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Filet of Beef

Filet of Beef with Tomato & Red Onion Salad (From Redbook and Chef Chad Luethje, Miraval Spa & Resort, Tucson, AZ) Makes 4 main dish servings:  each serving about 356 calories   1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 4 large plum tomatoes, seeded and julienned 1/2 small red onion julienned 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, julienned Sea salt and pepper 4 beef filet...

Simply Hot Cocoa

Simply Hot Cocoa

Dec 5, 2011

The simple things over the holidays are what makes it special.  Ever since my husband put a candy cane in my hot chocolate years ago, I can never go back.  It’s a Christmas party in your mouth! Another idea I saw was to dip the rim of your mug into melted chocolate.  Then, dip immediately into crushed peppermints (soft peppermints from the dollar store...

Fall Pumpkin Bars

Fall Pumpkin Bars

Nov 11, 2011

I want to tell you about the most amazing Autumn dessert and one that is perfect for your Fall entertaining.  It’s a no fail and always gets rave reviews….Fall Pumpkin Bars!  The combination of pumpkin cake and cream cheese icing is a taste sensation.  Check out the recipe below.  I like to put a pecan on the top of each bar.  It adds a little...

Winter Squash Lasagna

Winter Squash Lasagna

Oct 20, 2011

Seek out your local farmstand or pumpkin patch and don’t let the Fall season pass without savoring the richness and flavors of winter squash. Recipe by Kelly Liken on Today Show (today.msnbc.msn.com)   Ingredients 6 each fresh pasta sheets (or 12 cooked dry lasagna noodles) 2 cups smashed acorn squash (from 2 squashes halved, seeded and roasted at...

Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin Hummus

Sep 29, 2011

Fall is a wonderful time for having friends over.  The Pumpkin Hummus recipes below make for wonderful appetizers.  I have tried the first and it’s a keeper.  I added recipe #2 for those who are not fans of garbanzo beans.  Give it a try and let us know the results.  It’s fun to serve the hummus in a small freshly carved out pumpkin with...

Hazelnut, White Chocolate, and Pumpkin Cheesecake

Hazelnut, White Chocolate, and Pumpkin Cheesecake

Sep 29, 2011

Hazelnut, White Chocolate, and Pumpkin Cheesecake A great ending to a warm fall evening ! Ingredients CRUST 3/4 cup vanilla-wafer crumbs 1/2 cup ground hazelnuts 3 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons butter, melted Cheesecake Filling 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon pumpkin-pie...