There is still time to get a few roasted dinners in before summer sets in and it's all barbecues and frozen treats. I know I was only just talking about shutting down the oven to let the cobwebs grow over until fall, but who am I kidding? I know that I will still be turning it on mid August when temps peak close to 40 degrees. Why? I am that kind of crazy. Mind you, I probably won't be making too many more dinners like this one until Thanksgiving.
In the meantime, if you missed these recipes a few weeks back I've put them together in a little round up to make life easier if you are planning a special meal before the chaotic yet casual summer sets in.
From Roasted Lemon & Thyme Chicken to Sherry Sautéed Asparagus and Carrots, this IS the perfect meal to send off Spring with a bang! Check it all out below.
There is an expression about salads, "It's all about the dressing." Well, I kinda' got to agree with this. Without a salad dressing what do you have really? A bunch of ingredients swilling around a bowl with no connection to each other. Umm, kind of sounds like me meeting new people. That's another story. Anyway, you add the dressing and a little kind of magic happens. That's how it went for this super simple yet delicious salad. It was all down to the lemon vinaigrette. Supposed to be lime, but I didn't have those. The lemon filled in perfectly and the dressing salad combo was the tastiest I've had in a while. Time to get your salad on!
Sometimes, you don't need to change a recipe much to get a completely different result. These little cakes were adapted from the very similar Chocolate Chip Cake Squares. You might have a look through the recipe and think they are basically the same, but no, they are so very different. By changing two very basic ingredients, you have a completely different cake in texture and taste. As stated in the name, coconut was added for flavour. And Greek yoghurt in place of the milk. I have decided that Greek yoghurt is my new favourite go to ingredient for making cakes. Don't take my word for it, give it a try!
It's that time again. Time to break out the barbecue. I know, I know, some of you have probably been using it all winter long 10 feet deep in snow. I am not that dedicated and I don't even live near snow. The temp drops below 24 degrees here and it's "Que Frio!". That is a very good indicator that I have been living far away from Newfoundland for a long time. Barbecuing for me has to be done in flip flops with a cold beverage in hand. Case in point with this very tasty dish below. And feta just makes everything better!
Somewhere between a cheesecake and a brownie, you will find this decadent chocolate torte. That is the best way I can describe this overly indulgent, intensely chocolate and light as air filled dessert. I have made this only a few times ever and I can't remember where the recipe came from. I know it was online about 10 years ago and I wrote it down without printing it out. I just found that scrap piece of paper last week and I had written "delicious, must try again", next to my scrawled out recipe. Well, repeated it was and guess what? It was the best cake I have made in a while. Like, the best!
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