Where is summer going? My dad would always say that when July 4 came, it felt like the summer was half over. Oh no! Say it ain’t so! We all have lots of summer days and fun ahead! [Read more…]
Just like clockwork every year, it happens. The temperature soars into three digits or at least it feels like the number is 3 digits and everyone begins counting the days until cooler weather. Dinner still needs to be prepared and this time of year, the easier the better. No one wants to heat up the oven and in turn heat up the kitchen.
This main dish salad is perfect for these hot summer days and the leftover make great lunches for work the next day. [Read more…]
We have discovered a “new” best pizza parlor in our neighborhood. Grimaldi’s pizza is as close as I can get to New York City some days. The pizza is NYC perfect and the Caesar salad! What can I say? The dressing must have some kind of addictive secret food additive whisked directly into the dressing. It is definitely salad nirvana.
As always, I could hardly wait to get home and try to recreate this dressing.
Bottled salad dressing from the grocery store, say what? [Read more…]
It used to be we talked about whether it was correct to wear white after Labor Day. Never mind that the store shelves are filled with Halloween (or scarier yet, Christmas) displays. Now, my world seems to buzz about whether it is right to post apple recipes before Labor Day or how many websites or magazines post pumpkin recipes the first week of September.
Are you a fan of butternut squash? It seems most people I know shy away from it. Sure it seems like it would be hard to peel and cooking it seems to be a bit foreign. But it says fall to me and now is the time to break out one of my all-time favorite salads. [Read more…]
Each Saturday morning I am at the local farmers market. I have to be there. I love the fresh produce. I love every part of it—the flavor, the sights, sounds, people, everything.
It is amazing how the fresh offerings change week by week. One week there isn’t corn anywhere, and the next week, each stand is stacked high with fresh corn right from the garden. Or melons. Or lettuce or peppers or whatever. Oh, the difference a week makes. Then suddenly, that fruit or veggie you were counting on is gone and you have to wait a whole year. Sure the grocery store may have some, but not that really great, fresh, juicy flavor you love. [Read more…]