Tag: summer

pesto pasta with tomatoes

Spicy Summer Arugula Pesto

Spicy summer arugula pesto is a simple and easy sauce to make. It is versatile, adaptable, and delicious. Great for the summer when you do not want to stand in a hot kitchen for hours.  Traditionally pesto alla genovese is with crushed garlic, pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leaves, and […]

close up Cold Cucumber Yogurt Soup in a bowl with chili drizzle

Cold Cucumber and Yogurt Soup

Bulgarian cucumber and yogurt soup (Tarator Soup) is a refreshing and cooling dish. It is simple to make and does not require turning on the oven or stove. Picture this, it is a sweltering hot day and the last thing you want to do is turn on the stove or […]

Corn and Feta Salad

Corn and Feta Salad

Check out this refreshing and seasonal corn and feta salad! Summer salads are my jam. This corn and feta salad is super simple and easy to make. It can also be made in advance and brought to the park, picnic, or patio. Easily adapted to include the fresh and seasonal […]

Tomato and Basil Italian Focaccia

Tomato and Basil Italian Focaccia

Soft and sweet focaccia is topped with tomato sauce and fresh basil leaves. Eat it on its own or along with some roasted garlic or good quality olive oil. Focaccia is my favorite bread to make. It was the first type of bread I attempted and continues to be my […]

Potato Salad

Creamy Dill Potato Salad

Delicious creamy potato salad flavored with mustard and dill. Comes together quickly and easily. Potatoes soak up the wonderful and assertive flavors to create the perfect bite. It can be made in advance and is the perfect dish to bring to a bbq or picnic. This is a super easy […]

Tuna Salad Recipe

Quick and Easy Tuna Salad

Quick and easy tuna salad is a great go to recipe for the summer. It is perfect to make on a hot summer day when turning on the oven or stove is the last thing you want to do. Simply drain canned tuna into a colander. Dice celery and red […]

Summer Spicy Corn Salad

Summer Spicy Corn Salad

Is it even summer if there is no corn salad? You will want to make this spicy corn salad all the time. It is full of fresh and simple ingredients which create a symphony in your mouth. Is that okay to say? How to make spicy corn salad: Cook the […]

Saffron and Cardamom Rice Pudding

Cardamom and Saffron Rice Pudding (Kheer)

Creamy saffron rice pudding slow-cooked on the stovetop. This wonderful treat can be made in advance. Perfect tret to carry with you on a hike or picnic. It is mildly sweet but creamy with textural variety from pistachios and raisins. Toast the rice in ghee and cook in milk seeped […]

Chipotle Bourbon BBQ Ribs

There is not enough good things for me to say about this chipotle bourbon rib sauce. The chipotle pepper creates a wonderful spicy smoky taste which is enhanced with the bourbon. The smoky/spicy flavor stands up well to the sweetness in the honey. I love spicy food so I made […]