Easy Smoked Salmon Boursin Cheese Spread

smoked salmon Boursin spread

This is one of those recipes that almost takes longer to say - "Smoked Salmon Boursin Cheese Spread!" - than it does to make.  THAT is how easy it is.  It's a perfect easy appetizer to spread on crackers or celery sticks or (if you want to be all fancy) endive leaves.  It's also a perfect tiny tiny dinner when you have had a big lunch and just want a little something with a glass of wine at the end of a long hard day.  It takes 2 minutes and 2 ingredients - well, 3 if you count the garnish - and I looooooove it. Read More & Get the Recipe

Mozzarella Prosciutto Salad

mozzarella prosciutto pasta

Recipes are born all sorts of ways in my house.  Some of them come together because the Southern husband starts reminiscing about the banana pudding his mama used to make.  Some are invented because I have heard one too many times about ramen burgers and I absolutely NEED to figure out my own version of them.  And some, like this recipe for mozzarella prosciutto salad, are invented because I have collected a random version of ingredients during the day, and I decide to put all of them together.  Which sometimes is alarming, and sometimes (like this time) is all kinds of delicious.  So here's what happened. Read More & Get the Recipe

Tuna Pasta Salad

tuna pasta salad

The lazy hazy days are finally here, and I am beside myself with happiness at all the fresh local veggies that are popping up at my local farm market.  I'm tossing them into every single thing I can think of, including and most especially supper, and one of my favorites is this quick and easy tuna pasta salad, which has loads of one of my personal favorites, sweet and sunny cherry tomatoes.  A handful of those babies, some fresh lemon, a little pasta and the best jarred or canned tuna you can get your mitts on, and you are all set for a light and lovely summer supper! Read More & Get the Recipe

Pork, Bacon and Bread Kabobs

pork kabobs

Pork tenderloin and I have always had a bit of a love-hate relationship.  I love to eat it, but usually when someone else is cooking it because I have a great talent for making it dry.  As a result, the Southern husband looks longingly at it in the supermarket while I roll the cart right on by, heading for the good old dependable chicken.  Until now.  Until I realized that I could skewer it up with some bacon and some cubes of country bread and some fresh sage (side note: is there anything that smells better than fresh sage?) and grill it until everything was juicy and tender.  Tender!  Who knew that tenderness was just a skewer away? Read More & Get the Recipe

Easy Shrimp Fried Rice

shrimp fried rice

One of the best things about ordering Chinese food is that they always send it with lots of rice.  And one of the best things about having extra rice is that it pretty much requires you to make shrimp fried rice sometime in the next few days.  And one of the best things about making shrimp fried rice is that it is one of the easiest, most flexible suppers you can make.  The rice and the shrimp and the sauce are mandatory, but after that you can toss in pretty much whatever veggies you have lurking in your fridge and they are going to fit right it.  Peas, spinach, asparagus...you name it.  Let's make some! Read More & Get the Recipe

Easy Cheese and Corn Salsa

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Before I get into the whys and wherefores of this ridiculously easy and delicious cheese and corn salsa, I wanted to explain myself.  I meant to mention this before I left, but I missed posting over the last week or so because the Southern husband and I were helping our newly minted college graduate daughter move to her new apartment.  More on that below, but as any of you who have ever packed and unpacked a moving box know, moving is EXHAUSTING.  Which means that sometimes you might only have the strength to have chips and salsa for dinner.  And if you are going to have chips and salsa for dinner, you might as well go all out and have this ready-in-5-minutes cheese and corn version! Read More & Get the Recipe