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Dilly Bacon & Roasted Sweet Pepper Dip

Dilly Bacon & Roasted Sweet Pepper Dip ~ from Sumptuous Spoonfuls #bacon #pepper #dip

A creamy low-fat dip infused with smoky bacon, roasted sweet peppers, garlic and dill. I’ve been playing with those colorful sweet mini peppers again … they are so delightful! This time I made a dip. I love dips. Usually I try to stick to healthier things for dipping than fatty chips, but today I needed […]


Hummus Havarti Harvest Pizza

Hummus Havarti Harvest Pizza

I woke up early this morning. There is a chill in the air. It is cool enough to open the windows and to sit on the patio and have a cup of tea. The fresh air smells so wonderful after the stale air conditioned air I’ve been breathing all summer. There are tomatoes on my […]


#Tomatolove: Sundried Tomato Ranch Dressing

Sundried Tomato Ranch Salad Dressing

After making Melissa’s Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, I still had a few sundried tomatoes left and I thought perhaps I should try throwing them in some ranch dressing too? Yep, it works. Tastes mighty fine. The sundried tomatoes do make it thicker, so if you want a drizzle for your salad, you’ll need to thin it […]


Hot & Cheesy Kale & Salmon Dip

Hot & Cheesy Kale & Salmon Dip

I was seriously craving spinach artichoke dip yesterday … but alas! I am all out of spinach. Hmm, but I have kale … and it occurred to me … why does spinach get all the attention? Shouldn’t kale get to play in the dip too? I also had some salmon that we had barbecued the […]


Herbed Asparagus Quinoa Egg Ramekins

Herbed Asparagus Quinoa Egg Ramekins

with Goat Cheese & Havarti I was wishing I had some hashbrowns this morning so I could make some hashbrown & asparagus egg cups with cheese … but I didn’t have any. No potatoes either. But I did have some cooked quinoa in my fridge … and quinoa is a very versatile ingredient.  So I […]


Roasted Asparagus, Bacon & Smoked Gouda Omelet

Asparagus Bacon & Smoked Gouda Omelet with Tomato, Dill, & Garlic Scapes

with fresh tomato, dill, garlic scapes and red onion I needed something hot, hearty and healthy for breakfast this morning … after the big fundraiser last night, I was so exhausted, all I had for “dinner” was snack mix and beer. So I remembered I still had a bit of asparagus in my vegie drawer […]


Ham & Asparagus Rollups with Dijon Dill Cream

Ham & Asparagus Rollups with Dijon Dill Cream

It’s my favorite time of year. Asparagus season. I adore asparagus. It’s beautiful. It’s elegant. It’s delicious. It’s versatile. It’s the perfect vegetable. I suppose I could go buy it at the store just about any time I want it, but I don’t. I wait for spring. I wait to go to my parents’ house where […]


Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing (Low Sodium Option)

Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing with Low Sodium Option

I found some lovely ripe avocados at the store today and it just occurred to me that avocado would be delicious in a Ranch Salad Dressing. Maybe I live in a hole, but why haven’t I ever seen that before? Before today, that is. Because here it is! Tada! Super quick, super healthy, super delicious, […]


Salmon, Havarti, Blue Cheese & Veggie Omelet

Salmon, Havarti, Blue Cheese & Spring Vegetable Omelet

I still had some salmon in my fridge from the other night when I made it for my daughter (I made extra just for times like this … salmon is such a fun fish to “play” with!) and a bit of Havarti and blue cheese, some cucumber, red onion, tomato, and dill … sounds like […]


Tulip & Violet Salad with Salmon Cucumber Toasts

Tulip & Wild Violet Salad with Salmon Blue Cheese Cucumber Toast

a.k.a., Tiptoe through the Tulips with Me Salad I have been wondering what beautiful blossoms in my yard are edible? There must be something besides dandelions and wild violets … So I did a little research and it turns out there is a reason the deer chomp off the tulip blossoms so quickly … they’re […]


Garlic Ranch Potato Bake with Mushrooms

Garlic Ranch Potato Mushroom Spinach Bake

I was in a potato mood. This was just one of those things that just happened one day. I walked into my kitchen, pulled out things that ought to go with potato, snipped some fresh dill from the rogue dill plants that just volunteered to grow in the pots I brought inside and suddenly I […]


Skinny Garlic Basil Buttermilk Ranch Dip

Skinny Garlic Basil Buttermilk Ranch Dip

This is an incredibly flavorful dip, but it doesn’t have to be a dip … add a little extra buttermilk and it’s a salad dressing. Or use it as the sauce for a pizza, instead of the red sauce. Spread it on little toasts and top with your choice of bruschetta toppings. It could be […]


Grilled Corned Beef & Gouda Sandwich with Dill

Toasted Corned Venison & Gouda Sandwich with Dill and Green Onion

I made my corned “beef” early this year. (It’s not really corned beef, it’s corned venison … yes, it’s true. My dad corned some venison roasts and gave me a few … I love it when he does that!) I will probably make another for St. Patrick’s Day proper, but my daughter wanted meat last […]


Chicken & Tangerine Salad with Honey Ginger Yogurt Dressing

Chicken & Tangerine Salad with Honey Ginger Yogurt Salad Dressing

Sometimes it’s good not to have anything in the fridge to eat. It means I have to get creative if I want to have something good for lunch. I went into the kitchen at lunchtime, starving, completely ravenous, because all I had for breakfast was one of my little cranberry apricot energy balls, which seriously […]


Pomegranate Walnut Salad with Maple Cranberry Vinaigrette

Pomegranate Walnut Salad with dried cranberries, apricots, mixed cheeses and Maple Cranberry Vinaigrette

Pomegranates are so beautiful. I’ve been entranced with them since I studied Greek mythology way back in junior high school. Then when we lived in California, our neighbors had a pomegranate tree … one long branch of the tree stretched into our yard and that one branch always gave us plenty of pomegranates. Not that […]


Pumpkin, Pepper, Ham & Cheesy Rice Skillet Casserole

Pumpkin, Pepper, Ham & Cheesy Rice Skillet Casserole

with dill, thyme, and tomato This is a comforting, homey dish that goes straight from stovetop to oven to the table and is a delicious, complete and healthy meal all in one pan. I returned from Thanksgiving at my parents’ house with a car full of food, wine, a spectacular placemat my mom found for […]


World’s Best Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce - Greek Cucumber Garlic Yogurt Sauce

I do sincerely have to thank Kalyn’s Kitchen for this Tzatziki Sauce recipe. I didn’t have everything that her recipe called for, so this is what I ended up using. You really have to go see her recipe for the step-by-step instructions with pictures. She did such an awesome job of it! World’s Best Tzatziki […]


Healthy Herb-&-Parmesan Crusted Shrimp

Healthy Herb-&-Parmesan Crusted Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta and Cantaloupe Salad

I asked my daughter tonight whether we should do burgers (I mean real MEAT burgers … ) or shrimp tonight, and she requested shrimp. She loooooooves shrimp. And crab legs. I haven’t cooked crab legs at home … that’s one of those things that I would rather have served to me at a restaurant. But […]

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