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Published on July 7th, 2021
A fun twist to the lemon bar tradition
These lemon-lime bars are a fun twist on traditional lemon bars with the combination of freshly-squeezed lime and lemon juice. We actually like them better than straight lemon bars, which are hard to beat. We love the tangy sweet filling and crispy shortbread crust. ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on June 23rd, 2021
Bison burgers may be best bet for backyard Fourth of July BBQ
Burgers seem to be just the right fare for a Fourth of July barbecue. And, bison is my burger of choice, so whenever we make burgers at home, I always try to have bison on hand. It's a bit leaner than beef and the flavor is delicious. We have begun mixing Boursin ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on May 26th, 2021
A huevos rancheros breakfast homage to Ben
My husband's cousin Ben (Alameda born and raised) invited us over to brunch one Sunday and he and his wife, Amy, treated us to some absolutely delicious huevos rancheros! It's kind of funny, but I had never made them before, nor had I ever ordered them in a restaurant. ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on May 12th 2021
Tangy, zesty chimichurri slaw a perfect fit for outdoor entertaining
Chimichurri is a deliciously fresh and zesty sauce of Latin American origins made from fresh herbs, chilies, garlic, olive oil and vinegar. We also include cilantro and lime juice for an extra tangy finish. Really, I can't think of a thing that isn't better with a ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on April 28th, 2021
Spicy, nutty and moist morning glory muffins hit the mark
I just adore morning glory muffins. They are my favorites - full of spices, nuts, fruit, and even carrots. Many bakeries make great morning glory muffins, but the best I've ever had were those from Stacey Cakes bakery in McCall, Idaho because they have the warm spice ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on April 14th, 2021
Dates, maple and pecans make this bar a perfect pick-me-up
The combination of toasted pecans, dates, maple flavoring and a little Himalayan salt is delicious! A bit of fresh lemon sets off the sweetness, just right, too. These bars are kind of like Lara Bars or the Thunderbird Real Food Bars and they are a great source of ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on March 31st, 2021
Jalapeno, cilantro and lime add a fresh twist to this classic dip
This is a fun twist on hummus, made with fresh-diced jalape¤os, cilantro and lime juice to give it a "south of the border" flair. We added 1.5 jalape¤os, but you can add as much or as little as you like to suit your personal tastes. The fresh cilantro gives this hummus ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on March 17th, 2021
A scrumptiously simple concoction to top your favorite frozen dessert
This recipe for caramelized pears is super simple, which is probably a good thing after the last two recipes we've featured. Serve it over your favorite vanilla frozen concoction, whether it's ice cream, frozen yogurt or some other variation, like coconut milk or soy ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on March 3rd, 2021
Fabulous pasta dish packed with flavor
What's not to love about pasta, especially one made with sundried tomatoes, Gorgonzola cheese, shallots and basil? These fabulous flavors all come together in this tasty and colorful dish. This recipe is one of our favorite pasta dishes because it's bursting with ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on February 17th, 2021
Wrap up healthy goodness in these roasted veggie crepes
First, we roast a huge tray of assorted vegetables tossed in olive oil with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Then we chop it all up, mix it with grated Gruyere cheese and roll it into a freshly cooked crepe. I like to call it "ratatouille in a wrap." It is a dish I ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on February 3rd, 2021
Savory tidbits make a perfect Super Bowl snack
These savory rolls are super delicious and so easy to make. What I love about them is that they call for olive oil instead of butter and nonfat plain yogurt to bind them together. Not to mention, they are full of olive bits and grated cheese, two of our favorite foods! ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on January 20, 2021
Packed with flavor, this Mediterranean meal will bowl you over
Bowls are trendy and also a fun way to combine all sorts of your favorite ingredients into a dish that can be a complete and colorful meal! It's hard to find a menu these days that doesn't offer a "bowl" section. I probably would have called this dish a salad a few ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on January 6th, 2021
Baked jalapeno poppers the perfect starter for the New Year
A friend served these tasty baked jalape¤o poppers for hors d'oeuvres one night and we thoroughly enjoyed them. The novelty of adding chorizo to the cheese filling and wrapping them in bacon made them pretty darn irresistible. When we made them, we added some grated ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on December 23rd, 2020
This coconut-lovers' cake is perfect for the holiday season
I love coconut! People usually have very strong opinions about coconut . they either love it or hate it, but rarely do you find a person who is ambivalent about coconut. I can't get enough of it, whether it's in macaroons, a Ritter Sport candy bar, 7-layer bar cookies, ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on December 9th, 2020
A lighter version of leek latkes, with some flavorful finesse
This year I was inspired to make leek latkes because of a recipe I found in Orly Ziv's cookbook for fried leek patties. Orly is a foodie in Tel Aviv, Israel and she offers market tours and cooking classes, which I enthusiastically took and thoroughly enjoyed while we ...By Susie Iventosch

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