Saturday, July 25, 2015

Mexi Turkey Burger

We've had a busy summer so far - between ending the school year with soccer fun every weekend, planning for the upcoming wedding, group birthdays and traveling for the holidays, we haven't had a lot of down time.  

Friday, July 24, 2015

Avocado Garlic Aioli

The simple touches can make a dinner special.  In the case of the Mexi-Turkey Burgers, the specialty came in the homemade flavors Aioli that topped the burger.  When enjoying the turkey burgers, this aoili replaced the creaminess of the traditional ketchup or mustard, while adding a freshness with garlic and lemon juice and just a small amount of heat with the cumin. 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Smoked Rib & Baked Bean Quesadilla

I can only take credit for a portion of this recipe - and that portion is combining everything together.  The smoked ribs and baked beans were left overs from a fun-tastic family gathering this spring.  The food spread was amazing - it included the smoked ribs and baked beans, along with chips and dips, salads, corn on the cob, and of course - lots of laughter. 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Classic Mojito

Making mojitos can be almost as much fun as drinking them, with the muddling of the ingredients and then enjoying the freshness of the mint and lime with the rum and sparkling soda.  

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Homemade Iced Coffee

Summer is here!  I'm excited to say that cold foods are in...and basically, the only hot foods that are cooked during these three months involves the grill.  One day, browsing for cooling summer recipes, I came across this homemade iced coffee and felt perfect for those mornings that are quite warm and humid, giving you your coffee goodness with the chill that cools you on a hot morning.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage & Roasted Brussels Sprouts

It's no be surprise that if you have seen my blog before, that you know I'm a fan of Brussels Sprouts.  Finding something new to do with them is always a treat for me.  This recipe came together by the desire to try something new with a fresh flavor for summer that the pesto brings. 
The combination of the freshness of the pesto, the comfort of the pasta, the earthiness of the Brussels Sprouts and the texture and slight spice of the chicken sausage came together for a wonderful weeknight dinner.