Posts tagged ‘light’

April 28th, 2014

Light it up! {Food for Thought}

by Chrissy

Slow Roasted Tomato & Avocado Crostini_LYK4

Preparing for a dinner party is a lot of work, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!  But it is fun especially if you love to cook and entertain like we do.  Fixing the meal is only part of the preparation; setting a fun and festive table is another important “ingredient.”  Aside from putting flowers on the table and some pretty decorations, candles are a MUST!  And the more the merrier!

The little votives work well because you can sprinkle them … Read more...

March 5th, 2014

Simple Asian Sesame Slaw

by Chrissy

Asian Sesame Slaw_LYK1

I’ve been wanting to go on a picnic for quite some time now. Granted, it’s not exactly picnic season, hence the pouring rain this past week, but now that’s it’s bright, sunny and 70 degrees again, I think I can start thinking about my picnic menu again.

Asian Sesame Slaw_LYK4Even if it’s indoors, I just like the little slaws, sandwiches, wraps, no-heat sides, salads, and chips and dips.
This slaw is certainly a perfect make-ahead salad, as it can stay dressed for … Read more...

August 22nd, 2012

Tarragon & Mint Vinaigrette

by Lauren


Black licorice. It just might be 99.9% of the universe’s least favorite candy. If you can even call it candy…

For the sake of the universe, let’s not refer to it as candy. Candy involves chocolate. Can I get an amen? Amen.

Now, I know tarragon tastes and smells like black licorice but for some reason it’s so good in savory dishes. It can totally overpower a recipe, especially a light vinaigrette, but when used right, it can also make … Read more...