Archive for June, 2011

Ham, Cheddar, and Peach Panini

We’re right in the middle of peach season, and my Sam’s has got some great ones right now.  I like to buy produce locally when I can, but these Sam’s peaches are so good that… Read more »

June 15, 2011 | Sandwiches

BLT Salad

It’s been so hot here (about 10 degrees above normal for June) that all I can think about cooking is salad.  This one is one of my favorites.  You must try making your own croutons. … Read more »

June 14, 2011 | Soup and Salad

Chicken Taco Salad with Cilantro Lime Sour Cream

Who doesn’t love a taco salad?  Even a bad taco salad (e.g. Taco Bell) is still pretty good, in my opinion.  I set out to make a fresher, healthier, more tasty one for dinner tonight,… Read more »

June 13, 2011 | Soup and Salad

Texas Sheet Cake

This is not a new recipe for anyone who lives in the south, I’m sure.  It’s a staple at group gatherings, not only because it’s a big cake (it’s the size of Texas, get it?),… Read more »

June 11, 2011 | Desserts

Creamy Pesto Penne

Pesto is so good during the summer, but it can get a little boring on pasta.  So tonight, I added some cream cheese to leftover pesto….We ate by the pool and it was a great… Read more »

June 9, 2011 | Main Dishes

Toasted Caprese Sandwich

The Caprese Salad is one of my favorites when the tomatoes are ripe.  Basil, olive oil, mozzarella, tomatoes….what a great combo. Tonight we made it into a sandwich!

June 7, 2011 | Sandwiches

Quinoa Citrus Salad with Avocados

This salad was perfect for the excruciatingly hot and humid weather we’re having this week.  It’s cold, creamy, crunchy, tangy, and healthy.  You can see perfect pictures and descriptions here, but here is my adapted… Read more »

June 6, 2011 | Soup and Salad

Chicken Salad with Basil and Pine Nuts

Now this is a QUICK meal. Rotisserie chickenSpinach and Arugula salad mix (something NEW at my NEW Walmart Neighborhood Market!)Cherry TomatoesFresh Basil (I got mine from my awesome Mother’s Day garden) Freshly Grated Parmesan CheeseToasted… Read more »

June 5, 2011 | Soup and Salad

Our Favorite Homemade Ice Cream

I haven’t cooked in days.  Seems like weeks!  But I broke out the ice cream maker to make dessert for dinner with friends.  I don’t make homemade ice cream very often, not because it’s difficult,… Read more »

June 5, 2011 | Desserts