As you probably know, if you asked me what my favorite flavor was, I would say bacon. (Yes, I consider bacon a flavor.) But if you asked the Southern husband, I am betting that lemon would be in his top three, if not Number One altogether. So every now and then I figure out a lemony treat to make for him, and in this case it turned out to be these cute little lemon cheesecake bites. Lemon cheesecake, lemon topping, lemon lemon everywhere. He was one happy camper! So if you have a lemon-lover in your life too, let’s make them!
I really did want to title this post “Welsh Rabbit,” since that is the name that this recipe often goes by, but I was afraid you would think I had gone and cooked up some small woodland creatures. But don’t worry, no bunnies were harmed in the making of this old-fashioned country dish.
In its most basic form, it is a slice of bread doused in melted cheese…but you know I can’t leave well enough alone, and so my version includes a thick slice of tomato, some beer and Worcestershire sauce stirred into the melted cheese (Vermont cheddar of course), some chopped parsley. And bacon. Because I think I have firmly established that every recipe is better with bacon. Right? Right! Let’s make it!
I know, you are probably thinking does the world really need another recipe for avocado toast? Well, since avocados and toast are two of my very favorites, I wasn’t going to sit back and let the avocado toast world pass me by, but I wanted to add something special to the mix, and so I present to you my current breakfast crush: lemon avocado toast with poached egg. Creamy, dreamy, healthy, easy breakfast (or lunch!) deliciousness. Let’s make it!
Ah, this raspberry applesauce! It was born out of the fact that the Southern husband and I made our usual trip to Vermont this past week, and as usual we visited the wonderful Champlain Orchards, and as usual we picked waaaaaaay too many apples for two people to reasonably eat, and for good measure I picked two pints of sweet little raspberries. After we unpacked the car and realized we had about 384,485 apples, I realized something had to be done. And the first something is this easy and scrumptious recipe for raspberry applesauce. Ready to cook up some berry good (sorry!) applesauce? Let’s make it!
Oh, this barbecue chicken salad! Next to my all time favorite summer holiday supper (my dad’s AMAZING Coca-Cola Ribs, of course!) this is high on my list for Labor Day deliciousness. Tender and just the right amount of spicy grilled chicken, sweet corn and cherry tomatoes, creamy avocado, all tossed with ranch dressing and topped with some crushed tortilla chips for crunch. If we HAVE to celebrate the end of summer, this is the barbecue chicken salad to do it with. Ready for some summertime deliciousness? Let’s make it!
I named this recipe Summer’s End Pasta not to make us all sad that yes, summer is winding down (and I have to admit, I am looking forward to those first cool mornings of fall!) but to remind all of us that now is the time to take advantage of this glorious moment when the local corn, tomatoes and herbs are all in season all at the same time! Toss in some bacon and some creamy ricotta cheese and you have a summer pasta dish that you’ll remember all the way until next Memorial Day. Ready to put those summer veggies to work? Let’s make it!