Quick Shrimp Ceviche

If you are looking for a simple, flavorful and refreshing appetizer, lunch or snack – I have just the recipe for you! I call is a cheater dish – as you are getting the effect without the full efforts. This recipe for Quick Shrimp Ceviche lets you enjoy the delicious Peruvian flavors of Ceviche withoutContinue reading “Quick Shrimp Ceviche”

Spicy Cucumber Salad

You all know how much I love salads as a side dish. They are so versatile and fun. Even if we just talk about Cucumber Salad, you have so much variety. You can have a Mediterranean spin with tomatoes, red onions and feta. You can go solo cucumber with a dill vinaigrette for something ofContinue reading “Spicy Cucumber Salad”

Chicken Noodle Salad

Oh these hotter days at the end of summer, I start to look for ways to limit the stove use at the hottest part of the day. I love a cold salad that can have the cooked components that can be made in the morning, so that they fully cool before combining them for theContinue reading “Chicken Noodle Salad”

Lemongrass Smoked Beef Bowl

Smoking meats is such a great way to get amazing flavor from some of the less desirable cuts. It is a great way to impart deeper flavors as well make tougher cuts more tender. Which is exactly what you get out of this marinated, slow cooked, smoked chuck roast. This Lemongrass Smoked Beef Bowl hasContinue reading “Lemongrass Smoked Beef Bowl”

Ginger Peanut Lime Dressing

Making my own dressings and sauces is always fun for me. I love trying to create flavor combinations and profiles to match the ingredients in the dish I am making. Sometimes it is just that the dish needs a sauce component and other times the sauce or dressing becomes the key component to it all.Continue reading “Ginger Peanut Lime Dressing”

Peanut Chicken Salad

Entree salads are always a hit at my house. I know a lot of people don’t think you can make a filling meal with a salad – but it’s absolutely possible. My latest creation is a Vietnamese inspired Peanut Chicken Salad. The chicken is marinated with lime and cilantro. And the dressing is bursting withContinue reading “Peanut Chicken Salad”

Cheese & Corn Salad

Who doesn’t love cheese and corn? I know I could eat both every day and be totally happy. So I decided to dress it up a little and make nice summer salad side dish with it. My recipe for Cheese & Corn Salad is so easy to make but so flavorful. A simple vinaigrette bringsContinue reading “Cheese & Corn Salad”

Loaded Potato Salad

Bacon…cheese….potatoes…. do I have your attention yet? As I have mentioned before on this blog, summertime means lots of cold prep salads. I like to take classic flavors and turn them into something. Who doesn’t love the classic Loaded Baked Potato? A soft potato piled high with bacon, cheese, butter, green onions, and chives. MyContinue reading “Loaded Potato Salad”

Chili Cheese Frito Salad

Sometimes you just gotta have a little extra fun with your meals. Our whole family is mildly addicted to Chili Cheese Fritos. When I buy a variety pack of chip bags – they are always the first to go. So I wanted to figure out a way to use it in a meal without justContinue reading “Chili Cheese Frito Salad”

Pickle Potato Salad

Another day dreaming of summer means another potato salad! This one might just be the best ever – at least if you ask my kids, who have already asked for it again three times. Which is especially funny because they all say they don’t like pickles! Now I know pickles are one of those foodsContinue reading “Pickle Potato Salad”

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