Showing posts from August, 2015

BATTLE Sandwiches: BLTs on Steroids

How to make a BATTLE Sandwich, it's a BLT on Steroids! No recipe required, all you need to know is what B-A-T-T-L and E stand for. If you love a good BLT? You're gonna be in summer h-e-a-v-e-n. The Food of Family Tradition. Fresh & Casual. Easy to Make, Worth a Celebration.

Grilled Steak with Summer Tomato-Avocado Salad & Warm Poblano-Bacon Vinaigrette

Oh people, doesn't every year call for at least one big summer feast? This is your meal. The summer steak salad is built, literally and figuratively, on layers of flavor and texture. The grilled beef sits atop a wet and messy salad of juicy summer tomatoes (aren't they just glorious? this salad really shows them off!), avocado and lettuce that wilts, just slightly, in a warm onion-bacon-poblano vinaigrette. It all just works, so well, SO WELL, together. Fresh & Seasonal Summer Feast. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Low Carb. High Protein.

Roasted Eggplant Salad with Tomato-Caper Salsa

A gorgeous make-ahead salad, just slices of roasted eggplant topped with a surprising salsa. Serve it as a substantial salad or for Meatless Monday. Low Carb & Weight Watchers Friendly! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ 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. Watch for new "summer easy" recipes all summer long! With a free e-mail subscription , you'll never miss a one! Our Tomato Cup Runneth Over. We harvested one singleton tomato back in – what? June maybe? Since then, some critter-of-the-night beat us to each slow-to-ripen, heavy-on-the-vine tomato. So on Saturday, two bereft tomato lovers stocked up on tomatoes for the week at the farmers market. Later that very same day? A niece remembered we'd spoken longingly of tomatoes earlier in the week and delivered a bagful of home-grown tomatoes. The Tomatoes Are Here. FINALLY. But then?

One Quick Tip: The Magic of Watermelon Wedges

How (and why) to serve watermelon in easy wedges vs unwieldy slices. Plus a second tip, how to turn a so-so watermelon into so-so sweet watermelon. This is the latest in an occasional series of posts I call "One Quick Tip" ... because, well, each one will include a single quick tip, quick to absorb, easy to adopt, memorable to use. Do you have One Quick Tip you'd like to share? Leave a comment or send me a quick e-mail via . This time, I'd love to hear how you simplify serving a favorite summer food. Old or new, big or small, I'd love to know what works for you! ONCE UPON A TIME I passed around a big platter of watermelon slices at a summer party. I'd sampled a small bite, it was such good watermelon, really juicy, so full of flavor and tasted so good on a hot-hot day. But for the life of me, I couldn't give the stuff away! No one was taking! TRY THIS, my friend said back in the kitchen. She cut my watermelon slic