Sunday, May 10, 2015

Pavlova for #SundaySupper

Happy Mother's Day!
Did you know that Pavlova is perfect for your Mother's Day dessert?
What is Pavlova?
 It is a dessert baked with meringue and filled with fruit.
It is just the most incredible dish! You start with meringue that you bake in a circle. Then you fill the top with fresh fruit. There are lots of recipes, but this Pavlova recipe has the added deliciousness of a bed of lemon curd that tops the meringue and gives the fruit a place to nest.

If you have never had Pavlova, you will want to try it. It is fancy, decadent, creamy and refreshing. It is a challenge to make. The humidity does not play well with the meringue, which resulted in me having to make the meringue twice. Even the second time the meringue cracked, but it was usable, and although not as perfect as I would have liked, I hate to waste, so I went with it. And it was great!

pavlova, lemon curd, fresh fruit, dessert

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Cheeseburger in Paradise/#FoodieExtravaganza

What is a cheeseburger in paradise? Well, for me, it is a cheeseburger that I made myself. It's grilled  outside on the grill and it is topped with tropical goodness. It is eaten on the backyard porch, because that is my paradise! I stuffed my ground chuck burger with little chunks of pineapple and mango. Then I topped it with manchego cheese and fruit sauce. If you are not in paradise, you will be when you eat this!

cheeseburger, paradise, tropical sauce, manchego cheese
Paradise Cheeseburger

Monday, May 4, 2015

Buffalo Wing Salad

It seems like everyone is a Buffalo Wing fan. And why not? They're tasty good and it's fun to hang out with friends, watch a game and eat wings! But, they can be fattening and messy. So why not try a Buffalo Wing Salad! They are just as tasty, and much better for our health because they are baked! We make baked chicken wings at home quite often, and we usually use a hot sauce to make them so good.  We call them Wolfpack Wings, because we are huge NC State fans. Make these wings and you have your salad wings also! 

salad greens, tomatoes, onions, blue cheese crumbles, dressing
Buffalo Wing Salad

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Celebrate It! Blog Party!

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cinco de Mayo Chicken Flatbread

I call this recipe Cinco de Mayo Flatbread, but, of course, you do not have to wait until May 5th to enjoy the flavors of this tasty appetizer. It is so easy to make. I used purchased salsa and flatbread, pan fried the chicken, and it was ready in about 20 minutes! As a matter of fact, you might consider serving this flatbread as an entree for lunch or dinner! One thing is for definite. No matter when you eat it, you are going to love it! 

flatbread cinco de mayo
Cinco de Mayo Flatbread

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mini Mango Cheesecake for #SundaySupper

When I was first married, I really didn't cook often. My husband and I lived in Las Vegas at the time, and there was never a less expensive place to eat out. Plus, we both grew up hardly ever eating out, so it was a treat we enjoyed often. Fast forward several years, and I cooked at home daily after my son was born. I started keeping track of recipes I used by writing notes in cookbooks or on newspaper clippings reminding myself why I made it and what we thought of it. They were reminders of parties, great times and what we served. So when I opened a binder stuffed with recipe copies, my eye stopped on the notes I made in the margin of this cheesecake recipe. It read: Alex's Kindergarten Graduation 6/96. Oh goodness, the memories! Alex is 25 now, but this cheesecake will forever make me think of him as that little boy proudly walking across the stage to become a first grader!
Isn't that the best thing about food? It evoke memories of good times, good food, and good friends!

I hope this Mini Mango Cheesecake brings wonderful memories for you and that you make it often. Tropical foods is the theme for #Sunday Supper this week, and when I think of tropical foods I think of mango's. They fit into this cheesecake perfectly. To see what everyone else made, read below.

Mango Cheesecake #Sunday Supper
Mini Mango Cheesecake 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

Springtime Chocolate and Almond Biscotti

It's finally spring! So to celebrate, I made Springtime Chocolate and Almond Biscotti! They have the crisp outside of biscotti, and they are filled with the sweet taste of Springtime morsels. Then, about a quarter of it is dipped in chocolate and decorated with sprinkles! Sounds yummy, doesn't it! This biscotti would be the perfect addition to your Mother's Day luncheon or dinner, May Day celebration, or even an end of school teacher's luncheon!

Springtime Chocolate and Almond Biscotti

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Chocolate and Caramel Mini Trifles w/Caramel Liberte Mediterranee Yogurt/#Yogurt Perfection/#Giveaway

Made with chocolate sponge cake, whipped cream and Caramel Liberte Mediterranee Yogurt this recipe will satisfy your desire to keep cool, and get great flavor without the guilt! Although it is not really hot out yet, I know it won't be too long before we are looking for a place in the shade to enjoy some cool refreshment. That is what these Chocolate and Caramel Yogurt Mini Trifles made with Caramel Liberte Mediterranee Yogurt are all about!


 These  trifles are the perfect treat for family and guests too! This luscious whole milk yogurt creates an indulgently silky texture which intertwines with the cake and whipped cream for a satisfying, refreshing, flavor that you and your guests will love! Be ready with the recipe, because everyone will be asking you for it! You can also let them know to stop by Publix web site and download printable coupons for Liberte Mediterranee Yogurt!