Pan Fried Potato Recipe with Prosciutto and Chives

Learn how to make this pan fried potato recipe for a hearty breakfast side dish your family will love.  Skillet fried potatoes are simple to make and do NOT require par boiling before frying. Can you fry potatoes without boiling them first? Ok, so the first thing you need to know about making pan fried potatoes is that you do NOT have to boil them first.  This adds a very long and unnecessary step to your fried potatoes and just creates extra dirty dishes that no one wants to clean. This pan fried potato recipe is … [Read more...]

How to Roast Fresh Beets for Maximum Flavor

Roasted beets are a year-round staple in my house. They are fantastic right out of the foil or used for tossing into salads or made into beet smoothies.  Learn how to roast fresh beets and your family will stop turning up their nose at them! Roasted whole beets are a great way to use up fresh herbs!  How do you serve beets?    When I was growing up, my mom loved to serve us beets.  Only, she didn't serve us FRESH beets...oh, no.  Our beets came in a can, sliced up and rather unappealing to the teenage … [Read more...]

Basil and Spinach Salad with Blackberries and Feta

This Basil and Spinach Salad with Blackberries and Feta is a healthy summer salad recipe that takes only minutes to make.  Sweet blackberries pair with tangy feta cheese for a healthy side salad or simple lunch recipe.  Instead of using fresh red onion, try topping this basil salad with pickled red onions instead. Yay for Simple Summer Salads! Ah, the lazy days of summer have almost begun and that means I have nothing going on, right?  Oh that is so very, very wrong!  Some days, I have plenty of time for cooking … [Read more...]

Citrus Avocado Salad Recipe with Mint and Feta

The weather is warming up and spring and summer mean more fruit salad recipes in my house!  This citrus avocado salad recipe is SO much more unique than your average everyday fruit salad.  Top with a bit of fresh feta cheese and some chopped pecans and you have loads of flavor and texture.  Get creative with your fresh citrus and look for grapefruit, blood oranges, or maybe even a kumquat!How to Make a Citrus Salad  So, you want to make a citrus salad.  Where do you start?  The only real time consuming part … [Read more...]

Easy Black Bean Corn Salsa Recipe

The weather is warming up and that means spring and summer entertaining are not far behind.  Grilling out, pool parties, and block parties are popular ways to socialize when the sun is shining.  If you are looking for a summer side dish or appetizer, try this easy black bean corn salsa recipe.  Black bean salsa is a great topping for grilled fish or chicken.  You can also scoop it up with tortilla chips or just pile it on your plate to eat by itself!What I Love About Black Bean Salsa There are a lot of things to love … [Read more...]

Jalapeno Cilantro Coleslaw Recipe with Lime Vinaigrette

I received compensation from Alka-Seltzer® to create this Jalapeno Cilantro Coleslaw Recipe with Lime Vinaigrette. All opinions are entirely my own. #MyFoodMoment #CollectiveBiasBring a little Tex-Mex influence and HEAT  to homemade coleslaw! Loaded with green and purple cabbage, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, green onions, and orange carrots, this coleslaw recipe is both delicious AND pretty!Homemade Coleslaw with a KICK! I met my husband years ago, during our starving college days.  We weren't all that picky about the foods … [Read more...]

Easy Zucchini Fritters: A Zucchini Recipe Your Kids Will Eat!

Many years ago, I learned how to make these easy zucchini fritters.  Want to know why?  Because zucchini is cheap in the summer but my family hates it!  Seriously.  They make gaggy noises and scrunch their noses up every time I try to put zucchini on their plates.  I have tried a lot of zucchini recipes over the years and hiding zucchini in some sort of bread product is the only way they will eat it.  During the summer when there is so much zucchini, I make a lot of zucchini bread, muffins, and these easy zucchini fritters.  I figure they are … [Read more...]

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe with Cheddar and Chives

Once of the things southern folks love most is their buttermilk biscuits.  Being a northern girl by birth, I didn't grow up on homemade biscuits.  Nope, we were more of a roll sort of family.  However, the problem with yeast rolls is that they are a heck of a lot of work.  Mix dough, wait a while.  Punch down dough and make roll shapes.  Then wait some more.  Who the heck has that kind of time?  This homemade buttermilk biscuit recipe took me 10 minutes to mix and another 15 minutes to bake.  Seriously...this is the easiest buttermilk biscuit … [Read more...]

Easy Hush puppies Recipe with Corn and Jalapeno

This easy hush puppies recipe is part of an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for P.A.N. Cornmeal. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participationWhen I was growing up in New England,  I rarely ventured into 'ethnic' cuisine.  New England baked beans and pot roast were staples in our house.  Tasty but not exactly exciting.  Occasionally we got wild and crazy and went out for pizza or Chinese Food.  It didn't happen often and my taste buds languished from lack of flavor.  When I … [Read more...]

Onion Ring Salad Recipe with Lemon Herb Vinaigrette #SpringIntoFlavor

This Onion Ring Salad Recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBiasHave you ever opened up a classic French cookbook and checked out some of the recipes in there?  Know what you will find?  A REALLY long list of ingredients.  I am not a huge fan of really long ingredients lists...in my recipes OR in my food! I just don't have time for complicated most days!  Simplicity is my main goal when it comes to getting dinner on the table.  Healthy and natural … [Read more...]