Although it’s true autumn is just around the corner, it’s still hot as blazes here in Atlanta and the humidity is a force to be reckoned with. In self defense, it’s too hot to do much cooking so I rely on lots of main dish salads to get me through the dog days of August, like …
dressings and sauces
When peach season arrives in Georgia I take full advantage of the bounty! Today I’m sharing my four favorite ways to enjoy ripe peaches in a myriad of ways–an icy refreshing drink, a spicy appetizer, a healthy main dish salad and a light dessert. Enjoy!
Sometimes you work for days on a recipe trying to get it just right and other times you just stumble on perfection. Easy, delicious, versatile perfection! And these Cheesy Bacon Burger Bites are just that. Healthy & humane grass-fed beef, crisp bacon and oozy, melted cheddar in each yummy bite!
Spring is beautifully expressed in a lovely dish of poached salmon, cool dill sauce and sweet roast asparagus. Don’t be fooled by poaching, it’s simply simmering something in liquid until cooked through. It couldn’t be easier and I know once you try it you’ll love it! And happily, it doesn’t add any fat to the dish so it’s a calorie-concious way to cook. You can poach eggs, fish and chicken breasts with ease. I often poach chicken breasts in hot chicken broth then cool and shred for chicken salad. Poaching is an easy and elegant skill to master. Give it a try and let me know how you like it! Poached salmon with dill sauce might be the perfect romantic dinner for two!
I grew up eating real cheese, real eggs, real butter, real food. Maybe I’m trying to bring back those days in my own kitchen. Plus, food production today is quite different than it was in the 60’s and 70’s when I was a child and young adult. Our food supply has changed a great deal and I’m just trying to get back to basics. So, in no particular order, here’s a list of simple but yummy foods to make from scratch. None of them are difficult at all and when you sprinkle some homemade croutons on your Caesar salad, your family will practically swoon! Master these 5 and you are a certified Kitchen Princess!