Red, White, & Blue Cookies with Macadamia Nuts, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries, and Coconut Flakes

Red, White, & Blue Cookies

I suppose I’m on a roll this week making sweets because today I’m sharing my Red, White, and Blue Cookies.  Sweets use to be all I ever wanted to make, but as I mentioned in my Berry Tart for Independence Day post, I hardly bake anymore. Obviously that’s not...

No-Bake Berry Tart with Strawberries, Blueberries, whipped Cream and a Lemon Oreo Crust

No-Bake Berry Tart for Independence Day!

I enjoy baking, and although I find myself rarely baking anymore, this No-Bake Berry Tart is the perfect dessert to serve for Independence Day! 

Caprese Kebobs with Basil Pesto

Caprese Kebobs with Basil Pesto

Summertime food in my opinion should be quick and easy to prepare.  After all who wants to slave in the kitchen, even with the a/c on or for any length of time, or at the grill in 90+ degree weather? That’s one of the reasons I love these Caprese...

Arugula, Fresh Fruit, Buratta, and Grilled Chicken Salad

Tips for Creating A Unique Salad, Plus a Recipe!

I love salads during the hot summer months don’t you?  You can literally throw whatever you have in the refrigerator or pantry together to create new ones.  Read below as I share Tips for Creating A Unique Salad as well as my Arugula, Fresh Fruit, Buratta and Grilled Chicken Salad. 

Brunoise Style Cuts are small precision diced cuts

How to Cut Brunoise Style

On Thursday I shared my Jazzed up Cottage Cheese recipe which added a variety of veggies to be cut brunoise style.  I had quite a few people comment on my post as well as sending me emails regarding this method. Some even asked me to show them “How to Cut...

Cottage Cheese with Carrots, Celery, Scallions, Bell Peppers

Jazzed up Cottage Cheese

Do you find you’re always rushed for time, getting the kids off to school, doing paperwork, answering the phone, running errands, getting dinner ready, walking the dogs……with barely a minute for yourself let alone time to sit down and have a bite to eat?  Well you’re not alone. 

Watermelon Salad with Arugula, Pine Nuts, Peccorino Cheese, Kalamata Olives, & Balsamic Reduction

Watermelon Salad

Looking for a quick salad to serve on a hot summers day?  Look no further! This Watermelon Salad with Arugula. pine nuts, Kalamata Olives, Pecorino cheese, and a Balsamic reduction is so refreshing to eat and quick to prepare. 

Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Chimichurri & Farro Salad

Grilled Beef Filet with Chimichurri & Farro Salad

I love creating meals, so when I was asked if I’d be interested in receiving a box of grass fed meats from Strauss Direct it was a no-brainer.  Of course I said, “yes!” I pride myself on purchasing the very best food that I can.  It’s important to know that...