Caprese Salad and Fruit Skewers With a Basil Vinaigrette

With temps in the 90’s all week simple, non-cooking recipes are part of my meals alongside something grilled. These skewers filled with fresh fruit, mozzarella balls, prosciutto, cherry tomatoes and drizzled with a basil vinaigrette  are the perfect answer to a light and refreshing side. They are also a great choice for appetizers on an … Continue reading

Pork Loin with Prosciutto, Sage and Marsala Two Ways

I make this every year when my herbs such as sage are growing.  I grow two varieties; regular and varigated.  It is a pretty herb that I grow on the south side of my home which overwinters marvelously. This is an adaptation of “saltimbocca”. Oregano and varigated sage… Chives and regular sage…  

Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Shrimp Two Ways

My favorite seafood – I could eat shrimp every week either like this as an appetizer, in a stir fry or even as the main dish.  The first recipe I frequently make with a cocktail sauce and the second one I just tried (even though I have had the recipe for a long time) and comes from … Continue reading

Panini With Prosciutto and Provolone

There is something fabulous about a grilled sandwich in a Panini maker.  See Kitchen Gadgets – Panini Maker.   So many sandwiches are too big, you can barely get them in your mouth and there is always too much to eat.  With a panini, all the ingredients are very thin and make for a compact sandwich.  A favorite … Continue reading

Melon with Prosciutto Three Ways

This is a very simple dish to serve with breakfast or brunch or as a light appetizer before dinner.  Two ingredients and you have a sweet and salty recipe that goes great together.  See also my recipe Melon, Prosciutto and Provolone Salad. A recipe I would like to try adds goat cheese and mint…