Lemongrass Chicken Salad

Lemongrass is usually associated with Thai food and it’s got a great flavor. For this dish I marinate the chicken in a lemongrass mixture and then lightly bread it in Panko crumbs – pop it in the oven and it’s done in a jiffy. The salad is prepped while the chicken cooks and the end result is a yummy Lemongrass Chicken Salad… Continue reading

Asparagus And Potato Strata

Asparagus And Potato Strata
A strata is a great dish to serve when you are having a brunch and need an easy make-ahead meal for a group.  I made this strata for a group of friends to close out the summer. Served at room temperature with a salad, I was able to enjoy my friends without worrying about the kitchen. It turned out to be a slightly overcast day, but we had a lot of fun anyway.  Continue reading

Homemade Ricotta Ravioli Scampi with Grilled Lemon, Asparagus, Arugula & Toasted Garlic

Homemade Ricotta Ravioli ScampiI recently started making my own ricotta cheese and I just can’t get over how easy it is and how much I love it! So for today’s dish I combined two of my favorite Italian dishes together – ravioli and scampi. Grill a lemon and add a little veggie and you have a wonderful meal. My Hubby enjoyed every delicious bite… Continue reading

Creamy Corn & Asparagus Soup

Creamy Corn & Aspagagus Soup 1
When the corn in season is about to be no more…I buy a few dozen, cut the corn off the cob then freeze the corn to be used in the fall and winter. So when I make this rich and creamy soup the corn is about as fresh as it gets this late in the season. And what I love about soups like this is they get better every day…You taste the sweet corn on the front of your bite and the asparagus at the end.  Continue reading

Grilled Asparagus, Peach & Blackberry Salad

Grilled Asparagus, Peach & Blackberry Salad

Summer is winding down and school is upon us – but the heat outside is still sizzling…just like this salad! A healthy fare of grilled asparagus combined with the sweet & savory flavors of grilled peaches and blackberries. Drizzled with a delightful Maple Vinaigrette and topped off with tart crystalized ginger, hearty Brazil nuts and ricotta salata….It’s so incredible that I wish I’d created this salad at the beginning of summer! Then I’d have been able to enjoy it all summer long… Continue reading