Herb Marinated Curly Shrimp with Fresh Dill Flowers: Revisited

Herb Marinated Curly Shrimp With Fresh Dill Flowers
Dill is again growing in wild abundance in my herb garden…so I’m revisiting a dish that is a perfect use of some that lovely dill…”One of the things I love about dill are the yellow flowering dill tops. These flowers are not only beautiful, but they are also edible. They have a very concentrated dill flavor and look stunning on any plate. If you have dill in your garden I encourage you to use the flowers. Just for fun and to impress my lunching friends I cut the shrimp in half lengthwise so when I cooked them they would curl up. It also creates a better bite for a salad or appetizer”…  Continue reading

Farro & Fresh Greens Salad

Here’s another delicious and healthy dish that can be brought to one of your summer pot-lucks. It’s so easy to make ahead and can be combined into one dish as soon as you get where you’re going…I make it two ways – one way has the farro as the primary ingredient and the other way I double the amount of the mixed salad greens to serve more people…either way you choose, it’s a real winner! Continue reading

Grilled Veggie Pasta Salad

Enjoying summer cookouts are always an adventure! I love to make up new recipes to share at these celebrated events…twisting and turning ordinary side-dishes into spectacular fare. This delicious salad takes all the flavor of grilled veggies into a pasta salad that needs no refrigeration and is perfect to bring to your next pot luck! Continue reading

Lisa’s Italian Potato Salad

My very good friend and ‘soul sister’ Lisa Marie makes this fantastic potato salad…she brings it to our frequent pot luck get-togethers…it’s so good that everyone asks for it all the time…so I just had to get the recipe from her! There’s not an ounce of mayo in this baby – so no refrigeration is required. It’s a terrific addition to an outdoor summer pool party or barbecue. Continue reading

Tuscan Chicken Risotto: Revisited

Over the last few weeks Heidi and I have been resharing some of our tried and true favorites…Here’s one from August 2015 that has all the flavors of Tuscany combined into a hearty and warm one pot meal! Red wine, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, Pecorino cheese, hearty braised chicken thighs & fragrant herbs such as rosemary, sage and parsley…perfect for this late Spring day… Continue reading