Category: Quick & Easy

Quick & Easy means the start-to-finish time is under 30 minutes and that the dish does not require any advanced culinary techniques.

Creamy Scallop Soup

Creamy Scallop Soup

A perfect soup to start out your meal. Especially during the Holidays. Creamy Scallop Soup with a hint of a kick to get your party started.

Macaroons

Macaroons

This is my late-grandmother’s recipe that I found in her handwriting in the cookbook I inherited upon her passing. I cherish each and every recipe she collected, and this is a popular one!

ASIAN BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND CARROT SLAW

ASIAN BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND CARROT SLAW

A beautiful autumn-hued salad, but perfect any time of year. The sweet squash and carrot mingle in a Vietnamese-style dressing, with a little kick from jalapeƱo.

Lasagna Burger

Lasagna Burger

All the delicious flavors of lasagna packed into a garlic bread “bun”. Easy to make, and easy for on the go eating

Chocolate Hazelnut Gorilla Cookies

Chocolate Hazelnut Gorilla Cookies

Dark and rich with a peekaboo white chocolate hint. These decadent hazelnut cookies with a hint of cinnamon will satisfy the sweet tooth of all the big and little kids in your family.

Greek Burgers

Greek Burgers

This is a dish I came up with while trying to come up with something new for a picnic. If you don’t care for ground lamb, you can make this with ground beef. I have even made it with venison, but you will need more spice added.

Desert Princess Prawns

Desert Princess Prawns

Any recipes that require minimal cooking and get me out of the kitchen faster while still being able to whip up an awesome dish during these hot summer months is my obvious go to; these Dessert Princess Prawns are just that. I’m obsessed with these Prawns; they’re unique, fresh and flavorful, definitely a new twist on a boring classic. Anyone that eats these Prawns has the same reaction… “Wow!”. Why the name you ask? While in Palm Springs, I discovered these at a local market… I was addicted off my first bite. For the remainder of the week I floated around in a pool with a crisp margarita on the rocks in one hand and a bowl of these little god sends in the other. What I would do to be back in that pool reliving those moments…. especially after this week.

So, clearly I had to recreate this recipe which involved me eating at least 3 lbs of this goodness… (what lengths I go to to get you guys the best recipes) but don’ts even worry about me.. did I forget to mention these are low in calories! Double score marks for me!

This recipe is super simple, cost effective and requires only 5 ingredients. However, I will warn you that finding one of these ingredients (which is an important component to this recipe) is going to be difficult or at least requires you to hit up a couple of different markets to find… Shrimp Bullion cubes. You’ve obviously have seen beef bullion, chicken bullion and vegetable bullion cubes, finding shrimp will be more challenging. I found mine in the ethnic section of a big box grocery store (which you know I hate to shop at) but it was the only place I could find them. They add the intensity and saltiness that makes these stand out… definitely don’t skip this step.

Enough with this writing, lets get down to it.

Crispy Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Crispy Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

A few weeks back, I made these for a bridal shower (except instead of using classic Iceberg Lettuce, I shrank it down and used endive leaves, which was the cutest thing ever) and the women devoured these things faster then I could make them! They couldn’t stop raving about how great they where! Little did they know that this was the easiest dish I made that day. I love this dish for several reasons but mainly because its easy, a great ‘make ahead’ dish (perfect for summer time use), and it’s obviously delicious and very unique in flavor