Archive for the ‘Summer 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 ...

After making a salad with lots of goodies from my garden I had a bit of fresh vegetables leftover.  As I was snacking on them while cleaning up my kitchen I thought they would make a great dip so some experimentation took place that resulted in a tasty concoction. The   Read More ...

Ripe peaches are simply decadent. My mouth honestly waters when I think about biting into a just right, yellow peach. Fresh, perfectly ripe peaches are juicy, fragrant, and tasty. Oh my I could eat them any time and do! I love peach salsa, peach ice cream, peach crisp, grilled peaches   Read More ...

Fresh tomatoes from the garden or farmers market are a summer taste that is hard to beat. Filled tomatoes lend the fresh tomato flavor right to the center of the filling and make every bite delicious.  This tomato dish is easy as you don’t preboil the tomatoes and can make   Read More ...

Beets are a unique, root vegetable. It seems either you love them, or you hate them. I love them. They have lots of anti-oxidants and are just plain good for you. Beets really aren’t all that high in iron as many of our mothers used as an argument to get   Read More ...

Crispy potatoes are good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Making them in the oven helps lower the fat needed for browning and still provides the perfect potato. Any type of potato, especially crispy potatoes, are  hard for me to pass up, but my recipe for Potato Stacks helps with portion   Read More ...

Recent posts

BLT Salad – Low...

Posted on Jul - 27 - 2015

0 Comment

Fresh Snap Pea Soup...

Posted on Jun - 28 - 2015

0 Comment

Southwest Summer Pasta Salad

Posted on Jun - 13 - 2015

0 Comment

Make Your Own Baking...

Posted on May - 7 - 2015

0 Comment