My Summer Favorites

Someone asked me to name my favorite recipe I tried this summer (well, that would be of the ones posted on the blog; I actually  have tons more not posted yet). Since we teachers resume work today, that marks the end of summer for me (boo hoo). So, I thought about that question and scrolled through my summer posts.

It was tough to narrow it down to a single favorite recipe. Instead, I made a list of all my favorites and decided to give them awards, kind of like I used to do for my students at the end of the school year when I taught at the elementary level. As I made the list, I found it easier to select my number one favorite of the summer, but read on to find out which is my ultimate top pick.

Herb-Roasted Whole Chicken 

… juicy … savory … crispy skin …

Most Proud of this Accomplishment

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

… so simple yet with a touch of elegance …

Most Popular with Others

NYTimes Chocolate Chip Cookie

… rich toffee flavor … I prefer it in bar form …

Most Drool-Inspiring Dessert (but only in bar form, in my opinion)

Wasabi Cucumber Sesame Salad 

… dressing is sweet, salty and nutty all at the same time, giving the fresh cucumbers loads of personality …

Most Close Imitation of an Asian Restaurant Salad

Lemon Bars

… extra zingy lemon flavor takes this ol’ classic up a few notches … tart and creamy …

Most Amped Up Classic 

Papaya Margarita

… unusual with rosemary infusion … tropical … a vacation in a glass …

Most Fun Drink Concoction 

Zucchini and Carrot Slaw with Asian Dressing 

… nutty, smoky, earthy dressing …

Most Colorful and Healthy Dish 

Espresso Ice Cream

… rich espresso flavoring with subtle undertones of Kahlua …

Most Repeated Recipe This Summer

Lemon Pasta with Roasted Shrimp

light, fresh, and savory …

Most Savory Dish of the Summer


My Very Favorite of the Bunch!!

I love hearing your comments, so please share your thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s