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Sun Dried Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Here's a new hummus flavor I whipped up for the family.  It goes great with the Beef Shawarma wraps I make.  It's very easy to make.  You can use a food processor, but I was too lazy to take out my processor so I made it in my Ninja blender, it worked just as well. I use sun dried tomatoes I buy in the open markets of Venice.  I store them in the freezer and soak them in water for a few hours before using them.  You can use the sun dried tomatoes they sell in jars at the produce ...

DIY Infused Olive Oil

I just love infused olive oil!  But have you seen the price of infused olive oil at those specialty stores?  Yup, they can cost a pretty penny! You might be wondering what's the big deal with infused olive oil and what is it used for.  Infused olive oil adds flavor to just about anything!  You can use it in marinades and dressings; drizzle it on anything you want to add flavor to, even scrambled eggs; you can add it to your cooking oil to give fried food some extra zing; and it makes a ...

DIY Infused Vinegar

Infused Vinegar has become a very popular gourmet staple.  You'll find them in grocery stores and specialty shops.  They can cost a pretty penny! You might be wondering why you need infused vinegar and what you'd use it for.  Infused vinegar can be used for so many different things depending on what type of vinegar is infused. Infused vinegar can be made with Balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or white vinegar. You can infuse vinegar with fruits, herbs, or spices.  Fruit infused ...

Healthy & Yummy Veggie Stir Fry

In my effort to change our eating habits to something a bit healthier than meat and potatoes I make a meatless meal at least once a week.  One of my favorites is this Veggie Stir Fry. It's amazing how filling and tasty a simple meal of healthy veggies can be.  This week I made this dinner of zucchini, spinach, and tomatoes.  It was delicious, my husband loved it.  You can serve it with a piece of whole grain bread if you wish; the bread is great for dipping in the juices. You can also ...

Devon’s Easy Corn Bread Recipe – Delicious!

Happy Thanksgiving!  I know you've just finished putting the bird in the oven for today's big feast.  That's usually how it works at my house, and probably at most of the homes in the country!  Anyway, by dinner time I will be so over the turkey dinner and wondering what to make for dinner this weekend.  (I'm hoping all the leftovers are gone by then!) Well I know after Thanksgiving the last thing I want to do is make yet another elaborate meal!  I try to stick with something simple ...

Cheesy Chili Mac Recipe!

Cheesy Chili Mac is usually served during rainy and cold seasons. It is packed with vitamins and minerals that is good for your kids. Besides of its very easy to prepare and to cook, it is also a budget meal and 100% sure that your kids going to love this and beg for more cause it tastes cheesy rich and flavorful. This is my version of Cheesy Chili Mac Recipe!Enjoy!   Ingredients: 2 ½ cups uncooked macaroni noodles 1 cup frozen corn kernels 15 oz. can kidney beans 1 ½ ...

Thanksgiving Side Dishes – Something Different This Year?

Sure enough Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  Many of us are still wondering where the year went, it sure went by fast!  I'm wondering what Thanksgiving Side Dishes I should make this year! Okay, just about everyone makes a turkey on Thanksgiving, and there are some Thanksgiving Side Dishes that are "traditional".  I mean if those side dishes aren't my my Thanksgiving table I'd face a full  on riot!  At my house (and probably lots of other houses across the country) that means ...

Halloween Treats for ADULTS

  Who says Halloween is just for kids?  After the kids have returned from Trick-or-Treating and they've wound down for the night put them to bed it's time for some adult fun. Whip up some adult treats ahead of time, hide them from the kids, and take them out for a bit of spooky fun with your friends, or snuggle up with your significant other for drinks and nibbles as you watch a scary movie. Here are a few recipes for Halloween treats and drinks for adults. ...

Fried Tofu with Asian Sauce

Have you ever tried Tofu? Tofu, also know is bean curd, is usually made by coagulating soy milk and pressing the curds into soft white blocks. It was first made during the Chinese Han Dynasty about 2000 years ago!  Tofu is prevalent in Asian and West African cuisines,  comes in soft, medium, firm, and extra firm blocks, and has a subtle flavor.  It is used in both sweet and savory dishes.  It is often seasoned or marinated to suit the dish. Tofu is low in calories and pretty high on ...

Easy & Delicious Cheese Straws

The other day I was looking for something easy to whip up to add to our Sunday night barbecue. I usually make garlic knots but didn't have any frozen bread dough.  I didn't want to make a grocery run so I hunted around the kitchen to see what I could come up with. Well, I found a box of frozen puff pastry in the freezer and some shredded cheeses. That's when I decided I'd make Cheese Straws! These Cheese Straws are super simple to make and require just a few ingredients.  Best of all they ...