Fried Zucchini Blossoms

Enjoy a plateful of Fried Zucchini Blossoms this summer for a delightful appetizer |

One of my all-time favorite appetizers is Fried Zucchini Blossoms. If you haven’t had them, seek them out at your favorite restaurants, or try your hand at my easy-to-make recipe. You will not be disappointed with these delicate summer blossoms.

Delight in the summer with this appetizer for Fried Zucchini Blossoms

I have the fondest memories of my mom making Fried Zucchini Blossoms when I was a kid. Our family garden was always overflowing with zucchini in the summer, and when the golden-orange blossoms arrived, we knew we were in for a special treat. Not only did my mom fry them, but she would also coarsely chop them and add them to frittata. Yum!

Quinoa, Coconut and Date Muffins

Quinoa, Coconut and Date Muffins are filling and delicious

These Quinoa, Coconut and Date Muffins will bring a little bit of tasty joy to your mornings. If you’re like me, you won’t reserve them for mornings only — they’re perfect for an afternoon snack, too.

Quinoa, Coconut and Date Muffins are filling and delicious

These muffins (and multiple variations of them — the possibilities are endless!) have become a favorite in my house. It all started when my youngest niece came to visit last Christmas (she brought her parents, too). She was just a few months past her second birthday, and from our frequent FaceTime conversations, I knew that she loved quinoa. That was a toddler-favorite first for me, but okay!

Meatless Monday: Grilled Eggplant, Cherries, and Couscous Salad


It’s the time of year when we crack open our grills, as well as dish out cold and refreshing pasta salads. Grilled Eggplant, Cherries, and Couscous Salad combines the elements of grilling, along with a seasonal side dish, with fresh cherries tossed in for some extra fun.


We all know it’s grilling season, and that makes most of us bolt outside to make many of our meals. For me, I go begrudgingly. That’s only because I live in Phoenix where the summers are hot, hot, HOT, no matter what time of day or night. The rest of the year – literally – is when we in Phoenix are happy to head outdoors to grill []

Blistered Shishito Peppers with Smoky Paprika Aioli

Delight in a bowl of Blistered Shishito Peppers with Smoky Paprika Aioli

Shishito Peppers with Smoky Paprika Aioli make a tasty appetizer that is pretty much the easiest thing I’ve made lately. It’s fun to put them out in front of a group of people and watch the addiction begin. If you haven’t come across shishito peppers yet, keep your eyes peeled. It shouldn’t be hard to…

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Chocolate-Orange Frozen Latte Pops

Enjoy the warm weather with a treat like Chocolate-Orange Frozen Latte Pops

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc., and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #McCafeMyWay #CollectiveBias My day doesn’t start until I get my hands on a great cup of coffee. Really. I can’t get moving (let alone walk the dog!) until I have a cup of coffee. In my opinion, great coffee…

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