Creatively Transforming Food

Month: October 2016

Raspberry Firecracker Sauce

Raspberry Firecracker Sauce

This Raspberry Firecracker Sauce zings all your senses!  Jim and I were celebrating our eighth year together by reliving our first date at a local restaurant. As I recall, we had brie with fruit and coconut shrimp appetizers with red wine ..and something else. I think […]

Coconut Shrimp

Coconut Shrimp

Approximately 8 years ago, Jim and I met for the first time at a local restaurant. Along with some red wine, we ate some delicious appetizers one of which was Coconut Shrimp. We also consumed some brie with fruit and baguettes and some other things, […]

Kahlua Brownies

Kahlua Brownies

  Kahlua Brownies are  your answer to a stressful day! Now I’m not saying my day has been stressful, but I’m actually alone. Not that it’s a bad thing, but quiet time with “me” in a household filled with male testosterone is my quality time.  To […]

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

Homemade Ranch Seasoning  is a versatile mix to have on hand when hungry guests show up. It can be flavored to suit the crowd’s tastes or to compliment the type of food it accompanies. Vegetables, salads, chicken wings, pretzels, french fries and more await to […]

Florentine Chicken Tortellini Soup

Florentine Chicken Tortellini Soup

It’s that time of year when soup is requested to take the chill out of the air and warm your heart and soul. This Florentine Chicken Tortellini Soup does exactly that! It tastes like you’ve worked for hours, but the truth is, from start to finish, its […]

Game Day Ham and Cheese Sliders

Game Day Ham and Cheese Sliders

    Game Day Ham and Cheese Sliders are addicting! If you want to spend more time watching the games and less time in the kitchen, this would do it! Serve it with a tray of  veggies and dip and call it a meal! The little […]

Red-Skinned Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Red-Skinned Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Red-Skinned Garlic Mashed Potatoes are just, can I say, perfect! I made these to go with a fabulous meatloaf recipe which I will get to posting eventually. These are actually so good that I woke up in the middle of the night craving them. There […]

Spicy Vegetable Chili

Spicy Vegetable Chili

  I love the abundance of warm colors the eyes can behold in autumn! This Spicy Vegetable Chili has them all! This is a healthy, meatless alternative to the expected bowl of chili that usually accompanies weekend football sidelines fare, but it’s abundance of surprise ingredients gives […]