appetizers · Snacks

Caramelized Onion and Fig Tarts with Rosemary Manchego

My book club every year gets together for the Oscars. In the early years (we’ve been together for 20 years) we would dress up, wearing old bridesmaid dresses and full make-up and hair. That evolved into movie themed costumes-nominations not required. Then in 2003 when the movie  Calendar Girls was released several of us showed… Continue reading Caramelized Onion and Fig Tarts with Rosemary Manchego

Main Dish · Uncategorized

Mushroom Tart with Smoked Mozzarella and Pine Nuts

Do you know someone who will not try a dish if they know there are mushrooms in it?  Well this is the recipe that might just flip them to the mushroom lover side…it worked in my house. This cheesy tart is loaded with a combination of reconstituted dried mushrooms and fresh Baby Bella (Cremini) mushrooms,… Continue reading Mushroom Tart with Smoked Mozzarella and Pine Nuts

Gluten Free · Snacks

Sweet Potato Rounds with Charred Lime Avocado and Mango-Chili Pepitas

Are you avoiding snacks because you think they are not good for you? Well, not all snacks are created equal. These tasty looking bites are chock full of healthful ingredients. Roasted sweet potatoes serve as the savory base-they are roasted in the oven until tender and brown and then cut into circles using a small… Continue reading Sweet Potato Rounds with Charred Lime Avocado and Mango-Chili Pepitas

Main Dish

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Rosemary Brown Butter and Serrano Ham Shards

Busy nights do not have to mean you grab take out…you can make a delicious meal and put it together in less than 30 minutes. (Really, I promise!) This is one of my favorite dishes to make when I am pinched for time, because it is simple but tastes like something I might get at… Continue reading Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Rosemary Brown Butter and Serrano Ham Shards