Greek 7 Layer Dip Recipe | HomeMade

I almost always have enough Greek ingredients in my fridge to toss together a Greek salad or put a “Greek spin” on something typically American. Some common staples in my fridge and…

BERRIES WITH CHOCOLATE COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM

There are a lot of reasons to celebrate in this life. I’m very fortunate to be surrounded by lots of good food and good people in my life right now and…

EASY VEGGIE AND EGG SCRAMBLE

Do you eat breakfast? I hope you do. I think that eating breakfast is a really good habit. I find that eating a healthy breakfast helps control cravings throughout the…

GRAIN-FREE CRANBERRY MUFFINS

Alright holidays… it’s on.  This year I’ve decided that instead of getting lost in the crazy junk food holiday madness, I’m going to use the next month as a time to treat…

Vanilla Almond Coconut Milkshake

Are you ready this weekend for a velvety smooth, creamy, decadent, easy to make, and naturally sweetened, healthy milkshake this weekend? Then this my friend, is it! Yes, if you are…

20 Tapas Recipes to Turn Heads

Let’s face it, sometimes the most exciting part of the meal are the hors d’oeuvres. Chefs have to be both more meticulous and creative, because they only have a bite or two…

OLD FASHIONED BANANA PUDDING

A classic Southern banana pudding made with alternating layers of vanilla wafers, bananas, and made-from-scratch custard flavored with vanilla and bourbon.

How To Make Homemade Bread

I love having easy recipes up my sleeve for when we run out of a traditionally store-bought item, like bread. My favorite homemade bread recipe is certainly not as quick…

Maple Pecan Pumpkin Biscotti

Happy November! (And Happy Halloween yesterday!) In honor of all the kids who trick-or-treated last night, and even the dedicated parents I saw who dressed up, too, I decided to post…

Spiced Banana Gingerbread

So…I was getting a little creative with some over-ripe bananas I had on hand. Naturally, I thought of banana bread, but it just didn’t seem right to go with a classic banana…

Skinny Dark Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Well, it is Valentine’s time again! I know so many people have mixed emotions about this holiday, but we should all look on the bright side – it is a…

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I don’t know about you guys, but I am ready for spring. That said, spring doesn’t seem quite ready for me! Even the groundhogs agree that I have to suffer…

Gambas Al Ajillo (Spanish Garlic Shrimp)

Two years ago this month I had one of the most amazing experiences – I went to Spain for the first time. The school where I worked needed chaperones for…

No-Churn Ice Cream with Toffee and Chocolate Bits

We went to bed with the windows open last night. It’s been in the mid-70’s all week. Oh, California. You slay me. I swear if the pool was done, we…

SOUTHERN-STYLE EGG SALAD SANDWICH

I absolutely love egg salad.  And I love it for several reasons. First, I love how easy it is to make. Just mix up a few ingredients, and you’ve got yourself a…

No-Mayo Egg Salad

Egg salad! Creamy, rich and flavorful egg salad. I hadn’t even thought about egg salad in years until my friend Cameron mentioned that she had made some the other day…

Healthy Blue Cheese Dip

How can I even begin to describe the deliciousness that is this dip?! Let’s see…to start: it tastes like cheese. Blue cheese. It is super healthy and made with only…

PALEO PECAN PIE

Hey Foodie! I’m really excited to share this week’s paleo recipe with you. Not only because it looks incredible, but because it tastes amazing! I used to think it was…

Homemade Calzones

I have been in a calzone making mood for the past few weeks, they are just so filling and delicious. The great thing about them is that you can make…

CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT BERRY SHORTCAKES

Two classic warm-weather desserts are weaknesses for me – one is peach cobbler and the other is strawberry shortcake. I could literally eat half of a 9 by 13 of…

NO COOK BLUEBERRY LIME CURD TARTS

Lemons and blueberries are a famous culinary pair – but I decided to switch it up and use blueberries and limes together. No, the fact that I had no lemons…

LOW SUGAR BAKED APPLES WITH COCONUT PECAN STUFFING

I make baked apples every fall for two reasons: (1) they are soft and velvety and comforting and (2) they make my whole house smell delicious! This version of Baked…

LUSCIOUS LENTIL SPICE CAKE

There is something about winter that makes me crave spice cake. Even while the cake is baking, I feel comforted – the whole house fills with a warm and comforting…

PUMPKIN DEVILED EGGS

You just decrease the amount of mayonnaise in your usual deviled eggs and swap it with pumpkin puree. And, we had some season’s end okra in our garden, so the…

Choosing the Best Potatoes for Potato Salad

Potato salad is a summertime cookout side dish staple. Although the number of recipes you’ll find for different dressings and add-ins are nearly endless, don’t forget about the most important…

ROASTED POTATO SALAD

I just love all things cute and “two bite” potatoes are no exception. Now that I am blogging, I go grocery shopping several times a week. I never know how many…

Triple Herb Potato Salad

Growing up in the south it was typical to see potato salad at the table for cookouts, holidays, or picnics.  My mom makes really great potato salad, but the only…

4 Ingredient Pumpkin Bread Bites

Who doesn’t love pumpkin bread in the fall? It’s moist, delicious and so comforting. Just the thought of pumpkin bread makes me want to grab a cable sweater, sit by…

Carrot cake ice cream

I recently had lunch at a charming restaurant in Constantia where they had carrot cake ice cream on the menu. Intrigued, I just had to try it, but sadly it…

Grilled Marinated Calf’s Heart

This is a wonderfully simple, delicious dish, the heart not, as you might imagine, tough as old boots because of all the work it does, but in fact firm and…

50 Must-Have Thanksgiving Desserts

Can you believe November is here already?! It’s almost Thanksgiving, and I am getting so excited for all of my favorite foods – turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, stuffing, green bean…

I’m Spring Cleaning with OxiClean’s NEW Products!

I hope it doesn’t jinx us to say this, but I think John and I have FINALLY found THE HOUSE!  This is the FOURTH house we have put an offer…

ORANGE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE CAKE

Is it a brownie, or is it cake? Should you have it for breakfast or dessert? Does it taste like chocolate orange or the most decadent truffle? Not that you…

Chicken Sausage with Sundried Tomatoes And Grits

These Chicken Sausage with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Cheesy Grits are the kind of meal you crave, the fact that they’re ready in about 30 minutes makes it that much more…

Baked Chicken Recipe

The preparation that we bring you this time in RecetasGratis is a delicious but straightforward Peruvian baked chicken recipe. Baked chicken is a prevalent dish, so in every country, it…

Chicken Piccata

There seems to be two exceptions to the “no chicken” rule at our house–rotisserie chicken from the market (which means I don’t have to cook!) and Chicken Piccata. Or as…

Carnitas-Stuffed Baked Chicken

I’m about as predatory as they come, but I have a confession…as I was prepping the dish; I couldn’t help but feel a little guilty. I was washing and patting…

Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

Happy St. Patrick’s day everyone! St. Patrick’s Day for me is usually uneventful. It’s the day after my daughter’s birthday (and two days before my other daughter’s birthday) so I…

FRIED CATFISH AND HUSHPUPPIES

Back home in Tennessee my grandparents would have a big fish fry every summer and all of our family and friends would come. My grandfather and all his friends would…

Sweet Grill Smoked Baby Back Ribs

I almost always cook my ribs on the smoker, but this time, I wanted to cook them on the grill using indirect heat. I also have added some chunks of…

SPICY CUCUMBER SALAD

I love pickles. Crunchy, cold, dill kosher spears are my favorite although I usually try to refrain from buying them as I can go through a jar in no time…

FIVE CHEESES BROWN BUTTER CHILI MAC AND CHEESE

forget about all those cookies you’re baking these days and join me as I enjoy another bowl of warm, creamy mac & cheese. Five Cheeses Brown Butter Chili Mac &…

KETO / LOW CARB COLESLAW

My favorite, KFC coleslaw, has 19 GRAMS PER SERVING!!! That is a whole day of carbs, in one serving! This recipe may not be quite up to KFC coleslaw standards,…

Korean Pork Ribs

Breakfast for the girls today was hard boiled eggs, bacon, and an apple. Lunch was leftover Carne Asada London Broil for all of us. For dinner I had a few pounds of…

GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

 I wasn’t quite expecting to be baking a decadent chocolate cake in the middle of August, but life and family like to change plans. Anyway, I’m glad they do because…

Homemade Sloppy Joes

They are called Sloppy Joes for a reason and this recipe for Sloppy Joes doesn’t disappoint. Sloppy as ever, but without added fat or added sugar or ketchup, this homemade…

How to Make Sauerkraut

Do you remember the dad in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and his obsession with Windex?  …Have a zit? Put some Windex on it. Unwanted mole? Put some Windex on it.  Any weird physical ailment? Put…

Homemade Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce that can be used on just about anything. It’s easy but decadent, perfect for any dessert that you want to make special. Rich with butter and cream, pure…

Paleo Cornbread Dressing

Are you absolutely sick of Thanksgiving food yet? I understand if you’re just over it. Most people are. Me, however? I’m still in love with holiday grub. Especially with this dressing. Every…

Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving is almost here, folks! This is my favorite time of the year. Everyone’s in the holiday spirit, and I get to spend time with my loved ones that I…
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