Awesome Asparagus

Today we’re taking a look at the yummy but usually ignored asparagus.

Grilled pizza with asparagus and sun dried tomatoes

Asparagus and Gruyere tart

Fritatta with asparagus, goat cheese and herbs

Asparagus, shiitakes, shallots and peas

Whole wheat linguine, mushrooms and asparagus

Asparagus ribbons

Lemon tarragon salmon over asparagus

Asparagus, leek and Gruyere quiche

Vietnamese steak and asparagus salad

Spring vegetable couscous with chicken

Grilled soft shell crab with corn and asparagus and arugula pesto

Couscous with green and white asparagus

Prosciutto asparagus spirals

Lemony asparagus and new potatoes

Asparagus soup

Penne with asparagus and cherry tomatoes

What are your favorite asparagus recipes?

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Meal Makeover

With Memorial Day just a few days away I thought today we could take a look at a few favorite recipes that you probably remember from your childhood, but a healthier version of them!

Dinner

Clam chowder

Stuffed peppers

Macaroni and 4 cheeses

Lasagna

Steamed mussels

Chicken pot pie

General Tso’s chicken

Beef stroganoff

Chicken enchiladas

Dessert

Honey pistachio biscotti

Blueberry muffins

Cherry cheesecake

Lemon meringue pie

What are your favorite lighter or healtheir recipes?

Picture Perfect

Today I thought I’d share some picture frame ideas, since we’ve got Memorial Day next week here in the USA.  If you’re going to have those awesome family pictures and memories on display, you might as well make them look good.

Folded paper

Fabric covered

Recycled magazines

Dalmation

Vacation map

Cardboard flower petals

Frame with a flower

Handprint

Shell and ocean inspired

Tubular paper rolls

Shadow box inspired

What fun frames have you seen and made?

Sweet Strawberries

Today we’re celebrating the sweet and delicious strawberry!

Savory Starts

Strawberry vinaigrette

Spinach, strawberry and hearts of palm salad

Strawberry and arugula salad with cocoa spiced pecans

Baked Goods

Cinnamon strawberry bread

Strawberry and rosemary scones

Strawberries and cream scones

Strawberry cupcakes

Strawberry hand pies

Strawberry shortcake

Strawberry filled angel food cake

Strawberry rhubarb pie

Strawberries and cream cookies

Strawberry shortbread

Strawberry oatmeal bars

Other Sweet Treats

Strawberry shortcake sticks

Strawberry basil fruit leather

Strawberry mousse

Roasted strawberry parfaits

Strawberry sorbet

Strawberry meringue pie

Homemade strawberry jam

Drinks

Limeberry crush

Strawberry lemonade

Strawberry daiquiris

Strawberry sangria

Strawberry smash

Strawberry mango milkshake

What are your favorite strawberry dishes?

A Meal for Mom

Sunday in the USA is Mother’s Day!  I’m looking forward to celebrating my mom, and I hope you’ve got a mom you can celebrate too!  Today we finish up our week of ideas with foods you can make for your celebration.

Sweet Starters

Spinach and gruyere quiche

Blueberry flax buttermilk pancakes

Coffee banana bread

Fast raspberry scones

Cheese souffle

Berry breakfast pizzas

Oatmeal with goat cheese, dates, walnuts and honey

Raspberry breakfast parfaits

Lovely Lunches

Linguini with clams

Apricot basil chicken salad

Spaghettini with spicy seafood

Tasty Treats

Queen’s day cupcakes

Slipper cookies

Raspberry mousse pie

Sugared puff pastry tea cookies

Lemon pudding cake with fresh mixed berries

Rosemary lemon cupcakes

How will you be celebrating mom?