Cooking Method: Assembling

Crunchy Toffee Buckeyes

I was watching the Valerie Bertinelli cooking show and saw her make these Crunchy Toffee Buckeyes and given the fact that I was born in Cleveland Ohio, I thought I better try them. They are really good, but insanely sweet. The photograph doesn't exactly do them justice!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Yields: Makes 32 buckeyes

Santa Fe Corn Salad

This Santa Fe Corn Salad is easy to throw together and is perfect for a side dish or lunch meal. This summery salad is a crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipe that everyone loves.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Fresh Fig, Burrata with Basil and Balsamic Glaze

Fresh Fig, Burrata with Basil and Balsamic Glaze is what you make when you have a fig tree with ripe figs and burrata. I served this and people were hesitant until they tried it. Let's just say it was gone in a flash.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Chicken & Broccoli Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

This Chicken & Broccoli Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing is a great salad to serve on a hot summer's night. I've always loved things you can made ahead.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Grilled Chicken and Soba Noodles with Miso Vinaigrette

This Grilled Chicken and Soba Noodles with Miso Vinaigrette is from Cooking Light Magazine and is perfect for a warm summer evening. You can make the whole thing ahead of time and eat it chilled with a lovely glass of wine.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Radish Crostini with Lemon Cheese Spread

Radish Crostini with Lemon Cheese Spread makes a great hors d'oeuvres for a party. It's light, lemony and very refreshing.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Brie with Honey & Rosemary

What do you do if people stop by around the cocktail hour? Brie with Honey & Rosemary is less than five minutes to prepare!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Caramelized Onion Cranberry Compote Cream Cheese Crackers

Hosting a party is stressful, whether it's a small get-together or a holiday fête for a crowd. The key is making as much food ahead of time as possible, so all you have to do day-of is reheat and do a little last-minute prep. These Caramelized Onion Cranberry Compote Cream Cheese Crackers can be made ahead and will be a crowd pleaser.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: Makes 1 cup

Chicken, Broccoli Slaw, Gorgonzola with Champagne Pear Vinaigrette in Pita

 

Lunch is served! These Chicken, Broccoli Slaw, Gorgonzola with Champagne Pear Vinaigrette in Pita are delicious. You can even use firm tofu instead of chicken and make it vegetarian.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Lemon Chicken & Arugula Salad with Israeli Couscous & Quinoa

This Lemon Chicken & Arugula Salad with Israeli Couscous & Quinoa is a very close version of a salad from Trader Joe's. Make it on Sunday and have it for lunch during the week.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Yields: 8 -10 Servings