Grilled Wrap Tortilla Trio

Grilled Wrap Tortilla Trio becomes a dinner for 6 and under $20. Spinach Pinwheels, Avocado Veggie Wraps & Barbecue Bean Grilled Tortillas are fantastic!

  It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy.  Meals are casual and we all try to keep as much heat out of the house as possible. Well, I came up with a three fun recipes using tortillas.  I call them budget recipes and have titled this page Grilled Wrap Tortilla Trio … Click here to see the full recipe …

Slow Cooker Creamy Chili Dip

Slow Cooker Creamy Chili Dip is cooked in a crockpot and is done in a few short hours. Spicy good with fresh veggies and chips makes this a 5 star recipe.

It’s Party time!  More than that – Slow Cooker Creamy Chili Dip is so good it can also act as a lunch for yourself and family especially when served with veggies and crackers.  First of all it is cooked in the crockpot and in a few short hours you have a warm creamy dip all ready for … Click here to see the full recipe …

The Best Slow Cooker Spiced Cashews

The Best Slow Cooker Spiced Cashews are delicious and easy. People will think you paid a lot of money for them and they must have come in a beautiful tin.

    I have a huge crush on appetizers.  The variety is endless and you can use them for snacking but if you put a few different ones out –  you have a party.  The Best Slow Cooker Spiced Cashews recipe is extra special because it is perfect for any … Click here to see the full recipe …

Spicy Black Bean Hummus

Spicy Black Bean Hummus has a delicious flavor -with creamy chickpeas and black beans you get more texture along with all of it's wonderful health benefits.

  Spicy Black Bean Hummus can be completed in absolute minutes.  That gets you out of the kitchen and the party started at just about the same time.  I am all about a party. The smallest excuse becomes an event.  If a friend comes over to visit – it’s a party. A … Click here to see the full recipe …

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus

Everybody loves Red Bell Pepper Hummus. Yes, the guys too. Chickpeas and red bells make a flavorful and simple dip that goes with chips or vegetables.

Everybody loves Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus.  Yes, the guys too. Don’t hesitate to serve it on game day – just call it something else – maybe Garbanzo Bean Dip.  I don’t know how I survived before being introduced to chickpeas.  One of the healthiest beans out there and as … Click here to see the full recipe …

Slow Cooker Mushrooms

Slow Cooker Mushrooms Bright Word

The McMeans side of the family are very verrrry picky eaters.  I was extremely and pleasantly surprised to find out that they like mushrooms. Well, button mushrooms anyway and  I´ll take it.  Those cute little white mushrooms are versatile and they do taste so good.  Since I am always looking … Click here to see the full recipe …

Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Walnuts

Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Walnuts Word

Maple Glazed Walnuts from the Slow Cooker are so easy to make.  The result is maple sweetened candied walnuts that would be a gift of love for anyone.  I usually serve these in a bowl for people to scoop a few for a snack or appetizer but they are also … Click here to see the full recipe …

White Bean Dip

White Bean Dip with Carrot Sticks

Football season is over but there always seems to be a reason to serve dips in America.  The next get-together is just around the corner and, of course, the next ball game.  In our family dynamic it is basketball with baseball hot on it’s heals.   To help with healthy … Click here to see the full recipe …

Mushroom Bruschetta Crostini

Cremini Mushroom Bruschetta - lookin' good.

Mushroom Bruschetta is a fantastic mixture that is sublime on it’s own as a side dish.  Added as a topping for pasta or lentils it adds an unexpected treat.  Add it to your fajitas with a little vegan cheese and it is all you need.  For this recipe I use … Click here to see the full recipe …

Mini Pizza Muffins with Broccoli

Mini Pizza Muffins and Marinara Sauce.

Pizza Muffins just sound like they would be perfect for any casual get together.  An improvement would be to make them mini so that they could be handled more easily.  An even bigger improvement would be to mix a vegetable inside. Broccoli seemed like the right choice because it’s flavor would … Click here to see the full recipe …