4th of July

If Memorial Day is the unofficially sanctioned start to summer, then 4th of July is the holiday that signals that we are officially smack dab in the middle of the season, and if we haven’t started enjoying ourselves at barbecues … Read More

Roasted Potatoes with Creamy Lemon Oregano Dipping Sauce

Serves: 10 Ingredients List You could use low fat yogurt, sour cream, and mayo, or full fat, depending on how indulgent you are feeling! 2 pounds small new potatoes, washed and halved 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon Kosher salt … Read More

Chilled Out Summer Entertaining

The good news is that summer is finally here. The days are longer, the sun is shining, and we’re looking for every excuse to stay outside well into the evening. But while issuing dinner invites left, right, and backwards is … Read More

Arugula and Red Onion Salad with Roasted Chickpeas

Serves: 6 Roasted chickpeas add protein, flavor, texture, and color to this simple salad. Ingredients List 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher or coarse salt, plus more to taste 1/2 … Read More

Asian Beef and Mushroom Burgers

Asian Beef and Mushroom Burgers: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound baby Portobello mushrooms, sliced Kosher or coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 2 pounds ground beef (80/20) 3 tablespoons Ponzu sauce 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons minced … Read More

summer produce

What to Do with All That Zucchini, Eggplant, Tomatoes… An Embarrassment of Summer Produce Riches

Every year, right around this time, a surge of stories about what to do with that overabundance of summer produce hit the airwaves.  And why?  Because we are all trying to figure out to do with the embarrassment of riches … Read More

Herbed Roasted and Raw Tomato Salsa with Olives

Herbed Roasted and Raw Tomato Salsa with Olives

This salsa combines the best layering of tomato flavors – some are roasted, some uncooked, so it has freshness and depth together. Makes 2 ½ cups 1 cup red cherry tomatoes 1 cup yellow cherry (or teardrop) tomatoes 5 plum … Read More

Bruschetta Appetizer Spread for Memorial Day

A Bruschetta Appetizer Spread for Memorial Day

Crostini, bruschetta….What the heck is the difference anyway? Glad you asked. Bruschetta (pronounced broo-sket-ta], which translates to “a little burnt thing” in Italian, is a crusty slab of grilled or toasted country bread, usually rubbed with garlic, brushed with olive … Read More

Crunchy Chewy Granola

How to Get Yourself Breakfast in Bed on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 14th.  If you already know that your significant other and offspring are planning a celebratory extravaganza for you, you should find something else to read.  For the rest of us, a bit of gentle nudging … Read More

grilled pepper crostini

Grilled Pepper Crostini

You can use red, yellow or orange peppers here, or a combination for a beautiful and inviting summer appetizer platter.  A Tangerine Paloma cocktail is the perfect sunny accompaniment. Makes 24 crostini Ingredients: 2 red bell peppers 1/4 cup plus … Read More