Zucchini is one of my favorite summer vegetables. Yours, too? Great! Because I have an easy one dish zucchini pie that’s fantastic as a side or your veggie main meal. Thinly sliced zucchini are covered in buttery white cheddar cheese and baked on top of a sharp cheddar and chive rice crust!
Corn is one of the best things about summer. Don’t you agree? Well this fresh corn vinaigrette is a luscious way to utilize one of summer’s best crops. Fresh corn kernels are milked and combined with olive oil, sherry vinegar, lemon juice, maple syrup and parsley. Definitely a unique combination of ingredients. But they blend together […]
I really love simple, flavorful meals that come together quickly. I think I eat salmon almost once a week. It’s so rich and succulent. And you can flavor it in so many different ways. Here I’ve spiced it with some cracked green peppercorns. And I paired it with a cool, creamy chunky cucumber dressing. So […]
I love very simple salads that feature a protein. They become so much more of a meal to me. But simple doesn’t mean lacking flavor or pizzazz. This Pineapple & Grilled Shrimp Salad is a perfect example of that. It’s sweet and savory, cool and crunchy. Simple ingredients, but tons of flavor. The shrimp are […]
Baked beans are such a classic summer side dish. Those beans in a can come in such a variety of flavors these days. But there is nothing like making a batch from scratch! These really are super easy to make, uncomplicated, with very little hands on time. And you can customize them any way you’d […]
Since I began to make my own vinaigrettes from scratch, I don’t think I’ve had the same salad dressing two weeks in a row. There are just so many options. Any ingredient, herb, fruit or vegetable can be incorporated into a salad dressing. And your next dressing is as unique as your imagination. This pineapple […]
What’s your favorite berry? Mine? It’s whatever berry I happen to be eating at the time! But I sure am fond of blackberries. And I thought they would pair well with this sweet, moist, lemon bundt cake. The cake is fantastic on it’s own. But I love drizzling it with this sweet, tangy blackberry cassis icing. […]
What fruits or veggies have you eaten in fritters? I’ve seen fritters made with apples, pears, bananas, zucchini, corn, cauliflower and then some! Sometimes they are more doughnut like and other times they are like pancakes. But to me, what’s most important is that the main ingredient stands out. The carrots in these fritters really […]
Need a fun and delicious idea for breakfast or brunch? Try these lovely blueberry muffin cups. Plump, fresh blueberries are baked into muffins, right inside your tea or coffee cup! They are especially marvelous when served warm, drizzled with a warm, sweet lemon sauce.
You know, for the longest time I really only relied on balsamic vinaigrette to dress my salads. But since I started making my own salad dressings from scratch, I’ve been having fun throwing various ingredients together to see what I can create. Since I’m fond of adding cheese to my salads, I decided to try […]