Just because Summer is about to be over doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to seafood. I love this dish because it’s the best of both worlds and I feel fits perfect in that not quite summer, but not quite fall season transition. The sweetness of the scallops complements the richness of the pumpkin and spinach risotto. Also, don’t be intimidated by cooking the scallops or the risotto. It’s not as hard as you think.
My husband LOVES chicken. Seriously, this guy could eat it every night. For me, I find chicken to be particularly tasteless so I’m always looking for ways to dress it up. Here in Massachusetts, we’re getting ready for fall, and for me, that means enjoying warmer and more comfort style food. This apple butter glazed chicken is a nice way to start warming up to the fall season, and the gorgonzola grits make this a deliciously savory dish. Keep reading to get this fantastic recipe.
Once a year my parents use to take my sisters and me to Pennsylvania to see my grandmother. In the back of her home, she grew apple trees and she would make apple chips and canned apple butter. In Florida, we didn’t really have apple butter, or at least it wasn’t really kept in our home pantry, so it was truly special to have. September is the start of the fall season so why not embrace it with this tantalizing Bourbon apple butter!
In keeping with this summer seafood theme, this restaurant-quality recipe is fresh and fun with fruit, crisp and succulent salmon, and coconut rice that will tempt you to never have plain rice again. It embodies tropical food. The coconut rice is light and fluff and slightly sweet from being cooked in coconut milk and coconut water. The salmon is marinated in limes and garlic. The salsa contains lots of fresh fruit and vegetables that work together in harmony to lighten the entire dish. This is an easy item to put together and a must-have for your summertime recipe book.
Summer is a fantastic time for salads in my opinion. They’re light, they’re fresh and easy to assemble, and they’ll leave you feeling fed without feeling weighed down. This salad was delicious. The only thing I really missed was some cheese to counter the acidity, but even without the cheese, it was still a delicious salad perfect for these hot summer days!
When I think of Summer I think of camping, and while that may have not happened this year, I was able to find this delicious and fun drink that embodies all of that. This flaming cocktail not only tastes just like a S’more, but you can actually roast a few marshmallows over it when you set it on fire!
I can remember sitting on my couch watching the Kardashians and admiring their lushes home bar. My “bar” at this point was just a sad mini-fridge and looked very…college dorm-like. I wasn’t very proud of it. However, instead of remaining jealous, I started to consider what I could do to dress up this space. I thought up this hack and not only does it look gorgeous, but it wasn’t that expensive either!
If you, like me, are a bit hesitant to sit in a restaurant at the moment it can be disappointing to forgo favorite dishes. I also have found that I don’t always like spending a ton of money on a meal (which is what it turns into if you count drinks, dessert, tip, and tax. Making this at home was really special too. I put on some of my favorite music and ended up sitting outside and enjoying the sunset. This is luxury filled but I think spoiling yourself once in a while is absolutely necessary, and I hope this inspires you!
Summer in my mind is all about eating healthy, and I know sometimes when the mornings are hot, I want a breakfast that’s not. One thing that is not only nutritious but delicious is this Mermaid Lagoon Smoothie Bowl. It tastes just like a Banana smoothie but is made healthy with the addition of Spirulina and Whey Protein. If you’re wanting to channel your inner Mermaid you MUST try this smoothie!
I am always trying to elevate my cooking. I want the people who visit and eat at my house (and my lucky hubby) to always feel like they’re eating at a restaurant. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m all for an easy weeknight meal, but we all want to feel special, and being able to cook something like this not only feels great but tastes AMAZING especially if you want something refreshing for summer.