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Loaded Potato Hash

During the summer, I like quick-easy-meals.  I've got to tend to my kiddo and the gardens, so there's little time to spend in the kitchen.  That's why I love this easy side.  Honestly, I love anything that I can throw on a cookie sheet and toss in the oven.   Ingredients: Red-skinned potatoes (one or two per person, depending on the size of the potato and the appetite.) A drizzle of olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Toppings:  1/2 cup of shredded cheddar ...

Caprese Salad

The beauty of a Caprese Salad is that most of the ingredients can be grown in your own backyard.  During the summer months, there is nothing better than picking a ripe tomato and fresh basil from the garden to enjoy with delicious Mozzarella cheese.  This is a two-minute salad.  Right now, I'm asking myself, "Why don't I make this more often?" Seems silly to list the ingredients, but here they are: Fresh tomato Fresh basil Fresh Mozzerella Cheese, sliced Olive oil&nbsp...

Pizza Party & Dough Recipe

Hosting a pizza party is a great way to entertain a small group and get everyone involved in preparing their own meal.  Most of the prep can be done in advanced and the most difficult task is preparing the dough.  However, the dough recipe I use is fast and easy.  So there's no reason you can't make your own pizza bar with toppings of your choice and heat up your pizza oven, conventional oven or grill.   Here's how to make the dough! This recipe makes enough dough for ...

Apple Roses

I love Apple Roses.  Yes, there are a gazillion recipes for these trendy little desserts, but if you're making them for the first time or wanting to change them up a bit then keep reading.  I decided to make three different flavors.  I not only made them with apricot preserves, but also cinnamon sugar and a savory goat cheese and habanero jelly.  Happily, I discovered that all three are delicious. This recipe makes 24 apple roses.   Ingredients: 2 packages of ...

Blueberry Pear Salad with Simple Dressing

It is salad time!  The greens are happily growing in the garden and it's time to gather the harvest.  At this time of year, I'll serve some type of salad to my family nearly every night.  (I can't wait for it to warm up just enough for the tomatoes, too.) This yummy salad is loaded with blueberries, dried cranberries, sliced pear, chopped walnuts and a sprinkling of goat cheese crumbles. (Make it a meal by adding grilled chicken.)  I love pairing these toppings with ...