Month: July 2019

CLASSIC EGGS BENEDICT

CLASSIC EGGS BENEDICT

This classic recipe for eggs benedict is the ultimate brunch dish.  A toasted, buttery English muffin topped with a slice of smokey, seared Canadian bacon, perfectly poached eggs, and a rich, creamy hollandaise sauce makes for a decadent treat usually reserved for Sunday brunch.  But, 

Making Mealtimes Fun: How to Turn Eating Into a Family Affair

Making Mealtimes Fun: How to Turn Eating Into a Family Affair

Most American families reportedly have just one meal together in less than 5 days a week, according to recent surveys. This is despite the scientific evidence of family mealtimes being good for your psychological well-being and physical health. How can you make mealtimes more fun for 

SPIKED FLORIDA SWAMP WATER

SPIKED FLORIDA SWAMP WATER

Cool, sweet, and refreshing with a lemony kick from lemonade vodka.  A quick and easy recipe, this is the quintessential summer adult beverage,  It’s the perfect cocktail for picnics, beach parties, or to enjoy on your patio. When I lived in Pittsburgh, my idea of 

BETTER THAN TAKEOUT GYROS WITH TZATZIKI SAUCE

BETTER THAN TAKEOUT GYROS WITH TZATZIKI SAUCE

This is a better than take-out recipe that is sure to become one of your favorites.  A classic Greek sandwich of soft, pillowy pita bread stuffed with slices of garlicky, savory meat, fresh tomatoes, crunchy onion, and a cool, creamy Tzatziki sauce. This recipe only 

ITALIAN AMARETTI PEACHES

ITALIAN AMARETTI PEACHES

This is an easy dessert recipe for fresh baked, sweet peaches stuffed with a crunchy cookie crumble.  Delicious served alone or with a dollop of whipped cream.   I think all meals should end with something sweet.  Just a bite will do the trick. And 

CLASSIC STRAWBERRY JAM

CLASSIC STRAWBERRY JAM

Once you taste this easy recipe for classic strawberry jam, you won’t want the store bought jams anymore.  I think this jam is one of the tastiest and easiest you will ever make. It has only 4 ingredients, no pectin or canning involved. I am 

SOUTHWEST QUINOA SALAD WITH SPICY LIME VINAIGRETTE

SOUTHWEST QUINOA SALAD WITH SPICY LIME VINAIGRETTE

This cold quinoa salad is bursting with bright, fresh flavors and a hint of citrus and spice.  The salad can be made in advance, making it a healthy, quick and easy recipe. Eating a dish of quinoa feels so healthy.  I mean, I feel virtuous 

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE ICE CREAM BARS

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE ICE CREAM BARS

Step back into your childhood with this nostalgic recipe for homemade strawberry shortcake ice cream bars.  Fresh fruit and cream will bring a bright flavor to the bars and the strawberry/cookie crumb will transport you back in time to a happy summertime place. I saw 

SPICY ROASTED RED PEPPER AND FETA DIP

SPICY ROASTED RED PEPPER AND FETA DIP

This spicy, smoky, garlicky roasted red pepper and feta dip may be a party in a bowl.  Ready in less than 10 minutes using simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand, this flavorful dip is sure to be your new easy ‘go-to’ recipe 

SPICY SHRIMP TACOS WITH SWEET AND CRUNCHY SLAW

SPICY SHRIMP TACOS WITH SWEET AND CRUNCHY SLAW

These spicy shrimp tacos are healthy, delicious, and ready in about 30 minutes.  Plus, they’re just fun to eat. They are served on a sweet and crunchy slaw and drizzled with a cool, creamy cilantro jalapeno sauce to balance out the heat of the shrimp’s