Appetizer


Perfect Bread Machine Bread

Perfect is a word that perfectly describes this bread.  It has the perfect texture – not the dense rocks that normally come from a bread machine.  This bread is light and airy with a flaky crust.  It also has the perfect flavor.  It’s delicious enough to be eaten on its own with some butter and […]


Loaded Beefy Nachos

A couple weeks ago, we had a large group coming over to our home.  I didn’t have time to run to the store. I had way too much cleaning to do.  As much as I wish my house was always sparkling clean and company ready, I must face reality.  I live with an active toddler […]


Mango Shrimp Ceviche (Romantic Beach Picnic)

Seven years ago, I married the most amazing man! To celebrate, we had a romantic beach picnic in Carmel.  It ended up being the most perfect day ever! Our 3 course picnic included mango-shrimp ceviche with plantain chips for an appetizer. The main course was a steak sandwich, potato salad, and raspberry-kiwi skewers. For dessert, […]


Crispy Sushi Bites with Spicy Mayo

  I love sushi! It’s something I crave on a weekly basis.  The only problem is that it’s not something I can eat on a weekly basis, because it is so expensive.  It’s easy to drop $50 at a sushi place, and that’s just for me and my husband.  I had to find another way! […]