Category: Snacks and Beverages

Sometimes called appetizers, more often called snacks, here you will find dips, spreads, snack mixes, and all kinds of beverages, both alcoholic and not.

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Honeydew Ginger Smoothie

This drink is for the ginger lovers out there.  It is really the same as the Heavenly Honeydew Smoothie, but with a ginger syrup added to it.  I used Splenda instead of sugar in the ginger syrup, so it isn’t...

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Heavenly Honeydew Smoothie

Chilled fruit purees like this one are perfect for hot days, or anytime as a mid-day treat or as an appetizer or light dessert.  I first had chilled fruit soup on a Caribbean cruise, and I liked it so much...

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Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

This is a favourite flavour for most people. Besides the strawberries, I use some orange juice which isn’t really obvious in the finished drink, but it adds some fruity acidity that compliments the strawberries.  Using powdered drink mix (like Crystal...

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Granola Nut Clusters

These little crunchy mouthfuls are healthy and high protein, in keeping with my decision to focus on healthy cooking and eating.  Not only that, but they taste good too!  Pecan halves, with all of their creases and ridges provide great...

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Margarita Pizza Appetizers

Margarita Pizza Appetizers  I had this dish in a little bistro in Vero Beach, Florida that had live jazz on Sunday nights. It’s an easy to re-create recipe that is both unusual and delicious. As long as you can find...

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Easy Margherita Flatbread

Sorry for the lapse in posts!  I haven’t been feeling like cooking lately, so we have been having lots of quick and easy meals, and eating out.  Tonight we ate at a Tapas bar that has live jazz on Sundays....

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Christmas Jingle Juice

Christmas Jingle Juice This cocktail is festive enough for Christmas, but fruity enough to be called an umbrella drink.  The smoothness of the Spiced Rum pulls all the fruity flavors together in this cranberry-orange-peach drink.  It reminds me of a...

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Peach Bellini

Peach Bellini This is the essential late summer drink.  I always have this when peaches are ripe.  I recommend making a blender full when you are preparing the rest of your late summer peaches for the freezer.  (I bribe my...

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Guacamole: Two Ways

Guacamole Salsa Even if you think you don’t like guacamole, give this recipe a try. With salsa ingredients like tomato, onion, and peppers mixed in with with the avacodo, it makes a nice cross-over between gruacamole and salsa. Serve with...

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Fresh Salsa

Fresh Salsa Easy to do, and the fresh ingredients make the taste and texture so worth the chopping!  The secret is to add a little jarred or bottled salsa at the end to thicken it up just a bit.  And...