Parmesan Veggie Fries with Lemon Aioli

These are pretty much “no guilt fries” They have the same shape as fries… But they aren’t really “fries” at all because they are roasted Load on the lemon zest for some zing and lots of shredded Parmesan Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper The parmesan forms a crispy crust like … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Zucchini Frico

This is a fun little appetizer that goes together in mere minutes Quite a tasty, lo-carb bite, perfect for a little happy hour nibble Snapper season was in full swing last weekend and I spent a lot of time on the porch watching the fishing boats dot the Gulf of Mexico while my fishermen pursued … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, All Seasons Salad

Are you in a salad rut? Same old salad every time? I have a formula that I use as a basis for just about every salad I make, even this Berry Salad with Monte Cristo Croutons All Seasons Salad = greens + seasonal fruit and/or vegetable + protein [nuts and/or meat] + cheese [optional] + … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Rock Star Roasted Vegetables

These vegetables are so good and so easy, I’m sharing 2 recipes today, Parmesan Roasted Green Beans and Roasted Fennel with Brussel Sprouts, Shallot and Bacon salt These recipes are so embarrassingly simple, I don’t even have many photos for you~ Both versions are just a matter of prepping the vegetables and putting them on … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Walk on the Wild Side

These chargers inspired a Safari table for friends that were coming over for dinner.  It was the perfect excuse to get out my favorite china. I started gathering things from around the house to set a table for the evening. I couldn’t believe all the things I found!  I also couldn’t believe I had never … Continue reading

Creations, l’arte de salade and Frico

The Art of making a great salad is simple, fresh ingredients.  My favorite formula is to use very crisp lettuce of your choice, 1 fruit or vegetable, 1 cheese, 1 nut.  Add in chopped onion, celery, peppers or anything else you have on hand and want to include. Toss lightly with a vinaigrette so the … Continue reading