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Endive Stuffed with Old Bay Crab Salad

s Stuffed With Old Bay Crab Salad - this is an elegant and easy holiday appetizer that will WOW your guests!

Endive Stuffed with Old Bay Crab Salad is an elegant holiday appetizer that can be assembled last minute. I'm originally from Maryland so crabs and Old Bay seasoning holds a special place in my heart. These Endive Spears Stuffed With Old Bay Crab Salad are another one of the appetizers I made for our friend's book signing party recently and they were a huge hit. I wanted to include some vegetables into the appetizer menu without the typical crudite platter. Endive leaves or spears are the … [Continue Reading...]

10 Healthy Living Tips for the Holidays {Nourish Snacks Giveaway}

Stress Reducing Recipe for the Holidays - try these tips to reduce stress and enjoy the holidays with loved ones

We're in the thick of the holiday season and stress levels can get to an all time high. It's supposed to be a time of celebration and enjoyment with family and friends, yet every year, I find it to be the most stressful time of the year. So, to help me and you try to keep our stress levels down and maintain our sanity this holiday season, I've put together 10 Healthy Living Tips for the Holidays. 1. START AND END YOUR DAY WITH GRATITUDE This can be as simple as being thankful for … [Continue Reading...]

Thai Chicken Skewer Appetizers with Sweet and Spicy Chili Sauce

Thai Chicken Skewer Appetizers with Sweet and Spicy Chili Sauce - these were a huge hit at our cocktail party - the marinade is delicious and the sweet and spicy chili sauce goes perfectly

These Thai Chicken Skewer Appetizers with Sweet and Spicy Chili Sauce will get rave reviews from your guests. If you're looking for something a little different to serve this holiday season, you must try these Thai Chicken Skewer Appetizers with Sweet and Spicy Chili Sauce. I made these for the book signing event along with Roasted Shrimp Cocktail and Prosciutto Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates, and they were by far one of the favorite appetizers. I got so many compliments for these fun … [Continue Reading...]

Assorted Skewered Party Appetizers

Assorted Skewered Antipasta Appetizers Collage

Assorted Skewered Party Appetizers are quick and easy to make, can be made ahead of time, and are fun for entertaining. Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I hope so, but if you're still looking for a last minute appetizer, try these Assorted Skewered Party Appetizers. These little bites will tide everyone over until the turkey is ready, and your guests will have fun trying the different combinations. All you need are a few pantry items (hearts of palm, marinated artichoke hearts, roasted … [Continue Reading...]

Warm Apple Buttermilk Custard Crisp Recipe {Progressive Eats}

Warm Apple Buttermilk Custard Crisp - warm your belly with one of these luscious treats - no crust required!

Cozy up on the couch with this Warm Apple Buttermilk Custard Crisp. I've always dreamed of making a picture perfect pie, but to this day, I still haven't been able to. I usually start out with good intentions, but I just don't have the patience to crimp the edges perfectly, so halfway through, my pie usually takes a rustic turn. So, rather than make pie, I usually end up making crisps, which are idiot-proof. I've been staring at this recipe from Cooking Light for a while for a Warm Apple … [Continue Reading...]

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail- Roasting the Shrimp + Fresh Garlic + Spanish Smoked Paprika take this Shrimp Cocktail to a whole new level - I just made these for a big gathering and they were a huge hit!

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail is an easy and elegant appetizer for a special occasion. Roasting the shrimp and adding a touch of Spanish smoked paprika gives the shrimp an extra bump of flavor. Last week, we hosted a book signing event for a friend who just published his first book, China's Super Consumers: What 1 Billion Customers Want and How to Sell it to Them. He told us an amazing story about his very first job getting paid $2.50 an hour working at Dunkin' Donuts, and then getting a higher … [Continue Reading...]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Marbled Muffins

Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Marbled Muffins - these muffins are moist, delicious and healthy - make them for breakfast as a special treat!

These Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Marbled Muffins are moist and tender, with a fine crumb - your family will love these fun treats! Today, I'm sharing a recipe for Chocolate Banana Marbled Muffins for this month's Recipe Redux, where we were challenged to make  "A Food Memory For Which You Are Thankful. In the US, November marks the Thanksgiving holiday. But many of us are especially thankful for food memories we have shared with friends or relatives throughout our lives. Was it a special … [Continue Reading...]

100 Healthy Holiday Side Dish Recipes

100 Healthy Holiday Side Dish Recipes - a HUGE collection of colorful side dishes for your holiday table, sorted by vegetable and color to round out your menu

Add bursts of color to your holiday table with these Healthy Holiday Side Dish Recipes featuring fresh produce. Pictured, left to right, top to bottom: Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad (Two Peas and Their Pod), Glazed Brussels Sprouts (Jeanette's Healthy Living), Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Chickpeas, Kale and Pearl Couscous (An Edible Mosaic), Green Beans with Cranberries, Bacon and Goat Cheese (Running To The Kitchen), Balsamic and Garlic Roasted Cauliflower (The Joyful … [Continue Reading...]

Decadent Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

Decadent Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake - so chocolatey and rich, no one will guess it's gluten-free...perfect for the holiday dessert table.

This Decadent Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake is a treat that all your guests will enjoy, just in time for the holidays. Are you starting to think about holiday baking? I am. I don't bake much during the rest of the year, but once the weather turns cooler and the holidays start coming around, I start baking more. Tis the season right? One of the biggest challenges I faced several years ago when we discovered my son had a wheat allergy was converting baked goods recipes to gluten-free recipes. … [Continue Reading...]

30+ Easy Healthy College Dorm Room Snack Recipes

30 Healthy College Dorm Snacks - healthy recipes that can be either require no cooking or can be made in the microwave

These Easy Healthy College Dorm Room Snack Recipes require little or no cooking and are great for satisfying midnight munchies. Pictured (left to right, top to bottom): Layered Mexican Dip (see simplified version below), Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites (Amy's Healthy Baking), Protein Puppy Chow (Food Faith Fitness), Corn, Black Bean Salsa (see simplified version below), Healthy Sweet and Salty Trail Mix (Neighbor Food), Cold Marinated Vegetables (Tasting Page) Recently I received an email … [Continue Reading...]

60 Healthy Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

60+ Healthy Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes - Pin this now and refer to it for planning your Thanksgiving and Holiday menus

You'll want to bookmark (and Pin) this collection of Healthy Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes for planning your Thanksgiving and holiday menus. Today, I'm sharing an updated collection of my Healthy Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes. I put together a list a few years ago and have added more from this past year. Most of these are dairy-free or dairy-free adaptable too. If you're still planning your Thanksgiving menu, I hope this collection of healthy gluten-free and dairy-free recipes … [Continue Reading...]