Jalapeno Cheddar Bison Burger on a Pretzel Bun

Jalapeno Cheddar Bison Burgers on a Pretzel Bun

You’ll need to do a few jaw stretching exercises before eating these burgers!  Fresh pretzel buns, thick bison patties and lots of tasty toppings make these burgers look and taste better than anything you’ll ever get in a fast food restaurant.  They are also a whole lot healthier too as bison meat is far leaner […]

Raspberry and ricotta Valentine's crepes

Raspberry and Ricotta Valentine’s Crepes

Do you want to surprise your sweetheart with a unique Valentine’s breakfast?  This recipe combines French crepes and Italian ricotta which is then kissed with the sweetness of a raspberry sauce.  This recipe makes quite a few crepes, 5-6, but any extras can easily be frozen and later defrosted at room temperature. Raspberry and Ricotta […]

Caramelized onion mini tarts

Caramelized onion mini tarts

This yummy, rich appetizer can be prepared several different ways – on crackers, with puff pastry cups, mini pie crust cups or with phyllo pastry.  It can even be served on its own as a chutney-like topping.  The cheese can also be either goat cheese, brie, camembert or even feta. Here I have prepared it […]

Gluten Free Chocolate Oatmeal Muffins

Gluten Free Chocolate Oatmeal Muffins

To be honest, I did not think these muffins would be particularly good. How would it be possible to bake something delicious without the addition of fat and wheat flour? And yet, the muffins are wonderfully light, fluffy and tasty. They also probably have half of the calories of typical muffins.  Not only that, they […]

Simple Zucchini Soup

Simple & Delicious Zucchini Soup

This is one of my favorite soups for when my husband is off on a business trip and I don’t feel like spending much time in the kitchen. It is very simple and quick to make, low in calories but very tasty. And to help reduce costs, I’ve found Kirkland’s soft unripened goat cheese to […]

Vegetarian Artichoke Lasagna paired with Kirkland Signature Sonoma Chardonnay

Vegetarian Artichoke Lasagne

This vegetarian lasagne is not only my favorite vegetarian lasagne, but my favorite lasagne overall.  Even my husband who really likes a traditional Italian ground beef based recipe really likes this dish.  It’s low in calories and saturated fats (only the mozzarella cheese is “bad”) so you can eat seconds without feeling guilty! The lasagne […]

Summer beet salad with raspberries and goat cheese

Summer beet salad with raspberries and goat cheese

This salad is delicious, colorful and very versatile – it can be used to impress your guests at a formal dinner party or simply as a side dish for your hamburgers at the summer BBQ party.  It also has goat cheese, one of my favorite cheeses, and I typically tend to sprinkle a tiny bit […]

Kirkland Appletini with a Valentine's Raspberry Heart

Kirkland Appletini with a Valentine’s Raspberry Heart

Some of the best foods and drinks are those with only a few ingredients as it allows the individual characteristics of each to really stand out.  A good example of a simple drink is the Appletini, which consists only of apple juice/cider and vodka.   Here I used Kirkland’s Vodka, which many on the internet speculate […]

Gluten Free Banana Pancakes topped with gooseberries

Gluten Free Banana Pancakes

I was browsing through Pinterest when I found a very interesting recipe for banana “pancakes”.   It really intrigued me, because the list of ingredients had only 2 items:  banana and eggs.  That’s it!  So why not give it a try?  It’s gluten free and I had bananas and eggs so in the morning I decided […]

Penne Butternut Squash

Penne with butternut squash and sage

There are several types of autumn & winter squash, but my favorite is the butternut squash;  I love this vegetable in any form be it roasted, in soup or pasta. The butternut squash dish that I’m proposing today is delicious, light and incredibly easy to make.  And like most of my pastas, this one is topped […]

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