Author Archives: nancyc

Edamame Snap Pea Salad

If you like healthy veggie salads, this Edamame Snap Pea Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette is a great one to try! It’s a slightly crunchy, tangy salad mix of edamame and sugar snap peas, coated with a delicious Sesame Vinaigrette. If you aren’t familiar with edamame, it’s another word for green soybeans (I’ve heard it’s best to use non-GMO edamame.)

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Peaches and Cream Cupcakes

I had some peaches that were really getting ripe and peach cupcakes seemed like a great way to use them! So I made some cupcakes with chopped peaches in the batter and frosted them with cream cheese frosting. Then I topped each cupcake with a fresh peach slice.

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Chocolate-Stuffed Peanut Butter Brownies

I had some miniature peanut butter cups on hand and found a great recipe to use them in! These Chocolate-Stuffed Peanut Butter Brownies were recommended to me by a friend and I’m so glad I tried them out! They are really yummy—an irresistible combination of peanut butter and chocolate. This is a Betty Crocker® recipe (I just changed it very slightly) and in addition to peanut butter cups, there’s also milk chocolate chips and creamy peanut butter mixed in the batter…a peanut-butter-and-chocolate-lover’s dream! So say hello to these Chocolate-Stuffed Peanut Butter Brownies…and you may never want to say goodbye! 🙂 (Don’t say I didn’t warn you!) 😀

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Easy Cheese Danish

Many of us love to eat Danish pastry, but are a little intimidated when it comes to making them. Well, I’m glad to say that just about anyone can make this recipe for Easy Cheese Danish! Using crescent rolls makes them really quick and easy, and the sweet cream cheese filling makes them really yummy! 🙂 Another nice thing is that they only take about 12 minutes to bake. What’s not to like about this easy danish?

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5-Layer Mexican Dip

Here’s a yummy dip recipe that’s great for summer snacking as well as game-watching all year round! I love recipes like this that are so easy to make, and because this 5-Layer Mexican Dip has refried black beans, olives, green onions, and chopped tomato in it, it’s a little healthy, right? 🙂 You could make it even healthier by using light sour cream instead of regular sour cream. Or, if you like plain Greek yogurt, you could even substitute that for the sour cream. And if you use low-fat shredded cheddar cheese, you have a lower-calorie dip that’s still really tasty!

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