Taco Cupcakes

Taco Cupcakes: wontons filled with spicy ground beef topped with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and everything you love on a taco all baked in mini muffin tins.

Appetizers & Beverages | December 30, 2016 | By

Hola! That’s pretty much the extent of my Spanish, even though Mexican food is one of my favorite things to eat pretty much any day of the week. I don’t need National Taco Day or Cinco De May to chow on 4 or 5 of these Taco Cupcakes. They’re really great all by themselves, but put out with a pitcher of margaritas and friends, you’re got yourselves a party. 


Reuben Wonton Cupcakes

Best Super Bowl Recipes from appetizers to easy main dishes guests can serve themselves to tasty desserts. May the best dish, er team win!

Appetizers & Beverages | January 11, 2017 | By

Reuben Wonton Cupcakes ~ corned beef, cheese and sauerkraut all baked in an easy 1-2 bite wonton cup appetizer and drizzled with thousand island dressing.

It’s hard to believe but it’s been two years since I took a leap of faith and began this food blogging journey. Last year I wrote a piece on the one year anniversary, still feeling my way through after reading articles like ‘How to Start a Blog’ in just a few ‘easy’ steps.

In case you’re wondering, it’s not& easy and also contrary to the article, it’s not free. In the last 12 months my support system grew from my family and friends, to fellow bloggers I now consider friends, like Kelly at The Hungry Bluebird, as well as faithful, supportive readers, like Mary and for all of you I’m so grateful.

Last year in lieu of a celebratory blogiversary cake, I shared one of my favorite savory meals, an easy Soppressata Pizza. This year we’ll blow out a candle (or two) on these Reuben Wonton Cupcakes.

If the thought of a Reuben sandwich excites you as much as it does me, then Reuben Wonton Cupcakes are for you. They’re among my top recipes and vanish in a snap every time I make them.


Sausage Wonton Cups

Sausage Wonton Cups ~ wonton cups filled with cheesy sausage blend and baked until crispy for the ultimate and easiest appetizer.

Appetizers & Beverages | September 28, 2017 | By

Sausage Wonton Cups ~ wonton wrappers filled with a delicious cheesy, crumbled sausage blend, baked until crispy and the cheeses melted. The ultimate easiest, tastiest appetizer.

A few years ago my niece brought one of the best appetizers I’ve ever eaten to a family gathering. I wasn’t the only one who ate more than their share. They disappeared in minutes! 

Some appetizers are more geared toward women, while others are more to the guys‘ liking.  Sausage Wonton Cups ~ mini cups formed from wonton wrappers and filled with a cheesy, crumbled sausage blend then topped with more cheese are hearty and absolutely delectable.

My niece went home with an empty tray and bragging rights for the best appetizer. 


Grapefruit Margarita

Appetizers & Beverages | February 22, 2017 | By

Grapefruit Margarita ~ a tropical twist on a classic cocktail. 

A few words come to mind when I think of Florida – sunshine, palm trees (two words), Disney and grapefruit. For some reason, I rarely buy grapefruit juice at home, but it tops my grocery list when we hit the southern states.  

This Grapefruit Margarita is a tropical makeover of a classic, really refreshing and easy to make. Plus fresh also trumps processed; in this case, the bottled mixes you see in stores.  With or without salt (with recommended), in about 5 minutes you can be sipping this tropical vacation in a glass anytime of the year.


Best Super Bowl Recipes

Appetizers & Beverages, Dinner | February 3, 2017 | By

Even if you’re not a football fan, it’s hard to avoid the fact that the Super Bowl is this Sunday. I’ll tune into the game, but I’m really excited about the commercials that range from funny to tugging on heart-strings and of course, the best part ~ the football food. And Super Bowl food, like the game itself, is on a whole different playing field. That bag of chips and dip from the store just won’t do for this occasion but no worries, we have you covered with the 10 Best Super Bowl Recipes.


Chicken Avocado Club Wontons

Crispy BAKED Chicken Avocado Club Wontons shredded chicken, bacon, tomatoes and avocado nestled in a wonton cup with a sriracha ranch drizzle on top.

The inspiration for this recipe is partly from many girls’ lunches and dinners at California Pizza Kitchen  and one of their classics, the Avocado Club Eggroll. If you’ve never been to Cali Pizza, it’s time. The menu goes way beyond creative pizza and salads. Maybe they should change their name to California Pizza and Lots of Other Good Food Kitchen. But that’s for another post. The tasty filling for these Chicken Avocado Club Wontons is nestled in a mini wonton cup, then baked not fried so they’re a bit healthier, leaving room for wine. . .and dessert.


Southwestern Eggroll Cups

Southwestern Eggroll Cups

Appetizers & Beverages | January 31, 2016 | By

It’s been several years since I was introduced to the world of wonton wrappers by my niece and became instantly addicted to her Sausage Wontons – mmmm so darn good. I’ve created several appetizers with wontons since, like Reuben Wontons and Taco Cupcakes. I never get tired of their versatility. They’re the perfect little boat for a food cruise. Today, while I’m excited for the Big Game, I’m really excited for all the great food we’ve come to count on at Big Game parties. These Southwestern Eggroll Cups are totally touchdown worthy, along with so many others below from the #SundaySupper home team that are practically guaranteed to make this party your best Big Game party yet.  Southwestern Eggroll Cups have everything you think of when your mind goes Southwestern – chicken, cheese, black beans, corn, bell peppers, lime juice, cilantro and if you can handle the heat ~ jalapeno. They’re perfect any day, but especially for the Big Game when you want the food to be, well…super!

Southwestern Eggroll Cups



Easy, authentic Tzatziki recipe from A Gouda Life kitchen. Perfect with pita chips, fresh vegetables or over grilled chicken.

Greektown is a fun, lively neighborhood located in the heart of Detroit. The sound of Greek music playing and the aroma of some of the best traditional Greek cuisine anywhere are all around. It’s what I like to imagine Greece is actually like. There is even a casino and high above is the People Mover, Detroit’s transit system.  Baklava from Astoria Bakery is To Die For. Yes, the capital letters are necessary. It’s that good. I’m usually too full for dessert but that doesn’t stop me from getting some to take home, nestled in that little white box tied neatly with string. Flaming cheese served with an enthusiastic opa! and Tzatziki are also staples in Greektown and while Tzatziki is easy to make at home, flaming cheese, because of the potential for your igniting your kitchen or losing your eyebrows, is probably a dish best left to the professionals.