Less cooking, more reading–that’s been July’s theme.
Meatless Friday: Cilantro-Lime Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa. Don’t worry about heating up the house when you cook this easy summer meal. Here’s my recipe for cilantro-lime shrimp with sweet pineapple salsa.
Book Notes: Alligator Creek. If you’ve ever visited a Civil War battlefield, I recommend Alligator Creek for your next summer read.
Book Notes: Cultivating Empathy in a Selfie World. Summer vacation may be the best time to school ourselves and our children on ways to demonstrate kindness and compassion. I review “Unselfie” and “Pictures of Me,” two books centered on the development of empathy.
Book Notes: Pope Francis Takes the Bus. Rosario Carello’s new book, Pope Francis Takes the Bus, centers on the Pope’s humility as his distinguishing trait. I review the book and explain how children and adults alike can benefit from the stories inside.
Meatless Friday: Father’s Favorites. Need some quick inspiration for a simple, delicious meatless meal? Try one of these recipes, brought to you by three parish priests.
At Cook and Count
Simple Tortellini Salad. A cool pasta dish for hot summer evenings.
Chicken with Zucchini and Mushrooms. It’s zucchini time! If your neighbor is leaving squash in your mailbox, this recipe is for you.
At Carolyn Astfalk’s “My Scribbler’s Heart” Blog
A Taste of Summer (with recipes!). In this guest blog post I share 3 favorite summer recipes, including Chocolate Marshmallow Peanut Brownies, pictured here.