Holiday Recipes

Announcing: The Healthy Holiday Recipe Collection

It's official. The holidays are rapidly approaching and it's time to start thinking about what we'll be serving for holiday meals, social gatherings and office parties. Since many of us are attempting to eat healthier foods, I wanted to share my collection of healthy holiday recipes. Best of all, it's free! ;-) Read more →


Banana Spice Loaf Cake

The following Banana Spice Loaf Cake was developed by me when I worked at a famous Country Club. We would cut it into thin slices, slather one slice with a delicious cream cheese spread and place another slice on top. Then, we would cut the loaf cake "sandwich" diagonally to create four triangles. This technique makes the perfect appetizer or bite-size snack. Read more →


Baked Stuffed Pumpkin with Rice Pilaf

Baked Stuffed Pumpkin with Rice Pilaf Baked Stuffed Pumpkin Serves: 6 Pumpkin Prep Time: 15 minutes Pumpkin Bake Time: 1 hour Pilaf Prep Time: 5 minutes Pilaf Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 5-6 pound Pumpkin 3-3/4 cups Water 1 cup Brown Rice 1/2 cup Wild Rice 1 Tbsp Butter, unsalted 1 cup Shallots, finely chopped 2 small... Read more →


Pumpkin and Romano Dumplings

Pumpkin and Romano Dumplings A touch of crispiness and a dusting of cheese is the perfect balance with the smooth pumpkin texture. Serves 8 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 18-20 minutes Ingredients: 2 tsp salt for boiling water 1 cup Pumpkin, canned solid-pack 2 large Egg 1 tsp Sea Salt 1/4 tsp Nutmeg, ground or 1/2 tsp freshly grated... Read more →


Pumpkin Dip

Pumpkin Dip Yields: 3-1/2 cups Prep Time: 10 minutes Chill Time: 1 hour Ingredients: 1 (8-ounce) package Cream Cheese, softened 1 (16-ounces) Pumpkin Puree or 2 cups fresh 1 cup Brown Sugar 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Spice 1 tablespoon Orange zest Directions: In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and pumpkin together either by hand or using an electric mixer. Add... Read more →