Greek Zucchini Bruschetta

Bruschetta is one of my all-time favorite appetizers.  However, sometimes I need a break from carbs.    I was trying to figure out how to get the essence of the bruschetta taste I love without using bread. Enter this greek zucchini bruschetta.  Made with Feta cheese and zucchini instead of bread, this is a fun take on an old favorite!  My boyfriend and I may or may not have eaten this for lunch one day.  Appetizer, lunch, whatever!  This might be all I can handle after stuffing myself on Thanksgiving. Something light and healthy sounds perfect.

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Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Candied Walnuts

Nothing says fall like butternut squash soup.  I’ve been pretending it hasn’t been 85 degrees in Southern California by making soups weekly.  Soups are easy comfort food and this one is no different.  If you haven’t made homemade soup before, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is.  If you haven’t made butternut squash soup, well, let’s rethink those life choices.  And if you’re reading this in Minnesota or somewhere else getting snow this week, I think you’re going to want to stock up on butternut squash soup…winter is coming.

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Mummy Dogs

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Halloween is my favorite holiday. Hands down, the best season of the year. Growing up my best friend and I were treated to some amazing Halloween treats when we would come home after school before we went out trick or treating. I’m talking individually carved orange “pumpkins” filled with purple jello, graveyard cake, squid ink pasta; the works!

I throw a shindig every year and the most popular themed snack is the Mummy Dog. It’s so simple yet so rewarding. Hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls = brilliant.

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Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders

I am so excited it is football season.  Since I have NFL Sunday Ticket, I get to watch the Vikings play all the way from the West Coast!  Football games are a great excuse for me to make appetizers and I’m taking full advantage.  These coconut crusted chicken tenders will make you want to watch all of the games just to have an excuse to eat them.  The good news is that you do not even need an excuse because they are baked healthy goodness.  They are crispy and all-around amazing.  My boyfriend says I get a little dramatic about food sometimes.  I don’t know what he means.

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Meatless Monday: Arugula Avocado Toast

We have a short and sweet Meatless Monday post today – avocado toast! Avocado toast is one of my favorite healthy snacks.  It is quick, filling, and healthy.  There are many variations you can make too, such as adding other veggies, adding a meat like prosciutto, adding cheese or adding various seasonings.  The recipe I’m sharing today is a basic avocado toast recipe that you can build from and this is the standard way I like to eat avocado toast.  The recipe can easily be multiplied depending on how many people you’re feeding.  If you cut the toast into small pieces, it makes a great appetizer. Note: This recipe can be made gluten free by substituting your favorite gluten free bread.

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