Category: Holidays & Occasions

Recipes for a variety of Holidays & Occasions - See individual categories on the Recipe Menu for a complete breakdown.

Refried Beans

Refried Beans

Everyone who's ever tasted these has commented that these are the best refried beans they ever tasted, so hopefully you'll love them too!

Yield: 3 - 1 cup servings

Quick Chili Con Queso

Quick Chili Con Queso

One of my favorite snack recipes, easy to make, so delish & addictive! Double, triple or quadruple the recipe to feed a crowd. If you want to serve it family style & keep it warm on the table, use an electric fondue pot, if you have one & set it to the lowest heat setting.

Serves 3 to 4

Horseradish Steak Sauce

Horseradish Steak Sauce

A chef at a posh country club buffet gave me the ingredients for this terrific steak dipping sauce. Unfortunately, he didn't share the measurements for each ingredient. So, I made it at home & after about 5 tries I nailed it! I usually serve this with steak or prime rib, but you can also use it to add a kick to other food items (see Tip# 1).

Serves: 2 to 3

Zoodles, How To Make

Zoodles, How To Make

What the heck are Zoodles you ask?! Zoodles are noodles made from zucchini squash. They're very easy to make, delicious, take away a lot of the calories & create a much healthier meal when you use them in place of pasta in your dishes. Using this technique, you can also make noodles from butternut squash & other hard to semi-hard vegetables.

There no limit as to what you can do with Zoodles & other veggie noodles. Use them in salads, slaws, soups, casseroles, on top of pizza & so on. You're only limited by your imagination. Once you try these you'll be using Oodles of Zoodles all the time & your kids will love them too!

Pho Ga

Pho Ga

Pho (pronounced "Fuh") is a hearty, traditional Vietnamese noodle soup originally made with beef. Pho Ga is the version made with chicken. You can also use turkey, which is a great way to use up some leftovers after Thanksgiving. No matter how you make it, it's absolutely delicious!

Yummy when served with heated Naan bread (see Tip# 2) & my Peach Apricot Ginger Spread (see recipe in Bakery, Breads & Spreads category).

Serves: 2 to 4

Speedy Gonzales Mac & Cheese

Speedy Gonzales Mac & Cheese

If you love Mexican food, this quick, easy, Cheater's Mac & Cheese makeover is right up your alley!

Serves: 3 to 4

Mushroom Torta

Mushroom Torta

A hearty & delicious sandwich that you'll be craving once you've tasted it! A welcome addition to your repertoire for #MeatlessMonday & absolutely fantastic when served with my chilled Refreshing Mango Salsa Salad or Corn & Black Bean Salad (find both recipes in the Salads & Dressings category).

Serves: 2

Corn & Black Bean Salad

Corn & Black Bean Salad

Without a doubt, this is the easiest recipe I've ever created. Bright & colorful, it's especially delicious served with your favorite Mexican dish. I've also served it with steak, chicken & even ribs. For a terrific lunch or light dinner for #MeatlessMonday, serve it on top of a bed of organic baby greens like a kale/spinach blend or whatever baby greens you like.

This travels well, so it's a great dish to bring to a party, picnic or pot luck. Simply double, triple or quadruple the ingredients & you're all set!

Serves: 4 to 6

Refreshing Mango Salsa Salad

Refreshing Mango Salsa Salad

This salsa salad pairs up nicely with both Mexican & some Seafood dishes. It's so healthy, amazingly easy to prepare & if you have more than 2 people to serve... just double, triple or quadruple the recipe & you can serve the whole gang!

Serves: 2

Get Up and Go Smoothie

Get Up and Go Smoothie

This smoothie is loaded with health benefits & has a great flavor, the best reasons to add this to your morning routine a couple of times a week!

Serves: 1