Fresh Homemade Pizza Topping Ideas

Fresh Homemade Pizza Topping Ideas

One of my favorite, easy meals to make is pizza using "store bought pizza crust" with my own fresh toppings. This is the quick and easy way to do it and it tastes fresh and healthy because you choose the toppings. I like to keep frozen pizza crust in my freezer so it is handy to make any time we are in the mood for pizza! The fun part is trying to come up with tasty, healthy and interesting topping combinations. Here are a few of my favorites: Italian style Pizza: This one was…
Crispy Oven Roasted Rosemary & Garlic French Fries

Crispy Oven Roasted Rosemary & Garlic French Fries

There is not much that I enjoy eating more than a good french fry! I am sure it stems back to carefree days at the beach as a teenager in Ocean City Maryland. We would stroll the boardwalk - sandy, salty and hungry looking for junk food. There was the usual assortment; waffles, salt water taffy, fudge and soft ice cream of course - but my very favorite were the french fries! The smell was irresistible and it drew you in as it wafted down the boardwalk. My favorite little place fried them…
Vegetable Stir Fry with Ginger Peanut Sauce

Vegetable Stir Fry with Ginger Peanut Sauce

Stir Fry is one of my favorite ways to eat vegetables. It is a fast and easy meal to prepare for your family and is usually a hit with everyone. (If you want, you can add small pieces of tofu, chicken or steak) The trick is to lightly saute the vegetables in a little hot oil and to cook them quickly so they don't lose their color or crunch. I enjoy a stir fry with a ginger peanut sauce. There is something about the tangy, creamy peanut taste and ginger flavor that I…
Valentine’s Day Fresh Fruit Tart

Valentine’s Day Fresh Fruit Tart

This Puff Pastry Fruit Tart is a special treat to make for Valentine's Day. It looks a lot more difficult than it actually is, so your special valentine should be quite impressed. And you can have fun, be creative and use any fresh fruit that you like. First you will need to purchase a box of frozen puff pastry dough at your favorite specialty market. You will also need some cream cheese (whipped works best) and an assortment of your favorite fresh fruits. The night before, you can thaw the dough in the…
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Strawberries

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Strawberries

This ricotta pancake recipe is a family favorite. I think I have made this one recipe more than almost any other recipe over the years. Everyone loves them because they are moist and delicious. The lemon zest and ricotta mixed together gives them an almost "cheesecake like taste" that is irresistible. They are low in sugar and high in protein and work perfectly served with fresh fruit. Ricotta Pancakes Ingredients: 6 eggs separated 1 1/2 cups of ricotta cheese 1/2 stick of softened butter 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla 1/2 cup of flour 1/4…
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