Though in many places zucchini is now available almost year round, there’s nothing quite like zucchini in season. Fresh, firm and almost sweet, these small zucchinis are wonderful. I was surprised to discover, a few years ago, that raw zucchini is actually delicious (try this zucchini salad). Zucchini fries are the ultimate low-carb substitute for potato fries. But gratin has always been and remains one of my favorite ways to prepare zucchini. After all, cheese makes everything taste better.:) Click for the recipe
Nothing says “summer” quite like watermelon feta salad. The combination of sweet, crisp watermelon, rich, salty feta and a tangy dressing is amazing. Serve this fresh, delicious watermelon feta salad as an appetizer, or as a side dish. Click for the recipe
Sticky, buttery, and with the perfect combination of savory and sweet, these maple chicken drumsticks are a huge hit whenever I make them. It’s one of the chicken dishes my kids request most often. Click for the recipe
No need to give up yummy tacos when you eat low carb – simply replace the corn tortilla shells with cheddar taco shells. They are just as tasty, crunchy, and – of course – messy! Click for the recipe
Let’s face it, chicken breast is bland. Even if perfectly baked. Chicken cordon bleu is a classic recipe that improves the taste of chicken breast by filling it with ham and cheese, then dredging it in breadcrumbs and frying in butter.
The classic chicken cordon bleu is excellent, but a bit too involved for a lazy cook like myself. So I decided to simplify things by baking the chicken breasts as I normally do, then topping them with Dijon mustard, ham and cheese, and returning to the hot oven for just a few seconds, until the cheese melts. We loved the result! Easy enough to make on a weeknight, adult-and-kid-friendly, and very tasty. Click for the recipe
Sweet mini bell peppers, stuffed with pizza sauce and mozzarella and broiled. A tasty appetizer or side dish, and obviously the perfect game day snack! Click for the recipe