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Creamy Herbed Feta Dip & Quick Naan – Gluten Free

This Creamy Herbed Feta Dip & Quick Naan is quite the crowd pleaser! Serve it hot and fresh with a grilled veggie platter and you won’t be able to get rid of your guests! Coming from Chicago, my absolute favorite lunch is a good ol’ fashion handheld Gyro or Chicken […]

Easy Peasy 10 Minute Olive Bar Italian Salad

This Easy Peasy 10 Minute Olive Bar Italian Salad is not only delicious, but also beautiful. It has ALL the meat, ALL the cheese and ALL the flavor. The dressing is also homemade, yet comes together in a flash from the leftover juices from the Olive Bar mixture. Brilliant, easy […]

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Northern Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Need something a little healthier without tasting healthier? Check out these Northern Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Served with peanut sauce and a crunchy/spicy cabbage & carrot slaw, these chicken lettuce wraps are filling and incredibly big on flavor. They come together quickly also have the side benefit of being beautiful…serve them to company or on a Tuesday night!

Italian-Style Summer Pasta With Yellow Squash, Olives and Tomatoes

This Italian-Style Summer Pasta with Yellow Squash, Olives and Tomatoes is a quintessential addition to your warm weather line up.  Best served at room temperature or just slightly warmed makes it a low maintenance, refreshing delight. The inspiration for this pasta is from my first cookbook, Rachael Ray’s 365, published […]

Herby Garden Salad With Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette

Herby Garden Salad with Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette

This Herby Garden Salad with Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette is the quintessential summer salad. Once fresh herbs start wafting their aromas, they’re begging to be picked for this burst of liveliness. This simple, impressive, yet inexpensive meal is packed with flavor from bunches of herbs, fresh fruit, and a vibrant vinaigrette. […]

Bowl of Might and Healthy Fresco Elotes Salad as a Side to Steak Carnitas. Presented on a cutting board as a whole meal.

Mighty & Healthy Fresco Elote Salad

This mighty & healthy fresco elote salad is a wonderful, refreshing, and vibrant side for your summer dinner plate.  It packs all of the flavor punch without the need for a post meal nap! A Rose By Any Other Name… You may have heard this dish called Mexican Street Corn […]