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Quick & Easy 4th of July Treat

This simple recipe is one of my favorite treats to make for the 4th of July celebration that both adults and kids will love.

Spinach & Goat Cheese Cheesecake

Spinach & Goat Cheese Cheesecake + Giveaway!

You might recall this past March that I attended the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) convention, in Washington, DC.  Before arriving I had arranged a dinner at Minibar, a molecular gastronomy restaurant, with other IACP members that I’d never met before.  I connected with 4 wonderful individuals, all newfound friends, three of whom were culinary professionals and masters in their field. 

Towering Salad of Tuna Nicoise

Towering Salad of Tuna Nicoise

As a child I always liked to play with my food.  Actually I didn’t make towers with them, but rather fiddled around with my food.  I never felt much like eating nourishing dishes – I’m sure it was due to the fact I basically lived on candy.  Who could be hungry with a belly load of sugar? 

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

My daughter and I traveled to Italy almost 8 years ago starting from the Northern end and finishing up at Southern tip of the Amalfi Coast.  Our trip was memorable and one I’ll never forget. 

No-Bake Strawberry Chocolate Tart

No-Bake Strawberry Chocolate Tart

I’ve always been a chocoholic, but over the past couple of years I’ve tried to curb that craving a bit. However sometimes you just have to give in to temptation.

With Father’s Day quickly approaching and the warm weather starting to settle in around the Midwest I thought this would be an ideal recipe to share. 

Where Women Cook large magazine copy

I’m in the News!

I’m so excited today to share with you that I’m being featured in the national magazine “Where Women Cook.”  If you follow me on facebook or receive my monthly newsletter then you’ve already heard my big news!  

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Hummus is one of those dips or spreads that you can enjoy eating without feeling guilty.  There’s your basic hummus, edamame hummus, beet, black bean, avocado & artichoke, sun-dried tomato basil, spinach feta hummus or create your own hummus. Once you have the basic recipe down you can pretty much play with your favorite ingredients to conjure up your own tasty blend. 

Kobe Beef Burger with Caramelized Onions

Fire up the Grill this Memorial Day – Recipes

Many of us will be firing up the grill on Monday. I’ve got some great recipes from the past to share that are sure to be devoured by all.

Before you start grilling though check out my posts on Holiday Grilling Tips and How to Grill Perfect Chicken to insure your dishes are cooked to perfection!

One of my all-time favorite recipes is this Kobe & Smokey Cheddar Burger with Beer & Hoisin Caramelized Onions – oh what a burger!

For those that aren’t in the mood for a cow, you might want to try my Grilled Salmon Burger with a yogurt sauce that has just a bit of a kick to it!

Don’t forget my Rainbow Slaw – it’s not just colorful & delicious, but so healthy and refreshing!

If you’re still looking for more new dishes to serve you’ll find lots of them on my recipes page – there’s something for everyone!

Of course no meal is complete without a luscious mouthwatering dessert.  In case you missed my post on Tuesday head on over to find some finishing touches.

I hope you and your family have a Happy & Safe Memorial Day!