Ever since watching a movie where they served risotto balls as an appetizer in a nightclub, I have been wanting to try to make risotto balls. I found the perfect night to make them when our friends were planning to come over for dinner, along with the daughter who is a fan of white rice, among other bland foods. These risotto balls are anything but bland, yet they are perfect for someone with a less adventurous palette.Read More
I can have cookies for breakfast?? Yes, you can! They are easy to eat, filling, and nutritious. I told my mother and she replied, “Great Idea.” Adding cheese to anything makes a meal extra delicious.
I had to figure out a way to successfully get my son to eat eggs again. He used to love eggs and then suddenly wouldn't touch them! He has always loved sausage and cheese.Read More
I had a leftover can of pumpkin from Halloween and I did not know what to do with it. It as a chilly day so I thought, lets make soup. My son who had never attempted to eat soup before even tasted it and asked for more. The soup didnt turn out as thick as planned. It turned out better!Read More
Want a cocktail that is sweet but not too sweet, yet refreshing? Yes, I have lived in Spain while in school twice and have travelled there several times, so my heart is very fond of sangria. However I didn’t think to make it for the holidays until my 81 year old neighbor gave me the idea for this cocktail.Read More
All in all, I choose the prepare the simplest, healthy, “Collette’ friendly,” option on the list to prepare. The list even stated to make it Gluten Free! I looked up how in the world to make a pasta salad. Again, it never crossed my mind to make pasta salad since the dishes I have tried at parties or restaurants have tasted horrible. Additionally, the recipes I found did not sound delicious, therefore I took the idea and created this wonderful recipe. The bowl had only two more servings left at the conclusion of the party.Read More
I have been telling myself to make an attempt at making pulled pork for a while but I just was not quite sure how to go about it. With the recipe I found and with my usual alterations to make it completely “Collette- friendly,” I did it with flying colors.
I knew I hit a bingo with this recipe when I expected the cooked meat to last us about 5 days worth of dinners, but my husband and son could not get enough of it…5 pounds of meat barely lasted us two meals.Read More
I found two sweet potatoes and thought I would try to create a savory muffin instead of doing the usual sweet potato fries for dinner.
Our general contractor happened to come over to do some repairs when the muffins were sitting out to cool in the kitchen. He is a very healthy eater and grabbed one to try. He took one bite and didn’t let any crumbles escape his hands. He walked out with a very happy belly.Read More
My husband said, “Honey, this time these are really good!” So I had to write down the recipe and share it with you all.
Kale can easily be mistaken as that healthy, I should eat more of it food, but I really don’t want to. With this recipe, you will want to eat kale daily. Yes, its that delicious.Read More
To help me adjust to the extremely hot 104F degree weather, I began to eat more ice cream. It was tough to find a tasty gluten free, dairy free ice cream option at the store, so I thought about making my own and here it was happened.Read More
Who doesn’t love avocado? So many food groups can mixed with it to make it sweet, sour, savory, or just fabulously delicious! If you want a change from guacamole, this recipe is for you! I was inspired while at Tacodeli today after seeing their avocado yogurt salad dressing.Read More
Buying nut butter can be a drag a super time consuming.You can never get too many Omega 3s in your diet, especially when trying to figure out your toddler’s diet!Read More
Surprisingly, you would never know there is bean in this mix just by tasting them. Yum!
This is the perfect dessert for those who want just a little something sweet and definitely for dark chocolate lovers!Read More
When you move its best to try to purge the kitchen of all of the food instead of trying to pack it all.
An old neighbor of mine tried these and texted me later: “ They’re delicious and I’m shocked there isn’t added whey. You should sell these!”Read More
Miss those simple, little comfort foods that everyone else takes for granted when grabbing a quick bite for breakfast? I sure do. My friend and neighbor mommy friend said it was the best donut she has ever had! She can eat gluten if she wants, so this gave me real confidence!Read More
Great for holiday parties and super easy to prepare! These are for when you want something just a little sweet, but not over the top.Read More
I say these are technically flourless because there is no “flour.” There is only flour type ingredients made from nuts! My muffins love the apple butter. Additionally, I dare you to try it on my Sweet Potato Fries. Yes, delicious!Read More
Looking for the perfect holiday cookie and muffin, something that is sweet yet savory! Who would have thought Pomegranate, Pistachio and Chocolate would be so well paired together?Read More
My son is an empanada lover! Its tough to find gluten free empanadas at restaurants and the grocery store, so I told myself, I have to figure out how to make them at home. It only took me 4 attempts….Read More