Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

This dish is perfect year round, but I do love the fresh young asparagus of spring.  Asparagus is so good for you.  This veggie is packed full of vitamins including vitamin A, C, E, K, and B6. If that isn’t enough for you, how about the fact that asparagus can help you lose weight? Low in calories but high in insoluble fiber, which will help you feel full longer. Prosciutto is defined as thinly sliced, cured, Italian ham. This delicious meat is salty, very flavorful, and used on a variety of different dishes.  Prosciutto wrapped asparagus is an easy yet elegant addition to a meal or party. For a hot or cold appetizer or a dazzling side dish this spring, let’s make prosciutto wrapped asparagus! Read More

Homemade Refrigerator Pickled Carrots

Last month I discussed pickling asparagus using the traditional canning method. Today let’s do a fast refrigerator pickled vegetable. If you like crispy pickles in the summer, then you are going to love this new take on an old classic.  Pickled carrots are absolutely delicious and lend a burst of color to any plate. Because these pickled carrots are refrigerator pickles, they are much simpler to prepare than when using traditional canning, and allow the carrots to maintain just the right amount of crunch. Read More