May 25, 2015

Fresh Watermelon Lemonade


The weather has been gorgeous in the South all week, and all I can think about
is making something refreshing to drink.  Watermelon lemonade is a non-alcoholic, all natural thirst-quenching drink without any chemicals or fillers.  It's has no sugars added, and it contains a healthy splash of vitamins C, A and B6.  Perfect!

Best of all, this watermelon lemonade takes a few minutes to make and serve.  And for me, every time I drink a glass, it leaves me feeling clean and energized.  I love that part!

May 19, 2015

Drunken Baked Beans Casserole

Drunken baked beans, a delicious blend of four different beans that are simply baked in a sweet and sour sauce made from onions, Bourbon, mustard, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar and ketchup.  If you're having a barbeque, this is the ultimate side dish you need to serve!

May 15, 2015

Pan Seared Salmon with Zesty Tomato-Onion Relish

 
 
Pan seared salmon is quickly sautéed for a few minutes, then simmered with fresh chopped tomatoes and chopped onions and finished off with some chicken broth, lemon juice, lemon zest and fresh chopped parsley to create a zesty, juicy and flavorful salmon.  The tomato-onion relish is so light and fresh tasting, it adds a delicious sauce to the salmon- even turning those 'salmon-haters' into loving this dish!  

May 12, 2015

Southwest Quinoa Salad


Do you love Southwest flavors? Well here is a delicious Southwest Quinoa Salad for you to try!  BBQ sauce, corn, black beans, tomatoes and avocado give this quinoa salad its Southwest flavors everyone adores. This vegetarian version is a healthy and gluten-free salad that is fresh tasting and loaded with protein. It's a perfect salad to bring to a summer barbecue or a picnic.

May 8, 2015

EASY Pasta Salad with Bocconcini, Tomatoes and Basil


Here is an easy pasta salad made with creamy little balls of mozzarella, tangy cherry tomatoes and fresh basil.  It's then tossed with fusilli pasta and a simple marinade made of extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic and seasonings.  A fast and delicious dish you can whip up in less than 15 minutes. 

May 4, 2015

Mom's Quick Marinara Sauce

 
Quick Marinara Sauce is our Mom's traditional, Neapolitan recipe. It is a delicious homemade sauce that can be used in many of our classic Italian dishes and one you will enjoy making over and over again. 

This is the perfect sauce to add to baked pasta dishes, quick pizzas, and casseroles when needed.  The secret to the flavor is how and when you add in the fresh basil and red pepper flakes! 

May 1, 2015

Blueberry Crumble Pie


This is an incredibly light tasting blueberry crumble pie that only needs 5 simple ingredients to make the filling.  It's loaded with fresh blueberries, lemon zest, lemon juice, some sugar and cornstarch, then topped with the perfect crumble simply made with flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter, all of which are staple ingredients in my kitchen.

My daughter loves fresh blueberries and because she is doing so well in school I want to surprise her with a special dessert. While I was searching for a recipe for blueberries, I came across this blueberry crumble pie.  And let me tell you, this recipe is a keeper!


Apr 29, 2015

Asian-Style Capellini Pasta with Vegetables

 
Asian-style capellini pasta takes on a new twist when tossed with fresh chopped vegetables that have been lightly sautéed with one teriyaki-garlic-ginger sauce! This dish is so delicious, it tastes like your eating an old classic favorite, Chinese stir-fry egg noodles with vegetables, only better! And, it's ridiculously easy to make!