Recipes

Warm Up Winter with Watermelon Fun

Warm Up Winter with Watermelon Fun

The cold chill of winter may have you feeling trapped indoors with nothing to do and nowhere to go, but fun activities fit for the whole family can add excitement and chase away those wintertime blues. Paired with an appetizing snack, at-home crafting provides a...

Add Mediterranean Flair to Your Dinner Table

Add Mediterranean Flair to Your Dinner Table

During the past year, many people have missed the opportunity to travel and experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the world, but it’s easy to explore other cultures and cuisines by experimenting in the kitchen. If you’re looking to transport your taste buds to...

Have a Healthier Happy Hour

Have a Healthier Happy Hour

Add a healthy twist to happy hour at home with a nutritious snack that goes perfectly with your favorite beverages. When gathering family and friends for a weekend toast or just winding down after work, these Prune, Mozzarella and Basil Skewers make for a nutritious...

Delicious Tabbouleh

Delicious Tabbouleh

By Betty J. Kekse Traditional Tabbouleh Salad is typically made with bulgur, this recipe has the same great taste but replaces the bulgur with quinoa. I have always enjoyed the strong lemon and parsley flavors of tabbouleh and this dish pares well with grilled...

Sweeten Up With A Frozen, Fruity Snack

Sweeten Up With A Frozen, Fruity Snack

Whether you spend your summer afternoons sitting by the pool, splashing in the shallow end or just soaking up the sun’s rays, part of the fun is beating the heat with a cool, refreshing snack. Heading to the freezer for a fruity ice pop can transport you from your own...

Backyard BBQ Side Dishes

Backyard BBQ Side Dishes

By Betty J. Kekse Spring is here and time to get together for backyard BBQs! Here are recipes for two of my favorite side dishes Tuna & Red Bean Salad and an Asian inspired Red Cabbage Slaw. I hope you enjoy these easy to make, healthy, and tasty dishes. Both...

Lemon and Capers and Shrimp, Oh My!

Lemon and Capers and Shrimp, Oh My!

By Betty J. Kekse Spring is here and what better way to celebrate than a delicious salad. This simple and quick recipe combines some of my favorite foods- lemon, capers, tomatoes, and arugula. Hope you enjoy this recipe and remember if the dinner doesn’t work out...

Make Your St. Patrick’s Day Spread Green with Envy

Make Your St. Patrick’s Day Spread Green with Envy

Freshen up your St. Patrick’s Day menu with easy, light sandwiches inspired by the traditional color of the festivities. These open-faced noshes can be perfect for lunch, snack time or even as an appetizer for get-togethers with friends and family. Layered with a...

Red & Green Fiesta Stuffed Bell Peppers

Red & Green Fiesta Stuffed Bell Peppers

By Betty J. Kekse This recipe is a vegetarian NM style version of stuffed bell peppers. Growing up in Albuquerque, I have always enjoyed recipes that have both red and green chile. By adding black beans and cheddar cheese this becomes a hearty, satisfying meal. I hope...

5 Cooking Swaps to Help Manage Cholesterol

5 Cooking Swaps to Help Manage Cholesterol

When cooking, keep in mind small changes that can make a big impact on heart health. High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for heart disease and stroke, with about 38% of American adults diagnosed with high cholesterol, according to the...

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