Pasta Shells with Prosciutto and Lemon Crunch Topping

Pasta dishes are always a hit at our house, but with the summer heat we don’t want anything too heavy. This pasta shells with prosciutto and lemon crunch topping is perfect for those hot weather days. It doesn’t matter if you eat it hot or cold, it still tastes delicious ....more

Waldorf Salad Updated

Sometimes, even a classic recipe needs a little updating. Sure, the Waldorf salad (from the Waldorf Astoria hotel) was created back in the late 1800’s and is ordered around 20,000 times a year, at the hotel, but why not mix things up a little bit? I took the classic ingredients of apples, celery and walnuts and lightened them up with a honey ginger vinaigrette in place of the usual mayonnaise dressing ....more

Chorizo Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Bacon

Chorizo. Don’t you just start salivating as soon as you see/hear the word? I can’t get enough of the spicy pork stuff ....more

Chai Banana Ice Cream

Banana ice cream has gotten to be pretty popular since it’s so easy to make, but why not add a little pizazz to the plain banana flavor? This banana ice cream has a slightly spicy kick from chai spices. You’ll find this treat majorly refreshing on these hot summer days ....more

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Cilantro lime shrimp is the perfect hot weather light meal. Lightly sauteed shrimp with tangy lime, garlic and cilantro sauce is a snap to make. Want to get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes? ...more

Raspberry Rickey Cocktail Recipe

The liquid in that thermometer is starting to creep higher and higher are you feeling it yet? This raspberry rickey has the sweet tart combo you’re looking for in a cold refreshing cocktail. The Rickey is an actual drink (not something I just made up) ....more

Love Potion No. 9 Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate sauce might just be the perfect food. Okay, it’s not the most nutritionally sound choice of edibles but what food item can be eaten straight from the container, stirred into another single ingredient (milk) to make a childhood favorite treat, poured over just about anything sweet and plain to turn out some quick desserts or shaken with some vodka and turned into an adult favorite (the cocktail)? See what I mean? ...more

Strawberry Dessert Bars

These strawberry dessert bars are layered with a graham cracker bottom and jam packed with strawberries (since they’re in season). Just to make them that much tastier, they’re topped with a oatmeal crumble. Who wants seconds? ...more

Red White and Blue Salad

Okay, we’re at the mid-point of the summer. Are we having fun yet? Are we rocking out with our bathing suits out? ...more

Grilled Jalapeño Pineapple Guacamole

A classic guacamole recipe is always a welcome site on the dinner or party table right? Who doesn’t love slathering that rich, delicious guacamole on chips, tacos, barbacoa or just digging in with a spoon? It’s pure comfort food ....more