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}

Cajun Gumbo, Healthified and Made Easy

Did I ever mention I’m from Louisiana? Yes, indeed, I am! In fact, we had the band play this little ditty at our wedding: I’m even listening to it while I write this post. In case you’re curious, here’s Hank Williams’ version!  So anyway, I suppose my Louisiana roots are the reason I love all spicy, Cajun food. One of my favorite Cajun meals to make is gumbo. Now the “right” way to make a good gumbo is to start with a {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}

Superbowl Salsa Roundup

I love salsa. Roasted tomato salsa. Bean and corn salsa. Mango salsa. I don’t think I’ve ever met a salsa I didn’t like! The varieties are endless. Plus, salsa is so easy to make and versatile. So today I’m sharing a Superbowl salsa roundup where you’re sure to find one that’s right for your gathering for the big game! Restaurant Style Salsa ~A Cedar Spoon.  Black Bean and Corn Salsa ~Lori’s Culinary Creations Southwestern Corn Salsa ~Delightful E Made Black Bean {Read More}

How to Make A Sensational Superbowl Snackadium!

A few years ago, my dear husband wanted to throw a party in January for his team at work. I came up with numerous clever themes (or at least I thought they were). After patiently listening to all my ideas, he told me he wanted it to be a football party. I winced! I wasn’t a fan of the idea at all. But after he promised me he there would be no plastic, football-shaped chip bowls or tacky pennants, I agreed and {Read More}