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Sangria!

Sangria!

Ingredients: 1 bottle red wine 2 cups orange juice 1 can club soda Sliced seasonal fresh fruit 1-2 shots rum (or brandy or triple sec) 2 tablespoons sugar Directions: Place fruit (I used a plum and a white nectarine), rum, and sugar together in refrigerator for an hour or more. Chill all other ingredients. When [...]

Simply Delicious Summer Fruit Crisp

Simply Delicious Summer Fruit Crisp

Ingredients: 3 cups chopped stone fruit—a variety of peaches, plums, nectarines, etc. ¼ cup flour A few healthy shakes of cinnamon 1 cup raw oats ¼ cup packed brown sugar A few pads of butter Directions: Mix fruit with flour. Spread out in baking pan. Sprinkle oats, then cinnamon, then brown sugar over top. Put [...]

Homemade Bruschetta

Homemade Bruschetta

This month I would love to share my absolutely favorite recipe for my absolutely favorite summer appetizer: Bruschetta!  There is nothing—repeat NOTHING—tastier than good bruschetta on a hot summer’s afternoon.  Fancy-shmancy restaurants charge a small fortune for this simple gathering of summer flavors, and I’m telling you, once you whip this up you’ll never order [...]

Piña Colada Pancakes

Piña Colada Pancakes

I’ll bet nobody’s sent in this recipe! Next month, I’ll be doing brushetta. I actually had it all ready for this month, but my kids begged me to do pancakes first. Start with scrumptious Buttermilk Pancakes… Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons sugar 1 [...]

Garbanzo-Bulgur Wheat-Lemon-Herb Salad

Garbanzo-Bulgur Wheat-Lemon-Herb Salad

Here is one of my new fave salad recipes. It is serious yum action… Ingredients: 1 cup bulgur wheat 2 cups water 1½ teaspoons salt 3 tablespoons red onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 2 small Persian (or other) cucumbers, diced ⅓-½ cup chopped fresh parsley ⅓-½ cup chopped fresh dill ¼ cup fresh [...]

Fajitas!

Fajitas!

As promised last month, I’m offering an easy-tasty-healthy fajita recipe for leftover chicken. Pork or beef can also be used. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ red onion, sliced 1 garlic clove, pressed 1 bell pepper, diced ½ cup chopped “other” vegetable (I use carrots—yes, carrots—in this recipe) ¼ teaspoon garlic salt ¼ teaspoon black [...]

Citrus Roasted Chicken

Citrus Roasted Chicken

Hometown Pasadena welcomes back Michelle Calva-Despard from the blog Kickin’ It in the Kitchen. We are delighted to announce that she will be sharing her home-cooked, family-taste-tested recipes with HP readers the last Tuesday of every month. Heartfelt thanks, Michelle! Citrus Roasted Chicken Ingredients: 1 whole chicken (I prefer organic) 2-3 garlic cloves Wedge of [...]

Greek Avgolemeno Soup

Greek Avgolemeno Soup

This traditional Greek Avgolemeno soup is more like an appetizer. In this recipe, I have swapped orzo with brown rice and added some other nutritious goodies to make it a delicious meal, while still remaining true to its homeland. Michelle’s Avgolemeno Soup 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 chopped medium white or yellow onion 2 large [...]

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