Nine Perfect Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

Another friend asked me for recommendations for side dishes for turkey day and other upcoming holidays. This not makes three friends asking for cooking resources – Gotta LOVE IT. So I put together my list of Nine Perfect Side Dishes for Thanksgiving. I hope you enjoy these. Feel free to message me if you need…

Vegan Mushroom Pate

We came up with this recipe a few years ago for a winery client. They were having a wine tasting weekend and needed a food item to pair with white wine that could last all weekend with minimal work on their part and without us having to be there the entire time. Result – Vegan…

Travel Well Appetizers

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Tuscan Bean Dip

I’ve been playing around with various bean recipes for the past few months, and keep coming back to this one. Happily it falls in with all the clean eating I’ve been doing. Its origins are from Suzanne Somers, and what can I say, but that woman knows a good recipe. This Tuscan bean dip is…

Mini Pizza Bites

I tried out a recipe for mini pizza bites that were a hit with the family. They turned out great and my non-tomato loving child has finally become accustom to eating things with tomato sauce. Don’t feel like you have make dough from scratch. Any kind of pizza dough can be used for this –…

Easy Marinated Mushrooms

Heather’s Easy Marinated Mushrooms When I was pregnant I came up with a recipe for easy marinated mushrooms that was amazing. Then poop – I lost the recipe and had to come up with it again. Yippee for you – I have re-created it and they’re still as amazing as ever. Note – you’ll want…

We Love Marsala Mushrooms

After searching around we found a recipe that makes my family happy as we love Marsala mushrooms. My family doesn’t just like eating mushrooms, we love them – stuffed, grilled, sautéed with onions, and sautéed with Marsala wine. This recipe that can work as either a side dish or an appetizer. Hope you like it…

Seven Travel Well Appetizers

Seven Travel Well Appetizers – The holidays are quickly approaching, and thoughts are turning to spending time with friends and family – gathering around the table, sharing a meal, or having a glass of wine. But I know you stress about what to bring, especially if you’re traveling. You’re going to want something that not…

Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Bacon wrapped chicken. Need I say more?? I found this recipe in a cookbook, sorry I can’t remember which one, and thought it was a fabulous way to dress of plain old chicken. I mean really, what the heck? Bacon + chicken, must be good. To serve dip these in your favorite BBQ sauce, Ranch…

Ghosts in My House

Anyone looking for some fun, savory snacks for Halloween? Look no further than these easy edible ghosts. I love all things potato – so making something with fingerling potatoes was a hands down winner with me. I’ve gone ahead and given this a diary free tweak so they’re safe for yours truly to eat. Edible…

Mini Monster Chow for Halloween

My family just adores snack foods that have a rice cereal base. This recipe for mini monster chow is a big hit. Not only is this easy to make, but I’ve made it allergy safe so the whole family can enjoy it. Ok… so I can enjoy it! You might want to double the batch,…

Edible Skeleton Bones for Halloween

Over the years I’ve participated in many Halloween themed parties and blog linkups. I’ve amassed a nice collection of recipes and thought it was time that I share them with you. These edible skeleton bones for Halloween are a crowd pleaser. I hope you and your family enjoy these as much as my family does!…

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are an absolutely favorite food. If you’re lucky enough to find green tomatoes at your local farmer’s market buy them – I promise you wont be disappointed. I like to do this dish when the tomatoes are still on the harder side – if you wait until they’re soft, they’ll fall apart…

Simple Scallion Pancakes

We loved cooking demos when we were catering. This flashback recipe for scallion pancakes came from a winery cooking demo. Hope you enjoy it. Bonus for anyone that needs to stay away from gluten – this one is gluten free. Don’t forget you can find more recipes on the sloCooking archive site. Happy Cooking. SCALLION…

Easy Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated mushrooms are an easy appetizer to make.  Below is my recipe that I have included in “recipe tree” mailings. Have you ever participated in one? Think chain letter, but instead of sending money, you’re sending a recipe to a few people and hope to get at least one back in return. Unfortunately I have…