This recipe for chocolate mint crackle cookies has been a long time coming to the blog, because I wrote it up in the midst of LAST year’s holiday season, but by the time I had it all figured out my blog schedule was already full of other holiday recipes, with no room to squeeze in these cookies. As a result, the Southern daughter (who is perfectly happy to bake holiday goodies all year round) has asked me about one billion times for the recipe. Which I keep sending her, but now here it is for posterity…for her and anyone else who likes a little peppermint in their chocolate cookie. Ready for some sweet deliciousness? Let’s make them!
When I break out this recipe for summer tomato peach chicken salad, you better believe that summer is TRULY here, because this warm weather favorite is the perfect perfect way to use those first summer tomatoes, those first summer peaches, and those first summer herbs, and (dances around in happiness) they are all finally here! Toss them together with some cooked shredded chicken and a bright, snazzy dressing and serve it up outside, and see if you don’t think that this is pretty much summer on a plate.
So grab a local tomato in one hand, a local peach in the other, and let’s make it!
This couldn’t-be-easier recipe for watermelon burrata salad was born the way so many of my recipes are…by walking by both the watermelon and the burrata cheese in my supermarket and all of the sudden having a lightbulb go off in my head. Because summer officially started last week, and with that my mind is spinning with thoughts of local tomatoes and corn, and firing up the grill, and eating supper outside, and salads with enough gumption that you can happily eat them as a main course.
So when that lightbulb went off, I knew I had found this season’s perfect summer salad. Sweet, salty, creamy, summery deliciousness all in one watermelon burrata salad. Let’s make it!
I am in love with pretty much everything in this easy healthy recipe for shrimp farro salad. Tender shrimp, sweet cherry tomatoes and mint, tangy feta and capers and wonderful, chewy, nutty farro. A little olive oil and a few other things, and you are in delicious healthy lunch or supper heaven…and if you haven’t yet tried the scrumptiousness that is farro, boy are you in for a treat. Let’s make it!
The original New York Times article that this recipe is based on went something along these lines: the writer had a summer house in Maine, and had lots of summertime houseguests, many of whom had their hearts set on a lobster dinner. So they had many a suppertime filled with lobsters being boiled and cracked,Read More & Get the Recipe
Things I love: strawberries and bananas and silky smooth sorbet. Things I do not love: ice cream makers of any kind (they don’t like me either) and all the added sugar that gets snuck into things. Please meet one of my favorite treats, which is this creamy, dreamy sorbet full of sweet fresh fruit flavors and zero added sugar, and there’s not an ice cream maker in sight. Just you, your freezer and your blender. Welcome to that dessert that you are going to make over and over and over this summer, because it is so dang delicious and so dang easy. Let’s make it!