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...]

Grilled Rosemary Lamb Kalamata Kebabs Recipe

Rosemary Lamb Olive Kebabs -- These lamb kebabs are absolutely packed with flavor and are a fantastic new grilling recipe for the summer. They're quick, easy and over-the-top delicious!

These lamb kebabs are absolutely packed with flavor and are a fantastic new grilling recipe for the summer.  They're quick, easy and over-the-top delicious!I get all sorts of cooking requests from my boys. Sometimes it's as boring (no offense!), as buttered toast or cheese and crackers -- but, other times it's quite … [Read more...]

Mahi Mahi Stuffed Roasted Hatch Chiles with Tomato Lime Sauce

Mahi Mahi Stuffed Roasted Hatch Chiles with Tomato Lime Sauce

This is one of those recipes where the process is as beautiful as the result.  I encourage you to look through all of the images —including those in the instructions below — to see what I'm talking about!My parents have been married for over 50 years, and are about the same age. They are at very different stages of … [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...]

Hatch Chile Season 2015!

Hatch Chile Season 2015

'Tis the season.  You know how it goes, "winter, spring, summer, hatch, and fall."I've been celebrating this joyous culinary season for the past four years, and I'm happy to have created about a dozen Hatch Chile recipes to show for it.  Here's one of my favorites -- Roasted Hatch Chile & White Peach … [Read more...]

Tomato & Feta Salsa Recipe for Meat or Chicken

Tomato Feta Salsa Recipe for Meat or Chicken

At the super delicious and delightful Summertime Garden Party I went to, my friend Judy made a Mint and Feta Salsa.  It was outstanding, and I'd never before thought of adding cheese to a salsa. It was brilliant!Totally inspired by Judy's creation, I made this salsa with summer tomatoes as the star. The Feta and … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Tomato-Mango, Goat Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Sweet & Spicy Tomato Mango Goat Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Do you ever have days when you're so stressed out, and things keep going wrong?  Okay seriously, that's a rhetorical question -- obviously you do!  If you're human, anyway. ;-)Yesterday was one of those days.I won't bore you with all of the details, but the highlight was when I opened my (parked) car door about … [Read more...]

Bacon-Onion Heirloom Tomato Pizza Recipe

Bacon-Onion Heirloom Tomato Pizza Recipe

Let's just go over what's going on here . . .This pizza starts with my Grilled Gluten-Free Pizza Crust, which is made with olive oil.  Gluten-free or not, you'll love it!The crust is sprinkled with thin layer of my favorite Kerrygold cheese, Dubliner.  Yum!Added to that is an absolutely delectable bacon-onion … [Read more...]

Grilled Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Recipe

Grilled Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Recipe

I've been trying to make a good gluten-free pizza crust since my oldest son was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2009.  He's 11-years-old now and let me tell you, there have been dozens upon dozens of birthday parties, classroom holiday parties, and movie nights featuring pizza. They all feature pizza.Fortunately … [Read more...]