remember when growing up that we would make roasted pumpkin seeds after we carved our jack-o-lanterns. I also remember it was a lot of work, but that we loved them! So this week, after gutting my pie pumpkins and making homemade pumpkin puree, I decided to treat Tom and me to the yummy seasonal treat of roasted pumpkin seeds! I was surprised at how interested my dear husband was in this little project! Before roasting, you do need to {Read More}

The Salsa That Took Me Years to Perfect

A girl doesn’t live in San Antonio, Texas, for 13 years without perfecting a quick and easy salsa recipe. I’m not boasting. I’m simply stating a fact about Texas girls! Right, my Texas girlfriends? So today I thought I’d share the salsa that took me years to perfect. It doesn’t get simpler or tastier! Ingredients -one can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes (you can use regular diced tomatoes, but I personally think the fire roasted tomatoes are the reason this salsa is {Read More}

Spicy Paleo Crackers

I’m trying to follow the paleo diet. And for the most part, I really enjoy it! I love meat, vegetables, eggs, nuts and fruit. But I do miss the crunch of crackers. Especially when the husband breaks out his cracker du jour after work (Carrs, Triscuits, Wheat Thins… all weaknesses of mine). I decided to create a cracker I can enjoy, guilt free! And so my Spicy Paleo Crackers recipe was born. They turned out quite tasty and fulfilling! Plus {Read More}