Aug 27, 2014

Grilled Shrimp Kabobs with Arugula-Walnut Pesto

 
 
Easy bite-size shrimps on skewers are grilled until they are lightly brown, then topped with a fresh pesto sauce made with arugula and walnuts.  So good, the arugula-walnut pesto is what enhances the flavors of the grilled shrimp making these the best tasting shrimp kabobs! And, it makes a terrific appetizer to serve your guests on any weekend!

Aug 25, 2014

Watermelon, Kiwi and Plum "Cake"

If you are planning a menu for this Labor Day weekend, you may want to add something colorful, pretty and refreshing to put on the dessert table.

Aug 22, 2014

Bake or Roast Branzino with Lemon Garlic and Wine

 

Branzino is a European Sea Bass fish.  It is a very flavorful, soft, and delicate fish to eat, especially when branzino is baked with some lemon slices, whole garlic cloves, white wine and fresh parsley. So amazing and delicious!  It's usually found in most Italian restaurants as one of their special entrees.
 

Aug 21, 2014

EASY Cheese Ravioli with Pesto Sauce

Round ravioli filled with ricotta cheese, topped with a drizzle of fresh basil sauce, and finished off with some grated parmesan cheese helps get dinner to the table in a snap!  

Aug 19, 2014

Erik's Oatmeal Cookies

 
Old fashioned oatmeal cookies are loaded with whole grain oats and flavored with enough cinnamon and nutmeg to give you that warm, cozy feeling from the amazing smell it brings into your home as a reminder that Autumn is approaching us sooner rather than later.

Aug 15, 2014

Best Zucchini Lasagna - without Noodles!

Lasagna that is so light and made without lasagna noodles!  Instead, it's made with thin slices of zucchini and fresh tomatoes, which makes this a low-carb, gluten-free dish and a definite crowd pleaser.

Aug 10, 2014

Spinach and Kale Bites

 
Little vegetable balls loaded with spinach, kale and Parmesan cheese then lightly coated with panko breadcrumbs and baked until crispy and tender.  These little bites burst with spinach and Parmesan cheese flavor! The taste of kale is completely hidden in this little appetizer, making them the ideal snack for the picky eaters.

I saw these little spinach and kale bites in the freezer section at Trader Joes and since I got hooked on Kale for the first time this summer, making scrumptious kale drinks like kale smoothies,  I bought a box and tried them for the first time.  They were very tasty, but a little too salty and a bit expensive.