Loaded Baked Potato Salad

I’m not sure about you but we have lots of BBQ parties to go to this summer; including some of our own.  A staple at a lot of BBQs are potato salads.  Some people have recipes that have been passed down and some are very traditional.  For this potato salad I wanted to turn it…

Bite Size Peach Panini

Panini sandwiches are always fun to create; from to sweet to salty or in this case both. Peaches are in full bloom right now and are one of my favorite fruits. I wanted to highlight them in this recipe giving it the perfect combination of sweet and salty. Once you take a bite into this panini your mouth…

Chipotle and cherry BBQ ribs

I can’t believe summer is almost over, but bbq season runs year round in my household. I asked my kids the other night what they wanted me to make on the grill. The response was an enthusiastic “RIBS!” One of the things I tell people when making ribs is go low and slow. It’s not…

Jalapeno and Peach Gelato

There is nothing better in the summer than a bowl of delicious ice cream. Being from Italian descent, I wanted to give gelato a whirl. So I called my dad up and asked for his recipe. He gave me the traditional ingredients but I wanted to bump it up a notch. This combo worked out perfectly. …

Sweet Tomato Jam

Tomatoes in my garden are in full abundance. We have so much that we make sauce and freeze it.  Something that I learned as a child was how to make tomato jam.  Yes I said “jam.” It’s so delicious and goes great on a cheese board. As we all know tomatoes are actually fruit, so it’s…

Delicious Ceviche

The heat is on this week in Philly. On days like today I just want fresh salads or juicy fruits. Ceviche is one of those dishes that I turn to when I want a no cook meal.  A lot of people ask what Ceviche is.  Is it good?  What does it takes like?  Well I have had…

Refreshing Watermelon Salsa

Mexican food is a favorite in our household.  From tacos to salsa we love it all.  One of the things I love to create is fresh salsas and different flavors.  I think sweet and spicy always go great together. So I took a summer staple, a watermelon, and created a delicious refreshing salsa. A lot of…

Spinach and Kale Pesto

Entertaining guests in the summer months is one of my favorite past times.  I love making fresh pesto especially with fresh ingredients from my garden or farmers market. I have always loved a traditional pesto and so does my family. For a little more nutrition, I added spinach and kale to the mix. This pesto can be used…

Summer cocktail delight

  Refreshing cocktails are a must have in the summer either for entertaining or sitting by the pool. This is a no hassle kind of cocktail. I recommend making a pitcher; because it doesn’t last. This drink reminds me of a whiskey sour but without all that sour mix.  It’s not too sweet, but just right….

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…

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…

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…