Black Bean Spread

My husband and I love hummus, especially my Easy Hummus recipe.  We love black beans at least as much as we love chick peas.  This got the gears turning…  “I wonder if we can make hummus using black beans?”  Well, we love Mexican food too (which of course regularly features black beans) and decided that would be a great place to start for the seasonings.  By the time we were done, we had created a Mexican inspired black bean based “hummus.”  I must give joint credit to my husband for helping me create this awesome recipe.  Love you, babe.   …

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Crustless Spinach Quiche

When I think of a quiche I think of it as a dainty dish served at a lady’s affair, like a bridal shower or jewelry party.   I don’t think any of my male friends or family have said, “Hey, I could go for a good quiche.”  I was using a deep man voice when I said that.     😉    However, every time I serve this quiche to my friends and family (whether they are male or female), they rave about it! Quiches are so versatile.  You can pretty much do whatever you want in it and you can eat it hot, cold, or …

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Easy Hummus

Hummus is my go-to dip because it’s a real crowd pleaser.  A lot of people like it for so many reasons.  It’s gluten-free, vegetarian friendly, has no cholesterol, and it tastes amazing.  In other words, it’s likely healthier than a creamy, cheesy type of dip. The chick peas combined with the garlic flavor and a hint of lemon create an awesome taste.  If you use fresh garlic then you can enjoy it right after it’s been made…no wait time.  However, I find that if the garlic is not fresh then in order to maximize the flavors let the hummus set …

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Restaurant Style Salsa

Salsa and chips.  Need I say more?     😉  I mean this combination surely speaks for itself.  This popular duo has made an appearance at countless parties, dinners, and pretty much every Mexican restaurant on Earth, because everyone loves it. Easy and quick to make homemade salsa that has a little kick of heat and a great balance of tomatoes, onions, and hot peppers…I’m in! Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe (About 12 servings) Ingredients: 1 can (28 ounce) whole tomatoes, with juice 2 cans (10 ounce each) diced tomatoes and green chilies 1/4 cup onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 whole jalapeno pepper, chopped …

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Mini Taco Meatballs

I love it when I find a crowd pleasing appetizer.  You know, when you put something out, you turn away, and the next thing you know they’re gone.  I’ve made these min taco meatballs several times and I never have any leftovers! It’s so weird how delicious food can come across as unappealing in a photograph.  I actually thought about not posting this recipe because I couldn’t get the meatballs to look “pretty.”  But my husband convinced me to go ahead since they really are an awesome dish.  Hopefully you’ll just take my word for it and try them.     🙂  The honest truth is …

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