You guys, it’s apple season! Can you feel the slight chill in the air and the warm scent of cinnamon that is just about everywhere? Yeah, me either but I’m hopeful that it will happen soon. Even though it’s September, today in Illinois where I live the temperatures are supposed to be in the 90’s with a heat index in the 100’s. UGH! Oh well. Since there’s nothing I can do about the outside temperatures, I might as well make it feel like fall on the inside and cook up a batch of Slow Cooker Homestyle Apple Pear Sauce with Amaretto.
Light & Fit
Back in the 70’s (my high school days) I remember cucumber dip being all the rage. It was a tangy mix of grated cucumber, sour cream, and onion. I decided to revisit what I recall was my favorite dip, and (naturally) add my own twist to it for a 2016 update.
This recipe for Seared Salmon Fillets with Pistachio Basil Butter is elegant enough for company, and yet easy enough for […]
With zucchinis still being so prevalent in the grocery store, and in home gardens and farmer’s markets, I wanted to come up with a recipe that marries the idea of eggplant Parmesan, and pizza, but with using summer squash as a replacement for the eggplant. I think I hit the nail right on the head with this recipe for Italian Layered Zucchini Parmesan! Try it, and you be the judge.
Store-bought puff pastry is truly a modern miracle for bakers everywhere. With a minimum effort and fuss, anyone can turn out impressive dishes or desserts that look like they belong in the front window of a bakery or French patisserie.
This heirloom tomato salad is so good, so fresh, and so loaded with textures and flavors that will explode in your mouth with each and every bite. The crunch from the pistachios, the creaminess of the goat cheese, the sweet and oniony bite of the red onion, the savory earthiness of the fresh thyme, the mild and pungent fragrance of the garlic lemon olive oil, and of course the sweet and juicy garden fresh tomatoes.
Healthy Seared Mahi Mahi with Nectarine-Avocado Salsa is the perfect summertime meal that will help you beat the heat, and keep […]
If you’ve never made your own homemade croutons before I urge you to finally give it a go. The freshness, flavor, and crunch that a homemade crouton provides are about one million percent better than the prepackaged store-bought variety, and they hardly take any time (or effort) to make.
Delicious Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Cookies are the perfect cookie for when you want something sweet, but also something healthy that won’t spike your blood sugar and still be completely satisfying.
Shrimp are one of my favorite go-to seafood ingredients. They’re so versatile. Shrimp can go from appetizer to main course without missing a beat. They have an inherently mild flavor that can take on any (and all) big, bold flavors you throw at them.