How many of you out there own the SILVER PALATE COOKBOOK? (Raises hand.) How many of you have a version that is splattered and dog-eared and slightly falling apart because you have used it so much? (Raises hand.) If you have this book and it doesn’t look like it has been through the wars, well then, you are missing out, because this book (along with its brethren, the SILVER PALATE GOOD TIMES COOKBOOK and SILVER PALATE NEW BASICS) are packed with some of the best, most creative recipes you will find anywhere. Including one of my faves, Mediterranean chicken salad, which I’ve made my own version of about one million times. Ready to shake up your summer chicken salad? Let’s make it!
This cheery looking dish of shrimp and pineapple kebabs with lime vinaigrette is not only fun and easy to make, it is the perfect summery first course. Or, if you are me and the Southern husband and have just eaten your way through the entire southern portion of Vermont, it makes a light and low-calorie supper. Plus there is the pure fun of eating anything on a skewer! Ready to take your shrimp to the tropics? Let’s make it!
So, let me explain the bruschetta part of this chicken bruschetta pasta plate of deliciousness. A bruschetta is a lovely piece of bread that is usually rubbed with olive oil and grilled and topped with fresh veggies, often with a balsamic vinegar dressing. Or if you are me, topped with lobster, or scrambled eggs. But then one day it occurred to me: what if I swapped out the grilled bread for pasta? And what if I added in a little grilled chicken, to get some good and good for you protein in there?
I think you know how things turned out. Ready to dig into your own plate of chicken bruschetta pasta? Let’s make it!
Oh, this salad. Not only is it full of bacon, lettuce and tomato flavor (and if you know me, you know that is hands down my favorite sandwich, because BACON) but it also is dressed with a creamy, dreamy buttermilk and blue cheese dressing that is all kinds of heaven. So, if you want to go to salad heaven, AND you want to know what I’ve been up to since I moved from my publishing job to my all Framed Cooks all the time job, read on and let’s make it!
Get your hands on some of the best goat cheese you can find and make this easy and delicious recipe for shrimp, tomato and basil linguine with goat cheese rounds! Simple little toasted goat cheese rounds take this pasta recipe from regular to elegant in two shakes of a goat’s tail.
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!