4th of July Cheesecake

4th of July is this weekend.  It’s hard to believe that we are in July already. This patriotic cheesecake is great for serving at parties. Each layer has its own color. To give it that fresh taste I went ahead and added some summer favorite strawberries and blueberries. I hope everyone has a great and safe … Continue reading

Brazilian Potato Salad

This recipe has been in my family for as long as I can remember. It’s our own Brazilian potato salad with lots of Latin flavor. One of my favorite things in this are the hearts of palm. They remind me of artichokes. Once you give this potato salad a try you can say bye bye to … Continue reading

Stuffed Bleu Cheese Burger with Buffalo Sauce

At your next BBQ this is a must try burger on your grill. The all American burger just got that much better. Stuffed Bleu Cheese Burger with Buffalo Sauce, oozing with spicy, creamy goodness. I mean who doesn’t love a good buffalo dish packed with flavor?  Instead of enjoying  chips on the side I went ahead and … Continue reading

Jalapeño and peach slaw

This slaw gives you that sweet, spicy and creamy taste.  It’s simple to prepare and goes great with any meat or poultry dish.  I served it with my pulled pork sandwich which was a huge hit at a BBQ.  You can also substitute mangoes in place of the peaches.    Ingredients:  1/3 cup mayonnaise  1/4 cup sour … Continue reading

Dates and Kerrygold cheese salad

Sponsored Post I think salads are fun to create. The toppings and dressing are endless possibilities. My new found interest has been roasting dates or figs.  They just compliment a salad so well; especially if you’re adding delicious Kerrygold cheese. I also went ahead and made homemade croutons using Kerrygold butter, giving the croutons that … Continue reading

Thai Chicken Lettuce cups

In the summer most of us are trying to watch our carb intake. With these lettuce wraps you will not even miss those carbs. It’s a refreshing dish to start with as an appetizer or a main course.  The only problem you will have is keeping them on the table. The peanut sauce just goes … Continue reading

Mini Tea Sandwiches

This is the perfect weather to pack up and head to your favorite park, lake of down the shore and enjoy a picnic. One of my favorite little things to pack and make are mini tea sandwiches. You can get super creative with these little cuties from sweet and savory to a traditional sandwich. People … Continue reading

Zucchini Fries

Zucchini has become one of my favorite vegetables to play with in the kitchen.  My kids love it too, which makes it easy to add to any dish.  Making these zucchini fries was super easy.  Don’t get me wrong I’m all about having some delicious fries or sweet potato fries, but I like to switch … Continue reading

Red Lentil Pasta Salad

Memorial Day is just a couple of weeks away, which means BBQ season is in full swing.  One of the most popular sides at a BBQ are those delicious pasta salads.  The ideas of what to create for a pasta salad are endless.  I personally love adding fresh herbs to mine.  It makes for added freshness and taste.  To … Continue reading

Cheesy Zucchini and Summer Squash

Let’s get cheesy with zucchini and summer squash. Tis the season for vegetables that keep on giving.  We plant zucchini, and it’s one of those vegetables that we end up with so much.  This recipe is a great side dish to any meat or poultry platter.  It gets even better when you add some Gruyere cheese, which … Continue reading