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Category: summertime

Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce

Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce

Fresh cherry tomato sauce is one of my all time favorite quick and fresh sauces to go over pasta! Cherry tomatoes add a wonderful burst of flavor in this sauce and they are not cooked all the way down, leaving their shape mostly in tact. 

Pork Kabobs with Sticky Cherry BBQ Sauce

Pork Kabobs with Sticky Cherry BBQ Sauce

Pork kebobs with a sticky cherry bbq sauce is my new favorite skewer for grilling. The pork that is used is from a boneless pork chop cut and the sticky bbq sauce is made from fresh summer cherries and all the usual bbq ingredients. If 

Italian Baked Zucchini

Italian Baked Zucchini

Italian Baked Zucchini is a delicious way to make zucchini and definitely a zucchini recipe to keep in your repertoire. This is basically a zucchini parmesan but without the breading. Italians love making baked vegetables with tomatoes and cheese and this baked zucchini is no 

My Famous Blackened Spice Rub

My Famous Blackened Spice Rub

Homemade spice rubs are so easy to make and with a little inspiration from others or your own imagination, you will be on your way to some amazing meals after you make your own! I call this my famous blackened chicken spice rub because I 

Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini pancakes is such a delicious summertime recipe when zucchini is abundant. This recipe is a super easy one to make and it is big on flavor.  My family is not a big fan of zucchini but they love this dish!  What is not to 

Grapefruit Lemon and Basil Popsicles

Grapefruit Lemon and Basil Popsicles

Grapefruit and basil popsicles are one of my favorite homemade popsicles that I make. I really love any combination of basil and citrus and maybe that is why I love these popsicles so much. The sweet basil flavor is present in each lick of the 

Basil Simple Syrup

Basil Simple Syrup

Basil Simple syrup is a wonderful addition of flavor to sweeten your iced tea, lemonade, cocktails and popsicle.  The fragrant basil adds a wonderful floral not to the simple syrup and makes a normally boring drink amazing!    

Amazing Homemade Pesto

Amazing Homemade Pesto

Homemade pesto is an amazing fresh and vibrant Italian type sauce that can be added to pasta, meat or used as a dip.  There are many types of pesto recipes which utilize many different types of ingredients but this pesto is the more traditional basil 

Italian Berry Cake with Mascarpone Cream

Italian Berry Cake with Mascarpone Cream

This Italian Berry cake with Mascarpone is a light and delicious layer cake that is so easy to make. This cake is perfect for the non-baker because it does not require any special cake decorating skills to pull off a beautiful presentation. It is almost 

Healthy Homemade Mango Lassi

Healthy Homemade Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi is an Indian drink that is made in India during their extremely hot summers. Mango lassi is an adapted version of the more traditional Indian drink, Lassi which is a plain sweetened yogurt drink.Β  Most people are familiar with the mango lassi from