Tag Archives: Fourth of July

Salad with Ham and Cucumber

In summer, when you don't want to spend a lot of time in a kitchen, try to cook some tasty and light healthy salads. This is the perfect dish for a light dinner, picnic or for the summer party, easy and quick to prepare (just don't put to much mayo). Summer cooking is all about ease!...
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Beef Burger with Mozzarella and Basil Oil

Less is sometimes more with burgers and to keep it simple this burger is topped with delicious toppings like mozzarella, tomatoes, and lettuce. The basil oil adds great flavor as well.  A great tip we learned with my husband for burgers is if you make a small indentation in the middle of each burger patty. the patties won't shrink...
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Tzimmes

Tzimmes is a Jewish dish, sweet stew typically made from carrots and dried fruits. It’s cooked slow at low heat, and even if it’s simple dish, still considered is a great delicacy. Tzimmes has many variations, usually prepared mostly from carrots, but there are also versions using potatoes, beans, and even with the addition of meat. You can also add...
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Chicken Salad with Grapes

Who knew grapes, chicken and mayonnaise went so well together? One of our favorite summer light salads, so  tasty and easy to prepare. Plus you even can make it a day ahead of time which makes it perfect for a picnic or your party....
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Cabbage-Cucumber Salad

For this salad, I usually use new cabbage and cucumbers. A great idea for a dinner or picnic, just add the mayonnaise before eating the salad or use vegetable or olive oil with the addition of a little lemon juice instead of mayonnaise. If you like it spicy, add some garlic or hot pepper. One of my favorite, easy summer...
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Baked Vegetables with Cheese

Delicious, hearty, flavorful and colorful appetizer. If you like it more spicy, use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder. Also you can add herbs to your taste: parsley, dill, cilantro, or a mixture of Italian herbs. I'm using Ukrainian cheese for this dish called "Brinza", it's similar to feta cheese or another goat cheese. Alternatively you can use mozzarella....
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