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Healthy Halloween Recipes: Spider Black Bean Dip

Healthy Halloween Recipes: Spider Black Bean Dip

Black beans, fresh tomatoes, and vegetables (spiders optional) make this a healthy yet deliciously fun dip for a Halloween party or as a meal before heading out to Trick or Treat.   Serve with cheese cut like pumpkins, our homemade tortilla chips, and your favorite... Read more

Summer Potluck Recipe: Corn, Tomato and Bacon Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

Summer Potluck Recipe: Corn, Tomato and Bacon Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

I think corn and tomatoes are a perfect pair. They ripen at the same time of summer and the tangy sweet flavor of tomatoes complement the crisp juiciness of the corn kernels. Here, with a creamy basil dressing and a smattering ... Read more

Zucchini Recipes: Stuffed Zucchini Gondolas

Zucchini Recipes: Stuffed Zucchini Gondolas

     

Summer’s the season of bounteous crops of zucchini and yellow squash, which is also affordable because it’s so plentiful and easy to grow. I don’t find zucchini to be the most flavorful or exciting vegetable, but I love it as ... Read more

July 4th Top 5 Burger Recipes and Salad Recipes

July 4th Top 5 Burger Recipes and Salad Recipes

Independence Day in our neighborhood means a neighborhood cookout at the pool with burgers, hotdogs, watermelon, iced tea, lemonade and other summery favorites.  As many of our neighbors become more health and environmentally conscious, the demand for alternatives to beef burgers has grown stronger: At the most recent pool barbecue, the veggie burgers were gone long before the hamburgers (gra... Read more
Summer Drink:  Mango Lime Coolers

Summer Drink: Mango Lime Coolers

Temperatures just hit the high 90s in Maryland, so I thought we could mark the first week of summer with a fruity cocktail recipe to keep us cool. This sparkling summer drink, invented by my colleague Linda Wolpert, is wonderfully refreshing on a hot summer day. For an adult cocktail, add an ounce of rum to... Read more
Fun Family Dinner Recipe: Baked Mexican Egg Rolls

Fun Family Dinner Recipe: Baked Mexican Egg Rolls

                  The burrito meets the egg roll and my family approves of the match up! Great anytime of the day and as fun family dinner recipe.  Serve them with avocado and cucumber salad or mangoes.   ... Read more
Light Desserts: Mini Phyllo Raspberry Cheesecake Bites

Light Desserts: Mini Phyllo Raspberry Cheesecake Bites

One of my favorite things to do with our 15 year old daughter, Celia, is to develop new dessert recipes.  Usually we ... Read more

Grilled Vegetables:  Grilled Asparagus as a Delicious, Simple Side

Grilled Vegetables: Grilled Asparagus as a Delicious, Simple Side

Grilled vegetables are easy and delicious side dishes when you've already got the grill fired up. Grilled asparagus is so easy to make, and the slow heat concentrates the flavors and makes a beautiful presentation.  If you can’t gril... Read more

Vegetarian gluten free recipe: Roasted Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Spinach Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

Vegetarian gluten free recipe: Roasted Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Spinach Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

This is such a pretty salad that would be great to bring to a gathering. You can cook the quinoa and make the dressing while the potatoes are roasting, then throw it all together and serve it immediately or refrigerate it for up to 3 days. This vegetarian gluten free salad has a wonderful sweetness.  You might also like it topped with a little sour cream or plain... Read more

Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

                     

(Moms--Please share this with your family and try not to peek!)

Mother... Read more