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Patriotic watermelon & Feta Flag

Here’s what you do:

1. Cut and cube half of a seedless watermelon.
2. Cube 8 ounces of feta.
3. Rinse off 1 pint of fresh blueberries.
4. Pour blueberries into a bowl, preferably square and place in the top left corner of a rectangle (or oval) platter.
5. Assemble watermelon and feta into rows, starting with the watermelon.

Serve with a side of toothpicks for easy and healthy handling of the food.

Asparagus coated in panko bread crumbs and parmesan and baked until golden brown and crispy.

Servings: makes 2 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


1 pound asparagus, trimmed
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
salt and pepper to taste


Dredge the asparagus in the flour, dip them in the egg and then into a mixture of the panko breadcrumbs, parmensan, salt and pepper.
Place the asparagus on a wire rack on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 425F oven until golden brown, about 7-13 minutes.

Tomato and Corn Pizza

1 package pre-baked pizza crust...I used Boboli Original Pizza Crust..
3 small plum tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup fresh corn kernels
1/2 cup of cooked sausage
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/2 cup of marinara sauce.. I've tried this with pesto sauce too.. very tasty... tasty is good.
8 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced thin
2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves

Preheat oven to 450
Place pizza crust on parchment paper lined baking sheet .
Stir together corn and salt and pepper.
Spread with marinara sauce on top of pizza crust, then top with corn mixture, tomatoes and sausage (if you decide to go the "meat please" route)
Then add mozzarella and basil leaves to the top of the pizza
Place pizza in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.
Remove from oven and well you know what to do now..

Nutella Cookies


1 cup Nutella
½ cups Sugar
1 cup All-purpose Flour
1 whole Egg

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Blend all ingedients together well. Form into 1″ balls. Place on a cookie sheet. Press down firmly with the bottom of a glass. Bake 7-8 minutes or until set. Cool.
Crazy Cake in a Mug Recipe:

5 Tablespoons flour (all-purpose)
4 1/2 Tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons cocoa (unsweetened)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Dash of salt

1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons vegetable oil (or canola)
4 1/2 Tablespoons water


Using a large microwave safe mug, spray the inside with non-stick cooking spray. Next, mix the first 5 dry ingredients in the mug. After mixing well, make 3 depressions in dry ingredients. Pour vinegar in one depression, vanilla in the other and the vegetable oil in third depression. Pour water over top. Mix well until smooth using a fork. Place in microwave and cook on high for *2 minutes, uncovered. Check with toothpick to make sure it comes out clean. Be sure not to over cook! Top with whatever you like - powdered sugar, frosting, chocolate chips, caramel or whipped cream! Enjoy hot or cold!

Measure Perfect Spaghetti Portions with a Soda Bottle

A single serving of pasta is generally about two ounces, but it's tough to measure properly without a kitchen scale. If you have a 20 ounce soda or water bottle handy though, you can get a pretty close approximation.

All you have to do is start filling the bottle with uncooked spaghetti. Once you can't easily fit more noodles through the top of the bottle, you have roughly two ounces, maybe a little more. If you like this trick but don't want to keep an empty bottle laying around, you could just cut off the top and stash it away in a drawer, or pony up for the previously-mentioned, but still awesome Spaghetti Measure.

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