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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients: 1-2 lbs. fresh brussel sprouts Olive oil 1-2 cloves fresh garlic Salt (fancy kosher or sea salt is fine, or just use what ‘ya got.) Directions:  Set oven at 400 degrees. Rinse brussel sprouts. Cut off thick stem at the bottom of each sprout or remove from the stalk if that’s how you bought […]

Michelle’s Tortilla Soup

Michelle’s Tortilla Soup

Recipes for tortilla soup abound. Is there one perfect way to make this yummy stuff? Nope. But, this is my family’s favorite. Freezes great for future cold nights! Ingredients: 2-3 cups diced cooked chicken, turkey or beef (chicken is the most common) 2 dashes olive oil 2 medium onion, chopped 2 bell peppers, chopped 2-4 […]

Balsamic Glazed Beets!

Balsamic Glazed Beets!

Ingredients: Approximately 6 medium beets —these are a yellow and red mix, but use whatever color you like Salt Olive oil Maple syrup Balsamic vinegar (don’t go fancy-vinegar here, doesn’t matter) Directions: Clean, peel (if you like) and cube the beets. Place on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt. Roast […]

Buttermilk French Toast

Buttermilk French Toast

Ingredients: A few slices of bread (a bit dry/old is OK!) 4 eggs 3/4 cup butter milk 2 tsp. vanilla 2 tsp. sugar Tons of cinnamon. Additional options include a dash of almond extract (careful with nut allergies), a dash of nutmeg, pumpkin spice, stuff like that. Directions: Set bread aside. Whisk everything else together, dip […]

Mediterranean Layer Dip

Mediterranean Layer Dip

Sometimes the tastiest eats are more “assembled” than cooked. Fifteen minutes to put together; gorgeous presentation; a creative twist on the layered dip idea…and absolutely scrumptious. Ingredients: 16 ounces hummus, approximately ¾ cup crumbled feta cheese, approximately 2 cucumbers, diced 2 red bell pepper, diced A few tomatoes, diced Kalamata olives, diced Directions: Spread hummus […]

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 […]

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