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Lobster grilled cheese sandwich
Entrees, Sandwiches

Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Lobster! Who doesn’t love lobster? We’ve had three memorable lobster meals in our motorhome in Utah (what?!), Maine, and Colorado. I’ll tell you about all three, and share the recipe for the last one, a lobster grilled cheese sandwich.  When we got our first motorhome in 2002, our first RV […]

hummus and smoked salmon canapés
Appetizers

Hummus and Smoked Salmon Canapé 

Hummus and smoked salmon canapés are easy to make with only four delicious ingredients. With store-bought hummus, these can be assembled in just a few minutes. Plan on 1 to 3 per person, depending on what else you are serving.  Active time: 5 minutes             […]

Carnitas Nachos
Appetizers, Entrees

Carnitas Nachos

Carnitas nachos! Imagine Mexican slow-cooked pork over tortilla chips and topped with jalapeños, avocados, tomatoes, cheese and sour cream. Doesn’t that make your mouth water? Not long ago I saw that on the appetizer menu in a barbecue restaurant. I didn’t order them, but didn’t forget about them either.  One […]

Peach caprese salad
Salads

Peach Caprese Salad

When peaches are in season, think peach caprese salad. Peaches are a delicious addition to a traditional caprese salad with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. Most people may think of Georgia or South Carolina when it comes to peaches, but in Colorado our mouths start to water when someone mentions Palisade […]

Chicken peanut sauce over yellow squash noodles
Entrees

Chicken Peanut Sauce

Chicken peanut linguini was one of the meals I missed most when I first went gluten free in 2003. Since then I’ve discovered chicken peanut sauce is just as tasty over zucchini noodles (or “zoodles”), yellow squash noodles (are they “yoodles” from yellow squash?), spaghetti squash, rice or gluten-free linguini. […]

parmesan zucchini rounds
Appetizers

Parmesan Zucchini Rounds

  Parmesan Zucchini Rounds are one of my current favorite appetizers for two reasons. First, they are very simple to make with only three ingredients: zucchini, parmesan cheese and freshly ground black pepper. Second, they are delicious. Crispy, golden brown parmesan covers the soft zucchini for a tasty treat.   […]

Chocolate almond bark
Desserts

Chocolate Almond Bark

Fancy desserts are fun to make when you have plenty of time, ample counter space, and a dishwasher to clean up the mess. In my one-butt kitchen, I like simple desserts. Basic chocolate almond bark has two ingredients: chocolate and almonds. For variety, you can add crystallized ginger, crushed peppermint […]

Appetizers

Grape Balls (of Ginger and Almonds)

These tasty morsels will delight your guests.  No one anticipates the surprising grape and ginger flavors beneath the nutty brown exterior. When I first started making this recipe in my two-butt kitchen at home, I used an electric mixer to blend the cream cheese and ginger, and a toaster oven to brown the […]

mberries
Desserts

Flavor Tripping Parties with mberries

Have you ever heard of miracle berries, or mberries? They change the flavor of sour foods to sweet. With mberries, you can satisfy your sweet tooth with 35 calories (really, I put the calculations at the end of this post!) while enjoying a fun, unique experience for dessert. Get some […]