I enjoy food art. Spring and Easter are a perfect time to make cute food to celebrate. First I shared Tomato Tulips last month. Last week I shared 16 Ways to Make a Lamb Cake which really got me thinking about lambs and sheep. Today we’ll talk about a vegetable platter for all spring get-togethers with a cute lamb face for the veggie dip. I looked at lots of spring food art trays and platters online and then came up with my own twist. I started with my green crystal platter and some of my favorite vegetable finger foods with a container of hummus. You could use your favorite dip if it is light colored like onion dip.Read More
One thing I can survive on during the holidays is appetizers. You know, those delicious little side dishes and finger foods that often involve cheese. Yes, I love most of them.
I’ve rounded up some really cute ideas that are pretty easy to make. So, if you’re in need of some tasty, fun food to feed family and friends this holiday season, try some of these.
Spring has always been my favorite time of year. Nature seems to wake up after the winter sleep. Green shoots push through the ground and the snow begins to melt. I know we’re looking forward to spring, and I’ve trying some new healthy recipes. What about you? If eating healthier is on your to-do list this year, I’ve got some easy ways to incorporate healthy foods into your diet without sacrificing taste or spending hours in the kitchen.
Life has been different since the pandemic began last March. Large social gatherings have been dropped and seeing extended family has often been deferred. We’re in the beginning of the favorite time of year for many people. Colorful leaves, costumes at Halloween, Thanksgiving turkey, and then the holidays of Christmas and New Year provide a steady stream of fun and diversion. Perhaps this year is different, but we can still enjoy our favorite celebrations even if they are small and intimate. In some ways that may make it even better.
Spicy watermelon salsa is perfect with chips or as a topping for grilled chicken or fish. Replace tomatoes in salsa with chunks of cool watermelon complemented with fresh cilantro and spicy jalapeno peppers.
Let the fresh spring veggies and fruit be the stars in these simple party-ready spring appetizers and salads. Spring is packed with special times of family get-togethers from Easter dinner, a Passover Seder, Mother’s Day brunch, a bridal shower, or a graduation. We must not neglect the most delicious start to any great meal, the appetizers.Read More
This dish is perfect year round, but I do love the fresh young asparagus of spring. Asparagus is so good for you. This veggie is packed full of vitamins including vitamin A, C, E, K, and B6. If that isn’t enough for you, how about the fact that asparagus can help you lose weight? Low in calories but high in insoluble fiber, which will help you feel full longer. Prosciutto is defined as thinly sliced, cured, Italian ham. This delicious meat is salty, very flavorful, and used on a variety of different dishes. Prosciutto wrapped asparagus is an easy yet elegant addition to a meal or party. For a hot or cold appetizer or a dazzling side dish this spring, let’s make prosciutto wrapped asparagus! Read More