Thursday, July 2, 2015

Red & White Watermelon and Coconut Ice Cream Popsicles

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Coconut Watermelon Popsicles

July 4th Popsicles

Coconut Milk Popsicles

Watermelon Popsicle Recipe

Fourth Of July Desserts

Happy Fourth of July Friends! I am so happy to share this wonderful Popsicle recipe made with coconut ice cream & refreshing watermelon juice. No ice cream maker needed!

Red White & Blue Fruit & Cheese Plate

American Flag Fruit and Cheese

This was not originally going to be posted but I thought it is such a fun idea to make for a red, white and blue party!

cherry appetizer
blueberries and cherries

We picked up lots of fresh seasonal blueberries, strawberries and cherries at the market so I decided to get patriotic with it. Pair it up with your favorite cheeses, and create a beautiful American Flag! I used goat cheese as the base and Provolone cheese for the star cutouts. It would also be fun to add marcona almonds in place of the white strips on top of the goat cheese for a wine party!

Fourth of July Food

Happy almost Fourth of July! And come back tomorrow for a Watermelon Coconut Ice Cream Popsicle recipe plus FREE GIVEAWAY!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed With Spinach & Goat Cheese {chicken sausage optional}

Portobello Stuffed Mushrooms With Spinach & Goat Cheesee

It is time to fire-up that grill to memorialize Summer Solstice and enjoy these long summer nights! The summer solstice has actually been commemorated for centuries, generally on the 21st of June in the north hemisphere. This marks the longest day of the year when we enjoy spending more time outside with picnics and luscious grilled food. Grilling is not just a cooking method, it is an event to be shared and relish the incomparable smokey flavors of a backyard barbeque.

In California, a lot of the older homes do not have air condition so I find we grill almost every night during the summer since it is way too hot to use the oven.

This mouthwatering Portobello Stuffed Mushrooms is our favorite grilling recipe these days. They are easy to put together ahead of time and changes up our normal grilling options. Make the marinade ahead of time and let the mushrooms soak for a few hours. Then stuff and cover them in the refrigerator. Pull out when you are ready to grill or bake! There is no denying that fresh vegetables and meats all taste better when enhanced by savory smoke of the grill.  I prefer this recipe grilled, but these stuffed mushrooms can be baked or grilled and are almost equally delicious.