Salt, to Taste… and Homemade Pickles

Making homemade pickles is easy

Are you confused by the salt to taste, or season to taste, recommendations in recipes? What exactly does that mean? And what if I don’t like much salt and you do?  How do I know what , “to taste” tastes like? If you are like me, I always ignored these recommendations until I learned a … Read more

Caprese Salads – Two Ways

Ahhh summer is in full force!  I just returned from almost 3 weeks in different parts of Italy where they were having a record hot summer!  Just what someone from Tucson, Arizona needs on vacation!  But other than that, it was a great trip (I will be posting some photos on Instagram) and I once … Read more

Shrimp Cocktail Shooters

So, I had this thought to do some shrimp cocktails for a small group of ladies that came to my house for a cabi party.  Call out to Ms. Ginger Etcheson my cabi consultant.  If you aren’t familiar with cabi, you should check it out.  Quality clothing, shown in private homes so all women can … Read more

Salsas and Guacamole!

Here in Tucson, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo (the 5th of May) in true Mexican style, even though the holiday seems to be an American creation!  There are parties and restaurants have specials and basically, it is an excuse for indulging in Margaritas and Mexican food and all the fun, festive things that brings.  Bright … Read more

White Bean and Pine Nut Spread

A high protein flavor booster for sandwiches or wraps that can also be used as a dip for your favorite crudite or flatbread. With the holidays coming up, it is nice to have something to serve as a quick appetizer that is also healthy!  This bean spread is so easy and versatile and has lots … Read more