Creatively Transforming Food

Month: August 2015

Classic Marinara Sauce

Classic Marinara Sauce

Classic Marinara Sauce is a quick trip to Italy in your own kitchen without the airfare cost! A sweet friend of ours and her husband were over for dinner this weekend. She indicated that she struggled with making some marinara sauce last week so I thought I  would […]

Fiesta Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Fiesta Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Fiesta Corn and Black Bean Salsa was born out of necessity. “Honey?  What did you make for the pool party?” the hubster asked. “Oh,” I said. “We are going?”  Our house was full of extra family members, three of them 8 and under and one teen on […]

Pina Colada Zucchini Bread

Pina Colada Zucchini Bread

  Pina Colada Zucchini Bread is ‘healthy” dessert in disguise. (Is that an oxymoron?) I had made a Coconut Lime Zucchini Bread that I found on Pinterest that was a hit with my co-workers. I thought I could perhaps turn it into a version of a […]

Cilantro Lime Dressing

Cilantro Lime Dressing

Cilantro Lime Dressing is fresh and tangy with a touch of zing! This is wonderful on rice bowls… or bowls of red quinoa with tomatoes, chick peas or black beans and avocados. Meatless Mondays couldn’t be made any easier! It is somewhat similar to my Creamy […]

Peach Sweet Tea

Peach Sweet Tea

What would summer be without Peach Sweet Tea? I never knew there was a secret ingredient to making it perfect, other than an incredible amount of sugar. Would you believe it’s baking soda? Just a bit. Evidently it neutralizes the tannins in the tea to make […]

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread is comforting to the senses.  Take those overripe bananas and prepare to be satisfied. I tend to make these as muffins since they bake quickly and can satisfy promptly. They are perfect for a late weekend morning . breakfast or to pack for a […]

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta boasts an abundance of best of summer’s flavors! The ingredients are simple, yet uncomplicated. Rustic bread, tomatoes, basil, oregano, thyme with a little garlic, sea salt and olive oil creates a mouth-refreshing taste that you want to savor in slow motion. Summer wrapped up […]

Spicy Chicken Cacciatore

Spicy Chicken Cacciatore

Spicy Chicken Cacciatore is a healthy diversion worthy of an easy weekday meal!  According to Cook’s Illustrated, cacciatore means hunter-style in Italian. Back in the day, fresh-killed game would be sauteed with mushrooms, onions and other vegetables found readily available then  braised in a liquid of wine […]