Best Summer Salad Recipes

Best Summer Salad Recipes | Cool, refreshing salads that hit the spot on a hot day!

Now that summer has officially arrived, it’s time to focus on lighter meals and side dishes. When the weather is hot and sultry, you’ll be happy my blogger friends have shared their best summer salad recipes. They will definitely hit the spot!

Strawberry Filled Meringue Roulade

Strawberry Filled Meringue Roulade | A simple baked meringue rolled around strawberries and cream!

This Strawberry Filled Meringue Roulade starts with a dreamy, melt in your mouth meringue rolled around whipped cream and berries. An incredibly light and luscious dessert!

Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad | Perfectly portioned, healthy salad with quinoa, mangoes, jerk seasoned salmon and vegetables!

Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad #BalancedBites

This healthy, flavorful Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad packs a punch with jerk seasoned seafood, an ancient grain and colorful fruits and vegetables. With some help from Rubbermaid’s Balance Meal Kit, you will have a perfectly portioned meal! This post is sponsored by Rubbermaid, but all opinions are my own.

Greek Shrimp Crostini | Garlic toasts topped with shrimp, feta, tomatoes and more!

Greek Shrimp Crostini #NationalPinotGrigioDay #LoveItShareIt

Did you know May 26th is the first annual National Pinot Grigio Day? I’m celebrating by pairing these Greek Shrimp Crostini, topped with seafood, tomatoes and feta, with a crisp glass of  chilled Cavit Pinot Grigio. This post is sponsored by Cavit. All opinions are my own.

Best Potluck Recipes for Summer | Terrific recipes to feed a crowd from my food blogger friends

Best Potluck Recipes for Summer

With Memorial Day just around the corner, and the 4th of July and Labor Day not far behind, this collection of Best Potluck Recipes for Summer will come in handy!

Spinach Feta Pinwheels | The marvelous flavors of Greek spanakopita without all the work!

Spinach Feta Pinwheels #SundaySupper

Flaky, buttery puff pastry is rolled around spinach, feta, mozzarella and green onions to create these outrageously delicious Spinach Feta Pinwheels!

Strawberry Bacon Brie Salad #LongLiveProduce #NationalSaladMonth

Seasonal berries dance with cheese, nuts and more in this scrumptious Strawberry Bacon Brie Salad with a Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette! Plus find out how I keep my produce fresh longer! This post is sponsored by Rubbermaid and all opinions are mine alone.

Italian Pesto Burger | Pesto spiked burgers topped with gooey mozzarella and crispy prosciutto!

Italian Pesto Burger #BurgerMonth #GirlCarnivore

It was time to shake up our burger routine. This Italian Pesto Burger topped with gooey mozzarella, a ruffle of lettuce,  a juicy tomato and crispy prosciutto was a winner!

Flourless Chocolate Cake Version 2

I recently gave in to temptation and bought David Lebovitz’s Ready for Dessert: My Best Recipes. He dubbed his gorgeous flourless chocolate cake “Chocolate Idiot Cake” because it’s nearly foolproof. With only 5 ingredients, and no mixer necessary, it’s definitely an easy recipe which produces a stunning cake.  It is a melt in your mouth, […]

Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Cakes

If you can believe it, the hubby is not the pickiest member of my family. Katie wins that title. It’s easier to list what she will eat than go through the long list of foods she refuses to eat or try. I blame this on her father’s genes…as his dad’s family apologized to my MIL about his […]

Broth Braised Potatoes~

Fingerling and new potatoes are quite common on our menu.  Roasted, sauteed or grilled…but never boiled in broth till today. Dorie’s recipe instructed us to make a flavorful cooking liquid by combining chicken broth, lemon zest, bay, garlic and thyme (or sage or rosemary). Simmered for a few minutes to infuse the broth with the […]

Sugar-Crusted French Toast #FrenchFridayswithDorie

After making the executive decision to skip the potatoes with prunes for last week’s French Friday’s with Dorie, I’m back with a dish more to my  family’s liking. Dorie’s French Toast was special in a number of ways. First, it was sugar-crusted…more on that later. Second, it was made with nice thick slices of eggy […]

Beef Burgundy Pasta |Pure comfort food and totally irresistible!

Beef Burgundy Pasta #SundaySupper

This Beef Burgundy Pasta is pure comfort food! A cousin to boeuf bourguignon, it’s flavorful and totally irresistible! Beef Burgundy Pasta I have been the crazy lady wearing multiple layers of fleece and long-sleeve yoga tops, finished off with a not-so-artfully placed woven scarf and Uggs while working at the computer. It’s been miserably cold…and […]

Potato Shingled Salmon | An elegant 4 ingredient recipe!

Potato Shingled Salmon

Pesto and wafer thin slices of potatoes envelope salmon fillets for a quick, elegant entree: Potato Shingled Salmon. This is a sponsored post for Honest Cooking. All opinions are my own.