Summer is here, if not officially on the calendar, definitely in spirit, as we celebrate this Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S. It’s a weekend to break out the flip flops, swimsuits and sunscreen; but more importantly, to cherish the real reason for this holiday: honoring and thanking the brave and dedicated members of our armed forces who have courageously and selflessly served our country. Each passing year makes me more aware of what incredible gifts they’ve given and blessed us with; freedom and safety. Small words with huge significance for our daily lives. And since it’s also a day to celebrate the arrival of the new season, we’re sharing a few of our favorite summer recipes to help you get ready for all the picnics, potlucks and parties on the horizon. Welcome to lazy summer days and Happy Memorial Day!
Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Skewers. Serves as a salad or appetizer. It just seems to scream – SUMMER!
Lemon Thyme Brioche Dinner Rolls. A delightful, fresh taste of summer peeking out of your bread basket!
Lemon, Thyme, Rosemary Foccacia. Make the most delicious sandwiches for summer picnics, parties and potlucks.
Israeli Couscous and Orzo Salad – Don’t plan to bring any of this back home. Everyone goes crazy over it!
Grilled Vietnamese Bahn Mi – Vietnamese Bahn Mi – a wonderful alternative to hamburgers. Bursting with fresh, delicious flavor!
Green-on-Green Couscous Salad – Be sure to keep this one in your culinary back pocket. When they ask you to bring the salad, pull out this fabulously, healthy salad. Expect lots of oohs, aahs and rave reviews!
Chilled Berries with White Chocolate Sauce. And for dessert, well, this just might be the easiest and most delicious recipe EVER! From a legendary London restaurant.