Mini Smoked Salmon Quiches

Appies & Snacks

Mini Smoked Salmon Quiches made with filo pastry by Tori Wesszer from Fraiche Nutrition

Summer entertaining is HERE and I couldn’t be an ounce more ready to kick this whole thing off.  I’m a die-hard summer fan… cold simply IS NOT my jam!  We’re just putting the final touches on our deck which inspired me to come up with this simple delicious recipe for Smoked Salmon Quiche … miniature, of course;)

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Smoked Salmon Crostini

Appies & Snacks

Smoked Salmon Crostini - simple, delicious and perfect for pairing with Chardonnay wine!

Summer entertaining doesn’t have to be complicated! We are big fans of meals that are created out of simple, local, wholesome ingredients that don’t need a lot of fuss to make them taste amazing, like this Smoked Salmon Crostini. I’m just not the kind of person who wants to deconstruct my food or spend hours slaving in the kitchen when … View The Post

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Asparagus in a Blanket

Appies & Snacks

Asparagus in a Blanket using filo pastry and fresh asparagus, the perfect spring appetizer that can be made vegan!

A good old 80’s appy gets a healthier overhaul with this veggie version using asparagus and filo pastry! You know it’s spring when the lilacs are in bloom and the asparagus hits the market (or your garden if you’re lucky enough to grow your own).  I seriously don’t leave the grocery store these days without a bundle of asparagus!

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Tomato Goat Cheese Tart

Appies & Snacks, Main Dishes, Recipes

Tomato Goat Cheese Tart

I’ve been eyeing up tomato tarts on Pinterest for some time now.  But I will admit, the thought of making my own pastry is just too much for this busy mom to handle some days, especially something as delicate as puff pastry.  I’ve reached the conclusion that life is simply too short for somethings; like making my own puff pastry!

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Crispy Oven Fries Two-Ways

Appies & Snacks, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Sides

Crispy Oven Fries Two-Ways

Like any mere-mortal, I love fries.  I mean, who doesn’t?  But traditional fries aren’t exactly what we call ‘health food’.  I’ve tried to make oven fries a number of times, but due to a lack of knowledge or patience (or both), my efforts have resulted in limp, soggy fries that hardly resemble their ‘fried’ counterparts.

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