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Caprese Inspired Salad with Basil Tomato Vinaigrette

Caprese Inspired Salad with Basil Tomato Vinaigrette

After a busy weekend it’s nice to lighten things up with a gorgeous salad – one made with a little inspiration from the classic Caprese salad, complete with a tangy basil and tomato vinaigrette. The combination of red ripe tomatoes, fragrant basil and bites of […]

Mojitos

Mojitos

Cold, crisp and oh, so refreshing! This is the perfect classic cocktail to beat the sweltering heat. Said to have roots in Havana, dating back over a century the mojito remains a summertime favorite. Born like many cocktails, both before and during Prohibition, using the […]

Banana Walnut Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Walnut Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

It’s crazy how good chocolate and bananas are together. Of course, everything is good with chocolate! These little cakes are lightly sweet, full of banana flavor and loaded with the crunch of toasted walnuts. Though they’re quite delicious on their own, add a dollop of […]

Roasted Green Beans with Prosciutto

Roasted Green Beans with Prosciutto

Delicate green beans tossed in rich olive oil with just a touch of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, topped with thin slices of prosciutto then roasted until tender crisp. This is one delicious yet extremely simple side dish. Though I love green beans […]

Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken and Roasted Corn Sauce

Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken and Roasted Corn Sauce

Take a creamy roasted corn sauce, toss in tender angel hair pasta plus chunks of chicken and red, ripe tomatoes and you’ll find comfort in every bite! If you’ve never made a sauce using golden kernels of corn, it’s time to give it a try. […]

Tomato Gravy with Rosemary and Thyme

Tomato Gravy with Rosemary and Thyme

Something pleasing that is extra or unexpected – a perfect definition of gravy! And if gravy wasn’t good enough on its own toss in plump, ripe tomatoes, sweet onions along with fresh herbs. You’re about to experience gravy in a whole new way. Truthfully, there’s […]

Asian Chicken Salad with Lemon Peanut Ginger Dressing

Asian Chicken Salad with Lemon Peanut Ginger Dressing

It’s hard to beat a cold, crisp salad during warm summer days and this one starts your week off in a most  delicious way. Loaded with chicken plus a handful of garden goodness all tossed in a tangy and nutty citrus dressing, it’s a tantalizing […]

Shirred Eggs with Ham, Jarlsberg and Tomatoes

Shirred Eggs with Ham, Jarlsberg and Tomatoes

This is a wonderful way to serve eggs – all dressed up for company! And it’s perfect whether you’re cooking for two or twenty-two. Tucked underneath a melted layer of nutty Jarlsberg, wrapped in a savory slice of ham along with a sprinkling of sweet […]

Pan-Seared Chicken with Chopped Salad

Pan-Seared Chicken with Chopped Salad

Simply seasoned, pan-seared followed by a short roast in the oven, leaving you with a tender piece of chicken, golden brown and loaded with flavor. Top it with an extraordinary medley of color from the garden and you’ve got an unbelievable meal that’s really easy! […]

Mocha Caramel Frappé

Mocha Caramel Frappé

It’s Monday and the heat of summer has returned. So shake up your ordinary cup of coffee and instead indulge in this cold, frothy espresso beverage! Coffee doesn’t always have to be served hot and this drink is one great reason why. Take a shot […]

Rustic Peach Tart

Rustic Peach Tart

Sweet juicy peaches tossed with just a touch of almond, nutmeg and fresh lemon then tucked inside a butter and almond pastry crust – baked until the fruit is hot and bubbly and the crust is crisp and flaky. It’s a delicious way to bundle […]

Cold and Creamy Cucumber and Potato Soup

Cold and Creamy Cucumber and Potato Soup

If you were to shake up a classic vichyssoise with a summer favorite, cucumber soup, this might be the result. It’s cold and creamy and full of fresh garden flavors that bring a surprising subtle richness that’s simple yet luscious. Cold soups are perfect for […]


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