Archive for June, 2012

June 28, 2012

[Crock Pot] Mexican Stuffed Peppers

The Summer Heat drives many of us out of the kitchen and onto the deck to grill.

Although I love grilled food (especially because that means Rich is doing a lot of the work), sometimes I just don’t want to eat Grilled Goodies everyday! So, this summer, when Mother Natures turns on the heat & you don’t want to turn your oven-heat on… turn instead to your Crock Pot!


Now, we often think of the Crock Pot for making thick and hearty Winter Dishes – but it can easily adapt to make delicious fresh flavored lighter summer dishes! The gorgeous Peppers that will soon be overflowing from your bountiful Summer Garden can easily be cooked up for your next great dinner in your Crock Pot.

Take your classic Stuffed Peppers and switch it up with the Mexican Flavors.

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June 26, 2012

Pineapple Salsa with Grilled Tuna

Grilling & Summer go Hand-in-Hand. Recently I went on a little bit of a Non-Tomato Salsa kick, making this pineapple salsa as well as some Peach Salsa and a Savory/Sweet Strawberry Salsa. Savory Summer Fruit Salsas go amazingly well with Fresh Grilled Summer Proteins.

This Pineapple Salsa is beyond adaptable! You can serve this over a fish (we did Tuna, but Salmon or other fish would be great) or over some tasty chicken, over pork and even over some fresh steak. In addition to serving over proteins, this salsa is of course perfect with some tortilla chips or on top of your classic tacos!

Happy Summer, Happy Salsa, & get your Eat On!

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June 23, 2012

Strawberry Yogurt Pops

There is nothing better on a Hot Summer Day than a cool, refreshing Ice Pop.

Now I know that we can all very easily buy delicious, healthy ice pops in the store (and when I get them on a great sale, I buy them as well), but you just can’t compare to the ones you make at home!! Come on, seriously – the taste of “love” in your food is just something you can’t buy!

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June 22, 2012

Steamed Artichokes

I remember eating Artichokes only once in my childhood (the whole steamed kind, not the jar kind, or artichoke hearts, or used as an ingredient, or anything else – but these whole, fresh artichokes where you peel off your leaves and just eat ’em). I may have eaten Whole Steamed Artichokes other times in my life but the one that sticks out to me is when I was in California with my Aunt & Uncle (who happens to be a talented Marble Artist in his free time). I remember how they told me to just basically scrape the fresh tasty green leaves with my teeth to get the goodness out of them.

Recently, Artichokes were on sale

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June 18, 2012

Peach Salsa

Two of of my favorite things about Summer are all of the Fresh Flavors and eating Warm-From-the-Sun Fresh-Picked-Fruit. This Peach Salsa gives you all of that fresh flavor of the fresh-picked fruit but in a dippable form! Last week I shared my Strawberry Salsa (and stay tuned for Pineapple Salsa) but this salsa here showcases another fruit – the peach! You can very easily enjoy this peach salsa with some tortilla chips or if you ease up on the suggested amount of ‘spice/kick’ in the recipe below then you end up with more of a sweet salsa perfect for with those cinnamon chips.

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No matter how you enjoy your fruit (and the fruits of your labors) this summer, do it deliciously.

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…SPEAKING OF DELICIOUSLY: I am currently entered in the “Live Deliciously” Contest that Cupcake Winery in running on Facebook. Remember a while back I made Red Wine Cupcakes Well, even if you don’t, please take a moment to head over to the contest and VOTE

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