Entertaining/Holidays

Campanelle w/ Fresh Creamy Corn Pasta

Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly, Pasta, Vegetarian
Fresh sweet corn is abundant during the summer months and there are many ways to eat them. This recipe is light, simple and a great way to showcase a summer favorite! Campanelle pasta is a short cut pasta, also called "Ballerine". If you can't find this particular kind of pasta...

Chili Rubbed BLT Sandwich

Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly
A BLT sandwich is another one of those classic American favorites. Readily available ingredients, easy prep and most always a delicious snack or meal. What makes this version a little more exciting is taking thick slices applewood smoked bacon and rubbing them with a simple chili rub. Bake it in...

Giardiniera Spicy Pot Roast

Beef, Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays, Slow cooker
Pot roast is such a great comfort food. It feeds a lot of people, and is one of those go-to dishes that you know will deliver each and every time. This recipe puts a little twist to an old favorite. Giardiniera is most often used as a condiment for sausages,...

Grilled Lemon Tiger Prawns

Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays, Grilled, Kid-friendly, Seafood
Shrimp is a great ingredient for the busy work week because of it’s quick cooking time and elegant appeal. This recipe uses Tiger Prawns, easily grilled. You can serve this over a plate of simply made pasta drizzled with olive oil and Parmesan cheese, or even with a Cesar salad...

Recipe: Watermelon Popsicle & Green Tea Ice Cream

Desserts, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly
The weather is FINALLY summer-like and there's nothing more nostalgic than sitting on the porch with the kids eating popsicles. Store-bought popsicles are full of high-fructose corn syrup and added preservatives and ingredients. Making your own helps you control the sugar you give your kids, and you'll immediately taste the...

Corned Beef & Cabbage w/ Spicy Garlic Potatoes

Beef, Entertaining/Holidays, Slow cooker
In keeping with the St. Patrick's theme, I made an Irish classic and traditional dish, Corned Beef & Cabbage. Actually, in Ireland, the real recipe calls for bacon, which resembles more the Canadian style bacon, as we Americans know it. The way I've seen this dish made traditionally is to...

Rigatoni in Sausage Ragu

Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly, Pasta, Pork
My husband LOVES Italian sausage. It's one of his favorite things to eat. So, I thought on this slow Saturday, that I would make him a great pasta dish using ground Italian sausage. Most neighborhoods today have wonderful local Italian and world grocery stores where you can find great ingredients for your...

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tenders w/ Avocado & Roasted Corn Salsa

Poultry, Entertaining/Holidays, Entertaining/Holidays, Kid-friendly, Salads
July 4th celebrations across the country are under way and it is all about the all mighty barbecue. This recipe for grilled chipotle chicken uses chicken tenders for quick and easy barbecuing, but it can easily be substituted with chicken wings, drumettes, breasts and even a whole chicken for roasting....

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Vegetarian, Kid-friendly
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Seafood, Entertaining/Holidays
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Poultry, Pasta, Kid-friendly, Drinks & cocktails, Vegetarian, 30 minutes or less
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Pork, Entertaining/Holidays
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Beef, Kid-friendly, Video recipes
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Vegetarian, Salads, Pasta, Kid-friendly, 30 minutes or less
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Vegetarian, Kid-friendly
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30 minutes or less
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