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Vanilla Pear Raspberry Panna Cotta Recipe

Vanilla Pear Raspberry Panna Cotta - so light and creamy, this elegant dessert is low-fat, made with cashew milk and Greek yogurt. Vanilla poached pears and raspberry puree are the perfect match.

This Vanilla Pear Raspberry Panna Cotta is a decadent, yet low calorie dessert. Earlier this summer, we traveled to St. Martin and were treated to lots of decadent desserts, including panna cotta, which is an Italian dessert traditionally made with heavy cream. I've lightened up this elegant dessert using Vanilla Silk Cashew Milk and Greek yogurt, and come up with my own version, topped with raspberry sauce and vanilla poached pears. Silk Cashewmilk provides creaminess to this … [Continue Reading...]

Gluten-Free Apricot Almond Frangipane Tart Recipe {#ProgressiveEats}

Gluten-Free Apricot Almond Frangipane Tart - this elegant dessert is easy to make and delicious. Frangipane is an almond filling. Peach jam is used to glaze the apricots on top for a special touch

This Gluten-Free Apricot Almond Frangipane Tart is an elegant dessert worthy of serving for a special occasion. I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. It can be a huge time sucker. On the other hand, it's a great way to stay in touch with people you don't see often. I've been able to reconnect with several childhood neighbors and high school classmates, gotten to know people before I actually meet them in person, and stalked discovered when people were traveling nearby. A few years … [Continue Reading...]

Gluten-Free Spicy Baked Chicken Tenders with Secret Sauce Recipe

Spicy Baked Chicken Tenders with Secret Sauce - creole seasoning spices up these chicken tenders and the secret sauce is the perfect way to cool them down

These Gluten-Free Spicy Baked Chicken Tenders with Secret Sauce are a healthy version of everyone's favorite chicken tenders. Who doesn't love chicken tenders. Today's recipe features a spicy version of a childhood favorite served with my son's "secret sauce." We developed this recipe for Peapod, America's leading online grocer, which features over 8,000 products. What makes these chicken strips so good? First of all, they're soaked overnight in seasoned buttermilk, which helps … [Continue Reading...]

Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili Recipe

Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili - this is one of my kids' favorite meals - pure comfort food

This Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili is packed with flavor; serve topped with chopped onion and finely shredded cheddar cheese in the traditional style. I first made Cincinnati chili using ground chicken several years ago. A friend gave me a can of Cincinnati chili and I came up with a version that was pretty close to it, but with a lot less salt. Then, a Cincinnati chili enthusiast friend who is also an incredible food scientist told me that there was probably a touch of cloves and … [Continue Reading...]

Pickled Jalapeño Peppers with Coriander and Garlic Recipe

Pickled Jalapeño Peppers - so easy to make at home. Garlic and coriander seeds add a little something special.

Pickled Jalapeño Peppers with Coriander and Garlic are so easy to make at home. I go to the farmer's market every week when I'm in town, and am just savoring all the summer produce. Recently, I spotted jalapeño peppers from farmer's market and couldn't resist. Jalapeño peppers are not the spiciest peppers I've eaten, but this particular batch were pretty hot. I left the seeds intact, but if you want less spicy pickled jalapeño peppers, remove the seeds. Pickled jalapeño … [Continue Reading...]

Grilled Cauliflower with Rosemary and Thyme Recipe

Grilled Cauliflower with Rosemary and Thyme - the perfect side dish for summer grilling

Grilled Cauliflower with Rosemary and Thyme is the perfect summer side dish, scented with fresh herbs. I love no-fuss Summer grilling because it keeps the kitchen cool and there's virtually no clean-up involved. Both proteins and vegetables can be grilled at the same time too, so there's no need to turn on the stove or oven. I've grilled vegetables such as asparagus, romaine lettuce (Caesar Salad), and zucchini and eggplant (Ratatouille) over the years, but until recently, hadn't … [Continue Reading...]

Grilled Mediterranean Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles in a Packet

Grilled Mediterranean Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles in a Packet - this is an amazingly simple and delicious meal, all cooked on the grill in a little foil wrapping. Low carb and healthy too.

Grilled Mediterranean Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles in a Packet is the perfect no fuss meal. There are still a few more weeks of summer vacation before school starts, so we've been savoring every minute, including doing lots of grilling and hanging out on our back patio. I love grilling because an entire meal can be made at the same time, and there is minimal cleanup. Recently, I came up with this grilling recipe for Peapod that cooks an entire meal in a packet of foil. Each packet feeds one … [Continue Reading...]

Green Bean Tomato Salad with Maple Basil Dressing Recipe

Green Bean Tomato Salad with Maple Basil Dressing - the sweet and tangy dressing helps bring out the best flavor in this summer green bean salad

This Green Bean Tomato Salad with Maple Basil Dressing makes the most of summer green beans and tomatoes. Each week, I visit our local farmer's market and pick up as much fresh produce as I can use for that week. I always buy tomatoes (because I am somewhat obsessed with summer tomatoes) and lately, I've been picking up green beans. Although I usually stir-fry green beans, last week I made this Green Bean Tomato Salad with Maple Basil Dressing inspired by a recipe card I found at my … [Continue Reading...]

Roasted Old Bay Shrimp Recipe

Roasted Old Bay Shrimp - these are so delicious and easy to make - perfect for a quick appetizer

Roasted Old Bay Shrimp is an easy and delicious appetizer. Serve with cocktail sauce if you like. I grew up in Maryland so steamed crabs with Old Bay seasoning have a special place in my heart. For a special treat I'll sometimes mail order some Maryland crabs for our family to keep the tradition going. Since crabs are hard to come by and extremely expensive to mail order, I made Roasted Old Bay Shrimp for a family celebration recently. It's such an easy recipe and takes just minutes to … [Continue Reading...]

Tomato Corn Potato Sausage Pesto Frittata Recipe

Tomato Corn Potato Sausage Pesto Frittata - this is perfect for breakfast or brunch ~ full of summer produce, this frittata is healthy and delicious

This Tomato Corn Potato Sausage Pesto Frittata is perfect for a hearty breakfast or brunch. Serve with a fresh fruit salad. This past Saturday, I made this hearty frittata for my family. I had announced the night before that I had an 11:00 appointment so if anyone wanted to breakfast, they'd need to be up by 10:00. Sure enough, the fear of not having anything to eat was enough to get everyone out of bed. Frittatas are a great way to use up all the bits and pieces in your … [Continue Reading...]

Grilled Chicken Shawarma with Fennel Spinach Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Grilled Chicken Shawarma with Fennel Spinach Tzatziki Sauce - the chicken is marinated with Greek yogurt, allspice, coriander, cumin and cinnamon; and the sauce is a mixture of Greek yogurt, fresh dill, mint, parsley, spinach, fennel and cucumber. Impress your family and friends with this flavorful grilled chicken dish served with a cool topping.

This Grilled Chicken Shawarma with Fennel Spinach Tzatziki Sauce is full of spices and fresh herbs. We're at the peak of summer grilling and by this time of year, I'm looking for new grilling ideas. My kids will try just about anything, so I was pleasantly surprised when one of my boys spotted a recipe for Chicken Shawarma and asked if I was going to make it. Apparently, he'd tried it while he was at college this past year. I love the fact that my kids have started to experiment on their … [Continue Reading...]