Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup is a fast, healthy, and delicious celebration of summer. With just a few ingredients, this recipe can be made for just a few dollars, packing maximum wow for minimal expense. ...

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Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy, Texas-Style Recipe + Videos

Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy has been on my short list for sometime now. Round steak cutlets that are tenderized, coated with seasoned salt and then pan-fried. My good friend and daughter of Texas has been promising to make this southern-styled meal for us, for sometime now. Earlier in the week it happened and may…

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Grilled Grits

Grilled Grits: Americana Fusion Food by Platter Talk

Grilled Grits are a tasty example of an Americana fusion food. Taking a traditional southern breakfast side dish and turning it into a grilled compliment for a mid-western barbecue and wine dinner proved easy and delicious.

Blueberry Vanilla Pudding Blondies

Blueberry Vanilla Pudding Blondies

Blueberry Vanilla Pudding Blondies are all things summer. Light, fresh, colorful and most of all, delicious. This idea came came to me after just a few minutes of surveying our pantry. I had chocolate on my mind but with a view of our fridge’s top shelf, I shifted gears and went with blueberries.

Sockeye Salmon with Ginger Fennel Sauce

Sockeye Salmon with Ginger Fennel Sauce

Sockeye Salmon with Ginger Fennel Sauce is fast meal to put together, about 20 minutes tops. It’s hard to say what it has more of: flavor or healthful nutrition. Whatever the case, you’re going to want to try this one.

Almond Scented Red White & Blue Cake

Almond Scented Red White & Blue Cake

Almond Scented Red White & Blue Cake celebrates the colors and flavors of summer. Red raspberries and plump, juicy blueberries are sandwiched between layers of white almond scented cake, all held together by a white butter cream cheese frosting.

Corn Fritters with Avocado Jalapeño Sauce

Corn Fritters & Avocado Jalapeño Sauce

Corn Fritters & Avocado Jalapeño Sauce. Read: Warm Summer Afternoon. Soft Sunshine. Good Company. Good Wine. All on a Small Country Lake. Serve these fritters hot and the creamy accompaniment cold.

Stone Fruit Crisp

Oven-Baked Stone Fruit Crisp

Stone Fruit Crisp features a blend of seasonal stone fruits. Showcasing an array of colorful plums, bing cherries, and fresh peaches, this dessert features the best of early summer. Taking it up to an even higher level, it’s topped with a nutty granola that’s laced with chocolate chips.

Greek Yogurt Strawberry Bellini

Greek Yogurt Strawberry Bellini

Greek Yogurt Strawberry Bellini represents somewhat of a departure from our typical post here on Platter Talk. Yes, it’s quick, refreshing, and something of a treat. This beverage is also an every day reminder to take a couple of minutes from each day and give a contemplative pause.

Blueberry Chocolate Streusel Bars

Blueberry Chocolate Streusel Bars

Blueberry Chocolate Streusel Bars are a perfect compliment to summer weather. Fresh berries, good chocolate and a hot oven are just about all this one takes!

Grilled Peach Crisps

Grilled Peach Crisps for Summer Lovin’

Grilled Peach Crisps are a perfect fit for the summer season. School is out and summer activities are in full force. It seems as if we are constantly running the boys to their friends’ house, or to the pool, or a baseball game or practice. To keep myself sane, I find ways to slow down…

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Raspberry Ice Cream Floats

Raspberry Ice Cream Floats

Raspberry Ice Cream Floats are the perfect addition to any summer afternoon. Or morning. Or night. May as well throw autumn, winter, and spring in to the mix too. It’s hard to imagine anything tasting any better on a June day in Wisconsin, or any place else.

Bluebery Ginger Bread

Blueberry-Ginger Bread, Rustic Simplicity

Blueberry-Ginger Bread is replete of color, flavor, and convenience. Rustic and simple, this is an easy bread to put together that takes just a few ingredients but don’t expect it to last long.

Rosemary Lemon Chicken

Rosemary Lemon Chicken #Sunday Supper

This Rosemary Lemon Chicken is a simple yet flavorful chicken recipe that can be put together in minutes and left to finish off in the oven. Perfect for a Sunday supper, it makes for a great meal for the best company in town: your family.

Fresh Berry Crisp

Fresh Berry Crisp

This Fresh Berry Crisp features seasonal berries and a few every day goods that are just sitting in your pantry waiting to be used. Fast, easy and great looking, you could also call this one baked summer and be well within reason.

Chicken Caesar Kebabs from Platter Talk

Chicken Caesar Kebabs

©Platter Talk Chicken Caesar Kebabs feature bits of all things good. Hints of lemon, garlic, Parmesan and summer all form together to make this a light and flavorful entrée that can be put together in less than a half hour, all for just a few dollars per serving. Added bonus: It’s a one-pot wonder!

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken from Platter Talk

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken #SundaySupper

I put this Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken together on Mother’s Day, although I wasn’t necessarily planning on making it with a slow cooker. Truth be told, in honor of my mom who I lost too many years ago, I was going to make a chicken dinner in the style that she cooked nearly every Sunday,…

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Eggplant Bruschetta

Eggplant Bruschetta sans Bread

This Eggplant Bruschetta uses slices of fresh eggplant as a base, instead of bread.  Every bite is a celebration of summer, featuring fresh basil, oven-roasted tomatoes, and eggplant, topped by some bits of fresh mozzarella cheese. Low both in carbs and effort, this crispy treat from the oven can be made for any season.

Roasted Pepper Salad

Roasted Pepper Salad Olive Cellar Giveaway

©Platter Talk We put this Roasted Pepper Salad together over the recent holiday weekend when good food and and grilling were both front and center on our minds and appetites. On Sunday, Mother Nature had other plans with some badly needed precipitation; that’s when our oven broiler went up to bat and made everything “A”…

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Grilled Srirach Salmon from Platter Talk

Sriracha Salmon from the Grill

This Sriracha Salmon from the grill uses sriracha chili sause and a couple of other ingredients that are probably already in your fridge. Loaded with health, flavor, and convenience, you need to take a look at this recipe and fire up the grill.

Raspberry Brownie Baklava

Raspberry Brownie Baklava

Raspberry Brownie Baklava features layers of white chocolate brownie batter and fresh raspberries, each sandwiched between buttery layers of baked filo dough. There is nothing quite like the scent of a raspberry pastry baking, and when I opened the door of my oven, I thought I might be in heaven.

Lemon Caper Portabella Buttons

Lemon Caper Portabella Buttons

These Lemon Caper Portabella Buttons are a terrific way to welcome the warm, fresh weather of summer. They’re light, full of flavor and very easy to put together. They make an ideal appetizer or snack for company or that special occasion that you have coming up.

Margherita Omelette with Salami and Chili Sriracha

Margherita Omelette with Salami and Chili Sriracha

This Marghertia Omelette is a close relative to the margherita pizza, recently featured here. Like it’s pizza cousin, this recipe contains oven-roasted cherry tomatoes, bringing out their natural sweetness. This margherita omelette also features strips of fried salami, a perfect salty counterpart.

Pizza Margherita Fast and Easy

Pizza Margherita, Fast and Easy

Pizza Margherrita is a favorite of ours, a pizza that I fell in love with years ago. Traditionally made with fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and fresh tomatoes, it was originally made for a queen and to this day remains fit for a queen. Or king. Or you. This version of pizza margherita is a simplified…

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Slow Cooker Bread Pudding from Platter Talk

Slow Cooker Bread Pudding

Let your slow cooker take care of dessert by making this Bread Pudding; a simple loaf of bread, some eggs, and a few other basic staples. Your whole family will love this special treat! We are a busy gang, with six kids coming and going, a house in town, one on the lake, and two…

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Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza with Asiago Cheese

Pesto Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomato and Asiago Cheese

This recipe uses fresh pizza dough from the grocery store and a few simple ingredients, making it a fast, convenient, and unbelievably delicious pesto pizza. I have a long-standing history of having a love affair with pizza. In my earliest recollection, it started with Chef Boyardee  pizza from a box. Back in the days on…

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Blitva (Swiss Chard and Potatoes)

Blitva (Swiss Chard with Potatoes)

Quick to put together, Blitva is loaded with health, flavor and color. This Croatian side dish of Swiss chard and potatoes pairs well with grilled fish and just about anything else you can think of. Made with Swiss chard, this Croatian dish that is known as blitva is dark. It’s green. It’s leafy. By now…

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Mini Quices from Platter Talk

Mini Quiches

Roll out a store-bought pie crust, whisk up some eggs and make these your own, in minutes! If you read our previous post on Korean-Style Steamed Eggs, you may recall how we came into a dozen beautiful farm-fresh eggs, thanks to a kind friend paying us a Sunday visit to our lake cottage, a week…

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Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip

Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip

You’ll lose count of the number of times someone asks you for this recipe! We all have our suppliers for different things. Skin care products, art supplies, utilities, you name it; everyone has a go-to person for certain necessities and niceties. If you are a regular reader, you have read about my my main recipe…

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