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Shrimp with Tomatoes, Spinach & Feta

Oh people, take a good look here, this is one of my favorite suppers in a long time, shrimp cooked in a nest of tomatoes, spinach and feta cheese. It's just gorgeous! It's my rendition of a Greek dish called Shrimp (Garides) Saganaki, a favorite (or so I read ...) at Greek tavernas. Here, a summer version of Shrimp Saganaki uses ripe, juicy summer tomatoes and a winter version, equally good, uses canned tomatoes. Both will have you looking for good bread to sop up the juices!

One-Pot Supper. Quick Supper. Fresh & Seasonal. Low Carb. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.

Warm Goat Cheese Appetizer with Mini Tomatoes & Capers

An Easy, Impromptu Summer Appetizer
Oh people, if only dinner were this easy! But then again? Add a bottle of chilled white wine and you just might be inclined to go ahead and call this big jumble of warm goat cheese and tiny tangy tomatoes and capers dinner, after all.

Simple & Summery. Easy Enough for Everyday, Special Enough for an Occasion. Perfect for Casual Summer Entertaining & Convivial Gatherings.

Summer’s Best Melon Ball & Blueberry Salad

Pure summer in a bowl, a pile of jewel-colored watermelon and cantaloupe balls plus blueberries tossed in a simple sweet 'n' tart dressing made with no more than fresh lime juice, honey and a bare touch of Tabasco.

Very Summery! Beautiful Color! Cool & Refreshing! Fresh & Seasonal. Great for Potlucks and Light Summer Meals. Weight Watchers Friendly. Easily Vegan.

Cold-Brewed Coffee for Iced Coffee

How to Survive a Steamy Summer
Just "brew" coffee grounds in the refrigerator not the coffee pot, creating a smooth and low-acidity coffee concentrate for making iced coffee and coffee smoothies.

Stir-Fried Shrimp with Asparagus
or Other Summer Vegetables

My Latest "Master Recipe"
This is a such a great way to cook shrimp, you just might want to call it tonight's dinner! The recipe is as simple as shrimp stir-fried with your choice of fresh summer vegetables and tossed in an addictive sweet 'n' sour hot sauce. It makes up quickly, just prep and cook! This is an easy weeknight supper recipe but the taste is worthy of a special occasion too.

Fresh & Seasonal. Weeknight Easy. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.

How to Keep Green Onions Fresh for Weeks

If your fridge ever becomes home to slimy bundles of only days-old green onion, then here's a tip that will save food waste, save grocery money, even save cleaning the vegetable bin! It's super simple and you don't need to buy anything special. Then green onions will keep for two and even three weeks, fresh and ready for the plucking right from your own refrigerator – like a flower bouquet for your refrigerator!

Baked Chicken with Fresh Peaches

A simple summer supper, just quick-seared chicken breasts finished during a short stint in the oven surrounded by fresh and summer-juicy peaches.

Low Carb. High Protein. Very Weight Watchers Friendly. Weeknight Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. Inexpensive. Quick to the Table. What're you waiting for?!

Easy Ham Salad

A great way to use up leftover ham, especially if it's been in the freezer. My version of ham salad keeps the mayonnaise to a bare minimum, just enough to bind the ham, sweet onion and celery together, highlighting that coveted smoky ham flavor. For anyone who still has Easter ham – or Christmas ham?! – in the freezer, get it out to thaw asap. Ham salad's on the menu.

Finnish Summer Soup – Kesäkeitto

A taste of summer sunshine, the Finnish classic recipe for "summer soup", in Finnish that's kesäkeitto (kesä meaning summer and keitto meaning soup). Traditionally, Finnish Summer Soup's milky broth is packed with the season's first tiny garden-fresh vegetables: sumptous, that tradition. Me, I make Finnish Summer Soup all summer long with all kinds of vegetables: we lap it up, one potful after another.

Lime Crema

A simple but magical combination of sour cream, cream and lime, a homemade DIY version of Mexican crema, the sour cream-like sauce for tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, eggs, even the tops of soups. In our kitchen, Lime Crema is a staple, like ketchup and mustard. We add a tiny dollop to everything, well, not everything, not to hot-fudge sundaes, say, but pret' near everything else.