• Appetizers,  Gluten Free,  Recipe

    Verity Taco Bites

    These taco bites are perfect for any party- even a party of one! The wonton shells add the perfect crunch and each person can add whatever toppings they desire (if you choose to share!). I love this easy, fun dinner! Sometimes I mix quinoa into the beef to lighten things up a bit. The possibilities are endless! “I made tacos.” I smile at him. “Is it time to eat already?” He laughs. “It’s after ten. It was time to eat three hours ago.” I look at the clock on the computer. How did I lose track of time? I guess that happens when you’re reading about a psychotic woman abusing…

  • Dinner,  Recipe,  Vegetarian

    Gourmet Mushroom Quesadillas

    I added “Gourmet” to the title because these are not your everyday quesadillas. These are “make them when company comes over” mushroom quesadillas. Gruyere cheese and an assortment of in season mushrooms kick this dish up a few notches. Have you tried this recipe?? I’d love to hear your feedback. Please comment and rate! Peace & love, jenni Want to be alerted when I post new recipes? Subscribe below to be in the know!

  • Appetizers,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Healthy,  Recipe,  Vegetarian

    Tangy Artichoke Tapenade

    Cool, tangy and the perfect accent to any cracker or bread, this tapenade is my go to dip right now. It’s packed with lots of anti-inflammatory, good for your gut foods and the bonus- it takes 5 easy minutes to make! This recipe has at 4 of the recommended Fall/Luteal Phase foods. artichokes olives capers lemon Have you tried making this recipe? Are you cycle syncing? I’d love to hear your feedback. Please comment and rate! Peace & love, jenni Want to be alerted when I post new recipes? Subscribe below to be in the know!

  • Appetizers,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Healthy,  Recipe,  Vegetarian

    Roasted Salsa

    I love this time of year when the last of the tomatoes come off the vine and football games grace the tv. My husband loves to grill on game days and this salsa is a great companion to meats and veggies as well as chips. If you can add fresh oregano as well as fresh cilantro it will heighten the flavors of this salsa to the next level! Nothing beats fresh herbs. If you’re making this during the Luteal or Follicular phases, try throwing some artichokes in the blender along with everything else. This recipe has at least 2 of the recommended Ovulatory Phase foods, but it’s a great healthy…

  • Appetizers,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Healthy,  Recipe,  Vegetarian

    Lemon & Spinach Hummus

    This protein packed kid friendly, vegan & vegetarian friendly snack is super easy to make. Nerdy Tips leave the chickpea skins on for more fiber. I took them off so my kids would be more apt to try this hummus. serve with just about anything! we use pita chips, raw veggies, and spread on greek chicken wraps. there are so many variations of hummus, this is just one option. Switch it up with different spices, add some herbs, pine nuts, olives or whatever you’re craving. Nerdy Facts Hummus is made all over the world especially in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries. Chickpeas are packed with protein and vitamins as well…

  • Appetizers,  Recipe

    Dirty Martini Flatbread

    Pizza Crust 1 packet instant dry yeast 1/2 t brown sugar 1 1/2 cups warm water 2 t salt 2 T olive oil 3 1/2 cups flour Combine yeast, sugar and warm water. Let sit until it becomes bubbly, about 10 minutes. Add the salt and oil. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Let rise, about 45 minutes to 2 hours.   Nerdy Tip take the temperature of the water- too hot water kills the yeast, too cold and it won’t activate. 110 degrees is ideal and worth measuring.  Vodka Pizza Sauce 1/4 cup butter 1/2 onion, diced 1/2 cup vodka 1 can tomato paste 1 can tomato sauce 3…

  • Appetizers,  Recipe

    Cape Codder Crostini

    Ingredients 8oz package cranberries, rinsed 1 lime, zested and juiced 1/2 cup sugar 2 T honey French bread olive oil salt goat cheese walnuts, chopped Heat oven to 350. Place cranberries, lime zest and juice, sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the honey and cook for 5 more minutes. Cool. Slice bread and place on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and lightly salt. Bake for 5 minutes until golden.  Spread goat cheese on crostini. Top with a dollop of cranberry sauce. Sprinkle with walnuts and serve.  Nerdy Tips use a large saucepan so that the cranberries are in a single…

  • Appetizers,  Dinner,  Lunch,  Recipe

    Italian Love Nests

    I’m not sure which genius invented these but they are absolutely perfect for serving to your loved ones! The best part is you can tailor them to your tastes! There are many steps to this one if you want to make these from scratch. For the sake of ease, I’ll post the main recipe first. Ingredients 8 oz spaghetti or angel hair 1 egg 3/4 cup grated Italian cheese salt & pepper to taste 2 cups of marinara sauce 12 meatballs 8 leaves of basil, sliced grated parmesan for garnish Heat oven to 350. Cook spaghetti to al denté. Rinse and add egg, cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir together. Fill…

  • Appetizers,  Breakfast,  Recipe

    Bacon Bit Grits

    Creamy Cheesy Grits Inside a Crispy Shell After conquering my fear of making grits, I wanted to make something bite sized and party friendly. While making chicken tenders for the kids one night it hit me- why couldn’t I bread and bake grits? So tada! Crunchy, cheesy, bacon-y grits in a bite. Of course, you could make these without bacon, but in my humble opinion, bacon makes everything better…… This appetizer/breakfast enhancer/dinner side is easy to make ahead and bake when ready.   makes 24 grit bites Down to the Nitty Gritty…. 3/4 cup grits 4 cups of water 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 2…

  • Appetizers,  Breakfast,  Recipe

    Tate’s Spicy Sausage Balls

    Coon Balls 1 lb hot ground sausage 8 oz sharp cheddar, shredded 2 cups flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt milk as needed Preheat oven to 350. Combine sausage, cheese, flour, baking powder and salt. Use hands to mix. Add milk as needed to get a slightly sticky consistency. Roll into golf ball sized balls and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.  Nerdy Tips Use block cheese. Pre-shredded cheese will dry the coon balls out. Add flavoring to your taste: cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder.  The options are limitless. Pre-cooked coon balls can be frozen then reheated at 350 for 10 minutes.  Pair with my Creamy Dill…

  • Appetizers,  Breakfast,  Recipe

    Quince Jelly

    Quince is a fascinating fruit. I had mine delivered via FedEx and even through all the plastic packaging and bubble wrap I was captivated by their sweet aroma. Once unwrapped, my kitchen became fragrantly delightful, the smell reminiscent of pears and roses. Not only is this one of the most delicious charcuterie options I’ve ever tasted, it’s different and easy to make!!  Ingredients 2 lbs quince, peeled and cored 3 cups sugar 2 T lemon juice 2 strips of lemon zest, 2″ long 1 cup water Simmer all ingredients 1 hour until temperature hits 220 degrees Fahrenheit. Blend. Fill a greased 8×8 pan and let come to room temperature before refrigerating.  Nerdy Tips…