Zucchini Pesto Tart

Baked, raw, grilled or sautéed…don’t let anyone tell you that zucchini is only in bread or steamed as a side dish! I’ve got a recipe to add to their list and set them straight, A Zucchini Pesto Tart! I have been itching to get a spiralizer ever since recipes have been popping up all over the internet and front and center in the cookbook section and cooking magazines. This one was one of those gadgets I…

Gr8 Goes Green!

Back in 2010, it was time again for Joel and me to host our 12th Great Eight Dinner. First item on the planning agenda is always to decide on a theme. After eleven years of gatherings, no one had yet featured a “color” as a theme. How easy would that be? Hence, Gr8 Goes Green We couldn’t think of a better color to incorporate in the invitation, on the table, and of course we included green drinks, green appetizers…

Fresh Salsa Fresca!

When seated at your favorite Cantina, aren’t you anxious for that basket of tortilla chips and bowl of salsa? I know I am! And when our girls were little we’d always tell them, “Don’t fill up on the chips and salsa, you’ll spoil your dinner.” Well clearly I need to practice what I preach because every time, I end up having a to-go box with my leftovers! If you…

Slow Cooker Texas BBQ Beans

BBQ beans are a flavorful necessity for any outdoor summer gathering. They are a natural complement to any barbecued meat. Prepared in a slow-cooker, these delicious beans require little effort and yield lots of flavor. Many baked bean recipes require canned pork and beans; however I prefer to use canned pinto and kidney beans. Best of all, not only do these baked beans transport well, but they stay hot in the same pot they were cooked in. Make a…

Cookie Cookie Cookie

Cookie Cookie Cookie…anybody who doesn’t like cookies can stop reading now. But if you are a Cookie Kook like me, then keep on reading! Since we are coming up on back to school it’s time to fill up the cookie jar. So we devoted this week to some of our favorite cookie recipes: There’s a healthy-ish option, a favorite made into another kind of treat all together, and a classic after…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is my ‘go to’ for those times when you need an easy recipe that makes lots and lots of yummy cookies. It is the perfect recipe for the class party, little league team snack, cookie exchange needing several dozen cookies, or just to make and keep in the freezer. For an extra treat, make some of Jurga’s Easy Vanilla Ice Cream (no ice cream maker required) and serve them together! Enjoy! Print Chocolate Chip Cookies Makes approximately…

Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Wait, what did that say?!?! You read it right, Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches. Because why not take a favorite cookie and make it into a special treat! This combo is the perfect after school snack for those hot first few days of the term. Make these and keep them in the freezer to surprise your kids and their friends. Or serve them for dessert at a casual party. These are the perfect size for any time. Not too big and…

Simple Share ButtonsBe a Gr8 Friend...Share!
Simple Share Buttons