Avocado Southwest Shrimp Salad Recipe Video

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Here is a fresh taste of spring and summer all year round! This salad always puts a smile on my face, it's easy and oh so yummy! The healthy alternative for all my readers who wish to shed some weight before the summer hits! This is the one for you, always a hit no matter when I make this you will love the taste I promise! Of course you can add boiled chicken or shrimp to eat and make it a heartier meal but it's great without it!


Grilled Balsamic Chicken Caprese Salad Recipe

Friday, May 22, 2015
Here is the perfect light dinner with herb crusted balsamic chicken and a delicious on a bed of caprese salad. I made this special celebrate a successful diet loss program I was on plus the start of summer with my goal achieved. Eating healthy never tasted so good! Happy summer to all and eat healthy!


Moroccan Lamb Steaks and Book Review

Sunday, May 17, 2015
It is so exciting and I am honored to be part of this book tour to have experienced and recreate a fabulous recipe from a boholicious cook, friend, author, school psychologist, wife, mother, grandmother, business woman and chef who has debuted her first exotic world travel cookbook +ally phillips from Ally's Kitchen. I have this great opportunity to have been sent a copy of this wonderful cookbook and review it. She makes all these recipes in her book from her experiences traveling all over the world and it is over the top fabulous you will treasure this one and a must have. I would love all my readers to check out all the great recipes from her culinary journey to recreate the authentic foods in her new book which includes this one for Moroccan leg of lamb. Lamb is a favorite of mine and this marinade is over the top fabulous and I know you will love the flavors! She will make her passion contagious to want to cook from the heart as she has and with ease from her exotic travels as she makes you feel all her love for cooking in this fabulous book!

 Ally's Kitchen

Moroccan Lamb Steaks ( slightly adapted from Ally's Kitchen Cookbook pg. 127) 

Moroccan Lamb Steaks and Book Review

6 to 8 leg of lamb steaks ( have the butcher slice them for you)
1 tablespoon lemon pepper
1 tablespoon mint
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon basil
1/2 teaspoon red chili pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
2/3 cup olive oil 
4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon prepared mustard stone ground
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup pepper jelly
1 zest and juice of 1 lemon

Place all ingredients in a large bowl (except lamb) and whisk together. Add the lamb piercing it with a fork to soak in the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight. These can be baked with marinade in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for around 35 to 40  minutes or grilled outdoors until the desired doneness. 

Outstanding recipe a keeper for sure!  Enjoy! 

Don't forget to visit her blog for many other great recipes. 

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Ally's Kitchen website: http://www.allyskitchen.com/


Garden Relish Burgers

Friday, May 15, 2015
What makes this Italian? You will have to read the ingredients!

Italian Burger with Garden Relish Recipe

1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 pound loose Italian sausage
1/2 cup chopped pancetta easier to freeze first and then chop or put in a food processor
1- 4 ounce can tomato sauce
3 tablespoons minced garlic
1/4 cup Italian flavored bread crumbs
1/4 cup red wine
1 tablespoon steak sauce
salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste

Mix all together and shape into patties. I like to lay it out onto wax paper and use a round glass to cut them out.
Heat the grill and cook on medium heat until all the pink is gone. Serve on toasted Italian rolls and garden relish on top recipe below.

Garden Relish:

1 bell pepper chopped fine
2 medium size beefsteak or plum tomato chopped
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 tablespoon bleu cheese crumbled or cubed mozzarella
2 tablespoons chopped black or green olives
2 tablespoons finely chopped cucumbers
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon vinegar

Mix everything together.

Optional: 1 small finely chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped fresh mushrooms, avocado slices

Mix everything together.

Top your burger with relish.


Italian Chickpea Tomato Salad Recipe

Monday, May 11, 2015

A fresh assortment of vegetables, mozzarella, olives with a great homemade dressing that makes this so special!

Here is all you need:

Cubed Tomatoes
Cubed Cucumbers
Cubed Whole Milk Mozzarella
Assorted Olives

Italian Dressing:

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon each dried basil, oregano, parsley, sprigs of fresh rosemary
salt and pepper to taste
1/4  teaspoon cayenne pepper

In a large enough bowl to accommodate all the vegetables you have chosen for your salad, toss with the dressing and refrigerate at least 1/2 hour before serving.


5 Minute Apple Tortilla Recipe

Sunday, May 10, 2015
This is the quickest dessert I ever made! Perfect for everyone who doesn't like to bake or cook because it's so easy! You can use any fruit and the same method for the recipe directions that you like. I was just sitting here one day thinking how easy it is to make a quesadilla with cheese so why not a dessert one? Well here is my idea for the quickest dessert I have ever made and everyone actually raved about them, go figure! Mom, dad , your friends and family will love these!


Roasted Herb Breaded Vegetable Recipe

Thursday, May 7, 2015
When it comes to getting the family to eat vegetables it's like pulling teeth! This is one sure way to get them to eat them. They love this medley with the garlic and herbs and buttery coating, they actually ask for this one over any others now!

 Baked  Herb Roasted Vegetable Recipe

Sliced potatoes
Sliced zucchini
Sliced peppers
Broccoli and cauliflower florets
Julienne style carrots
Green beans or snow peas
Sliced in half plum tomatoes
other suggestions: brussels sprouts, yellow squash, butternut squash cubed, eggplant cubes
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup Reggiano Romano cheese
salt and pepper to taste
sprigs of fresh rosemary
2 or 3 fresh basil leaves chopped
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
3 tablespoons melt butter 
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup Italian flavored bread crumbs or more

Note: for dieters spray all vegetables with cooking spray oil and season

In a large bowl put the amount for your family in a bowl around 4 to 5 cups of assorted vegetables. Add the vinegar, oil, butter and seasonings with fresh herbs. Toss to evenly coat.
Spread out on parchment paper and sprinkle with cheese and top generously with bread crumbs.  Bake( roast) at 400 degree hot oven for around 35 to 45 minutes until they start to brown and potatoes are soft when pierced with a fork.


Candy Sugar Mold Recipe

Sunday, May 3, 2015
As long as you find the plastic sugar molds you want to use this Candy Sugar Mold Recipe is easy peasy to do!

You can make many cute decorations using sugar art.

I love it for ease of personalization.

There is really nothing on mastering this easy artwork and you can turn ordinary cakes into the perfect theme or event you need in minutes if you have molds that go into the microwave read on.

This one is going in the middle of a blue ambrosia salad for my baby shower.

Anything you make comes out edible, pretty and perfect for any theme you use it for.

Great for baby showers as I am using this for (it's a boy) or you can even make superheroes, animals, or anything that will mold into the party treat and perfect for that special someone!