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July 12, 2012

Chocolate Ricotta Mousse

So often when you are done with your recipe that you bought your big container of ricotta for (and you always buy the bigger one because it is more cost effective that way), you still have ricotta left and you don’t know what to use it for. I decided to go on the hunt for a healthy dessert that I could indulge in without feeling guilty.

This comes together in about 5 minutes (plus a little bit if you want it chilled) so you can whip this up any time you are craving something slightly sweet and chocolaty. If you are used to making healthy switches in your diet this will be more than perfect for you. If you are, like my family, not used to subbing healthy alternatives in for other things – this may not satisfy your sweet tooth. If you (or your family) want it more sweet – just add more sweetener!

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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 17, 2012

Black Bean Burgers

Summer is Grilling Season!

Now that Father’s Day is here , many Dads will be spending many a summer evening with a cold beverage in front of a hot grill. Instead of having Dad (or whoever) grill up your “normal burgers” for your next BBQ or July 4th – why not whip up these delicious black bean burgers?

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June 13, 2012

Strawberry Chocolate Pudding Ice Pops

There’s always room for Jello (Pudding Pops)!

Growing up my mom always used her Tupperware Ice Pop Molds to make me fresh Ice-Pops all summer long! When I moved into my own house, mom figured she would not be making many more pops (until at least she had grand kids to make them for) so she gave me her molds, yay! One of my favorite (and easiest) ice pops always were Pudding Pops (which I also found out were also Rich’s favorite type when he was growing up – I love being able to make my PA Wedding Photographer Fiance happy).

Basically all that needs to get done for the Perfect Pudding Pops is to start out by making your favorite Pudding (instant or homemade or cooked). Then you just need to pour that pudding into your pop mold of choice (store-bought or ice cube trays, or silicone molds, or paper cups), and then freeze them up for a few hours.

After Strawberry Picking last week I knew that some Chocolate Covered Strawberry flavored Ice Pops would be amazing. So taking my love of Pudding Pops and then just adding some fresh Strawberries to the mix equaled these delicious Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pudding Pops!

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