Guiltless Blue Cheese Dip/Dressing


With summer quickly approaching, I’m doing my best to eat healthier without sacrificing flavor. I’ve been marinating chicken wings (yes, I’m baking them), and decided I wanted a blue cheese dip to accompany them this time, but know that packs a punch with fat and calories, so was on the hunt for a lighter recipe.Continue reading “Guiltless Blue Cheese Dip/Dressing”

Baked Tilapia


More Tilapia! I decided to make this dish last night since I had two remaining vacuumed-sealed frozen filets in the freezer and really didn’t feel like venturing out to the grocery story, and because it’s easy (and quick) to make. It turned out super delicious and just melts in your mouth with a nice butteryContinue reading “Baked Tilapia”

Avocado Cilantro Hummus


What can I say about hummus… it’s yummy, healthy and now I know, super easy to make at home. There are so many variations to suit your taste buds, the possibilities are almost endless. Sweet potato, pumpkin, black bean, sun-dried tomato, roasted rep pepper… you get the idea. I think this recipe is great asContinue reading “Avocado Cilantro Hummus”

BBQ Sauce


I came across Carla Hall’s BBQ Chicken recipe on The Chew’s website while I was searching for chicken dishes as I had some chicken thighs that needed to be made right away, put in the freezer or thrown out. The comments on the page said there were a few missing ingredients that were on theContinue reading “BBQ Sauce”

Cocktail Sauce


I recently bought some shrimp to make another batch of my (yummy) shrimp stew, and had about a dozen leftover, which immediately led to thoughts of devouring having shrimp cocktail. Then I realized, I didn’t have any cocktail sauce in the house, and figured I could just whip some up. After making this recipe, I probablyContinue reading “Cocktail Sauce”

New York Strip Steak (with Tarragon Melting Sauce)


When I’m in the mood for steak, I usually pick up beef tenderloin or tri tip, but the Smart & Final near my house only carries NY strips so I will occasionally grab one if I don’t feel like heading over to Trader Joe’s or Von’s (that’s rare, but it does happen). About a weekContinue reading “New York Strip Steak (with Tarragon Melting Sauce)”

Edamame Puree (and Wonton Cups)


I’ve been on a sushi kick recently, and exploring the web for various ideas on tuna tartare,  poke, etc., and came across a recipe from Tyler Florence (love him) for sliced tuna with edamame puree on a wonton crisp. The puree intrigued me since I love edamame and it contained wasabi, another favorite of mineContinue reading “Edamame Puree (and Wonton Cups)”