Potluck Picnic with Summer Edamame Salad

Potluck Picnic with Summer Edamame Salad

Recipes, tips, humor and stories to inspire you to appreciate, cook, eat and share good food … including this week’s recipe: Creamy Cucumber Salad!

Potluck Picnic with Chilled Gazpacho

Potluck Picnic with Chilled Gazpacho

This chilled, vegetable soup is the perfect way to use fresh summer vegetables. No cooking required! Serve it as a first course with tortilla chips or crusty garlic bread or as a main dish with a grilled cheese or a BLT.

Potluck Picnic with Creamy Cucumber Salad

Potluck Picnic with Creamy Cucumber Salad

Welcome to my Potluck Picnic … a weekly newsletter full of recipes, tips, humor and stories to inspire you to appreciate, cook, eat and share good food … including this week’s recipe: Creamy Cucumber Salad!

Sour Cream Raspberry Pie

Sour Cream Raspberry Pie

This pie has the perfect balance of tart and sweet! Sour cream adds a tanginess that keeps the berries from becoming overly sweet. A hint of cardamom adds warmth and depth. Do not worry … this pie will still satisfy your dessert cravings!

Lemon-Yogurt Salmon with Veggie Couscous

Lemon-Yogurt Salmon with Veggie Couscous

Prevent overcooking salmon with a thin layer of this recipe’s greek yogurt and lemon sauce. Couscous with white wine and vegetables provide the perfect (and pretty) pairing.

Iowa Summer on a Pizza

Iowa Summer on a Pizza

Fire up the grill and put summer on a pizza! Sweet corn, bacon, tomato and basil are the perfect combination for a fun and easy summer dinner.

Pickled Carrots?

Pickled Carrots?

Oh how I love to find new foods! By that, of course, I’m not claiming to discover new foods for the culinary industry or the world. I’m just happy when I try something for the first time and realize that my world has just expanded. 

Avocado Stuffed Tomatoes

Avocado Stuffed Tomatoes

Would you just look at these pretty little flavor cups? Tomato, avocado, spinach, and basil combine to create a nutrient-rich, finger food perfect for brunch, picnics, potlucks, or that space on your plate designated for vegetables. Add in a little dairy in the form of 

Corn & Black Bean Salsa

Corn & Black Bean Salsa

Ten simple steps is all it takes to make this fresh, nutritious, slightly spicy, Corn & Black Bean Salsa!

Summer Sangria

Summer Sangria

Refreshing and fruit-forward, this sangria recipe is perfect for any summer gathering or just a relaxing moment in a hammock.