Archive for the ‘Side Dishes’ Category

Avocado Pico de Gallo

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Pico de gallo can bring a fresh kick to your tacos, rice, and even your hamburgers and summer barbecue foods. This recipe incorporates an avocado for a little spin on traditional salsa fresca.

Avocado Pico de Gallo

What you’ll need:

  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon lime peel, finely shredded
  • 3 teaspoons lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 small avocado, halved and seeded

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine tomato, red onion, cilantro, lime peel, lime juice and salt.
  2. Chop avocado into 1-inch chunks, or as desired. Add to above mixture and combine. Enjoy with chips, tortillas or add to a main dish.

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Six Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you are looking for some new recipes to whip up for mom, we’ve got you covered. Here are six creative, different or new recipes to serve for Mother’s Day brunch.

Spinach and Ham Egg Bakes

Great if mom plans to be on the go this Mother’s Day, or as single servings for your siblings, children and loved ones who are celebrating with you.

Berry Breakfast Pizza

More simple and just as sweet as you can imagine. Substitute mom’s favorite berries or give her a variety of these pizzas to choose from.

Berry Breakfast Pizza - Better Homes & Gardens

Sour Cream Pancakes with Maple Pecan Butter

Need we say more? Whether your pancakes aren’t as great as mom makes or if they usually rival hers, these will definitely make her smile.

Cappuccino Doughnuts

While making doughnuts is a little more work, these are definitely worth it for mom.

Cloud Eggs

These have recently become quite popular, so give them a try this Mother’s Day.

Peach Melba Mimosa

Serve up one of these for mom to enjoy while you get everything ready in the kitchen.

What are you cooking, baking and serving for Mother’s Day? Share your ideas in the comments or on Facebook. Happy Mother’s Day, moms!

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Fresh Asparagus Recipes

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

One of the many vegetables that tastes better when its fresh is asparagus. Since this spring vegetable is now in season, we’ve rounded up a few recipes for adding asparagus to your plate this spring, whether you’re hosting an afternoon garden party or evening barbecue; starting with a basic (and versatile) olive oil and Parmesan cheese recipe.

Asparagus

◊ Parmesan Asparagus

What you’ll need
(in addition to the asparagus):

  • 1 part olive oil
  • 2 parts Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Combine olive oil and Parmesan cheese in a small bowl. Spread out asparagus on a baking sheet and drizzle with cheese and oil mixture, coating all sides of each stalk.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for about 12 minutes, or until they reach desired tenderness. Serve warm and enjoy!

Cheesy Baked Asparagus

This recipe from Delish combines Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses for a creamy, comfort-food-worthy side dish featuring this spring vegetable.

Roasted Garlic Asparagus

A simple recipe with full flavor and plenty of potential for complementing any dish you serve this season.

Chili Spiced Asparagus

For a little kick, add sherry vinegar and chili powder to your asparagus; EatingWell® tells us how.

Grilled Asparagus Flatbread

Or to put a little twist on tea party finger sandwiches, this asparagus flatbread from Martha Stewart is just the thing.

How are you cooking or roasting asparagus this spring? Share your recipe ideas with us below or on Facebook, and tell us if you try any of the recipes above.

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