Mini Cherry Cheesecake Bites


As magical as pregnancy can be, I am just about ready for this one to be over- 38 weeks, tired, uncomfortable and in need of a good workout (and a good glass of wine!). I am not even that excited about Holiday eating because there isn't much room in my belly for it. What I am saying is I don't think this will be my year of desserts. Maybe I will save the splurge calories for post-baby when I have room and am burning even more calories nursing. I do love a good cheesecake so I might make an exception for my favorite pumpkin cheesecake....but when I was thinking of cheesecake I remembered … [Read more...]

Broccoli Apple Salad

Broccoli Apple Salad-1-2

  Broccoli apple salad. This is a recipe my mother-in-law often makes so she shared her version with me. I was in the mood for a different way to eat my broccoli- normally it's just raw with dip, steamed or roasted then topped with lemon, but this is a nice cold salad that keeps for several days so it's perfect for lunches or snack. When we were in Hawaii this past summer for our family reunion we served it for brunch with an egg casserole and fruit salad. It's a very versatile dish. Broccoli frequently earns a spot in the "top superfoods" list- it's low in calories, high in … [Read more...]

Greek Salad Bites


One of the things I will miss most about moving is our monthly Bunco group. It's such fun girls night out and so convenient because most of us live on post so we aren't driving more than a few miles. We each bring a dish to share, booze and a $10 gift to exchange after we are done playing. Hopefully I will find a new group in Seattle because I love it! Anyway, I was stumped for our last potluck until I realized I had so many things to use from the pantry- I went with my ultra-rich, fudge brownies and decided to balance it out with something a little healthier. I had tomatoes, an english … [Read more...]

Pesto Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad

Need something to bring to work for a potluck? Want to have dinner ready early in the day? This is the perfect, simple and tasty dish to make, basically a no recipe kind of recipe. I love dishes that are complete meals- in this you have your protein from the chicken and cheese, carbohydrates from the pasta and some veggies. I would recommend serving this with a side salad to increase your veggie consumption. This is a perfect make-ahead dish because it can be eaten cold, at room temperature and can be reheated. Anything that keeps me out of the kitchen at the "witching hour" (i.e. my kids … [Read more...]