4th of July

Artichoke & White Bean Dip

July 24, 2012

Artichoke & White Bean Dip Quick, easy and healthy!  Use my Artichoke & White Bean Dip as a dip or as a substitute for mayonnaise on sandwiches.  The white beans and yogurt make a creamy dip without adding much fat.  INGREDIENTS 12 Ounces Marinated Artichokes (Drained) 15 Ounces White Beans...

Grilled Shrimp

July 23, 2012

Grilled Shrimp If you’re too busy to cook or it’s too hot to turn on the oven then I’ve got a delicious and easy grilled shrimp recipe for you.  If you don’t have a grill then you can quickly sauté the shrimp.  The secret is all in the marinade. INGREDIENTS...

Victoria’s Iced Coffee

July 18, 2012

Victoria's Iced Coffee It’s going to be another scorching hot day today. Forget going to an overpriced coffee place and cool off by making yourself a tall glass of iced coffee. INGREDIENTS 8 Ounces Brewed Coffee 4 Coffee Ice Cubes (Optional) Milk Sugar To make iced coffee it is a...

Burrata, Tomato & Basil Salad

July 6, 2012

Burrata, Tomato & Basil Salad This salad is very similar to a caprese salad. The burrata is silky on the outside and creamy on the inside which boasts a richly sweet and milky flavor.  Since burrata is a delicate cheese it should be handled as little as possible.  I love...

Strawberry Milkshakes

July 5, 2012

Strawberry Milkshakes It’s hot out and time for a good old fashioned Strawberry Milkshake!    INGREDIENTS 1/2 Pound Fresh Strawberries 3 Tablespoons Sugar 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1 Pint Good Quality Vanilla Ice Cream 1/2 Cup Milk   Hull and slice the strawberries.  Place the sliced strawberries in a medium size mixing...

Victoria’s Blueberry Crisp

July 4, 2012

Victoria’s Blueberry Crisp This is a great dessert to make while blueberries are in season.  If you bring my blueberry crisp to a picnic or potluck you are sure to be a big hit. INGREDIENTS 4 Cups Fresh Blueberries 1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar 4 Tablespoons Unbleached Flour 1 Teaspoon Ground...

July 4th S’Mores

July 3, 2012

July 4th S’Mores The first published recipe for S’Mores is attributed to Loretta Scott Crew whose recipe appeared in 1927’s Tramping and Trailing With The Girl Scouts. Graham crackers with melted marshmallows and chocolate prepared over a campfire, this camping favorite is great for our nation’s birthday!  Since 1927 there...

Grilled Corn With Paprika Butter

July 2, 2012

Grilled Corn With Paprika Butter Grilled corn is heaven.  Slather your grilled corn with paprika butter and you will be in nirvana.  INGREDIENTS 4 Ears Of Corn 1/2 Stick Softened Butter 2 Grated Garlic Cloves 1/4 Teaspoon Finely Chopped Rosemary 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1/4 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper   Boil the corn in salted...

Thyme Lemonade

June 29, 2012

Thyme Lemonade Since the weather has turned hot I have to admit that I’ve been really into making iced drinks lately.  Lemonade is hard to beat as the summer beverage.  Here is a nice variation on the much loved basic lemonade.  If you want to make this an adult drink...

Lemon Parfait

June 28, 2012

Lemon Parfait This dessert looks like it took all day to make, but actually is pretty easy.  The only trick is that you need to chill for a few hours so you will need to plan ahead a bit.    INGREDIENTS 1/2 Cup Strained Lemon Juice 1 Tablespoon Grated Lemon Rind...

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