Cuban Flank Steak a month ago, I posted a recipe for beef fajitas.  I bought the meat for the fajitas at a retail warehouse shopping club.  The meat came in a double pack.  We cooked one up immediately for the fajitas and froze the other for a later use.  I wanted to do something different for the later use and found a great recipe for grilled Cuban Flank Steak on Pinterest.   ...more

Sauteed Squash is a simple, delicious recipe for cooking fresh squash!  My husband thought he didn't like squash until I sauteed it for him.  I use the same recipe for cooking zucchini and I have even mixed the two.  This recipe is a great way to enjoy some of your local summer produce! ...more

Salad Nicoise

Perfect for a summer's day, salad nicoise is best served with a cool glass of dry rose and a big helping of sunshine. It's relatively simple to make - despite the huge array of components - and can be easily adapted according to individual tastes. And on top of that, it provides the chef with a good opportunity for some artistic presentation (or, if you prefer, you can just toss it all together on a plate - easy!) ...more

Pasta Salad I love this pasta salad!  It makes a refreshing meal on a hot summer day or the perfect dish to share with friends at a cookout or picnic. ...more

Domenica Catelli's Simple Summer Spaghetti

When I first saw this recipe in my Better Homes and Gardens magazine—I knew right away I was going to make it! I'm not sure I would call it "simple" since you have to grill the veggies first, but once you get that step out of the way—there's really not much to it!  And if you have leftover grilled vegetables from the night before—even easier!...more
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Buttermilk Waffles My grandmother used to make the most delicious waffles.  I inherited this wonderful recipe.  It calls for 4 eggs to make just 8 waffles.  That recipe has been officially off the menu since my husband was diagnosed with an egg allergy.  But we still would like to enjoy the occasional waffle and I have been determined to find a way to make an egg-free version.  After many attempts, I think I finally have a recipe worthy to share on my blog.  ...more

Taco Salad

Moroccan Couscous and Orange Salad

I just love fresh delicious summer salads that sing with taste. So wonderful to use fresh fruits and vegetables to add interest and color. I enjoy all different types of food and I especially like to use seasoning from all over the world to punch up the flavor of a salad. I started experimenting with Couscous and Moroccan spices and simply loved this....more
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Excuses, excuses...

I ran 11.25 miles this morning. Unbelievable, especially to me. I created a new loopy figure-eight route in my neighborhood, which worked out perfectly. It takes me up more hills than down (for reasons I really want to figure out), on slippy gravel, potholed dirt, and smooth pavement, past mean dogs that force me to carry a handful of gravel to scare them off with (less dangerous than bear spray, and works well so far), and under the tree that the local peacock roosts in at night, and drops tail feathers from this time of year....more