Archive for the ‘Seasonal Favorites’ Category

BLT’s are a summer favorite for so many.  We wait for those fresh, plump, tomatoes to generously slice and layer on toasted bread with crisp lettuce, perfectly cooked bacon, and creamy mayonnaise. Mouth-watering just to think about. I was enjoying a BLT just the other day on grilled, homemade bread.   Read More ...

Fresh markets and produce aisles showcase  peas of all types every spring and early summer.  If you garden you may find yourself like me with an excess of snap peas and sugar snap peas. They are so good, and yes, so good for you. One of my favorite, and different   Read More ...

Cold pasta salads hit the spot during summer’s heat. Southwest Pasta Salad has a unique flavor without being overly spicy.  The vegetables add a nice crunch.  It is tasty and different from those same old salads you usually find at summer picnics and buffets.  I always make pasta salad with   Read More ...

Boxed baking mixes are convenient for biscuits, cobblers, pancakes,  dumplings and coffee cakes and a host of other delicious foods. I am often a bit disturbed when I open a flimsy, cardboard box of the mix and their is no liner protecting the ingredients. Making your own eliminates that plus it   Read More ...

Quiche is a favorite, and yes, it is really very, very, easy to make.  It works for breakfast, lunch, and even lunch boxes. For a time I wasn’t making Quiche without a great deal of planning because I didn’t have time to make my own crust, or didn’t purchase a   Read More ...

Fresh asparagus is one of the first foods harvested by most gardeners. The fresh taste is welcomed and long awaited by asparagus lovers everywhere. Roasted, steamed, and grilled are all popular ways to enjoy asparagus. If you want to indulge in a delicious, low-calorie soup, try Springtime Creamy Asparagus Soup.   Read More ...

Cream Puffs are so easy to make, delicious to eat, and work with so many different fillings. Did you know cream puff shells are great for dessert, lunch, and as an appetizer? I like making mini-cream puffs as in the recipe below and using them in a variety of ways.   Read More ...

Looking for an alternative to meat-based pasta dishes? How about a jumbo pasta shell filled with a seafood mix that is a bit crunchy, a bit succulent, and filled with rich seafood flavor, without using a ton of seafood? Seafood filled shells are the answer. The recipe is a bit   Read More ...

Steak on the grill is a warm-weather favorite. Whether beef or venison this marinade works so well. It adds a luscious flavor, not over-powering, just delicious. A nice benefit is it also tenderizes the meat and allows you to enjoy less expensive cuts.  Beef stew meat marinated and then placed   Read More ...

[ultimate-recipe-submissions][ultimate-recipe-submissions] Pizza is my ‘go-to-favorite’ thing. We lived in northern Italy for a time and I swear I became addicted to pizza. Now anything that even closely resembles pizza is an automatic win for me.I have never met a bad pizza.Well once I did – a pizza with goat cheese   Read More ...

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BLT Salad – Low...

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Fresh Snap Pea Soup...

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Southwest Summer Pasta Salad

Posted on Jun - 13 - 2015

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Make Your Own Baking...

Posted on May - 7 - 2015

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