Grilled Rainbow Peppers with Herb Cream Cheese posted June 14, 2015 by Gina These mini peppers are grilled until slightly charred and filled with an herb cream cheese. A great appetizer to make for the summer! The peppers only take about 2 minutes on each side to cook, and they smell incredible as they begin to char. You can make …Read More »
Eggplant “Meatballs” 6 Smart Points222.5 Calories Hearty eggplant is one of the best vegetable substitutes to make these luscious, meatless “meatballs”. Whether you serve them as a meatless main course piled on top of zoodles or pasta, or served as an appetizer, these eggplant meatballs are delish! There’s a restaurant in my neighborhood that recently closed down and the eggplant …Read More »
Sweet ‘n Spicy Turkey Meatballs with Bacon and BBQ Sauce posted October 16, 2015 by Gina These sweet and spicy meatballs are made with ground turkey, cherry peppers and bacon (because who doesn’t love bacon!) Topped with a BBQ glaze, they are perfect for weekend gatherings, football appetizers or anytime you want finger foods. These are simple to make, you …Read More »
Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks 3 Smart Points87 Calories Hot mozzarella sticks – I can’t think of a more popular finger food for both kids and adults alike. My oldest daughter Karina LOVES them and these never disappoint! Made lighter with part-skim mozzarella then coated with crispy seasoned breadcrumbs and baked (not fried!) until hot and golden. Serve them with my …Read More »
Baked Sweet Potato Skins 5 Smart Points150.5 Calories Baked Sweet Potato Skins make a great meatless appetizer, whether you’re watching the Superbowl or getting together with friends. These sweet potato skins are somewhat healthy, loaded with black re-fried beans, salsa and cheese. They also happen to be gluten-free for those of you with dietary restrictions. To find smaller sweet potatoes …Read More »
How To Make an Epic Charcuterie and Cheese Board posted June 14, 2017 by Gina Meat and cheese boards are my go-to for super chill, no stress summer entertaining. You can load them up with all your favorite cheese, cured meats, fruit, nuts and spreads. Add some wine and baguettes and you have yourself a meal! photo credit: Raul Velasco …Read More »
Hampton’s Ahi Tuna Watermelon Salad and Our Hampton’s Weekend Recap 3 Smart Points217 Calories Juicy watermelon and soy-marinated Ahi tuna with cucumbers makes a delicious, light, summer appetizer or first course when you need a dish to impress! photo credit: Raul Velasco A year ago, Liz, Lexi and I said let’s plan a blog food blogger retreat in the Hamptons, …Read More »
Welsh Rabbit (a.k.a. Welsh Rarebit) is a delicious hot cheesy mess served on toast. It doesn't contain any rabbits, but for my version I've infused the cheese sauce with stout and mustard before spreading it on toast and growing the tops in the broiler.
There’s nothing new about skewering meat and grilling it, a set of firedogs used for holding skewers, unearthed in Santorini, dates back over 3700 years, and it’s likely that our ancestors started roasting meat nearly 2 million years ago.