Crustless Vegetable Quiche Recipe

Crustelss Vegetarian Quiche Recipe

Crustless Vegetable Quiche Recipe offers a light and natural meal, perfect for the height of summer. Featuring aquaponic mushrooms and Swiss chard, this dish is heavy in both health and flavor. ...

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Summer Appetizers

Summer Appetizers for Every Taste

Summer Appetizers are in high demand right now, with summer’s high season. We are proud to be a contributor to Parade magazine and just as proud to have an association with some of the most talented and passionate foodies on the globe. Our latest Parade piece features 10 Summer Appetizers for Every Taste.  What follows…

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Tacos de cerdo sorbrantes (Leftover Pork Tacos)

Tacos de cerdo sorbrantes (Leftover Pork Tacos) Recipe & Video

Tacos de cerdo sorbrantes (Leftover Pork Tacos) represent a delicious answer to a question that is frequently directed to us. We are asked all the time whether or not we ever eat leftovers.  The answer: yes, of course.  However, we like to “spice” it up a bit with our food from previous meals and try…

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French Onion Salisbury Steak Recipe & Cheesy Garlic Toast

French Onion Salisbury Steak Recipe & Cheesy Garlic Toast

This French Onion Salisbury Steak Recipe & Cheesy Garlic Toast takes two classic dishes and combines them into a single and delicious meal. It’s easy to make and very affordable. You can put this meal together for well under $15 and have enough for leftovers as well.

Zucchini Lasagna

Zucchini Lasagna with Mushrooms & Microgreens

Zucchini Lasagna is another dish that’s been on my radar for a while. We have been knee deep in fresh produce from our summer local farmer’s markets. What’s more, we’ve had a steady supply of aquaponics– grown microgreens and mushrooms produced by our friends from Grow Local. They are a local farm based here in…

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Flank Steak Pinwheels

Flank Steak Pinwheels & Cooking Video

Flank Steak Pinwheels feature quality flattened flank steak that is butterflied, flattened, and topped with some savory greens of your choice with a little Parmesan cheese. The seasoned steak is then rolled up and grilled to summer perfection. If you have a good friend who is also a fabulous cook and she has you over…

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Arugula Pesto Pasta

Arugula Pesto Pasta, New Summer Taste Sensation

Arugula Pesto Pasta is a dish that’s been on my radar for about 2 weeks. We’ve had a busy summer and although I knew I wanted to make this meatless summer dish, I honestly wasn’t sure if I was in the mood for cooking anything this mid-July afternoon. I can’t tell you how happy I…

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Balsamic Mushroom Pizza & Caramelized Shallots & Microgreens

Balsamic Mushroom Pizza with Caramelized Shallots & Microgreens

©Platter Talk Balsamic Mushroom Pizza with Caramelized Shallots & Microgreens came to me in a vision. Does this sound religious, to you? It absolutely should, as this pizza is nothing short of a religious experience. It likely seems wacky to you but sometimes I dream about food, especially pizza. Don’t judge me, O.K? After all, I…

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Spring Potato Salad

Spring Potato Salad

Spring Potato Salad is a variation of a classic potato salad. This one is light in taste and broad in flavor, allowing it to stand up well on its own or as a compliment to a full meal. Appropriate for any season, this spring potato salad is custom built for the warm, light-filled days of…

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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.

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.