Ricotta-apple pancakes…just right for a lazy day breakfast

RICOTTA APPLE PANCAKES These little wonders are light and fluffy. They actually hold together like pancakes should! I’ve only used apples, but zucchini would work well, too.   Change up the spices or add some different extracts… ~~~~     3 eggs, separated 1 whole egg 1 cup part skin ricotta 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla 1/4…

Gingerbread Custard… breakfast-dessert!

GINGERBREAD CUSTARD There is not much more comforting than the silky, velvety, creamy, decadent feel of old-fashioned baked custard! These are so good…spicy and not too sweet.  I love them warm, but chilling seems to accent the flavors.  Breakfast, dessert, midnight-snack – you can enjoy  a guilt-free  little cup of love anytime. ~~~~   ….

Get ’em while the gettin’s good!

AVOCADO DEVILED EGGS These will not last long…take them to a party or a potluck and they will disappear before your eyes! Handsome little devils, for sure.   High-protein eggs filled with creamy good-for-us avocados…WOW.  Make lots. ~~~~     (Prepare these not too long before serving, as the avocados may turn dark.) 6 hard…

Gorgeous Greens!

SPINACH CHEESE BAKE This is a beautiful way to eat your veggies!  Moist, full of flavor and good for you carbs – it’s a great side dish or a vegetarian meal on it’s own. I’ve added cooked, chopped turkey bacon to this before also, and any variety of cheese I happen to have on hand. …

Hello, morning!

PLUM CLAFOUTIS Silk pajamas, gauzy curtains, a sweet morning breeze through the window…a sleeping kitty, a captivating book, a cup of coffee laced with cream – and a gorgeous Clafouti studded with ruby jewels…sigh… I’m not sure if it’s supposed to be a dessert, but I like it for breakfast. With a little warm 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 to the Mediterranean for a change of pace…

GREEK-STYLE EGG SALAD I love egg salad – any shape and form!  My favorite way is simply with mayo, salt, pepper, and a little splenda (YES…just a pinch…brings out the flavors!) So, it’s hard for me to change when I like the status quo.  But this one sounded so good and since I no longer…

There are no words. Wait…yes, there is. YUM with a capital YUM!

ONION CUSTARDS There aren’t many things that smell better than sweet onions simmering in butter!  Slowly coaxing them into a golden brown color  makes them so, so good! I used Montery Jack cheese in these, only because I wanted them NOW, and didn’t have Swiss, which is what I really planned on using.  They were…

So, so good…

CHILE RELLENO PUFF Pardon the photo – it was one of the first ones I ever took of food.  I’m SO glad I’ve improved. Don’t let that take away from how good this recipes is, though! I serve it as it is in the photo – sour cream, avocados, a little salsa.  With a green…

Garden Fresh!

GARDEN VEGETABLE QUICHE Full of protein and whichever vegetables you would like…this is perfect for any meal. Serve with sausages and some whole wheat toast for your family. ~~~~     Vegetable cooking spray 1/4 cup minced onion 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper 1 medium zucchini, shredded (about 1 1/2 cups), squeezed dry 1/2…