Growing up my mom would slice a fresh cucumber from the garden and put them in a tubberware bowl with white vinegar and salt and pepper. We loved eating those vinegar-y cucumber slices. She would make them for all of our summer BBQs and family get togethers over the summers. I have really fond memories of running barefoot and eating lots of yummy summer foods like this marinated cucumber salad. This post is sponsored by Redmond Real Salt. These salts are truly my favorite and all opinions . . .
A few years back some friends brought this tasty asparagus salad to a BBQ. This salad was gone in 2 seconds flat. Everyone asked for the recipe, including me, and it has been a staple ever since. Perfect For A BBQ This dish is PERFECT for summer evening dinners. You will love this along with any sort of grilled meat. We had this with steaks and corn on the cob the other night with my family. My brother said that the only thing he would change about it was to have more of it in his . . .
Caprese salad is one of the most popular, craved and loved salad out there! How can you not love it. Garden tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil. Add some sea salt and any other additional salts you desire and its perfecto. We have restaurant here in southern California that is rather popular, Roma Cucina. Even on a Tuesday night the line to get in was out the door. One of my favorite things to order there is their cypress salad. It's so simple, but so delicious and bursting with . . .
Years ago we went to a friend's house to celebrate his birthday. She made us these navajo tacos and this cucumber limeade. Fresh homemade fry bread, your favorite meat, beans, piled high with lettuce, pico, salsa, and of course guacamole, This meal is always a win in our family. Navajo Fry Bread In the recipe card below is a handed down family recipe for homemade fry bread that will knock your socks off. It is also a little more work and time intensive than I often have time for so I do . . .
If there were any food in the world that would win best supporting role it would definitely be Pico de Gallo salsa. It completes anything. Everything. It can be served as an appetizer, with an entre, a snack, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. On the side, on the top. Pico shines and makes every major role look even better (and taste better too). Pico de Gallo salsa is easy, fresh and can be thrown together in minutes. You can add more or less of your favorite ingredients. You can make it . . .
Years ago my friend brought this sweet salsa recipe over for book club. We loved it so much it became a regular appetizer for book club, parties and even just for snacking. This sweet salsa is light yet filling, savory and sweet healthy and delicious. All the good things. It's quite easy to make. All it takes it a little chopping, stirring and its seriously done. How to make Sweet Salsa Sweet salsa is a blend of fresh fruit, a few herbs and beans. I like to start by draining and rinse my . . .
Are there any "dump-the-jar-of-prego-into-a-saucepan-and-warm-up" peeps out there? Hopefully not for long because this sauce is easy AND delicious! I've never been a fan of jarred sauces. There is just something about the flavor of them that I don't like. My mom never used sauce in a jar and so I never have either. Homemade Spaghetti Seasoning The seasoning in this dish are probably in your pantry already, and you're never going to want to eat the jarred stuff again. Skip the . . .
Growing up red enchiladas were always a favorite...that love has spilled over into my own little family as well. These are always a delicious, easy, comfort food that we enjoy. My mom always relied on the seasoning packet for these babies - 'cause lets face it - canned red sauce is...well...yucky. So I have a red enchilada sauce recipe that will knock your socks off. Items From Your Pantry I actually really like the good ol' seasoning packet as well, but making homemade is nearly as easy . . .
Have you ever eaten at Noodles and Company? We had one nearby when we lived in San Diego and loved eating there!! We dined there numerous times while we were dating. Our dish of choice was the penne rosa! It had the spicy tomato cream sauce, fresh tomatoes and spinach, mushrooms, and parmesan crusted chicken. To die for. We have been making our at home version of their Penne Rosa ever since we moved away from San Diego and our local Noodles and Company. It has been a lazy Sunday . . .
Last year my mother in law told me about this tasty little appetizer. So when we hosted a Christmas party I whipped up this cream cheese pesto spread and it was completely gone by the end of the night. It was so simple and so tasty, that I had to make it again this year when we attended an ugly sweater party. I got so many compliments and questions on this easy dish that I decided to share it here with you guys. Only 4 Ingredients I really love recipes that are simple, have minimal . . .
Creamy tomato basil soup with a melty grilled cheese sandwich has got to be on pretty much everyone's top 10 favorites list. This creamy tomato soup is full of veggies (which no one will know!) with little cream and a little cheese to smooth it all out and balance out the tomatoes. Most recipes call for canned tomatoes- which is why I LOVE this recipes. It is ALL FRESH! How to make Creamy Tomato Soup Everyone knows what a roux is right? So lets move on to another base basic in . . .
I first had a taste of this zesty meatball pita years ago. I had a little 4 month old baby, I had a friend next door with a 4 month old baby too. We were both trying to finish up our last semesters of college and often we would switch babysitting during each other's classes. Kelly was a creative cook. It was because of Kelly and Ginny (my other neighbor...and wouldn't you know Jenna was also a neighbor who happens to be a fabulous cook!) that I really started branching out on my foods, became . . .