I just love to stuff stuff…apparently.

PIZZA-STUFFED TOMATOES Use your imagination with these for an appetizer tray – canadian bacon with some crushed pineapple…cooked, crumbled sausage and red pepper flakes…diced shrimp and mushrooms sauted in a little white wine and garlic…whatever your favorite pizza toppings were can go in these! ~~~~   1 pint cherry tomatoes 4 ounces fat free cream…

It’s good to be over-stuffed…if you’re a baby bella!

ARTICHOKE SPINACH DIP-STUFFED MUSHROOMS I have to say this is one of the biggest hits I’ve had…soooo good. Everybody loves spinach dip and everybody loves stuffed mushrooms – it only stands to reason that together they’d be over the top, and they ARE! You don’t have to use the ‘srooms if you don’t want to…

Go Green!

EDAMAME HUMMUS If you love edamame this is for you! It has that great silky hummus feel in a fresh new way. Super good for us, filling with some soy crisps and even kids who won’t eat veggies will inhale this stuff! (The carbs are GOOD ones.) (Tahini is sesame paste that is usually found in…

Quick high-protein lunch or appetizers – so good, so easy!

CREAMY GARDEN TURKEY ROLL UPS Kids LOVE these…and they’re so excited to eat rolled up turkey, they forget to notice the vegetables! These are quick to make and keep well in the refrigerator for a super easy grab-n-go lunch. You can vary the veggie ingredients to suit your taste or what’s on hand in the…

Caesar – that little devil!

CAESAR DEVILED EGGS These are addictive, that’s for sure, but go wild – they are solid, dense protein and a perfect snack when the urge hits.  Gorgeousness personified! (A secret to having lots of filling in your deviled eggs is to very finely grate – with the finest holes on a cheese grater – one…

Party platter empty? Not anymore!

BROCCOLI-CHEESE QUICHE BITES YUM, yummy…anything quiche-like is on my list of favorites! I’ve made it meatless, but adding salmon or bacon would be great. ~~~~   Vegetable cooking spray 2 cups broccoli florets 1/4 cup diced red pepper 4 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Dash cayenne pepper 3 tablespoons flour 1 cup…

Blue Cheese & Bacon Dip

BLUE CHEESE & BACON DIP This is a quick and easy appetizer that your family will love. Rich and creamy with a crunchy almond topping…serve with veggies, apple, and pear slices or whole grain crackers or crostini for your family. (Or make an ooey-gooey grilled cheese and tomato sandwich for the more sophisticated tastes in…

BAKED bean dip…baked BEAN dip….baked bean DIP…

BAKED BEAN DIP (Sante Fe Bean Dip…if you prefer!) I’ve always called it Baked Bean Dip…but it’s not Baked BEANS dip…it’s just a bean dip that’s baked.  There, that should clear it up. Full of good carbs and protein, this dip is almost a meal!  To save some carbs, I just eat it out of…

As if we need more heat…

STUFFED JALAPENOS These are great party fare and really good…. and hot.  Good and hot! Yeehaw…it’s amazing how different crops or batches of jalapenos can vary in heat! I bought some gorgeous peppers and made these – perfectly spicy, not too hot. Did it again a few weeks later and just about died!   Now,…