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

Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad

During my recent Ride the Farm biking adventure I picked up a slew of goodies! Today’s recipe includes the fresh green beans I bought…combined with some tortellini, grape tomatoes, diced prosciutto and mozzarella balls then soaked in a Honey Dijon Vinaigrette…they make a perfect summertime pasta salad. Hearty enough for a stand-alone meal but also light enough to bring as a side dish to a barbecue! Continue reading

Green Beans with Pistachio Gremolata

If you’ve never tried Gremolata before you really should.  Gremolata is a garnish that combines chopped parsley, garlic, and lemon zest. Many times pine nuts are added to pump up the flavor but I decided to use pistachios instead. Sprinkled on top of fresh green beans it’s really, really good. This is a great side dish to serve with meat or fish. I served this alongside my recent Salmon & Cherry Tomato dish. Let me know if you like it too… Continue reading

Honey-Lemon Glazed Chicken, Rice Pilaf & Green Beans with Sautéed Shallots

Honey-Lemon Glazed Chicken, Rice Pilaf & Green Beans with Sautéed Shallots

It was a perfect day to fire up the grill for the first time this spring! Our local supermarket had a great sale on chicken breasts and legs so I stocked up! Some went right into the freezer but these were perfect for this recipe. Marinading them while the grill was getting hot and then basting them during the last ten minutes added a boost of flavor! The rice pilaf and string beans can be prepared while the chicken is grilling. Since the chicken is on the bone it takes about 45-60 minutes to grill so enjoy the time with a glass of red wine! Now let’s get cooking!   Continue reading