Archive:  July, 2013

Favorite Balsamic Vinaigrette

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Salads
by Ann on 31/07
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Finding one or two homemade dressings that you enjoy and keeping them on hand will facilitate easy meals that taste flavorful and fresh.  Moreover, making your favorite condiments… Read More »

Tropical Watermelon Slushy

In Drinks & Smoothies, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Snacks
by Ann on 29/07
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My family loves slushies!  A make-at-home version is so tasty and easy and, with some chopped watermelon stored in the freezer, can be ready at a moment’s notice…. Read More »

Jen’s Incredible Baked Meatballs

In Beef, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options
by Ann on 28/07
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Last week, a friend emailed me to report that she made these meatballs while on vacation, serving them as an appetizer to rave reviews.  And then today, while… Read More »

Walking Tacos

In Beef, Easy Meals, Salads, Snacks
by Ann on 26/07
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Both of my sons are swimmers and, like so many sports activities, the summer swim meets are always over dinnertime. Typically, I feed the boys an early meal… Read More »

Easy Summer Omelet for Two

In Breakfast Foods, Easy Meals, Egg Dishes, Gluten-Free Options, Kitchen Basics, Vegetarian
by Ann on 24/07
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  Fresh herbs, your favorite cheese, and eggs are all you need for a super speedy meal that tastes incredible.  Although most people would probably consider this meal… Read More »

Homemade Taco Seasoning

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Kitchen Basics
by Ann on 22/07
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Early in our marriage, I discovered my husband’s fondness for taco salad.  When I first served tacos, he piled all the filling ingredients on his plate and crumbled… Read More »

Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled String Cheese

In Appetizers, Gluten-Free Options, Grilling, Snacks
by Ann on 19/07
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When we were visiting my in-laws recently, we got talking about cheese.  Most every night before dinner, we enjoy cheese and crackers when we are with them.  Given… Read More »

Roasted Parmesan Zucchini Bites

In Appetizers, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
by Ann on 18/07
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  My favorite way to eat zucchini is a tie between zucchini bread and this recipe where the zucchini is broiled with a simple coating of fresh Parmesan…. Read More »

Apricot Peach Yogurt Smoothie

In Breakfast Foods, Drinks & Smoothies, Snacks
by Ann on 17/07
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Christian and I had a date with Grace, my 2-year-old niece, to make homemade play dough (see the blue fingernails in the photo below) and after lots of… Read More »

Corn, Cucumber and Avocado Salad with Homemade Ranch

In Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
by Ann on 15/07
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A few months ago, I was the emcee of a heart health expo.  At one point in the program, I was asked to speak about some of the… Read More »