Love Dip from Central Market

Looking for an inexpensive and super easy appetizer or snack to share this weekend? Or maybe you want to get all your co-workers on your good side? I have the answer, Love Dip. It’s lovely. Creamy, delicious, flavorful and the perfect snack or appetizer. Best of all, you can swing by Central Market and pick … Continue reading

Tuna Tartare with Grilled Pineapple and Honey Garlic Glaze

Well, I certainly could not let any tuna go to waste, so I thought I’d try my hand at tuna tartare. I wanted to make the final presentation into one of those perfectly shaped little things but lets be real, I couldn’t wait that long to eat this! So maybe next time haha. You’ll need: … Continue reading

Hasselback Strawberries

I feel like summer is almost here! All the fresh herbs and produce popping up at the store has me all excited. I loooove me some basil and thought this was a fresh twist on a traditional caprese salad with some inspiration from hasselback potatoes. You’ll need: Fresh Strawberries Fresh Basil Fresh Mozzarella Balsamic vinegar … Continue reading

Chocolate, Brie and Basil Panini

I got creative with paninis again. Really just love a grilled sandwich, although this is more like a dessert… You’ll need: Bread (I used sourdough) Brie cheese Chocolate (milk or dark) Fresh Basil Butter Butter your bread! Slice the Brie. I left the rind on, personal preference. Heat up the panini maker! You can also … Continue reading

Kale Chips

These may not look like much but they are one of my favorites! Kale chips are basically dehydrated pieces of kale, same principle as potato chips. These are simple to make and satisfy that crispy, salty craving. You’ll need: Fresh Kale Olive oil Kosher salt Optional: pepper or other spices Preheat oven to 375 degrees. … Continue reading

Spicy Crab-Stuffed Cucumber

Hey Friends! Sorry for my lack of posting yesterday but I have been working diligently on the backend of this site. You the only difference you may have noticed thus far is that you are now being redirected to natalieparamore.com!!! Woohoo I bought my domain!! Other changes will be made later and most of them … Continue reading

Greek Yogurt with Horseradish and Lemon Zest

This is a great dipping sauce. Easy to make and best of all, you probably already have most of the stuff in your fridge. I served my sauce with cucumber slices and whole wheat pita chips but you can serve this with a variety of veggies, chips or pita breads. You’ll need: 1 cup of … Continue reading

Nacho Cups

For the Super Bowl, I wanted to come up with something really creative, maybe with a little healthy twist, that was easy to share. I had dreams that I was onto something really great here. However after a trip to the grocery store failed on delivering these pastry baking sheets I was planning on using, … Continue reading

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

I made this appetizer to go with Beer Beef Stew with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes. I bought the dipping sauce. I specifically wanted a spicy honey mustard type sauce and settled on Beaver Brand Sweet and Hot Mustard after scouring some blogs. This appetizer is super easy to make and definitely a crowd pleaser… C’mon it … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Hummus

I’ve been wanting to make homemade hummus for a while now but wasn’t sure which direction to go in. My friend Lauren Pou made some one night that had sweet potato in it. It was delicious and the sweet potato adds flavor and keeps it moist without tons of olive oil. I mean the girl … Continue reading

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