Archives: Summer

Cobb Salad with Fresh Herbs

July 26, 2013 | By andrea | Comments Off on Cobb Salad with Fresh Herbs | Filed in: Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Salad, Summer, Vegetable.

Who can resist a good Cobb salad? The combo of smoky bacon, perfectly ripe avocados, tomatoes and blue cheese mixed with salad greens is an American classic!. The updates in this version come from the use of grilled chicken, pine nuts, fresh herbs, and a tangy Lemon-Sherry Vinaigrette. The salad is hearty, flavorful and makes • Read More »

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Crab & Avocado Salad

May 7, 2013 | By andrea | Comments Off on Crab & Avocado Salad | Filed in: Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Seafood.

This light and refreshing salad is perfect for Mother’s Day, or a light lunch or dinner. Because the flavors are so simple, fresh crab (not canned) is best in this recipe and definitely worth the splurge! The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled (or more) making it perfect for Spring and Summer entertaining. Serve with crusty artisan • Read More »

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Classic Strawberry Shortcake

April 24, 2013 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Comfort Food, Dessert, Recipes, Spring, Summer.

Classic Strawberry Shortcake is one of those recipes you need to know how to make: easy-to-make biscuits layered with juicy strawberries and freshly whipped cream…heaven! It’s the perfect dessert for Spring and Summer! My biscuit cutter is a little smaller than 2 1/2″ so I got a few more biscuits out of the batch. I like to use coarse • Read More »

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Grilled Chicken Breasts with Corn Salsa

August 24, 2012 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Recipes, Southwestern, Summer.

This Southwestern-inspired recipe is a perfect weeknight meal: marinated chicken breasts are grilled and topped with a tangy corn and pepper salsa…simple, fresh and super easy! Fresh corn would be great in the salsa instead of frozen corn. If using fresh corn, shuck 2 ears of corn and discard corn silk. Cook the ears of corn • Read More »

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Get to grilling!

June 14, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: From My Bookshelf, Grilling/BBQ, Recipes, Summer.

With Summer and Father’s Day almost upon us, I thought I’d recommend a few grilling cookbooks that I use frequently. Any of these cookbooks would make a great gift for the Grill Master or the Father in your life, or buy them for yourself (like I did)! Weber’s Real Grilling by Jamie Purviance This cookbook is filled with over 200 • Read More »

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Curried Stuffed Eggs

March 30, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Appetizer, Eggs, Recipes, Snack.

I love deviled eggs and I love curry, so it pretty much was a given that I would love the two combined. This recipe is a fun twist on a classic! Major Grey’s chutney is a type of chutney, not a brand. If you don’t have it (or can’t find it), the eggs will still • Read More »

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