Tag Archives: simple

Fresh Tomato Pesto

When the tomatoes are ripe and get that intense flavor of summer I love to come up with different uses for them.  This is an uncooked sauce that can be tossed with any type of pasta.  We used it for … Continue reading

Posted in Healthier Options, Italian, Quick Dinners, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Laurie’s Heirloom Tomatoes with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette

Happy Birthday Laurie! This salad was inspired by one I ate several years ago at a Farm to Fork dinner with my friend Laurie.  It was her bachelorette dinner (happy-almost-anniversary, Laurie and Chad) and we all absolutely loved this salad.  … Continue reading

Posted in Gluten Free, Healthier Options, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spicy Broccoli Slaw

This broccoli slaw makes a great accompaniment to burgers and dogs on the grill.  The kick comes from onion and cayenne pepper.  This would also make a great condiment for grilled brats or tacos. 1 T. vegetable oil 1/2 t. … Continue reading

Posted in Healthier Options, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Root Beer Teriyaki Kabobs

Root beer works as a terrific marinade for beef.  Not only does it tenderize\ a less expensive cut, but it creates little caramelized edges when cooked. It’s an easy marinade to throw together, and could be used with pork or … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Healthier Options, Quick Dinners, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flatbread Pizza Three Ways

Flatbread makes a great platform for quick pizza.  Remember those English Muffin pizzas we made when we were kids?  These flatbread pizzas are the modern version.  Top them with whatever you like.  I bought Trader Joe’s Middle Eastern flatbread.  You … Continue reading

Posted in Healthier Options, Italian, Quick Dinners | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thin Mints Ice Cream Cake

Every year I buy several boxes of Thin Mints from the Girl Scouts and stash them in the freezer.  After the kids go to bed my husband and I will eat a few, ice-cold, out of the freezer.  By some … Continue reading

Posted in Dessert, Holidays and Special Occasions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chocolate and Love, Love and Chocolate

Any of these delectable recipes will make your Valentine swoon with euphoria.   Chocolate Sables    Special Dark Chocolate Pudding    Double Chocolate Bundt Cake   Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream    Milk Chocolate Souffle    Frozen Chocolate Mousse  … Continue reading

Posted in Dessert, Holidays and Special Occasions, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment