Pico de Gallo

Yellow or red onion Roma tomatoes Cilantro Jalapenos (1-2) Lime Salt Dice onion (finer) then an equal amount of tomatoes and cilantro (again fine) Slice 1-2 jalapenos in half, then scoop out seeds and most of the white membranes unless you want things spicy Finely chop jalapenos Combine all four finely chopped ingredients and squeeze […]

Hot Artichoke and Spinach Spread

In classic batter bowl combine: artichokes spinach garlic sour cream mayonnaise cheese mix well. Preheat oven to 375F. Place mixture in a mini-baker, spreading evenly. Bake 20-25 minutes or until heated through. With all-purpose spreader, spread on bread slices or serve as a dip for vegetables. Yield: 15-20 servings

Bacon & Eggs in Toast Cups

6 slices of bread 6 slices of bacon 6 eggs 1/2 cup of shredded cheese salt & pepper Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray muffin pan with butter non-stick spray. Using a cookie cutter, cut circles out of bread slices about 3 inches in diameter. (I confess I do not have a cookie cutter so […]

Chocolate Carmel Candy – Snickers

1 cup milk chocolate chips 1/4 cup butterscotch chips 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup butter 1 cup white sugar 1/4 cup evaporated milk 1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups chopped salted peanuts 1 (14 ounce) package caramels 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream […]

Grandmas Apple Crisps

6 Apples 3/4 cup sugar 1 Tsp Nutmeg 1 Tsp Apple Cider Mix ingredients together and place in bottom of baking pan 3/4 cup Flour 1 cup Oats 3/4 cup Brown Sugar 1/2 cup Butter Bake @ 375 for 30-40 minutes Note: this is how the recipe was written down by my Grandma

Caramel Apple Pie

1 apple 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon water 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 packet powdered stevia 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch of nutmeg 1 tablespoon water English toffee stevia to taste Slice apple into very thin slices. Arrange in layers in a round 3 inch crème Brule dish. For each layer, sprinkle generously with […]

Apple Chips

1 apple Dash of cinnamon Stevia to taste Slice apples thinly, coat with stevia and cinnamon. Place in a dehydrator or bake at 325 until chewy and a little crispy. Makes 1 serving (1 fruit)

Strawberry Sorbet/Pops

 4-6 medium strawberries Approximately 3 cubes of ice Any powdered or flavored stevia to taste ½ teaspoon vanilla powder or cocoa (optional) 2 tablespoons lemon juice ¼ cup water Blend ingredients together until smooth. Pour into a dish or Popsicle molds and freeze until firm. Makes 1 serving (1 fruit) Modifications: Add half and half or […]

Broccoli Gratin with Crispy Onions

cook 2 tbls butter and flour in saucepan whisking for 1 minute whisk in 2 cups hole milk add 1 bunch chopped broccoli (6 cups) season with salt and pepper simmer until tender, 8-12 minutes add 1 cup fontina transfer to baking dish top with 1 cup french-fried onions bake at 350 until browned, 5-7 […]

Creamy Broccoli and Apple Slaw

mix together: 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tbls cider vinegar 1 chopped shallot season with salt and pepper add: 1/2 bunch chopped broccoli (3 cups) 1/2 chopped apple 1/4 cup dried cranberries 2 tbls  toasted pine nuts toss to combine.