What to Make for Labor Day: Recipe Round-up!

Recipe ideas to make for your Labor Day weekend grill-outs go more smoothly!  The key is make-ahead components!     Savories Sides, Salads, and Main Courses Peach Burrata Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette A stone fruit salad with creamy burrata cheese on a bed of spinach and dressed with my favorite simple vinaigrette (made with champagne vinegar and fresh orange juice!). The vinaigrette can be made up to 3 days head! Did I mention the salad can double as your centerpiece? Once assembled, this salad is as colorful and beautiful as it is delicious!  To the recipe… Lightened Goat Cheese Dip with Pistachio Basil Pesto The lightest airiest goat cheese dip…

Grilled Spicy Honey Ginger Shrimp

In an alternate universe – one where I am much cooler, braver, and tougher – I would be a fisherman or a farmer.  I grew up in a fishing family so the allure of something so hands on and tangible has always been there.  Also, I have a fiercely brown thumb, so the former seems more plausible than the latter.  Nonetheless, knowing where the food that will feed my family and others comes from is one of the most magical and rewarding careers I can think of.  The idea of working in the dirt all day with my dogs in tow or waking up on a fishing boat to calm…

Cilantro Lime Grilled Seafood Boil

Is anybody else wondering what happened to June?!  4th of July is Monday!  Anyhow, here we are.  The day of fireworks and barbecues.  Do you want to make something a little bit different this year but you aren’t quite sure what?  How about something thats fast and easy to boot?!  Then you have to try this Cilantro Lime Grilled Seafood “Boil.” I know I have been saying this a lot, but these are AMAZING!  Customizable for any taste preference, easy, and most importantly a ton of fun to eat! I live in Seattle and I have to admit, I attended my first true seafood boil last summer.  Have you been…
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