Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Tart with Garlic Basil Crust

Garlic Basil Tart Dough 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour 1 stick cold butter, cut into small cubes 4-5 tbsp ice cold water 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil 2 cloves garlic, minced a pinch of kosher salt   Directions: In the bowl of your stand mixer, add basil, garlic, flour and cold butter. Using a pastry cutter combine until dough more »

Buffalo Wings

  Who’s ready for some football? Try these spicy Buffalo Wings the next time the gang is over watching the big game or any time for that matter.  They are easy to make and don’t tell anyone, but they are baked and not deep fried.  So they are healthier too than the traditional buffalo wings.   Buffalo Wings Recipe type: Appetiser, Main more »

Zucchini Bread Muffins

This is one huge zucchini! Unfortunately when they are this big, they are mostly seeds. I knew if I was going to be able to use this thing, I would have to break it down either into chucks or shredded. I thought about zucchini pancakes and then I thought about zucchini bread muffins.  I got enough from this guy for more »

Zucchini and Tomato with Fresh Mozzarella

I really had my heart set on Fried Green Tomatoes yesterday, but as luck would have it I couldn’t find a green tomato any where.  My tomatoes in my garden were either already red or too small to be picked.  My local farmer’s market didn’t have them either but he assured me they would have some ready to be picked by more »

Red Curry Marinated Skirt Steak Fajitas

I never would have thought about creating a marinade for my fajitas using red curry paste, but wow, what a great flavor combination. As my husband said “flavors are just popping all over the place”. And the good news is that the kids enjoyed it too. But who doesn’t like grilled steak fajitas. This recipe for Red Curry Marinated Skirt more »

Pan-Seared Scallops with Salsa Verde

Quick, easy and full of flavor.  This salsa verde is fresh with hints of spring but the capers give it a salty punch.  It is perfect with the delicate scallops but can also stand up to a juicy grilled steak.  Serve with corn fritters for a nod to Mexico.   Pan-Seared Scallops with Salsa Verde Recipe type: Main, Entree Ingredients ⅓ cup coarsely chopped parsley more »

No-bake Nutella Cheesecake

We love Nutella in this house.  I buy it in bulk at Costco just about everytime I go (which is weekly).  We dip our pretzels in it, I make gelato with it.  My one daughter puts it on her toast for breakfast.  My other daughter eats it by the spoonful….  So I thought how yummy would a No-bake Nutella Cheesecake more »

Crab Stuffed Jalapenos Peppers

Any appetizer made with crab meat is sure to be a crowd pleaser.  But I feel that everyone has had had their fill of crab dips or crab cakes (not me of course, I could eat these everyday).  These ooey gooey crab stuffed jalapeno peppers are everything you think that that they will be and so much more.  I love more »

Vanilla Peach Ice Cream

There are very few things that are more perfect and pure than homemade vanilla ice cream, except maybe adding some peaches to it. This ice cream is perfect on it’s own or along side some fresh berry cobbler.   Vanilla Peach Ice Cream Recipe type: Dessert Ingredients 2 cups half-and-half 1 cup whipping cream 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons peach preserves more »

Spicy Honey

This is so easy and so delicious that it’s hard to even call it a recipe. Drizzle over cheese, grilled chicken or your salad to give it a sweet kick. Spicy Honey Ingredients 1 cup honey 2 tbsp. crushed red pepper Instructions Add crushed red pepper flakes to honey. Store in an air tight container such as a mason jar. more »

Grilled Chicken with Peaches and Arugula

This Grilled Chicken with Peaches and Arugula is a perfect way to celebrate the flavors of summer.  Peaches are coming into their peek at this point of summer.  You can find them in abundance in your grocery store.  But for the most flavorful peaches, visit your local farmer’s market.  It’s well worth the trip! Grilled Chicken with Peaches and Arugula Ingredients 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken more »

Pancetta, Arugula and Blue Cheese Pizza

This Pancetta, Arugula and Blue Cheese Pizza is great as an appetizer or the main course.  To make this a quick and easy meal prep, I purchased my pizza sauce and my flat bread.  Feel free to make your own, but with so much flavor that you are adding, it’s really not necessary. Pancetta, Arugula and Blue Cheese Pizza Ingredients 1 more »

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