Appetizers

DIY Hot Chocolate Stirs with Van’s Snack Bars

December 2, 2014
DIY Hot Chocolate Stirs with Van's Snack Bars

I’m over at Van’s Foods today teaching you how to whip up these fun Hot Chocolate Stirs. They are so easy and make a perfect treat or handmade gift for the holidays. Click here or on the photos below to learn how to make your own!

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Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Sides

November 26, 2014
Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Sides | InspiredRD for Van's Foods

I’m sharing some kid-friendly Thanksgiving side dishes on Van’s Foods blog today. Click on the photos to see the recipes! Also, if you have been looking into the MuTu System for diastasis recti, this weekend you can grab the program for 40% off! Sale starts tomorrow and goes through Monday.   Happy Thanksgiving!     […]

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Easy Party Appetizer: Nuts with Goat Cheese and Grapes

November 16, 2014
Easy Party Appetizer: Grapes, Goat Cheese and Nuts | InspiredRD.com

Last week I hosted a Noonday Collection trunk show. My friend Sarah drove up from Tucson so we could have fun trying on all the beautiful jewelry Noonday has to offer. I only added a few fifteen things to my Christmas wishlist. I set out a few simple appetizers for the guests. We had popcorn, antipasto bites, […]

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Pumpkin Spiced Hummus

October 14, 2014
Pumpkin Hummus | InspiredRD.com #glutenfree #halloween

The first time Joe took a bit of hummus, he proudly exclaimed, “I love this humpus!” Yes, humpus. We laughed so hard that the name stuck. So if you come over and I put out a tray of veggies and humpus, please make sure to refer to it accordingly. For October entertaining, I love to […]

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Quick Pickled Carrots with Garlic and Dill

July 28, 2014
Quick Pickled Carrots with Garlic and Dill #glutenfree

This week I bought the GIANT bag of carrots at Costco and brought them home only to remember that we didn’t bring our BlendTec to Montana. Hmm, what to do with all the carrots? Then I remembered making garlicky pickled carrots a few years ago and instantly had a craving for them. I whipped these […]

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Arugula Bean Dip

April 3, 2014
Arugula Bean Dip #glutenfree

Yesterday we celebrated Leila’s 5th birthday with fish tacos and strawberry vanilla cake. She loved the fish tacos, but she may have been even more excited about the cake. It turned out even better than I remembered, and I may have had another piece for breakfast this morning. You can find the recipe for the […]

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7 Lucky Green Recipes

March 17, 2014
7 Lucky Green Recipes for St. Patrick's Day | InspiredRD.com

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  My days of chugging green beer may be behind me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have any holiday spirit left.  Here are seven healthy recipes that are sure to bring you luck for your St. Patty’s Day.  (Well, maybe they aren’t lucky, but at least they won’t leave you with […]

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Olive & Garbanzo Bean Tapenade with Endive

January 12, 2014
Olive & Garbanzo Bean Tapenade with Endive

It’s almost Superbowl time, and you know what that means: Snacks and Commercials! I don’t know about you, but I’m hoping for more ingenuity and a lot less shock value this year.  (I’m looking at you, GoDaddy). If you’re short on time, but still want to impress your friends with a stunning appetizer, this tapenade […]

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Woodland Holiday Snack Mix

December 20, 2013
Woodland Holiday Snack Mix Gift Jar #glutenfree

One of my favorite holiday memories takes place in my childhood kitchen. Mom and I would throw on our aprons and bake all day. Pecan dreams, gingersnaps, cranberry bread and puppy chow. Grandma’s fudge, spiced tea, and our favorite savory snack mix. We would bundle it all up and take plates, jars, and pretty tins […]

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BLD: Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. – The Cookbook!

December 12, 2013
BLD - Breakfast Lunch Dinner: A cookbook fundraiser for adoption

*UPDATE* Now available as an ebook! My friend Lexi and I have been working hard on putting together a cookbook, and we are excited to announce that it is finished and available for purchase! As you might remember, Lexi is my food stylist friend who has been improving the look of my food photography.  What […]

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