Tag: The Spruce

Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Spinach-Artichoke Dip

The first time I had spinach dip was in college and it was served in a large hollowed out bread bowl. It was not health food by any means, but I can admit it, the whole thing was delicious. But that was in the Midwest, […]

Quick Beef Pho That Is Rich, Flavorful And Absolutely Delightful

Quick Beef Pho That Is Rich, Flavorful And Absolutely Delightful

Pho, pronounced “Fuh,”  is everywhere these days.  Pho is a popular Vietnamese street food and is now considered the national dish there.  Pho, a relatively simple noodle soup, has captivated many by its overall simplicity but rich, memorable flavors.  Pho consists of broth, rice noodles […]

Crispy Halvah Cookies With Chocolate Chunks And Flaky Sea Salt

Crispy Halvah Cookies With Chocolate Chunks And Flaky Sea Salt

These are halvah cookies. Halvah, also known as “halwa,” “halva,” “halava,” and “helva,” is a broad term used to describe a dense, sweet confection made with a base of flour or nut butter, sometimes vegetables (typically carrots), but most commonly with sesame tahini. Halvah is eaten in […]

Teriyaki King Salmon With Tri-Color Quinoa, Boy Is This Tasty!

Teriyaki King Salmon With Tri-Color Quinoa, Boy Is This Tasty!

My little one is a big fish lover, salmon in particular.  As if he was not already a big enough fan, a summer trip to Alaska and his exposure to incredible fresh salmon made him crave it even more. While traveling in Alaska we visited […]

Yum, Bacon Wrapped Dates With Honey And Sriracha Salt

Yum, Bacon Wrapped Dates With Honey And Sriracha Salt

Entertaining this weekend? This bacon wrapped date recipe is a quick and super easy one to make for guests.  If you are a bacon lover, and have not had this simple sweet and salty combination, you are missing out.  The addition of rich local honey […]

Madras Cocktail — How Had I Not Heard Of This?

Madras Cocktail — How Had I Not Heard Of This?

Have you ever heard of a Madras?  This beauty is my new favorite cocktail.  Technically speaking, a Madras is similar to a Sea Breeze.  Some call them cousins.  Both are made with vodka and cranberry juice.  But where a Sea Breeze includes grapefruit juice, a […]