This recipe for an all kinds of festive Christmas Tree Fruit and Cheese Platter is so easy that it almost doesn’t seem fair to use the word recipe when describing it…it’s more like a ridiculously easy, completely merry take on the usual cheese and fruit board. Some cubes of your favorite cheese, some cheery red and green grapes, a little sprig of thyme here and there to give it that extra Christmas tree look and your favorite Christmas platter and you are in holiday business! Let’s make it!
I love this easy recipe for lettuce wrap tacos any time of year, but around this time of year it becomes an Actual Necessity in my house. More on that in a little bit, but as you can probably see from the picture, this is quick and easy and light version of tacos that features your favorite spicy, drippy, delicious taco meat, but instead of taco shells it’s nestled in bright crunchy lettuce leaves. Some sweet cherry tomatoes, some chopped scallions for a little bite and of course a generous handful of buttery avocado, and you are in healthy taco heaven. Let’s make it!
I know, I know, it’s not even The Day and I’m already dreaming about the leftovers. And by leftovers, I mean this perfect, perfect Thanksgiving sandwich…thick slices of leftover turkey nestled between generous spoonfuls of stuffing and cranberry sauce, with a nice puddle of gravy. All served up on a soft roll, and now you are dreaming about leftovers too, right? And while it might not seem like a recipe is needed for a turkey sandwich, in my experience it’s all about how you put it together.
So, once the turkey is carved and the mashed potatoes are eaten and the pumpkin pie is sliced and you are once again hungry even though you swore you would never be hungry again, come on back to Framed Cooks and let’s make it!
Ah, this easy and elegant shrimp and baby potato salad! Shrimp is constantly on the menu at our house. Besides the fact that they are Delicious and Nutritious, I’ve psychoanalyzed the reasons why they show up on my menu as much as they do and here’s what I’ve come up with. Along with this recipe of course…let’s make it!
I love lasagna, but let’s all admit that sometimes we just don’t have the energy. The noodles, the layering, getting the right proportion of ricotta to mozzarella so that it is neither too dry nor too soupy…it’s exhausting, I tell you! But I do love it. And then one day when we were having some fabulous ravioli for dinner (more on that later!) it occurred to me. Pasta. Ricotta. Sauce. All that I needed was the mozzarella and a square pan, and I could be on my way to lasagna heaven via a ridiculously easy short cut. And that short cut is named Ravioli Lasagna!
Oh, how I do love this recipe for Greek shrimp scampi! It is a mixture of regular shrimp scampi and that classic recipe where you bake together shrimp and tomatoes and feta, only there is no baking, because this is one of my most tried and true speedy weeknight dishes, and you KNOW how I feel about the 30 minutes and under rule. So this delicious little number does it all in one skillet. Well, and one pot for the pasta if you are going to get all technical on me. Easy, elegant, shrimp, cheese, pasta…you understand my love, right? Let’s make it!