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}