I have loved tuna salad of all shapes and sizes since forever, but in the summer this is my all-time fave. Tuna tossed with fresh local tomatoes, fresh herbs, a handful of capers and the olive oil from the tuna jar – that’s all you need to make a tuna salad that is summertime delicious. Ready for some easy, perfect tuna salad, hold the mayo? Let’s make it!
Every once in a while the Southern husband remembers a dish his mama used to make him, and he gets that look of fond memories in his brown eyes, which immediately makes me want to recreate whatever that was. In this case, he was remembering her peach upside down cake, full of juicy Georgia peaches and a creamy crunchy brown sugar topping, with a sweet buttermilk cake underneath. So I got me some peaches (and okay, they were New Jersey peaches) and sprang into action.
Ready for a sweet and simple peach dessert just like the Southern husband’s mama used to make? Let’s make it!
I am a big old soup lover, and just because we are getting into the lazy hazy days of summer, that doesn’t mean I am giving up my beloved soup. Nope, I’m just going to divert to cool and refreshing soups that are just the ticket for warm summer evenings. Chilled hummus soup. Avocado vichyssoise. And my current favorite, which is this scrumptious and easy shrimp gazpacho. It comes together in less than 15 minutes, and is chock-full of good and good for you summer veggies.
So, ready to cook down with my new favorite summertime soup supper? Let’s make it!
Here I present to you another case of not leaving well enough alone, because you KNOW I can’t help taking perfectly good recipes and mashing them up together. And I have to say, it doesn’t always work, but when it does work.., well, yum! And that was happily the case with these Caesar salad burgers. Your classic hamburger, covered not in ketchup and pickles but with a generous topping of Caesar salad and parmesan cheese.
Ready to shake up your burger, Caesar salad-style? Let’s make it!
I gotta say, I thought long and hard about putting up this post about one of my favorite, favorite chicken salads, which features farro with tomatoes and fresh herbs and onion and olive oil and other glorious things. Not because it isn’t delicious and healthy and just plain beautiful on the plate. Not because I’m not a good sharer – I am, I promise! But because more than one, two or three people have heard me rave about this and then said “Um…sounds good, but what’s farro?”
Well, I’m here to tell you that farro is fantastic, and you can start your love affair with farro with this scrumptious farro chicken salad. Let’s make it!
So what is tuna poke, you ask? Poke (which is pronounced poke-ay…rhymes with okay!) is a traditional Hawaiian dish made of chopped seafood (more on that later) that is marinated in some kind of salty/spicy mixture, usually with soy sauce, and served with rice and some kind of garnish. It can be made with all kinds of seafood, but the traditional version is made with tuna, so since this is my first go-round with poke, I went with tuna, and I was all kinds of happy with my new favorite seafood supper.
Ready to make some more-than-okay tuna poke? Let’s make it!