Summer Corn Salsa: The most requested recipe!


This is an easy appetizer or side dish for summer. It’s light and healthy. It’s carb free so my son, the carb seeking missile, does not come near this dish!  My daughter, however, loves this this before dinner.  And, it makes a great, healthy appetizer!!! The beauty of this recipe is you can adjust the types of vegetables.  Serve with chips or just use a spoon!


Summer Corn Salsa
Recipe type: Appetizer, Side Dish
This is an amazing side or appetizer for a summer party!
  • 1 16 oz bag of frozen corn
  • 1-2 cans sliced olives
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 2 ripe (but not soft) avocados
  • 1 zucchini chopped
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Add all ingredients, but the avocadoes. Refrigerate. Add chilled avocadoes before serving.
  2. Have fun with this- try different veggies, I have added chopped green apples and cucumbers if I don't have another vegetable on hand.






Cheeseburger Eggrolls! Not your mama’s Eggrolls!


My greatest weakness as a mother is my cooking skills. Hands Down!  I just don’t enjoy it: it’s overwhelming, the recipe always calls for a trip to the market, and I don’t have the patience to follow a recipe. I would usually blame my mother on this, but the truth is my 3 brothers are all really great cooks. And, they follow the recipes. And, they annoy me with sending me recipes of their latest marinades!  It’s the strangest thing- those recipe emails always end up in my spam folder! Hmm…

However, when I saw this recipe on  on Rachel Ray’s show, while running on the treadmill, I thought this might be possible.  Maybe it was the hunger and fatigue that gave me a moment of inspiration!    These are simple, easy, can be made ahead and the only ingredient I didn’t have in the kitchen was the won ton wrappers (found in produce by the mushrooms).

Here are  the assembled ingredients centered on won ton wrapper.


Fold each up like an envelope:


My family loves these and they are perfect for after work and sports activities.  I usually make the mixture the night before so I just assemble them before dinner!

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Rachel Ray's Cheeseburger Eggrolls! Not your mama's Eggrolls!
Recipe type: dinner, snack for teenagers
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Serves: 15
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • ¾ ground sirloin ( I used ground turkey)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ Tablespoon mustard of your choosing ( I just eyeballed the mustard)
  • 1 package of egg roll wrappers (look for these in produce)
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Makes about 15 eggrolls
  1. Heat oven to 350
  2. Cook the ground sirloin, add salt and pepper and then cool.
  3. Add the onion
  4. Add mustard, Worcestershire sauce and cheese.
  5. Portion out the meat mixture.
  6. Wrap the egg rolls, brush water around sides to act as the glue and flip over on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  7. Spray the tops of egg rolls with cooking spray and add sesame seeds on tops (like a bun).
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the eggrolls start to brown.