I love the flavors of good Caribbean food and the Jerk Seasoning in authentic cuisine is nothing like you can buy in a bottle. Although I must admit – the use of more than just a couple of habaneros really scared me (and I warned the family that our dinner might be way too spicy to eat), but in the end it was just the perfect level of heat for all to really enjoy! Thank goodness, I could not have been happier with the end results!
Pasta Salad: good on the side or perfect for a light meal.
There are so many different types of pasta salad, how do you choose just one!?
This Mexican Pasta Salad is delicious enough to count as a light summertime meal while still being healthy (and vegetarian). Often you see pasta salad made with big chunky pastas but this version switches it up a little allowing the other fresh summer flavors a chance to shine!
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.
This Casserole is Delicious!
In the past I have made a side dish of Black Beans with Cilantro Rice but the other night I wanted a more substantial (and super easy to throw together) dish to serve my parents. We had this with some Mexican Marinated Grilled Steak, Guacamole, Salsa from last summer that I had in the freezer, and the Super Delicious Black Bean Hummus. Now if we were serving this just for the two of us we could have this for dinner, but Daddy Dearest insists that “Dinner must have Protein” (and the beans don’t count as enough of a protein for him).