Blueberry Cucumber Feta Salad

This weekend we were entertaining guests and I wanted to have some lunch options that weren't dependent on sliced meats or grill meats.  I was fixated on summer salads- light, refreshing, with a surprise burst of fruit to boot.  The Blueberry Cucumber Salad was a hit! Blueberries always have a reserved spot in our refrigerator shelf because, in addition to their sweet, delectable flavor and visual appeal, they are jam-packed with good nutrition too!  Virtually fat free, they’re a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C and an excellent … [Read more...]

Father’s Day : No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Pie

  It’s hard to stomach using the oven when the outside temperatures are starting to rise. That’s why any recipe that contains the words “No Bake” in the title should be your go to dessert, especially if you're hosting a party.  After much success with my No Bake Chocolate Pie, I’ve now come to learn that No Bake is synonymous with No Hassles too! It’s important to take advantage of cherries since they have a very short growing season–summer is their peak.  With so many bountiful farm stands in my neighborhood, it isn't hard to pick a … [Read more...]

Cherry Vanilla Bean Clafouti

Baking was my savior today. After having gone to one "Moving Up" ceremony for  kid, I found myself racing around my apartment kitchen,  scavenging for all the ingredients to recreate the Cherry Clafouti recipe that for some reason, always marks the end of the school year, and brings me much comfort. As my kids keep getting older (not me!) maybe baking is my way keeping them in my nest?  I still love nurturing them with food, especially home-baked goods.  There's no better feeling than to watch them sit down at the table, devour a dish, … [Read more...]

Mango Guacamole

Hopefully we're all staring down a few months of barbecues, pool parties, and family get togethers. Don't let your guests eat boring snacks!  Spice things up with this recipe for Mango Guacamole - a refreshing summer twist on the tried-and-true traditional recipe. Guaranteed you'll have to have a large stock of ripe avocados in your drawer because this dish will be in high demand. Enjoy! Save Print Mango Guacamole Author: IMUSA Recipe type: Appetizer Cuisine: Mexican Prep time:  10 mins Total … [Read more...]