Make something sweet this Valentine’s Day!
These Guacamole Christmas Trees of healthy goodness are just delightful to platter and serve! Spread the guacamole on just before you are ready to serve. It will begin to turn brown within 1 hour.
Red Pepper Hummus is always a great healthy appetizer, especially when made from scratch and surrounded with fresh vegetables and whole grain chips for dipping. We made this a bit more festive by coloring it red with the added flavor of roast red pepper and making it a little spicy with chili powder. No tahini in this hummus.
Edamame is a fresh soybean sold most often in the frozen food section. Once they are roasted with salt, you can dip them in tangy soy sauce. Draw the bean between your teeth to release the inside beans. The bean pod is not meant to be eaten.
Tomatillos look like little green tomatoes wrapped in paper. Citrusy and less acidic than a red tomato, they are great roasted or blended into a sauce raw. Serve this salsa with Jicama slices and blue corn tortillas for a pretty and healthy presentation.
Veggie Trays are always a hit at a holiday party. It is fun to play with the vegetables to make a festive design, be it a wreath or a Christmas tree. Have fun with your veggies! Use a healthy herb dip similar to our example below.
This is a classic recipe for Broccoli Casserole. It is perfect, delicious side dish to bring to your family’s holiday celebrations.
This Pear and Goat Cheese Salad comes from my friend, Debbie Macdonald. She makes a version of this salad for all seasons but my favorite is the fall salad.
My obsession with sheet pan baking continues! This one pan Autumn Pork Tenderloin Bake dinner gives you all the flavors of fall. Feel free to add apple slices or pears to this bake. Make sure all your ingredients are cut properly to ensure even cooking.
Who doesn’t love macaroni and cheese! We have created one-bite macaroni and cheese tarts. No need for a fork, they will hold together. You can also bake them ahead, freeze them for up to three weeks, thaw and warm through just prior to serving. We adapted this recipe from Chef in Training. You won’t be able to get enough of these Macaroni and Cheese Bites!
Meatballs are the perfect small-bite food. This one is an old-school classic with a little updating. These are perfect served in a crockpot and will last for hours on warm or low. These Old School Appetizer Meatballs is classic sweet and spicy.
If your group is a fan of Buffalo Chicken Wings, they will love these make ahead Buffalo Chicken Roll-ups. I used Franks Wing Sauce, but feel free to use any wing or cayenne sauce your family enjoys. I add a little blue cheese, again your recipe, your choice. We adapted this recipe from HomeCookingMemories.com This makes about 40 bite sized roll ups.