Blue Cheese stuffed Figs wrapped in Prosciutto

Sweet fresh fig, creamy tart blue cheese and crispy salty prosciutto, oh my! A flavor burst in your mouth.  Perfect snack or appetizer for you fall gatherings. Fresh Figs Blue Cheese prosciutto Butter Slice figs in half.  Cut or tear prosciutto in half or thirds.  You can wrap 2-3 figs with one slice of prosciutto….

Southwestern Chicken Salad

A different twist on the plain old chicken salad.  It’s creamy and smokey and delicious!   Great between two slices of bread, in a iceberg lettuce cup or atop a tortilla chip as a snack! Yummy! 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/4 cup chopped tomato 1/4 cup frozen corn 3 tbsp. chopped red onion…

Buffalo Cauliflower

Quick, easy and delicious!  Slightly crisp and spicy, it makes a perfect side dish or appetizer. 1 head of cauliflower 1/2 cup Buffalo Sauce 2 tbsp. Butter blue cheese dressing for dipping optional dash or two of siracha sauce   Pre heat oven to 450.  Toss cauliflower florets in a few table spoons of oil…

Chicken Stir Fry

My favorite weeknight meal! Crisp veggies, teryiaki stir fried chicken over a bed of rice.  A complete and delicious meal. 3 chicken breast 2 carrots 1 red bell pepper 2 cups broccoli florets 1 onion (sm-med) 1 zucchini 4 celery stalks* 8 mushrooms 4 cloves garlic 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 2 stir fry seasoning…

Arancini

A.K.A Italian rice balls.  Lighty crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside.  These filling rice balls make a great hearty appetizer. 1 cup arborio rice 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 tbsp. butter 1/2 cup chopped onion 3 cup chicken stock 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese cherry size mozzarella…

Jumbo Shrimp in a spicy roasted red pepper tomato sauce

I love the roasted red pepper tomato combo.  You often see it in a soup combination. That was my inspiration for this dish – roasted red pepper and tomato soup.  I had a bag of frozen shrimp staring me in the face and this dish was born.  A perfectly seasoned kicked up tomato sauce! Thank…

Crab Cakes

Crab cakes, Abe and Louie’s style.  I was so excited to come across this recipe online and happy to share it with all of you.  A definite favorite of my families, now we don’t have to make a trip to the restaurant to enjoy these amazing crab cakes. Enjoy! 1 3/4 Jumbo lump crabmeat ** 1…

Brushetta Pasta Salad

It is still warm enough out there for summer pasta salad.  Marinating these tomatoes makes this dish burst with flavor! 1 lb bow tie pasta 2 cups chopped tomatoes 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1 cup olive oil 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 4-5 cloves garlic ,chopped 15 fresh basil leaves (more for topping) 18 cherry…

Zucchini Boats

A great way to use up all your fresh garden veggies.  This is also a very versatile dish you can add or subtract any veggies you like or dislike. A complete meal in one bite! 1 lb ground chicken 1 bell pepper (any color) 1/4 cup chopped onion 4 cloves chopped garlic 1/2 cup chopped…

Chicken Piccata Meatballs

If you like the traditional Chicken Piccata you will love these meatballs.  With all of the same big flavors you will not be disappointed.  Bet you can’t each just one either. Enjoy! 1 lb ground chicken breast 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs 1 egg 1 tsp garlic powder 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/4 cup…

French Onion Soup

This soup is super easy to make and super delicious.  Perfect for a cold winter night. Warm and cozy soup with creamy Gruyère and a buttery crisp baguette. All you need to do it light the fire and grab a blanket. YUMMY!!! 4 lg onions 1/2 stick of butter 2 quarts of beef broth 1 cup of white wine…