Mozzarella on a Mission

This summer one of the things we’ll be looking at is one of my favorite foods, cheese! Today we’re starting with that classic mozzarella.

Mozzarella stuffed pizza

Smith family pasta bake

Pizza margherita

Pull apart pepperoni biscuits

Caprese pizza

Focaccia picnic sandwiches

Marinated mozzarella

Marinated mozzarella with basil

Mozzarella panini

Fried mozzarella

Grilled mozzarella sandwiches

Pressed mozzarella sandwiches

Stuffed tomatoes with mozzarella

Prosciutto mozzarella pizza

Eggplant and mozzarella melt

Rigatoni with tomatoes and mozzarella

Stuffed zucchini with tomatoes and mozzarella

Baked bow tie pasta with mozzarella

Mozzarella stuffed turkey and tomato kebabs

Mozzarella stuffed burgers

Sausage, mozzarella, and broccoli rabe with shells

Baked mozzarella and tomato basil antipasti

Cheese and nut stuffed shells

Baked eggs with cheese and basil sauce

Barley stuffed peppers

Smoked mozzarella and ricotta fritters

Mozzarella stuffed portobellos

Bread bowl mozzarella dip

Mozzarella and prociutto roll

What are your favorite recipes to make with mozzarella?

Made with Melon

Today we’re taking a look at honeydew and cantaloupe recipes, a perfect summer treat!



Honeydew fizz

Honeydew granita spritzer

Kiwi honeydew limeade

Honeydew agua fresca

Honeydew mint and lemon thyme mojito

Honeydew cucumber mojito

Honeydew basil nojitos

Honeydew coconut cocktails

Honeydew smoothie

Honeydew tropic freeze


Honeydew cucumber soup

Melon berry bowls

Far east shrimp cocktail with honeydew granita

Cucumber honeydew salad with feta

Mexican honeydew salad

Slightly pickled honeydew with herbs

Honeydew and cream ice pops with pistachio

Cantaloupe and honeydew gelatin



Cantaloupe yogurt drink

Cantaloupe coconut water

Cantaloupe infused water

Cantaloupe martini


Creamy cantaloupe custards with mixed berries

Cantaloupe granita

Cantaloupe and tarragon sorbet

Watermelon and cantaloupe kanten

Chilled cantaloupe soup with tarragon syrup

Cantaloupe and mozzarella with prosciutto and basil

Grilled fish with spicy cantaloupe cucumber salad

Corn and cantaloupe chopped salad

Smoky sweet and sour cantaloupe

Gnocchi, cantaloupe and feta salad

Green tea and honeyed cantaloupe soup

Melon and hibiscus gelato

What are your favorite ways to eat melon?

Shrimp Specialty

Today we’re taking a look at a summer favorite, shrimp! 

Chipotle beer and butter shrimp foil pack

Hot shrimp dip

Coconut shrimp

Pork and shrimp Asian dumplings

Garlic shrimp

Shrimp roll

Shrimp burgers

Sesame shrimp

Shrimp stew

Shrimp jambalaya

Shrimp chowder

Shrimp and cheese crisps

Ginger soy shrimp

Shrimp and sausage boil

Cajun shrimp and sausage stir fry

Southwestern shrimp

Garlic shrimp and crab tacos

Linguini with shrimp scamp

Grilled herb shrimp

Fried shrimp

Shrimp fra diavolo

Shrimp and crab au gratin

Shrimp puffs

Spitfire shrimp

What’s your favorite way to cook and eat shrimp?

Polenta Picks

Today we’re looking at something that not everyone is familiar with or has tried: polenta.  If you’re not familiar with polenta, it’s cornmeal that’s been boiled and then baked, fried or used in some other way in a recipe.  Let’s take a look at some sweet and savory options.


Polenta asiago bread

Polenta croutons

Herbed polenta

Polenta fries

Polenta lasagna

Soft cheesy polenta

Polenta squares with prosciutto

Tian provencal with polenta

Polenta stuffed peppers

Polenta toad hole

Baked polenta sausage and artichoke hearts

Pork tenderloin with Swiss chard and polenta

Sweet and fiery polenta fries


Pumpkin ginger polenta with stewed fruit and marscapone cream

Italian polenta cookies

Polenta grape cake

Lemon polenta cake

Rosemary polenta cake

Breakfast polenta with figs and marscapone

Polenta almond cake

Golden sweet polenta with blood oranges

Polenta quick bread with lemon and thyme

Cherry polenta cake

Sweet polenta pudding topped with red wine poached pears

What’s you’re favorite way to eat polenta?

Pineapple Picks

I’m super excited for summer so today I’m sharing a taste of the tropics: pineapple recipes!

Sweet and Savory:

Pineapple salsa

Hawaiian pizza

Caramelized pineapple

Spicy pineapple salad

Jerk pineapple pork chops

Baked goods:

Taste of the tropics cake

Pineapple upside down scones

Coconut pineapple thumbprint cookies

Pineapple upside down cake

Pineapple tarts with ginger miso

Pineapple bread pudding

Mango pineapple buckle

Pineapple carrot cupcakes

Pineapple and macadamia nut shortbread

Pineapple banana crepas de cajeta

Pineapple filled macaroons

Gingered mango pineapple crisp in crunchy wonton cups

Sticky honey pineapple custards

Drinks and cold treats:

Pineapple floats

Pineapple and ginger smoothie

Plum and pineapple sangria

Spiced pineapple cocktail

Pineapple mint daiquiris

Pineapple berry fizz

Pineapple parfait

Chilled pineapple mousse with pistachios

Pineapple pops

Pineapple coconut gelato

Gluten Free:

Pineapple upside down cake

Mango pineapple crumble

Banana, coconut, and white chocolate chip muffins

What’s your favorite pineapple recipe?