Cucumber Caprese Salad


This salad is one of my favorites and it’s SOOO easy to make. You’ll only need 4 ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber 
  • 1 package of angel sweet or cherry tomatoes 
  • 1 package (12 oz) of Galbani Mozzarella Fresca marinated mozzarella balls
  • Balsamic vinegar 

Directions: slice up the cucumber, slice the tomatoes in halves or fourths (optional), and slice the mozzarella balls in half (optional). In a medium size bowl mix together the sliced cucumber, tomatoes, and mozzarella balls. Then drizzle with balsamic vinegar and stir.

Serves 4 people.

Enjoy!!

Xo

Sliced Filets with Peppers & Mushrooms

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My most favorite dish of my father’s when I was a kid was his sliced filets with peppers and mushrooms. I’m not being biased when I say this…..IT’S ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients
3 6oz filet mignon
1/4 cup of olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3 green bell peppers
1/2 lb mushrooms, sliced
1/3 cup of marsala wine
salt, pepper, and oregano

Directions
Slice filets in half lengthwise to make six total slices (I have the butcher shop do this for me). Sprinkle the filets with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat olive oil in large skillet and add the filets. Brown the filets; two minutes per side. Remove the filets to platter. Add to skillet garlic, peppers, and mushrooms. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and oregano. Saute covered until peppers are tender (about 10 minutes). Re-add filets and marsala wine. Re-heat filets uncovered for about 1 minute per side. Divide onto plates with the juices.

I promise you’ll LOVE this one!

xo

 

 

Corn Fritters


I loved when my mother made corn fritters for me as a kid. Here’s how to make this great side dish:

Ingredients:

1 can of cream-style corn
1 egg
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. of flour
1/2 tsp. of baking powder
1/2 tsp. of salt
Few grains of paprika

Directions:

Mix above ingredients well. Heat olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Drop about 1/4 cup of mixture into frying pan. Cook until delicately brown on both sides. Remove from pan and drain on paper towel. Repeat until mixture is gone.

Yum!

Easy Pizza Quiche

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This easy pizza quiche appetizer is so simple and delicious! The kids love it too!

Ingredients:

4 oz of shredded mozzarella cheese
1 large egg
1 cup of milk
3/4 cup of flour
1/2 cup of chopped pepperoni (remove skin)
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of oregano
Dash of pepper
Dash of garlic powder
Dash of basil

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl (except 1 oz of cheese). Pour mix into 9 inch pie plate that has been greased well. Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes. Top with 1 oz of cheese and bake 5 minutes longer.

Let cool before slicing.

Enjoy!!

Balsamic Chicken and Asparagus

This balsamic chicken and asparagus recipe is so easy….and healthy!

Ingredients for the chicken breasts
2 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 4 pieces)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/8 tsp. minced garlic
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 pinch of salt

Instructions for the chicken breasts
In a small bowl whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, minced garlic, pepper, and salt. Place chicken in a Ziploc bag, pour the bowl of ingredients on top of the chicken and massage with your fingers to coat the chicken. *Marinade the chicken overnight or make as is. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake for 35 minutes.

Ingredients for the asparagus
2 lbs of fresh asparagus, trimmed
3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/8 tsp. minced garlic
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 pinch of salt

Instructions for the asparagus
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place asparagus in a shallow 9×13 baking dish. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar, oil, minced garlic, pepper, and salt; toss to coat. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Serve with your favorite side dish and enjoy! (This meal goes great with a glass of white wine!)