My favorite snack lately has been snow cones. They are light, fruity and the perfect temperature for hot summer days. But what I have found is even better than snow cones are granitas. True granitas are frozen desserts from Sicily, similar to an Italian ice but prepared differently by scraping the ice during the freezing process. The flavor possibilities are whatever your heart desires!
I hope you all have enjoyed your Memorial Day. Memorial weekend harbors a lot of different emotions and feelings. Sadness for those we grieve, eagerness for kids to start summer and joy to spend time with friends and family. My parents instilled very patriotic values into our family, so for us Memorial Day weekend means paying respect to those who lost their lives fighting for our country and seeing those who matter most to us.
If you would have told me five years ago that cauliflower would become a favorite vegetable, I would have thought, “no way!” Cauliflower was always the last vegetable I would eat in the pre-prepared vegetable trays from the grocery store. And it had to be submerged in ranch dressing.
At the end of the day, one of my favorite dishes is a big pile of spaghetti with tomato sauce and mozzarella. With zucchini soon reaching their peak season, it’s an easy transition to make this dish healthier. Replace the spaghetti with freshly spiralized zucchini (aka “zoodles”). Add a little creaminess and fresh basil to really enhances the flavor. It has become one of my favorite dishes on rotation!
This recipe goes out to my mom who mastered the original version of tater tot casserole while balancing with three kids pulling at her legs. (Big round of applause to all my mama friends!!) Life is crazy. Your food shouldn’t have to be.