Avocado Soft Boiled Egg Toast Recipe

Avocado Egg Toast Recipe - Spreadable, perfectly rip avocado with soft boiled eggs and garden tomatoes makes this avocado toast above the rest! Delicious!

Spreadable, perfectly ripe avocado with soft boiled eggs & garden tomatoes, makes this avocado toast above the rest! Delicious!There's nothing as delicious as peak-of-their season avocados and tomatoes. Nothing!  Okay, perhaps chocolate -- but that's a whole other post. ;-)My 12-year-old son has taken an … [Read more...]

Melon Pesto Prosciutto Salad Recipe

Melon Pesto Proscuitto Salad -- A fun play on spaghetti and meatballs turns pasta and meat into melon and cheese -- it's sweet, savory and absolutely divine!

A fun play on spaghetti and meatballs turns pasta and meat into melon and cheese -- it's sweet, savory and absolutely divine!My boys (10 & 12), like to watch Food Network Star. So we all watch and it's become one of our "family shows."  :-) Do you watch?The idea for this unique, delicious recipe came to me … [Read more...]

Summer Melon Recipes

Summer Melon Recipes -- From cocktails and pies, to salads and sushi, juicy and flavorful summer melons are the star ingredient in all of them!

From cocktails and pies, to salads and sushi, juicy and flavorful summer melons are the star ingredient in all of these recipes!  And even though they're not red, white and blue -- they would all be lovely at your 4th of July barbecue!  How much do you love to sink your teeth into fresh, sweet and juicy summer … [Read more...]

Watermelon Pizza Recipe

Watermelon Pizza Recipe - The raw watermelon "pizza" is a beautiful, refreshing, and super delicious summer dish!

This raw watermelon "pizza" is a beautiful, refreshing, and super delicious summer dish!  The finger limes put it over the top!I grew up in a family with many artists.My grandfather was a painter and made beautiful jewelry, and my grandmother used to sew the most darling dolls and little teddy bears. My … [Read more...]

No-Churn Pineapple Guava Ice Cream Recipe

No Churn Guava Ice Cream Recipe -Luscious and creamy, with a tropical fruity and nutty flavor, this no-churn ice cream is the perfect, easy and delicious summer treat!

Luscious and creamy, with a tropical fruity and nutty flavor, this no-churn ice cream is the perfect, easy and delicious summer treat!I'm wondering if the following has ever happened to you. . . .You taste something and it's delicious, and you think you know what it is, but really, you have absolutely no idea -- … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things to Throw on the Grill This Summer

Chile-Lime Grilled Watermelon Recipe

From succulent steak and juicy watermelon, to earthy mushrooms and crisped corn, there's no topping foods grilled to perfection to serve on Memorial Day, or any time during the warm summer months!  1. Chile-Lime Grilled Watermelon Recipe This watermelon is an explosion of sweet and spicy and is the perfect compliment … [Read more...]

Dragon Tongue Bean Salad Recipe with Spicy Honey-Mustard

Dragon Tongue Bean Salad Recipe with Spicy Honey Mustard Dressing -- Colorful, beautiful, and so tasty -- this is the perfect summer side dish for barbecues or a vegan main course.

Colorful, beautiful, and so tasty -- this is the perfect summer side dish for barbecues or a vegan main course. When my friends at Melissa's Produce sent me a sample of the ever-so-stunning Dragon Tongue Beans, I wondered if I should use them in the kitchen, or simply set them out in a pretty bowl for display.  Dragon … [Read more...]

Grilled Corn Ice Cream Recipe

Grilled Corn Ice Cream Recipe

We took a family trip to Seattle a couple of weeks ago and had some absolutely incredible meals.  I'll be writing all about all of them and the restaurants very soon, but today you get a small taste from one of them.At Matt's in the Market restaurant, (where I also got my inspiration for the Compressed Watermelon … [Read more...]

Compressed Watermelon Salad With Creamy Lemon-Lime Avocado

Compressed Watermelon Salad

I have so much to talk about that I don't even know where to begin.  (If my husband were editing this, he would have just told me I've already told you more that you need to know.)  Since the editor is out, I'll carry on. ;-)The thing is, I have a lot on my mind -- about this recipe, and otherwise.First, "about … [Read more...]

Summertime Garden Party Menu

Summertime Garden Party Menu

photo credit: shepaused4thought.com Isn't it so hard to slow down?  To make time for yourself?  To do something just for fun?  It sure is for me, and when I do it, it never fails to remind me that I should make a bigger effort to do it more often.   Last week I had the most delightful time with some of my favorite … [Read more...]