New York Salt Potato Recipe

Friday, June 26, 2015

A fairly easy recipe starting in the early 1800s somewhere around Syracuse New York, these spuds were often made for lunch by the workers there.

The potatoes are rich in buttery flavor and can be a perfect side when having a delicious seafood feast! One of my favorites and often made here in Florida with lobster or crab


Peanut Butter Cup Frozen Pudding Pie Video

Sunday, June 21, 2015

If you want a fabulous dessert everyone will love in 5 minutes to prepare look no more! This pie is rich, fluffy, decadent and the best thing about it is you can tailor it to whatever kind of candy bar you love!  Read on and check out my video!

This is is made with chocolate pudding, whipped topping and peanut butter cups! What's your favorite combination? Well lets get this summer dessert started! It's so easy!

Peanut Butter Cup Frozen Pudding Pie

1 1/2 cups half and half
1 package instant pudding either chocolate or vanilla
6 candy bars cut into small pieces ( peanut butter cups, kit kat, snickers, milky way, etc)
2 cups whipped topping
1 chocolate cookie crust store bought

In a medium sized bowl beat the half and half and pudding together until thickens. Stir in the whipped topping until well combined.

Add the candy into the filling or sprinkle on top which ever you prefer.  Pour into crust.
Freeze for around 4 to 6 hours. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. This is great with hot fudge sauce over the top too!

Grilled Lemon Peppered Garlic Ribeye Steak Recipe

Saturday, June 20, 2015

This marinade is great on any steaks and most of the time Ribeyes don't need marinating because since they're so marbleized it keeps them tender during cooking anyway. One of my favorite meats is this one. I love the marinade because it just enhances the perfect flavoring to these steaks!

Lemon Peppered Ribeye Steak Recipe

4  ribeye steaks

3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

2 cloves smashed garlic cloves

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic

1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

pinch of cayenne pepper

salt to taste

Place the steaks in a ziplock bag with all the ingredients. Marinade 4 to 6 hours in the refrigerator turning a few times. Remove steaks from the marinade.

Grill steaks on preheated hot grill to your desired doneness.

Tex Mex Tomato Salad Recipe

Friday, June 19, 2015

If you love tomatoes, cucumbers and summer vegetables this is a perfect salad to try. I love this one as it bursts with spring, summer and warmer weather! This one's for you read on. Make it a whole meal and add grilled cubed chicken or grilled shrimp!

Here's all you need:

Avocados peeled and diced
Fresh corn sliced off the cob
Grape, plum or cherry tomatoes sliced in half or cubed
Green, black or pimento stuffed olives
Fresh limes squeezed
Cucumbers peeled and sliced (I also take the seeds out)
Fresh cleaned raw broccoli and cauliflower stems removed and chopped
Celery is optional if you like it
Oregano dried flakes
Minced fresh garlic 
Salt, pepper and cayenne to taste
Extra Virgin Olive oil

Optional for meat lovers: cooked cubed chicken, steamed shrimp 
In a large bowl place all the vegetables, olives,  including minced garlic and meat if using and mix together.
Drizzle olive oil, two to three fresh squeezed lime juice over the top. Evenly shake oregano, salt, pepper and cayenne if you like a little heat.
This can be eaten as is or over a bed of greens which is super delicious.


Avocado Chickpea Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Avocado Chickpea Cucumber and Tomato Salad is an addicting bowl of wonderful versatile ingredients that is delicious any time of the year.

If you're a fan of avocado, chickpea, and feta cheese, this salad is calling your name and even though fresh is best you can improvise with winter vegetable additions during the cooler months.

This salad has so many possibilities to add or change just the way you want to eat it with a list of many suggestions below.

Did you know avocado contain more potassium than bananas, loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids,fiber,can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels?

So not only is this a delicious salad it's also perfect for weight watchers, keeping you healthy and eating good calories that will satisfy any time of the day guilt-free.

Scroll down to the recipe card for the suggestions and dressing recipe we love in this fresh healthy salad!

this is a healthy avocado greek salad with feta, olives avocado, tomato and chickpeas


Easy Caramel Apple Cake

This amazing easy apple cake that will be enjoyed by all your family and friends. This Easy Caramel Apple Cake is dripping with delicious buttery caramel syrup while baking. It makes it's own caramel topping over a cake. The apples are infused with a buttery caramel that is so decadent! This is a dessert that everyone will swoon over. You will make it again and again, it is semi homemade and so easy! I made this cake for my son's birthday as he is a huge caramel apple fan. This apple cake is delicious as it is or with ice cream.

This is a semi homemade caramel apple cake in a round pans. The cake has caramel on the bottom made baked in the pan with fresh apple slices and the cake is baked on top of the apple caramel syrup. It is on a plate that the caramel while hot is dripping onto the cake.


Rosemary Basil Red Skin Potato Recipe

Sunday, June 7, 2015
The seasoning on these red skin potatoes will be a great side dish for any potato lover. The herb brings out the flavor of the potato without overpowering the taste. I just love these with pork chops or even a hamburger. They crisp up nicely in the oven and have a beautiful aroma while cooking not to mention the best tasting potato with any meat you serve!

Rosemary Basil Red Skin Potato Recipe

4 red skin potatoes cut into wedges
4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
4 fresh basil leaves
olive oil
Italian flavored bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried oregano
pinch of cayenne pepper
grating cheese

In a large plastic bag add the potatoes with 4 tablespoons of olive oil and shake to coat. Add the salt, pepper, garlic, pinch of cayenne pepper and oregano. Spread onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle generously with bread crumbs.  Bake at 425 degree hot oven until browned and crispy. Remove from oven and toss with fresh basil, rosemary and sprinkle with grating cheese. Add more salt and pepper if needed.

Parmesan Roasted Tomatoes

Friday, June 5, 2015
Parmesan Crusted Roasted Tomatoes is one of my favorite brunch recipes!

These can be served as an appetizer, over a chef salad or a great side dish for any meal.

When rosa plum tomatoes are in season, this is my go-to recipe and I can't wait to make them.

As a child my grandma Victoria would bake these all summer long.

Her recipe from her mom from Rome, Italy, taught her at a young age of 11 on how to cook these.

Back in the late 1800s, these were a banquet to enjoy during the warmer months and we continue to make this recipe in her memory.

These are simple pantry ingredients, healthy and delicious!

If you love fresh tomatoes try my tips on How To Use Fresh Tomatoes by making tomato paste, freezing, and freshly made marinara sauce.

Great done on the grill too! Add to a salad of use even as a side dish with a piece of grilled chicken or fish just pure deliciousness

panko crusted roasted tomatoes on Romaine lettuce