Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Le Coupe Gives Baked Goods A Professional Edge

Le Coupe Pro

Perfectly square brownies and bar cookies evade me. I try really hard, but I just tend to cut things askew. Squares are a bit more rectangular, and not every piece comes out the same size. Sometimes I feel the more I focus on cutting things perfectly, the more slanted they tend to come out. Well, Le CoupĂ© Pro, a new kitchen product created by one Connecticut entrepreneur could give the perpetually angled cutter like myself, a professional edge.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Stacks

Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Stacks with Mozzarella and Pesto | Local Food Rocks
I am not ready to let summer go just yet. That's why we are still all about grillin' and chillin'. This recipe is kind of a hybrid of Caprese salad and eggplant parm. It's got grilled smoky eggplant layered with thick, juicy grilled tomato slices and fresh mozzarella accented with fresh basil pesto. It's a tower of late summer's bounty.


Friday, August 31, 2018

Friday Favorite: Avon Prime Meats

Local Food Rocks Visits Avon Prime Meats
Photo by Renato Ghio
I'm reviving my Friday Favorite posts, where one Friday a month I write about a recipe, store, cookbook, event, or product that I am really liking at the moment. It's not a sponsored post; it's just me sharing something I think is cool, fun, delicious or all three.

This month, I'm talking about a store I visited for the first time last Fall - Avon Prime Meats. At the time I wrote a bit about the store, but mainly I focused on a mouth-watering maple mustard pork tenderloin recipe.  (You can read the post here.) The thing is, Avon Prime Meats is actually a lot more than "just meat."

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Cinnamon Ricotta Grilled Peaches

Cinnamon Ricotta Grilled Peaches | Local Food Rocks

There is nothing like a fresh, ripe local peach. It's dessert unto itself but with a little ricotta, cinnamon, nuts, and honey, you have a simple summer delight fancy enough for a dinner party, easy enough for any night of the week.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Lemon Dill Ricotta Dip

If you want a crowd-pleaser for summer get-togethers, make this lemon dill ricotta dip. It blends creamy ricotta with garden fresh herbs and lemon plus a touch of chipotle mayo for some spiciness. It’s creamy, fresh, and only takes five minutes to whip up. Serve it with cruditĂ©, crackers, toasted bread slices, or, of course, chips.


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Blueberry Arugula Salad with Yogurt Dill Dressing

I'm glad we've been on a salad for dinner kick lately because oddly enough the lettuce in my garden is loving this crazy weather. And, this blueberry arugula salad with yogurt and dill dressing has been on repeat.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Grilled BBQ Shrimp Lettuce Boats

I cannot fathom that it is already the end of July. Summer is whizzing by. They always talk about how kids these days are overscheduled; I think the same goes for adults. Community and work commitments have kept me zooming here, there, and everywhere - everywhere except my kitchen that is. I had grand plans for dishes I would make this summer, and so far, that list remains fairly untouched.

Last night was one of the first nights that we were going to be home, had no other plans, and weren't completely exhausted. I was able to take a deep breath and create a light summer meal at a relaxed pace. The result was these grilled shrimp with a sweet, tangy BBQ sauce on a bed of cucumber, tomato, and jalapeno served in romaine lettuce leaves.

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