Grace Wenzel

Friday Finds 7.25

Happy Friday, Delish Dish! Today I’m sharing some of my favorite comfort food recipes. Pasta can cure all heartache, headache, and general life-ache. I’ve nursed my wounds with a big bowl of noodles with alfredo sauce too many times to count. So here are some of my favorite blogger pasta dishes sure to go great with some vino and Netflix-binging.

Vodka Pasta is always a good idea. Cook Like a Champion comes up with an easy to follow recipe for your next weeknight dinner!

This recipe went absolutely bonkers on Pinterest, probably because it is crazy easy to make and looks incredible! Thanks, No. 2 Pencil for this delicious One-Pan Lemon Garlic Chicken Pasta!

Avocado won’t be in season much longer, so make the most of the yummy seasonal ingredient! Try The Comfort of Cooking‘s Creamy Avocado Pasta, yum!

Natasha’s Kitchen brings us a creamy Shrimp Alfredo Pasta recipe, perfect for a late summer night!

And Minimalist Baker brings it home with my favorite pasta staple. Alfredo Sauce can really do no wrong. And oh yeah, they added a great cheesy garlic ciabatta bread recipe too.

Tell me, what’s your favorite cozy pasta night dish? I’d love to hear!

Bloggers, would you like your recipes to be included in our Friday Finds? Apply to be a BHG Insider here: BHG.com/BHGinsiders. And don’t forget to tweet at @BHG with your favorite recipes.

Warmly,

Grace Wenzel

Social Media Editorial Assistant

 


Julie Deily

Fresh Corn Salad with Bacon

Fresh Corn Salad with Bacon | BHG Delish Dish

When I think of summer and produce, I think of corn and tomatoes. So when I saw this recipe on bhg.com, I was really intrigued. I have never had a raw corn salad before. Have you?

I’m so glad I made this because it’s so fresh and so good! So many bright flavors and guess what? I added bacon!

Fresh Corn Salad with Bacon | BHG Delish Dish

You put the easy dressing together first and then get to chopping the vegetables.

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Michael Wurm, Jr.

Arugula, Asparagus, and Pea Bruschetta

I don’t know about you, but during these hot months I’m always looking for easy, flavorful recipes. I like things that I can quickly fix for myself or use for simple, no-fuss get-togethers with friends. As you can imagine, when I saw this recipe for Grilled Arugula Bruschetta, I was thrilled.

Not only could this work as an easy summertime meal / snack for one, but it would also be a great little treat for entertaining.

I took a few liberties with the original recipe and gave it a twist using ingredients I had in my refrigerator. To start, I roasted some asparagus tips with a little olive oil, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Just before they were ready to come out of the oven, I threw in a cup of frozen peas.

Once this mixture was cooled, I tossed in the fresh arugula listed in the recipe. I’m all about eating as many veggies as I can, so when I saw the opportunity to add a few more to this recipe, I went for it.

I also opted to prepare the bruschetta in my oven. Since my grill was out of propane, it was the best option. I simply set the oven on broil. So simple!

As I was sampling my creation, I realized that you could vary this recipe and have a lot of fun by using the same base, but topping it instead with your favorite veggies or any leftovers from your fridge. You also could up the protein by adding some diced chicken.

You can get the full recipe here, but remember the options and flavor combinations are only limited by your imagination and what you have access to.

Happy Cooking!

Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm


Erin Gleeson

Let’s Party: Watermelon Bites

Inspired by this BHG Watermelon Salad, I decided to make an appetizer version perfect for an outdoor summer gathering. Just stack cubes of feta and watermelon on a toothpick with a leaf of fresh mint! Simple, refreshing and delicious. Summer in a bite!

Try to cut the feta and watermelon cubes the same size:

You can mix up the order of the 3 items however you like! However, for thin toothpicks I prefer to put the feta on the bottom as I think it keeps the items from falling off the tooth pick. This could also be served as a salad skewer by putting about 3 watermelon cubes, 3 feta cubes and mint leaves on a longer kebab stick.

I served them at a party recently and they were a hit:

The recipe for these watermelon bites was based on the ingredients in this Watermelon Salad. Happy summer entertaining!

By Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast, a food blog and cookbook inspired by living in a cabin in the woods in California.

 

 


Naomi Robinson

Raspberry Sorbet

Things are quickly heating up, so as we approach the end of July, I thought I’d help keep everyone a little cooler with this Raspberry Sorbet recipe that I tweaked for a Raspberry and Peach Sorbet.

I figured why not, especially since I saw the other variations at the bottom of the Raspberry Sorbet recipe from the test kitchen. They had raspberry and mango, along with raspberry and pineapple—both sounded equally good, but I had neither on hand. With that I used what I did have on hand: peaches.

If you find yourself in the same situation follow the test kitchen suggestion and omit lime peel and juice and replace the suggested fruit with what you have on hand. I used fresh peaches, not frozen and if you do the same, the sorbet may take 4 – 6 hours instead of 2 hours. Although keep in mind the freezing time also depends on how cold and how full your freezer is.

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Grace Wenzel

Friday Finds 7.18

Hello, hello! Glad to be back here bringing Delish Dish my favorite Friday Finds! Every time I tell someone what I do at BHG, I joke that I get to look at pretty pictures of food all day. And then I realize I’m not joking at all! Every week the blogosphere amazes me with their creativity. So in honor of National Ice Cream Day tomorrow (yes it is a real thing), I found some super creative ice cream sandwich treats for you to try!

Dessert for Two brings together one of the best flavor combos with these incredible Spiced Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches!

Hold the phone. Did Club Narwhal say Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches? I’ll take 20 please.

I admit, I can do a lot of damage to a box of chocolate ice cream sandwiches. But can we quick talk about how The Girl Who Ate Everything managed to make them even better in her Ice Cream Sandwich Cake? Holy buckets.

If you’re a regular reader, you know how much I love pie. And when I saw these Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches from The Kitchen McCabe I immediately started singing “My Favorite Things” from Sound of Music. You mean you don’t know the verse about Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches? That’s just me? Okay, fine.

Since I was taught to eat more than my fair share of cookie dough, when I saw that Mel’s Kitchen Cafe whipped up some Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches I freaked out. You heard that right, the cookie part of the sandwich is egg-free cookie dough!

Have a great time celebrating National Ice Cream Day! Let me know what you’re enjoying in the comments.

Bloggers, would you like your recipes to be included in our Friday Finds? Apply to be a BHG Insider here: BHG.com/BHGinsiders. And don’t forget to tweet at @BHG with your favorite recipes!

Warmly,

Grace Wenzel

Social Media Editorial Assistant