Roasted Beet and Butternut Squash Salad

By |October 8th, 2015|All Recipes, Gluten Free, Party Food, Vegetarian|

Every time I go to a restaurant and see a roasted beet salad, I order it. These salads can range from $12 - $20 a pop depending on where you go! After my third beet salad out on the town, within a two week time frame, I decided I'd make my own! Why not? I've [...]

Vegan Cornbread

By |September 21st, 2015|All Recipes, Party Food, Vegan|

This cornbread is delicious, and animal product free! Got this recipe by doing a quick Google search for inspiration. Looks like the original recipe is a blue-ribbon winner developed by Dana Sly. Awesome! I've adjusted some of the instructions and ingredients, but I thought this turned out fabulously. Served this with my vegan jambalaya and would [...]

Vegan Crockpot Jambalaya

By |September 21st, 2015|All Recipes, Gluten Free, Party Food, Slow Cooker, Vegan|

We hosted a successful Sibling Dinner last night! Once per month we invite my husband's 6 siblings, their significant others, their babies, our brother-in-law's brother, and his family over for a large group family dinner. Last night everyone was available to come, which is pretty rare, and we had 15 hungry adult food bellies to [...]

Two Ingredient Apple Dip

By |September 19th, 2015|All Recipes, Gluten Free, Party Food|

Fall is officially here in 3 days! No one is more excited than me. Crisp, cool air, college football, cozy sweaters, leggings, and boots; apple and pumpkin everything! One of my favorite things about fall is apple picking! My refrigerator is stocked solidly with every kind of in season apple from September through the winter. [...]

Sibling Dinner Series: Falafel Burgers, Fries, and Salad

By |August 19th, 2015|All Recipes, Gluten Free, Large Groups, Party Food, Vegan|

It's Sibling Dinner time again! I try to schedule a Sibling Dinner once per month so that we can get together with my husband's siblings (he's the oldest of 7) and their significant others and babies. It's hard to decide on a date sometimes as everyone is busy whether they are in high school, college, [...]

Chocolate Coconut Date Balls

By |July 27th, 2015|All Recipes, Gluten Free, Party Food, Vegan|

I am always looking for easy sweet treats to make that are simple, fairly healthy, and don't involve me buying out the cookie aisle at the grocery store. These date balls are so sweet and rich, and so simple to make! I've taken these to parties and they've been a hit. Just be sure that [...]

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

By |July 27th, 2015|All Recipes, Gluten Free, Large Groups, Party Food|

This recipe is so easy and so decadent. I will make this for parties as an appetizer, or as a side for  family dinners or dinner for just Adam and I. It is seriously so simple. If you haven't tried it and you love asparagus like I do, I promise you won't be disappointed! The [...]

Overnight French Toast

By |July 27th, 2015|All Recipes, Large Groups, Party Food|

Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, tastes better than breakfast that is already ready! I have made a habit of prepping the coffee in the coffee maker the night ahead. For some reason, doing this at night is so worth just being able to press the "brew" button the next morning and enjoy some piping hot [...]

The Perfect Manhattan

By |July 27th, 2015|All Recipes, Party Food, Vegan|

Do you have a signature cocktail? One that you know you can order if you are feeling indecisive during a night out? Mine has to be a Manhattan. To be honest, I was never that impressed until my husband started making them. It all started one dark and stormy evening. Adam and I had both [...]

Berry Sorbet

By |July 27th, 2015|All Recipes, Gluten Free, Party Food, Vegan|

My husband and I, it seems, are always in the mood for "something sweet". I'm not great at keeping the house stocked with sweet treats. I'm more of a salt lover and if we ever do buy anything sweet my habit is to put it in the freezer to discourage ourselves from eating it. That [...]