Ground Bison Hummus Bowls

I love hummus – it’s so hearty and adds a wonderful burst of lemony, garlicky flavor with each bite. Using it as the base of this dish is the perfect way for it to soak up the other flavors from the meat, tomatoes, olive oil and pine nuts. Overall, it’s absolutely delicious – a nice Ground Bison Hummus Bowls

Spicy Maple Glazed Nuts and Pretzels

It’s Super Bowl weekend and that means it’s snack time. I always have an abundance of nuts and salty snacks in the pantry and I decided to turn some of those into a delicious sweet and spicy mix to enjoy during the game. It’s packed with protein and could easily be made gluten-free if you Spicy Maple Glazed Nuts and Pretzels

Honey Ham and Swiss Sliders

With the holidays in full swing, I like to include some simple dishes on my menu that will please both kids and adults. These sliders are a great way to feed a crowd and you can easily make this recipe with other meats and cheeses as well (for example, roast beef and cheddar). Serve these Honey Ham and Swiss Sliders

Roasted Red Pepper Ciabatta Toasts

Roasted red peppers pack so much flavor and provide a beautiful color for spreads and sauces. These ciabatta toasts soak up the garlicky red pepper sauce and the basil provides the perfect amount of freshness. Serve these as an appetizer or light lunch with a side of leafy greens. If you want to add another Roasted Red Pepper Ciabatta Toasts

Beet Poke Bowl

Beets have always been one of my favorite veggies – I love the earthy flavor! This dish is a fun way to enjoy your veggies – beets, avocado and cucumber are combined with a soy and rice vinegar sauce and topped with sesame seeds, lime zest and peanuts. Delicious over cold rice or salad greens! Beet Poke Bowl

Roasted Pumpkin and Tomato Soup

Pumpkins and all types of squash are available at the market right now and I believe they are more than just a decoration. The combination of roasted tomato and pumpkin works so well together – both add their own unique sweetness which means I didn’t have to add any sugar to the soup. Serve this Roasted Pumpkin and Tomato Soup

Creamy Gorgonzola and Pear Pizza

Fall is right around the corner and I’m starting to brainstorm all the fun ways I can use fall produce. Locally-grown pears become available in late August in west Michigan so I was excited to scoop some up earlier this week. This pizza has a layer of blended cottage cheese which provides creaminess and a Creamy Gorgonzola and Pear Pizza

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

We recently took a trip to the Baja region of Mexico and our first night at the resort we ordered a seafood cocktail not really knowing what to expect. What came to the table was a bowl of tangy, spicy marinated seafood which they served with saltine crackers and fresh tortilla chips. I was immediately Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Smoked Beer Cheese Dip

This is such a simple appetizer to prepare and it packs huge flavor! I like to make this for parties because it’s always a hit. If you’re not a huge fan of smoked cheeses, simply use all white cheddar. Serve this with pretzels, crackers, crostini or veggies. 2. Add cream cheese, Worcestershire, Dijon and seasonings Smoked Beer Cheese Dip

Air Fryer Cornbread Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers because they are always a crowd pleaser and they pack so much flavor! In this version, the combination of sweet cornbread crumbs with nutty sharp cheddar cheeses provides the perfect flavor balance. For an extra kick, serve these garnished with a dash of hot sauce on top. Air Fryer Cornbread Stuffed Mushrooms