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Parmesan Zucchini and Tomato Gratin

Parmesan Zucchini and Tomato Gratin

Thinly sliced zucchini and tomatoes, layered and baked with onion & garlic and topped with shredded parmesan. This parmesan zucchini and tomato gratin is such a light and delicious side dish. This is one of those recipes that exceeded my expectations. It is not only very easy to put together but it also tastes amazing and is absolutely flavorful. Zucchini and tomatoes go wonderfully together. And the garlic and onion perfectly complete this recipe and add an amazing flavor to the parmesan zucchini and tomato gratin. You can serve this gratin as a side with baked or grilled chicken, meat skewers,…

Stuffed Zucchini Cups

Stuffed Zucchini Cups

Hollowed out zucchini cups stuffed with a cumin spiced ground beef and delicious red bell pepper and onion mixture – baked in the oven with melted cheese on top – YUM! This recipe is low-carb, naturally gluten-free and made with fresh summer ingredients. If you are like me and have so much zucchini, you don’t know what to do with it, try this recipe or check out my recipe for Stuffed Zucchini Boats with Garlic Sauce. They are both very delicious and make enough to feed a whole family. My husband picked some giant monster zucchini from the garden last week.…

Easy Dirty Rice with Shrimp

Easy Dirty Rice with Shrimp

Easy Dirty Rice with Shrimp – a healthy twist on a Cajun classic. The addition of shrimp turns this into a fabulous main dish. Easy to make and very flavorful! This recipe turns a boring bowl of rice into a flavorful main dish. Just add some browned ground beef and “the trinity with the Pope” which is diced bell peppers, celery, onions and garlic. I think you will love this recipe! The traditional Cajun “dirty” rice is a well loved Louisiana classic with as many different recipes as there are cooks. The classical version uses chopped chicken livers or gizzards…

Honey Lime Fruit Salad

This Honey Lime Fruit Salad is AMAZING! It used a light and delicious honey lime poppy seed dressing and you can actually taste the fruit.

This honey lime fruit salad, made with mangos, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, kiwis and bananas, is the best tasting fruit salad… EVER! It makes a big bowl, large enough to feed a crowd, and it’s perfect to bring to a potluck, picnic or serve at a family BBQ party. This fruit salad is also very easy to make – just dice the fruits and mix with the honey lime poppy seed dressing. Very light and delicious! It combines some of my favorite summer fruits. It’s the perfect summer dessert – it’s made with only fruits and organic honey. It’s naturally gluten-free,…

Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar

I love making this colorful salad – it’s perfect for your next BBQ party, a family get-together or a potluck. Cowboy Caviar is a mix between a salad, a salsa,  a side dish and a dip if served with chips. It is also great as a taco topping or served with grilled meat and fresh gluten free tortillas. It’s made with 3 varieties of beans for added protein and fiber, a pile of fresh veggies and topped with a delicious lime dressing. So light and fresh. I served it along side some grilled chicken and we really enjoyed it. This salad is…

Green Clean Your Home + Printable

Green Clean Your Home

It’s been awhile since I have posted anything on  here, and I am so glad to finally be back. I have some news that I am going to share with you later in a different post. And of course some delicious recipes coming later this week. The post today is the first one of a new series called “Healthy Living”.  I would love to share with you from time to time healthy living tips, nutritional information, favorite brands etc. I have recently had the opportunity to clean with high quality microfiber cloths and we have become best friends. I am…

Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta Skillet

Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta Skillet

I am very excited to share with you today a very good family-friendly meal, that is budget friendly and tastes amazing! I come from a family that loves good food, and we share a lot of memories around homecooked meals. I always enjoyed helping my mother and grandmother cook, and we had a great time in the kitchen and around the family table. As in probably many other families, pasta is a big favorite in mine, especially when made with delicious Ragu Homestyle Pasta Sauce. To me homestyle means good flavor, comforting, and affordable. What does it mean to you? This…

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

A super simple and fast side dish to accompany any meal. Even the pickiest of eaters will be begging for seconds and thirds! I love cauliflower. I love it raw as a snack or in a creamy cauliflower soup, as creamy mashed cauliflower, or roasted with crispy browned edges. This roasted garlic cauliflower is very easy to prepare. I toss it with garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper, and some parmesan and lemon juice when it comes out of the oven. An irresistible side dish, even to people who don’t like cauliflower. The house smelled so good while the roasted garlic…

Perfect Classic Guacamole

Perfect Classic Guacamole

The secret for a perfect guacamole is to use good, ripe avocados. If the avocados are very soft when you press them gently, the avocado may be past ripe and not good anymore. Choose avocados that are  slightly soft when you gently press them. Also, the outside color should be dark green but not too dark. Another way to check if the avocados are ripe is to pop off the little stem on top, and if the patch underneath is brown – it means the avocado is overripe, it should be nice green. I love to eat this classic guacamole not…

Russian Salad Olivier

Russian Salad Olivier

If you are used to traditional American potato salad, you will love this Eastern European Olivier (or sometimes spelled Olivye) salad. It is very popular among all Slavic people and in Eastern Europe. I remember this salad was always on our table for New Years Eve when we were kids. I love to bring it to friends gathers because everyone loves it and it’s perfect for large crowds. This recipe makes enough for 25+ people. This Russian salad Olivier is great for potlucks, BBQs, family gatherings, and holidays. It makes a lot and it’s easy to prepare. Don’t miss out my…