Category Archives: Starters
I love fresh veggies that can be seasoned, prepped, and cooked easily for dinner or snacking. Zucchini is one of those veggies. Slicing it up and tossing it in herbs, some olive oil, and then sprinkling parmesan over it makes a delicious and vitamin-rich side or snack! This is one of my favorite zucchini recipes.
My mom grows concord grapes in her backyard. Growing up we would juice them together each year. She would then make a few dozen batches of delicious grape jelly from her homemade grape juice (post here). This is my favorite jelly! It is so flavorful, sweet, and delicious! It is easy and quick to make, especially considering
When I lived in Taiwan and taught English, I had some really amazing dipping sauce and none have ever compared since… until I found this recipe. You can basically dip anything in it and it is delicious. From pot stickers to wontons, dumplings to lettuce wraps and more. You can also pour it over rice and/or
To celebrate the football season I made this ‘Game Day Cheeseball.’ It is very simple really. You need just a few ingredients and about 7 minutes to make it. Then pair it with crackers, veggies, or chips. Directions: Warm up the cream cheese in microwave (about a minute and a half, stir well every 30
Baby carrots can be deliciously flavorful and pleasantly soft with only a few minutes of preparation and cooking time in a crock pot. The carrots end up being cooked al dente (soft without being overcooked or mushy). They hold their shape but are easy to chew. I originally created this recipe for my 10 month old and 2 1/2
I’ve made this a few times in the last few weeks. One for a family party, once for me, and once for a big party of women (church gathering). This is an awesome recipe that tastes better than most restaurant spinach artichoke dips. So far most everyone who has tried it has loved it and
Today I am being featured over on Blendtec.com for my favorite salad ever—my pear avocado salad. It’s so good that I actually get cravings for it. It has a genius mixture of flavors that range from tangy to sweet to salty, and it is full of textures: smooth, crispy, crunchy, and juicy. I highly recommend
When I started cooking and especially when I worked in fine dinning restaurants I found that things taste better (for the most part) when made from scratch. Fine dinning chefs (the good ones) make even staple products like ranch from scratch. Sometimes it can be a bit intimidating for me to make a food from
I love Mexican food, the authentic stuff and the American-Mexican as well. Today we are having a little get together and since it is Cinco de Mayo, we will be having a Mexican meal. My daughter (5 months old) has an authentic dress that my mom just bought her on their recent cruise to Mexico.
Hey Live Like You Are Rich readers! Kristin from Ro*Tel here. I am excited to be writing for Anita today! Let me tell you a little about myself… I live in the Windy City, a.k.a. Chicago, with my Bichon Frise, Joey. When you live in a city full of hustle and bustle, you can never
Hi Live Like You Are Rich readers! Tiffany here, from Feel Great in 8. I am the creator and host of the Feel Great in 8 Challenge, an 8 week competition that challenges you to get healthy physically, mentally, and spiritually. I also share healthy recipes and tips on the Feel Great in 8 Blog!
My mom had a lot going on with 5 kids and a household to run. She made family dinners almost every night. As a mom I’ve come to admire and appreciate her consistency and diligence even more! When it came to making homemade meals she tried to keep things simple. We grew up loving this
This two ingredient 5 minute to make cheese dip is amazing. It has a wonderful well-rounded taste of cheese, very mild spice, and depth of flavor. It is better than any chip dip you can buy pre-made off of the shelves at the stores as well. I’ve been making it since I was a little girl
When I lived in Taiwan I had some really amazing dipping sauce and none have ever compared since… until I found this recipe. You can basically dip anything in it and its delicious. From pot stickers to wontons, dumplings to lettuce wraps and more, with this sauce you really can’t go wrong. You can also pour