Strawberry Ice Cream Cake
Black Bottom Candy Bar Pie
Chocolate Molten Cakes
I did not come up with these recipes, but the editors at SheKnows gave me an assignment to make and photograph them so the pictures are mine ~ this is a tough gig. ;)
In the attached link, it notes any of these 3 desserts would be perfect for a Memorial Day celebration - but I think
This one is delicious and so simple to prepare!
Measure out all ingredients first and this Ginger-scallion scallops with soy-citrus soba noodles can honestly be on the table in under 20 minutes!
You can even leave out the soba and just serve scallops and sauce over scallions and fresh greens!
Light, refreshing, flavorful food!
You find my recipe here at SheKnows: Ginger
Not so much a recipe... but inspiration or an idea....
I made this Ham and cheese puff pastry Stromboli one day when I had an extra puff pastry sheet leftover in the fridge. I rolled it out, threw on some ham and cheese and put it in the oven. A few minutes later...instant, fun lunch for the kids!
Another one where you can certainly hide in some veggies...you find more photos a
Here we have a classic Kentucky Derby Day recipe...The Kentucky Hot Brown!
Make a tray of these, a few mint juleps (or pour yourself a Bourbon on the rocks) and...
...may your horse win big!
You'll find more information and the recipe here at SheKnows: The Kentucky Hot Brown
Fresh berries come to life in this beautifully refreshing Sparkling berry mojito!
Perfect for a sunny weekend afternoon with friends! Make in pitchers and enjoy!
You'll find my post and recipe here at SheKnows: Sparkling berry mojito recipe
Low and slow makes these ribs fall off the bone delicious! You can cook these ribs in the oven (in the attached recipe) or go ahead and throw them on the grill!
The trick is low temp and slow cooking...so set it and forget it! When they're ready, you'll have your family and friends begging for your secret!!!
You'll find my post here at SheKnows: Mexican-spiced baby back ribs with c
Bisquick quiche...because sometimes we all need a shortcut.
You'll find my post here at SheKnows: Bisquick quiche with asparagus, cheddar and crispy prosciutto recipe
Every day is a perfect day for fish tacos...but especially beautiful, sunny Fridays in the spring and summer!
The fish is fried on the stove top in a bit of olive oil, but can just as easily be seasoned and grilled!
The avocado cream sauce, chopped crisp lettuce, onion, cilantro and fresh lime juice, will make you feel like you're eating at a seaside taco shack in Ba
I've made these before...but I wanted to make them again and rephotograph...
These Cobb Salad Endive Boats are addicting little bites that should be served along side your favorite dressing. Perfect for Mother's Day brunch or any garden chic party...find endive that's medium sized so you're able to fit in all of that goodness!
A fun bite-sized appy to make
The dough is simple to prepare, yields two and is ready in an hour! It's a flaky type dough, similar to that of a Chicago style deep dish pie...
In the attached recipe I left the pizza white...with lots of vegetarian toppings, cheese and basil...but the great thing about homemade pizza ~ is you decide what goes!!!
You'll find my post here at SheKnows.com: &n
NO PINK SLIME!!!
JUST 100% WHOLE BEEF GOODNESS!!!!!
Chuck, sirloin...salt and pepper!
To see step by step photos (and a cameo by my husband) please visit my post here at SheKnows.com: How to grind meat at home for homemade burgers
Bring this healthy and beautiful quinoa salad to your next picnic or backyard party!
The fresh herbs and lemon make it light and refreshing, while the sauteed onion, sun dried tomato and toasted pine nuts give it a 'bite' and pack it with flavor!
Best served cool or at room temperature...you'll find my simple recipe here at SheKnows: Herb quinoa salad with toasted pine n
Host a better brunch and leave your guests thinking you had it catered with these three delicious brunch sandwiches!
Open-Faced Curried Egg Salad Sandwich
Brie, Prosciutto and Pear with Arugula and Honey Whole Grain Mustard Sandwich
Crab Cake BLT Sandwich
You'll find my post and recipes here at SheKnows.com: 3 Perfect brunch sandwiches
Roasted poblano macaroni and cheese is an adult version of the all time favorite comfort food! I used penne rigate because it's what I had on hand, but any small pasta/macaroni would do!
The dish can be kept vegetarian by leaving out the crunchy bits of freshly cooked bacon, but the bacon does add to the overall flavor and texture of the dish.
I hope you'll like it as m
Let's take a closer look at each type...
Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs with Dill and Caviar
Feta and Caper Deviled Eggs garnished with Chives
Curried Deviled Eggs topped with a sliver of Grape
The attached link at SheKnows.com gives you the simple recipes to prepare the exact tray at the top of this post.
To prepare a dozen of each type of egg
As mentioned in the attached post, this complete dinner takes a little bit of multi-tasking in the kitchen, but it's nothing you can't handle!
It's feel good, comfort food at its finest...so grab that adorable (or manly man) apron, rustle up a few pots and a pan ~ and start making magic!
You'll find the recipe and "how to" here at SheKnows.com:
Crispy chicken thighs with braise
This is definitely one of our favorites! It's quick and easy...super fresh tasting and delicious!
I like to serve these grilled chicken pitas in wax paper bags...it helps catch any ingredients that want to escape and makes them feel authentic and fun!
Use your favorite fresh pocketless pita ~ as a good warmed pita makes all the difference.
You'll find my recipe here at
The red onion marmalade takes some time to cook down, but I promise it's worth the time (mixed with a few other ingredients) to get that super condensed, caramelized onion flavor!
If you can't make the marmalade a day in advance, or you simply don't have the patience to wait for it to simmer; caramelizing red onion in butter until soft, translucent and fragrant makes a
I heart salmon.
I love it sushi style, Asian style, smoked, cold, warm...for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Here we have a pan-seared salmon over a succulent, organic corn and edamame succotash. The richness of the salmon pairs perfectly with the fresh, crisp flavors of the vegetables.
At first glance, you might think that's the salmon's crispy skin on top
We inhaled this BLT Pasta Salad!
Even my husband (who is not the biggest sun-dried tomato fan), agreed that the use of the sun-dried tomatoes in the recipe were crucial to its overall flavor.
Be sure to use a high-quality bacon...it makes a huge difference!
You'll find my recipe (and some other things to consider adding to the salad) here at SheKnows.com:
BLT Pasta Sa
I note this in the attached post ~ but these curried chickpeas are equally delicious on their own...over rice or stuffed into a pita with some leafy greens and additional yogurt on the side.
Completely vegetarian. Completely healthy. Completely filling and delicious!
You'll find my recipes here at SheKnows.com:
Curried chickpea-stuffed peppers with almonds and yogurt
What I love about the Scotch Egg (besides the obvious) is its ability to look super fancy (imagine it sliced on a bias and placed atop a beautiful salad and served to the Queen of England) OR...
plated rustic, pub-style...in a dimly-lit bar with no knife...no fork...but a grainy Dijon mustard and perhaps some chunks of cheddar.
Another recipe perfect for St. Patrick's Day or
To be honest, I was a bit hesitant to make this soup.
Not because I didn't think it would be absolutely delicious...but because when I make a soup, it's usually that I am craving something super healthy and medicinal. Beans, chickpeas, vitamin-packed vegetables......broth.
Here we have mostly butter, cheese, flour and beer.
That said... make t
My apologies to the Cuban sandwich purists out there...I know there are many of you thinking, "why can't she just leave a good thing alone?! Chipotle Tabasco? Mayonnaise and mustard?! Gasp!"
It's you purists that are the reason I titled this "Cuban style" sandwich as oppose to claiming it to be 100% the real thing.
But still...look at all this deliciousness...
Two appetizer recipes and a simple drink to consider adding to your next Cocktail Party! You'll find my post here at SheKnows: Grammy Party Menu
*If you don't like chorizo, consider replacing it with sausage and serving with a tangy, creamy mustard dip!
Cheers! Carolyn :)
HAND ON MY HEART...
"Upon completion of this post, I do solemnly swear, to stop shaping food into little footballs....For now."
Find the cute little super bowl dessert recipe and "how to" here at SheKnows: No-Bake Football Cookies
You know when you go to a Super Bowl party and there's a huge pumpernickel loaf dug-out and stuffed with Spinach Artichoke Dip....
You know when you go to grab that little piece of pumpernickel bread to dip in the dip...and sure enough ....there are a bunch of pumpernickel floaty crumbs left behind by those ...who've dipped before you.
You know when (after y
If you love *blue cheese...
.....and you love spicy wing sauce
........if you love deviled eggs
...............then these are a MUST!
Super easy and delicious...it will be impossible to pop just one!!!
To save time, make these deviled eggs a day in advance, lightly cover with plastic wrap and place them in the fridge...remove about 30 minutes before serving.
I warned you a few posts back...there will be lots of posts coming up with tons of cheese and bread!
I wasn't kidding.
I kind of think these pictures speak for themselves. I used a corn flavored English muffin, but a plain one or even a white rustic bread would do.
I mean.....why not shove loaded nachos in between two slices of grilled bread???
Find another photo, the r
I stuffed these empanadas with all the ingredients that would go into a loaded up potato skin... homemade mashed potatoes, chopped up broccoli, crispy bacon and lots of cheese! A meal in and of itself, a tray of these would be super cute for your upcoming Super Bowl party!
I cheated too, by using premade frozen Goya Empanada dough found in your grocer's freezer (this
Why not add some excitement to tonight's dinner with a big hot bowl of Spaghetti and Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs!
Imagine their faces when they go to cut into (what they think is) "just another one of Mom's boring meatballs"...and out comes a stream of melted, gooey cheese!
Some garlic bread.....a salad...and dinner is served!
You'll find my recipe and "how to"&
Just warning you all...be prepared for a series of posts coming up involving lots of cheese, bread and "super bowl friendly" food! SheKnows
is gearing up for the big game (among other things) and that means those who post for them...are developing recipes and ideas to get the party started right...like with these guys, Cheesesteak eggrolls with Sriracha ketchup.
If you have a BJ's Wholesale Club near you...run out and buy their bag of small crusty rolls from their Artisan Bread Collection (preservative and cholesterol free) and make these sandwiches today! (I do not get paid to promote BJ's, but I am a long time member of the store and these rolls are a staple in our home! They freeze well and when heated in the oven, turn into the perfect cr
I posted a mushroom bruschetta a while back. This one is similar...but even easier! It's a good one to have on hand as it can be eaten at room temperature....is affordable and delicious! I made this recently for this post and ended up using the leftover mushroom bruschetta in a cheese and mushroom quiche ~ equally good!
That's if you like mushrooms. I know
So, you'll notice the bacon doesn't "totally," "technically," "100%" adhere to the pork...but does it really matter?
Not in this case! It does so just enough (cook it bacon seam side down as noted in the recipe)...plus...the combination of the sweet and savory spices on the pork tenderloin and the smokey, (slightly) salty bacon...make for a match made in heaven!
It's been 211 days since I last posted on, Care's Kitchen. Life's been busy.
First off, I hope those of you reading are well! It's nice to be back! Over the past few months we've celebrated holidays, birthdays, graduations, new schools and new jobs! Like so many families, we've had our hardships too...medical scares and loved ones passing. &n
The Italian dressing bakes into these potatoes giving them a subtle flavor perfect for enjoying french fry style or as a welcome side to chicken, beef or fish!
Baked Potato Wedges with Italian Dressing
Line a baking sheet with sides with aluminum foil
Preheat oven to 375.
Slice 4 large russet potatoes into wedges (about 6-8 per pot
An affordable alternative to jumbo lump crab cakes, these appetizer sized Fish Cakes made with 1.5 lbs of fresh Cod are a fun and delicious treat for dinner or a party!
Serve with your favorite sauce such as cocktail, tarter or a lemony mayonnaise.
Simple Fish Cakes
yields about 22-24 appetizer sized fish cakes
1.5 lb fresh Cod
2 medium russet potato
It's been nearly two months since my last post
and frankly...I'm feeling a bit, "off my game." No new heading. No new layout. No fancy new features or gadgets... Sigh.
Thanks to those of you who stuck around and offered words of encouragement during my blogging hiatus. I never could have imagined that a small
Sorry if I offended anyone with that title ~ but sometimes you just have to say it like it is!
Since I mentioned on my blog's facebook page that I was taking a break from blogging due to an, "unexpected life event," I've had some people email me asking if everything was okay. Everyone here is fine. We had a house fire the other night at 3am - had it not been for the working smoke detectors in
Is there such a thing as a crustless quiche? Many purists out there would quickly and assertively respond, "No!"
That said, this crustless version of a quiche, not only cuts down on the carbs, but it's quick and simple to prepare!
Just about any fillings would do and making it a day in advance, allows the quiche to "set" and the flavors
This Southern Fried Chicken recipe from Paula Deen, is proof that fried chicken need not be a two day event!
Sure, soaking the chicken in buttermilk the night before would arguably make this even better, but Paula doesn't require any soaking of the chicken. We did soak our chicken pieces in buttermilk about 2 hours before breading and frying. The end
I know. I know. It's been done a million times before! But I've never made one.
PLUS...I needed to get a new post up for the sake of all of us!
There's only so long people can view a, Guinness Bacon Cheeseburger without gaining weight simply LOOKING at the damn thing!
So today...let's take in some greenery....
A picture says a thousand words...
Guinness Bacon Cheeseburgers
2 lbs ground meat
(I actually used a meatloaf mixture of beef, veal and pork, but obviously sirloin would be fine! 80/20)
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
2 teaspoons Mustard (I used Grey Poupon)
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
Take, "brunching" to the next level with these, Baked Eggs in Bread Bowls with Manchego Cheese, Asparagus and White Truffle Oil...
Cook time depends on how you prefer the consistency of your egg yolk. If you plan to plate it and serve with a knife and a fork, you may desire a runny yolk. If you would like to serve them hors d'oeuvre style, you'll want your yolk
Did this Chocolate Guinness Cake really happen...???
...or was it only a dream?
Chocolate Guinness Cake - SimplyRecipes.com
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
1 cup stout or porter beer, such as Guinness
10 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 cups superfine sugar
1/2 cups dark
I apologize for not taking more photographs of the actual, "making" of this dish....
It truly was a beautiful journey...from the sauteing of the vegetables, to the braising of the brisket...to the CO2 pop upon opening the can of Guinness...
This comforting dish.... is worth every second of time you put into it!
Jamie's recipe uses
This versatile Parsley-Walnut Pesto can be used in so many different ways.
Here, I simply mixed the pesto into some freshly cooked pasta...but potatoes, soups, eggs, grilled meats and seafood ALL come to mind...
So grab a loaf of bread, a bottle of wine and a friend...and enjoy!!!
Parsley-Walnut Pesto - Country Living
My husband doubted me on this one.
He thought the chips would get, "...soggy."
The fastest way to get me to do something...
is to tell me it can't be done.
Meet my husband's lunch.
He knows me so well. ;)
Grilled Cheese with Tomato, Pickles and Potato Chips