Dragon Fruit Margaritas – Cinco de Mayo cocktail from a Cactus!

Dragon fruit margaritas

Good cocktail recipes can sometimes contain unusual ingredients.  Using them turns a normal drink into something really special. Your guests will be surprised and delighted when you tell them that you are going to make dragon fruit margaritas tonight. Are you a margarita lover? This tangy Mexican drink has dozens of varieties and the flavor…

Brownie Cheesecake Bar Recipe – Easy Brownie Bottom Fudge Dessert

brownie cheesecake slice

What is not to love about such a pretty dessert?  This brownie cheesecake bar recipe has a creamy cheesecake topping that is layered on top of a fudgy, nutty brownie bottom and drizzled with dark chocolate. They are easy enough for a busy week night and pretty enough for any special occasion. This tasty slice is one…

Baked Chicken Paprika Drumsticks – Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free

Plate of smokey paprika chicken

These baked chicken paprika drumsticks have a smokey taste and they are fork tender and spicy. The recipe is super easy to make and the fresh herb and spice rub takes just minutes to prepare. The recipe is a Whole30 recipe and fits into the Paleo diet, as well. My husband loves really spicy food…

Roasting Red Peppers – How to Roast Red Peppers in the Oven

dish of roasted red peppers

Roasting red peppers is super easy to do and gives you a great tasting result that is so different from the pepper’s natural taste.  This cooking tip gives you four ways for roasting peppers and works with both sweet bell peppers, and spicy chili peppers. If you have never eaten a roasted red pepper, fresh from…

Beef Noodle Casserole – Tasty – Easy Gourmet Dinner Recipe

Ground beef and noodle casserole

This delicious beef noodle casserole is bursting with the flavor of both cream cheese and cheddar cheese to make this a gourmet casserole that will make meal time seem really special.  The recipe is easy to make and can be prepared ahead and then baked later in the day to make the dinner hour hassle…

Gluten Free Date Bars – Maple Syrup Oatmeal Date Slice Recipe

Maple syrup date square

These gluten free date bars are chock full of healthy, good for you ingredients, but have a flavor that is still rich and decadent. The taste reminds me of “mom’s cooking” with home cooked dates, oozing with maple sugary sweetness. To this day, they are still one of my bar recipes. The gooey date filling pairs perfectly…

Fudge Brownies – Rich Brownie Recipe with Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut butter frosting recipe for brownies

My favorite treat is anything that features a combination of chocolate and peanut butter.  These rich fudge brownies have a delicious and creamy peanut butter frosting that will knock your socks off. The recipe is perfect for a pot luck dinner or bake sale and your family will have this book marked as their favorite…

Skinny Shrimp Alfredo – Healthy Shrimp & Fettuccine Recipe

Plate and bowl of shrimp Alfredo

This skinny shrimp Alfredo recipe has been slimmed down from the traditional dish to save lots of calories without skimping on the flavor. The sauce is creamy and silky without the need of heavy cream and limiting the cheese gives plenty of taste but a light finish. It is one of my favorite shrimp recipes.…

Mozzarella Chicken Recipe – Easy Honey Mozzarella Chicken Thighs

Plate of Honey Mustard mozzarella chicken

This recipe for mozzarella chicken uses tender dark meat chicken thighs with a delicious topping of bacon, honey mustard and mozzarella cheese. It is an easy meal that is ready in about 45 minutes.  It’s a perfect chicken recipe for a busy week night and special enough to serve for guests. This recipe is fast…