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The Campari Mojito is a twist on this classic refreshing summer cocktail. We switched out the lime juice for a colorful grapefruit flavored aperitif. 0

Campari Mojito Keeps You From Melting to the Pavement

I’ve been waiting for the high heat of the summer to share my recipe for the Campari Mojito. This is a little golden nugget of a cocktail that my sister-in-law and I mixed up a few years back. But let me start with the backstory. I had never tried Campari. As I read through my copy of Complete Bartender in search of fun new cocktails, I came across several that called for Campari. The descriptions out there of this bitter aperitif are a little fuzzy, but I found one that described the flavor as blood orange or grapefruit. And… I was...

Make Marinated Greek Salad Skewers for a fresh and delicious small plate featuring summer vegetables and tasty feta cheese. With made-from-scratch dressing, this appetizer pleases even the most refined palate. 0

Marinated Greek Salad Skewers for Small Plates

I’m so into small plates right now. Although salads could technically be called small plates and we eat them like appetizers, I dig the idea of condensing a salad down to a few bites—particularly for a cocktail party or soirée. I love Greek salads, so I started there. Hence, we have Marinated Greek Salad Skewers. I’ve scouted out several wonderful small plates made with meats and cheeses, even bread. Meaty appetizers present plentifully in blogland. I keep my eye out for tasty small plates featuring vegetables, but they can elude even the most savvy recipe researcher. Summer creates the best opportunity...

Kiwi Crate provides kids ideal STEM-related learning opportunities with their ready-made boxes of activities. I purchased a subscription after my kid said "I want to be a builder when I grow up." 0

♫ Mom Is Great! ♫ Gives Me Kiwi Crate! ♫

This post contains affiliate links from Kiwi Crate, and Dish-y.com may earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking through those links. However, all opinions are my own, and I have purchased a subscription to obtain a paid customer experience from Kiwi Crate. “I want to be a builder when I grow up.” said Cooper. “You don’t have to wait until you grow up!” I replied. My intentions were golden, but seconds later I realized that I now had to plan some sort of activity that would make the kid feel like he was a builder. I couldn’t renege on that promise…...

Chicken Parm Pasta Bake for the Ninja Cooking System is low in fat and high in protein thanks to Jovial Organic Einkorn Whole Wheat Rigatoni pasta. 0

Chicken Parm Pasta Bake for the Ninja Cooking System

My new recipe, Chicken Parm Pasta Bake for the Ninja Cooking System, is a little special. Not just because it’s delicious and it’s another recipe for the 3-in-1. It’s special because it’s made with a new kind of pasta that I’m really excited about. I made this chicken parm dish using Jovial 100% Organic Einkorn Whole Wheat Rigatoni. I’m excited about this pasta is because it’s made using a true ancient grain. Einkorn wheat is still the grain nature always intended. It hasn’t been hybridized to contain more gluten for fluffy baked goods. There’s a picture right on the box showing the size of...

This recipe for Chipotle Chicken Tacos from Dish-y.com is a spicy, tasty twist on a Tex Mex favorite. Add this quick and healthy dish to your lineup. 0

Chipotle Chicken Tacos

It all started when I used up the last of my stash of homemade taco seasoning. Although it’s pretty easy to throw together, I had some chipotle peppers on hand that I needed to use up and I thought I’d try something a little different. This is how the recipe for Chipotle Chicken Tacos was born. Taking the lead from a go-to Biggest Loser recipe for “Sexy Joes,” I decided to switch out the typical ground beef for ground chicken for a lower fat version of the taco. And since I wanted to incorporate more healthfu ingredients in my new Chipotle...

Coconut Chile Lime Crusted Salmon from Dish-y.com is a quick and easy seafood main dish that's perfect when cooking for two. Sweet, spicy and delicious! 0

Coconut Chile Lime Crusted Salmon

The hubs and I try to incorporate fish (or seafood) at least once per week. I love cooking fish because it’s usually easy to prepare and cooks up quick. Salmon is a frequent choice because we love it and the healthy omega-3’s for the nutritional value. My go-to seasoning for easy salmon is dill and paprika, but it was time for something different. That’s why I developed this recipe for Coconut Chile Lime Crusted Salmon. The combination of flavors on this crusted salmon recipe would definitely be categorized as Asian fusion. These are some of my favorite tastes. Coconut and...

These quick and easy chicken fajita lettuce wraps are full of flavor, high on nutrition and protein, and perfect for low carb meal plans. 0

Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps

For the better part of the last month, I’ve been following a fairly low carb meal plan as part of the Metabolic Aftershock exercise program (more on that to come). Since I’ve not really ever followed a low carb diet much, I’ve been trying to think up creative recipes and ways to do low carb. I’ve always loved the gingery chicken lettuce wraps that are common in Asian restaurants, but wanted to try something a little different. Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps is the direction I went, and it’s definitely a keeper recipe! We love doing “Taco Tuesday” (even if it’s...

I’ve learned a few valuable lessons a little too late, but may never have learned had it not been for those of you I’ve left on bad terms. 0

A Letter To Those I’ve Left On Bad Terms

I’ve learned a few valuable lessons a little too late. I run on high emotion, and I’m an expressive personality. These are often very positive attributes, but there have been times in my life when emotion collided with disagreement, miscommunication, and frustration. A handful of times, this unfortunately led to anger, fear, and pain. In the perfect storms, those were the bad terms on which we parted ways. One lesson I learned a little too late is self-control in circumstances when these common negative emotions bubble to the surface. Now, I’ll wholeheartedly admit that I’ve been squarely in the wrong at times...

Do You Believe in Signs? Today is the fourth anniversary of my dad's suicide, and this cardinal just showed up in my back porch. 0

Do You Believe In Signs? I Do. Here’s Why.

I’m sitting here this morning trying not to let my mind dwell on the fact that it’s been 4 years since the day that my dad took his own life. Even though through the grace of God I’ve found some semblance of peace with not having my dad around anymore, the anniversary date is always difficult, as is the day before since that was my parents’ wedding anniversary. So that’s where I’m at this morning. As Cooper, Veda and I are hanging around in the kitchen, finishing up breakfast and getting Cooper ready to go off to preschool this morning,...

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Spicy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

  Meatballs. Balls.of.meat. Who doesn’t love them? I’ve been kind of obsessing over them since trying a new local restaurant called Mimi Blue Meatballs. Their concept is pretty simple. Pick a type of ground meat made into a meatball and then pick a topping sauce. I tried their buffalo chicken meatballs the last time I was there and thought I could try to re-create them at home. Here is what I came up with for dinner last night. Bon appetit! Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Print Recipe Spicy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Cool Bleu Cheese Crumbles CourseMain Dish CuisineSpicy Servings 4 meatballs...