Showing posts from May, 2009

Roasted Rhubarb

An easy summer dessert recipe, rhubarb cooked until just soft in the oven and then served with Greek yogurt, rice pudding, even stirred in the morning oatmeal! A special collection of easy summer recipes
collected over several summers.
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"We had it over low-sugar ice cream. What a delight!" ~ Cyndi This may not be Beebopareebop Rhubarb Pie – ha! one of the ‘sponsors’ of my Minnesota favorite Prairie Home Companion – but it’ll have rhubarb lovers bopping around the kitchen with excitement.Easy to make? Check. Flexible to serve? Check. An easy summer dessert? Check again. Delicious? Triple check. VANILLA SUGAR is easy to make. Just slip ‘spent’ vanilla beans into a jar of sugar. ALANNA’s TIPS I’ve served Roasted Rhubarb over Greek yogurt and rice pudding – parfaits would be sexy to serve! It’s great stirred into morning oatmeal and lovely with custard. SUMMER EASY:
ROASTED RHUBARB Hands-on time: …

Cauliflower Salad with Fresh Herbs

An easy summer salad, just steamed cauliflower tossed in a vinaigrette with fresh herbs. So simple to make but memorable to serve. No mayonnaise so perfect for picnics and outdoor gatherings. Vegan and Weight Watchers zero points. This recipe is so quick and easy
that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes
published every summer since 2009.
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Truth be told, this was the first of two recipes that inspired this summer’s recipe theme, Summer Easy, a collection of easy summer recipes. (The second recipe? This Easy-Easy Grilled Mushroom Appetizer!) I made it one night, twas excellent. The next night, we ended up with an impromptu party with about 90 minutes notice. I made it again, this time without thinking, just whisking the vinaigrette with the herbs that happened to be on hand while the cauliflower cooked. Voila, an easy summer salad – and…

Easy-Easy Grilled Mushroom Appetizer

The Recipe: My favorite easy summer appetizer, a real crowd pleaser, just fresh mushrooms cooked in Italian dressing over a hot grill. For the cook? Totally easy, just two ingredients. For health-conscious eater? This mushroom appetizer recipe is also low-cal and low-carb! For the taste-hungry foodie? On the grill, these mushrooms get all dark and syrupy. So good!
When I first launched the new collection of easy summer recipes back in 2009, this easy appetizer recipe – just two ingredients! – was exactly what I had in mind. It's not just easy, it's a hit!The recipe (if you can call something this easy a "recipe") comes from a great cook. He wraps his mushrooms in foil packets, then cooks them on the grill for an hour or more on a Big Green Egg smoker-grill.Happy accident, when I made the mushrooms for the first time myself, oops, no foil. So I used a cast iron skillet. And honestly? Cast iron is my go-to way to cook these mushrooms ever since.
So easy and I adore how…