Cherry Tomato Pizza Margherita

A fun and easy dish to make. One hint I learned is to use a rolling pin to crush the fennel seeds. Fresh mozzarella is the key to any great pizza. Any Italian deli or market will have it.


1 13.8 oz. tube refrigerated pizza dough
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 12 oz bag cherry tomatoes, stemmed
1 garlic clove, pressed

cherry pizza

Chargrilled Pork Chops

I just love the flavor of chargrilled pork chops. This simple marinade enhances the flavors of the pork and caramelizes when you barbeque your chops.


The marinade

1 bottle of non-separating Italian dressing
½ cup teriyaki sauce
¼ cup chopped parsley
½ cup chopped basil
1 large clove chopped garlic

pork chops

Bulgur Risotto with Corn and Shrimp

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This will keep you full for hours, the bulgur is rich in fiber and the shrimp is packed with protein. But it takes just minutes to make!


2 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cup bulgur wheat
1/2 tsp salt
12 oz fresh or frozen (thawed) raw shrimp, shelled and deveined


Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs

Grilling shrimp and scallop kabobs for a summer meal is a quick and easy. You can look like a pro and no one can be the wiser to how easy this meal really is to make.


Marinade for Seafood Kabobs

-1 bottle of non-separating Italian dressing
-1 cup chopped basil
-1 stem fresh rosemary
-½ cup fresh parsley
-1 clove chopped garlic


Butternut Squash and Fried Sage Pasta

Savory cheese, and wonderful filling pasta, this is one healthy, but hearty meal.


8 oz whole-wheat penne
1 tbsp olive oil
8 sage leaves
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped


Grilled Pitas with Tomatoes, Olives, and Feta

Pita bread is a nice stand-in for the crust in this pizza-style dish. Look for prepackaged mixed black and green brine-cured olives the deli section to make it easier and less chopping.


1 cup diced seeded plum tomatoes (about 4)
1/2 cup pitted coarsely chopped mixed olives
1/2 cup chopped red onion
4 tbsp olive oil, divided
3 tbsp chopped fresh mint

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