These are delicious recipes that we are drooling over…hopefully they taste as good as they look!

Quick, Easy and Classy Entertaining Eats

Because we are not all master Chef’s some of us need ideas to throw together for that quick entertaining get together with friends. Recently our friends came over, the wife being from Italy I was sure should would be hard to please… but she loved it! Give this a try the next time you entertain!

3 bottles of red and white wine… think spring picnic or summer evening types.
1 large bunch of both green and red grapes- you could even add peach or pear slices!
2-3 boxes a variety of crackers: I recommend water crackers, plain, pepper or rosemary. Wheat with flax and a fun sesame.
Dried fruits: I love to offer dates and apricots.
Lightly salted nuts: try cashews or hazel nuts
1 loaf of fresh baked bread and butter
2 kinds of salami or hard cured meats
2 types of hard cheeses: Sharp Cheddar and a Swiss or Havarti.
1 soft cheese like Brie- warmed in the oven for 15 min then topped with a drizzle of honey.


Chicken Taco’s with a twist

Tired of the weekly taco recipe? Want to try something new, fun and easy? We love Chipotle and decided to give the usual chicken taco a makeover!


1 lb Chicken Breast
1 packet of McCormick taco seasoning
Garlic salt

Cook 10 min and add seasoning.

Cilantro & Lime Rice

3 cups of Long Grain or Jasmine rice
1/3 cup butter
1 fresh lime- juiced
1/4 cup Cilantro
1 tsp salt- add more to taste if needed
5 1/2-6 cups water

Melt butter in saucepan. Add rice and cook on med-high heat until rice is somewhat translucent 5 min. Add lime juice, water and salt. Bring to a boil and cover. Boil for 5 min. Turn to low and simmer for 15 minutes. When done add fresh cilantro and salt to taste. Tip: For less sticky rice add a few Tbp less water and more butter when cooked.

1 can of Black Beans-Rinsed
Cheese Grated
Tortillas warmed
Sour Cream

Pile it up and enjoy! 🙂

Delicious and Easy Turkey Burger Recipe

I love this turkey burger recipe!  I modified this easy recipe from the Body for Life Recipe book.  There is not much prep time to this healthy recipe and they cook fast since you cook them on the George Forman Grill.  This easy recipe can be cooked on the stove or in the oven, but I would not recommend grilling it on a gas grill since ground turkey crumbles easily and there is no added bread or breadcrumbs to hold it together.  I like to eat these on a Oroweat Sandwich Thin.  Even my kids gobble these up!