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Let the Summer Salad Extravaganza Begin!

Niçoise salad Happy summer to all of my Juicy Bites readers! So maybe extravaganza is a bit of an over statement, but a juicy post title can’t hurt…right? I do hope to post many a salad over the next few months. Salads are a great way to lighten up your […]

Kale and Caramelized Onion Pizza

I feel like it’s been a while since my last post. It’s been a little crazy around my house trying to wrap up the school year for both of my boys. Last week was preschool graduation for Finn…serious stuff! And this week is the last week that Max will be […]

Mango Margatini

It’s Friday…and what better excuse to have a cocktail? Actually, we don’t really need an excuse around here…and if we feel like we do, we just make one up. So for tonight’s happy hour, I’m going with a Mango Margatini. We really like our tequila around here…especially the good stuff. […]

Easy Jambalaya

This dinner came out of my quest to find something to make with this yummy chicken andouille sausage that I had sampled at a local store (Hanson’s Market for my SC peeps). I was “hungry” shopping so of course it tasted like the best sausage I had ever eaten. I […]


This is my basic recipe for a simple hummus. I make it often because my family loves it. I have never been a big fan of store bought hummus because it usually has a lot of cumin added and I don’t care for the flavor.  This recipe is can be […]

My “Mad Greek” Dip

With summer just around the corner, this simple make-ahead dip will be a great addition to your appetizer arsenal. It is the same idea behind your typical Mexican 7 layer dip…only with Mediterranean flavors. It goes great with pita chips and would also be fabulous spread onto a slices of […]

Tostadas de Frijoles Peruanos

Frijoles Peruanos are Peruvian Beans. They are also known as Canary Beans and are actually a product of Mexico. They are lighter in color and a little creamier than Pintos. I have been to a couple Mexican restaurants lately that serve Peruvian beans instead of Pintos and they have become a […]

Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

This is a family favorite in my house. I use red, yellow, and orange bell peppers and precook them to get them nice and soft. Then I stuff them with a mixture of quinoa, chopped spinach, kalamata olives, and feta cheese. I finish them off with a dollop of home […]

Italian Turkey Meatloaf…Mangia!

My husband has been out of town for the last 5 days so I wanted to make some good comfort food for dinner tonight. Meatloaf is a favorite of mine and I have made this Italian version a few times. By the way…yes, that is pancetta you see on top […]

My Chia Seed Breakfast

I recently discovered chia seeds and have been experimenting with them. This breakfast is my latest obsession! Chia seeds come from the plant Salvia Hispanica that originated in Mexico and South America. These tiny seeds are full of beneficial fats and are becoming a popular “super food” in America. Health […]