Peaches & Prosciutto

Sweet, salty, fresh and easy. What else do you need for a final taste of summer? Ingredients Peaches Prosciutto Fresh Basil Slice peaches into pieces that can be consumed in one to two bites. Cut long strips of the prosciutto so that they’re about a half-inch wide. Wrap each piece of peach with slices of…

Cherry Cream Cheese Danish

Every summer when we head north to be with family, my husband and I both try to claim to be from the Cherry Capital. I say it is Michigan, and he insists it is Wisconsin. While the dispute is ongoing, we do agree that both places grow delicious cherries. Whether you like them freshly picked,…

Silver Platter NB&J

I’m almost embarrassed to post this as an actual “recipe” but it’s just so darn delicious, I had to share it. We all know how to make a classic PB&J sandwich. Being probably the most classic meal that every kid & parent default to for lunch, it’s probably not what you think of when you…

Blueberry Lemon Curd Pastries

One downside of not dining out during a pandemic is no gourmet brunch. You know, the ones where you order the most amazing main dish, but then it comes with not only bottomless mimosas, but a basket of homemade pastries. I usually don’t crave these sweet treats, but when you haven’t had one in over…

Sweet Pineapple Rice

Going with the theme of cooking from my pantry, I found items that could transport us, at least in the culinary-sense, to the shores of Hawaii. The sweet flavors of both the sweet potato and the pineapple transform the earthy rice. Not only do the sweet potato and pineapple add incredible flavor to the rice,…

Blueberry Peach Cobbler

As a tribute to our summer family trip to Sea Island, Georgia, I thought this week’s post should honor the Georgia Peach. This juicy fruit encapsulates the sweet joys and flavors of summer. While a peach pie is always a hit, sometimes it’s fun to change up the summer desserts to something unexpected yet with…

Breakfast Birthday “Cake”

Birthdays are a big deal in our family. They are all about celebrating life, and enjoying the special day. As such, there is no need to wait until after dinner for a special indulgence. The day should begin (and end) with a celebratory meal. Now, you could always just stick a candle in a stack…

Balsamic Glazed Prosciutto and Melon

Summer has arrived! The days are filled with outdoor activities, lots of family time, and of course those wonderful dinners that can start with a booze cruise, and linger throughout the evening on the back porch. Being the sun is usually still up when Happy Hour begins, we like to stick to mostly cold appetizers…

Red Sangria

What is nice about this version of sangria is that it does not contain any of the sweet liquors like most sangrias. The carbonation of the Izze Sparkling Water and San Pellegrino add a nice refreshing kick to the sweet red wine. And who doesn’t love a cocktail with fresh fruit? Ingredients Diced Fruit: 1…

Pear and Brie Quesadillas with Lime-Honey Dipping Sauce

Have you ever had an appetizer that could double as a dessert? Well this recipe, my friend, has been known to be both. It actually was not intended to be a dessert.  I had made them for a friends BBQ as a starter. But when we were done with dinner, our friend asked if he…