Inspiration
Veggie Critter Snacks

Veggie Critter Snacks

Butterflies: Use asparagus for the body. Use the ranch and cream cheese mixture to attach crinkle-cut carrots for wings, and add decorations to...
Veggie Pizza Faces

Veggie Pizza Faces

In need of a kid-friendly activity that doubles as an afternoon snack? Building (and eating!) these adorable pizza faces are sure to bring smiles all...
Over the Rainbow Carrot Butterflies

Over the Rainbow Carrot Butterflies

Get the whole family involved in snack time by crafting these cute critters together! Let the kids get creative with different vegetables, all while...
Meet the Veggie: Party Cauliflower

Meet the Veggie: Party Cauliflower

Download the Multi Colored Cauliflower veggie...
Meet the Veggie: Rainbow Carrots

Meet the Veggie: Rainbow Carrots

Download the Rainbow Carrot veggie...

An Evening Solution: Breakfast for Dinner

It happens to the best of us: the clock strikes 5:00 p.m., the kids are home from school, and dinner is still a mystery. Dallas mom Holly Homer...
Remix Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Remix Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thinking of Thanksgiving makes me giddy. The weird thing is that when it actually comes down to sitting at the table to eat Thanksgiving dinner, I...
Hearty One-Dish Ranch Dip

Hearty One-Dish Ranch Dip

Some of my favorite recipes and dressings call for a packet of Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dips Mix. I love the stuff and could drink...
Savory Treats For Any Affair: Ranch, Bacon and Chive Gougeres

Savory Treats For Any Affair: Ranch, Bacon and Chive Gougeres

A gougere is a baked savory choux pastry made of choux dough mixed with cheese. Don’t let that fancy schmancy language scare you; a gougere is...
Make Your Game Day Menu Pop: Pizza Jalapeño Poppers

Make Your Game Day Menu Pop: Pizza Jalapeño Poppers

Even though football season has come to a close, basketball season is in full swing, and there are still plenty of games to bring family and friends...
Easy Recipes to Warm the Soul: Spicy Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Easy Recipes to Warm the Soul: Spicy Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

If you are anything like me, you’re not intimidated at all by the fact that spring is just around the corner! In...
Crowd-Pleasing Queso: Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Dip

Crowd-Pleasing Queso: Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Dip

June has to be one of my favorite summer months. The weather starts warming up and the neighborhood comes out of hibernation. This is the time of...
Summer Slow Cooking: Mango Chipotle Carnitas Tacos

Summer Slow Cooking: Mango Chipotle Carnitas Tacos

For those of us who spend time cooking on a regular basis, there are certain kitchen appliances that have taken a crucial role in our weekly menu...
A Tasty Afternoon: Ranch Pimento Cheese Celery Logs

A Tasty Afternoon: Ranch Pimento Cheese Celery Logs

It’s that time of year again…back to school. We know that the start of a new school year can be busy. Between trying to jump start a routine...
Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen

My kids and I have visited farmer’s markets as a weekend family outing since they were babies. We’re lucky to live in Northern California...
Mushroom Ranch Pinwheels

Mushroom Ranch Pinwheels

I've recently partnered with the great folks at Hidden Valley®, and I'm very happy to bring you some tasty ranch-inspired goodies. First up is a...
“No Guilt” Chicken Ranch Naan Pizzas

“No Guilt” Chicken Ranch Naan Pizzas

It’s a new year, and that means new resolutions for healthier living for most of us. After all the decadent holiday treats, it’s a great time to...
Fiesta Ranch Quesadillas!

Fiesta Ranch Quesadillas!

Football food. Party food. Flavor explosions. That's what these Fiesta Ranch Quesadillas are all about. Fun. Food. Flavor. Spicy Ranch...
Chicken-Broccoli Ranch-icotti

Chicken-Broccoli Ranch-icotti

  Given that March is National Noodle Month and the fact that I’ve partnered with Hidden Valley® to bring you some new great...
Ranch Chicken Wings

Ranch Chicken Wings

I love chicken wings. All kinds of chicken wings, really, but I prefer the ones that aren’t all goopy. You know – goopy. The kind that...