Spaghetti with Broccoli Cream Pesto

We were talking about broccoli pesto, yes? I make this with steamed broccoli, a bit of onion and garlic cooked until sweet in butter, and a drizzle of heavy cream.Ingredients 1/2lb broccoli 1/2lb dried spaghetti 1 tbspn unsalted butter 1 tbspn olive oil 1/2 small onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 tsp salt Freshly ground black pepper or pinches of red pepper flakes 4 tbspns heavy cream A heap...

Lox Lollipop Bites

I learned that the trick to getting the lox to stick to the cream cheese is using only half a slice. But don’t worry, if you use too much fish, you can simply pinch off the excess with your fingers.  Ingredients 8 ounces cream cheese, softened ½ cup chives, finely chopped 2 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped, plus additional sprigs for garnish 12 ounces lox, sliced thin 20 to 30 lollipop sticks Freshly ground...

Mini Burger Cookies

Don't let these fool you. These are sweet hamburgers made from cookies, frosting, and coconut. Ingredients 20 vanilla wafer cookies 10 grasshopper fudge cookies 1 cup shredded coconut Green food coloring 1 (4.25 ounce) Betty Crocker™ red decorator cookie frosting 1 (4.25 ounce) Betty Crocker™ red and yellow decorating icing Directions Place coconut in a small Ziploc bag and add some green food coloring....

Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

  Oreo cheesecake cookies with hidden mini chocolate chips and encrusted with Oreo cookie crumbs. Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature) ? Tasty tip 3 ozs cream cheese (room temperature) 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup flour 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips 1 cup OREO® Cookies (crushed, it took about roughly 10 Oreo cookies) Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line...

Whole Fruit Popsicles

Those pretty layers are pureed  kiwi, strawberry,  mango, blueberry, watermelon and pineapple.  There is nothing added, no sugar or simple syrup, so all you taste is the fruit.  It’s like a frozen fruit salad on a stick. ingredients About 2 kiwis 1 cup strawberry halves 1 cup roughly chopped mango 1 cup blueberries 1 cup roughly chopped watermelon 1 cup rough chopped pineapple Directions Working with one...

Pressed Picnic Sandwiches

I don’t think that there is anything more welcoming than a big platter of beautiful, little tea sandwiches. You can make these to enjoy indoors or out, and they travel so well that you will probably be taking them along with you at every opportunity. Ingredients 1 large loaf of ciabatta bread, sliced lengthwise 3-4 tablespoons fresh pesto ¼ lb. sliced sweet sopressata 3-4 slices good prosciutto 3-4...

Mini Wonton Quiche

I love breakfast. I love eggs. There are so many reasons to love these little quiche. (A) They’re low calorie and individually portioned. (B) Eggs = protein = energy (and, hello, I have a newborn baby and a toddler). (C) Cheese. Mini Wonton Quiche: an easy breakfast or lunch recipe that's good for you! Less than 100 calories per quiche! Ingredients 12 wonton wrappers 4 turkey breakfast sausage links...

Grilled Pork Steaks with Zucchini Couscous

Whole-wheat couscous tossed with grilled zucchini and diced fresh tomatoes makes the perfect, easy weeknight side dish for lean grilled pork. Ingredients 1 cup whole-wheat couscous 1/2 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt Harrisa or hot sauce, to taste Ksoher salt 1 1/4 pound pork tenderloin 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 small garlic clove, finely grated Freshly ground pepper 2 medium zucchini, sliced...

Coconut Milk Baked Chicken

Say goodbye to bland, dry chicken with this flavorful Coconut Milk Baked Chicken Recipe. It’s so easy too, and can be ready from start to finish—prep + cook time— in less than 40 minutes. It’s the perfect weeknight main dish, as it can be prepped the night or morning before and popped in a preheated oven for only 30 minutes. Serve with a simple side salad and/or easy, quick baked potatoes for a...

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Stuff cherry tomatoes with feta cheese and spices for a super easy, perfect-for-any-party appetizer.Ingredients 24 cherry tomatoes(preferably heirloom) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes Kosher salt 2 ounces feta cheese, cut unto 24 small cubes (about 1/2 cup) 1 tablespoon black olive paste Flaky sea salt 1/4 cup fresh mint, torn Directions Preheat...