Recipe Round-up: “Are you ready for some football” Recipes

Recipe Round-up: "Are you ready for some football" Recipes by Lauriebell's Bakery & Cafe

So last night kicked off the NFL season and with it comes some truely scumptious beer soaked, cheese covered, buffalo dipped recipes.  You don’t show up to a game Day  or tailgating party and enjoy a crunchy bite of crudité, you fill your tummy with deep fried turkey, chicken wings and cheese dip.  So kick-up your feet and check out this week’s best football game day recipes. Continue reading

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Recipe Round-up: Tomatoes

Summer is peaking and tomatoes are bursting off their vines.  I love the smell of a ripe tomato that’s been sitting in the sun.  Just cut me a wedge, sprinkle with some sea salt or dip in a bit of homemade vinaigrette and I am happier than a puppy getting his belly rubbed.  Funny thing is that I hated raw tomatoes until I was nearly sixteen.  All that joy I was missing.  Luckily my taste buds grew up! Below I’ve compiled a list of some of the best tomato recipes out this week.  Some simple, some a bit more complex, all deliciou Continue reading

Zesty Tomato Caponata – Bonus recipe!

This is a bonus recipe from August Guest Blogger, Valerie Catullo, “Growing up, wastefulness was considered the eighth deadly sin. Never throw out something you can use again or in a new and different way. While making the Lemony Tomato Basil Soup I just couldn’t bring myself to throw away the leftover mushy tomato-root veggie mixture. After a few experiments I came up with this zesty caponata that mirrors the flavors in the soup – only now in a spread! Put it on sandwiches, over fish, or our personal favorite – as a sauce over zucchini noodles. Enjoy!” Continue reading

Summery Corn Salsa Salad

The first bite I had of this salsa screamed, “SUMMMER!” right in my face.  Zesty, crunchy and oh so refreshing.  A great topper for tacos, as a side, layer onto salmon or to be scooped up with a crispy, salty tortilla chip.  Goes great with my Healthy Chicken Soft Tacos.  This recipe tastes even better if you make it the night before and let the flavors marry. Continue reading