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Recipes from My Blog

These are recipes from my Blog: Menu Musings of a Modern American Mom. You can find these recipes and more at MenuMusings.com. Most of my recipes include step-by-step photo tutorials, and many include video tutorials to make even the kitchen novice feel confident in trying these dishes!

Meyer Lemon Bars made extra special with the addition of fresh blueberries and a toasted coconut shortbread cookie crust! Oh MY!!!! Step-by-step photos!!

Fruit Pizza - Perfect for a bridal or baby shower... or just to get more fruit into your own kiddos. Step-by-step tutorial

Watermelon Thyme Martini - Perfect for all your summer celebrations! Completely refreshing, but not too strong. Step-by-step photo tutorial.

Watermelon Thyme Martini - Perfect for all your summer celebrations! Completely refreshing, but not too strong. Step-by-step photo tutorial.

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    Thank you so much, Barb!!! ♥ ♥

Happy Hour Pizza Rolls - Super easy pepperoni pizza rolls made from egg roll wrappers and served with warm pizza sauce. Step-by-step photos! Appetizer heaven!

Happy Hour Pizza Rolls - Super easy pepperoni pizza rolls made from egg roll wrappers and served with warm pizza sauce. Step-by-step photos! Appetizer heaven!

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts and Parmigiano Reggiano.... just Yummmm!!!! Step-by-step photos. Soon to be in the Menu Musings cookbook.

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts and Parmigiano Reggiano.... just Yummmm!!!! Step-by-step photos. Soon to be in the Menu Musings cookbook.

Corn Cakes with Cilantro Lime Cream - for all those sweet ears of fresh summer corn in the markets! A step-by-step photo tutorial. :)

  • Savannah Love

    Wow! This recipe is a variation of Indonesian corn cakes, Perkedel Jagung! Looks great!

  • Julie May

    Thank you, Savannah Love, for sharing that! I enjoyed going to the web and reading all about those!!! :)

Corn Cakes with Cilantro Lime Cream - for all those sweet ears of fresh summer corn in the markets! A step-by-step photo tutorial. :)

Parmesan Zucchini Gratin - A step-by-step guide to making this amazing and super easy recipe... golden brown topping, soft and delicate vegetables, a little sweetness from the tomatoes. YUM!!! Perfect for the summer harvest.

Parmesan Zucchini Gratin - A step-by-step guide to making this amazing and super easy recipe... golden brown topping, soft and delicate vegetables, a little sweetness from the tomatoes. YUM!!! Perfect for the summer harvest.

Super Easy Greek Style Homemade Yogurt - all natural, preservative free, creamy and delicious yogurt that you get to top and sweeten any way you wish! Its so easy to do at home... follow me with these step-by-step photos!

Super Easy Greek Style Homemade Yogurt - all natural, preservative free, creamy and delicious yogurt that you get to top and sweeten any way you wish! Its so easy to do at home... follow me with these step-by-step photos!

Overnight Stuffed French Toast Roll Ups - Step-by-step photos to making these incredible roll ups. Great for when you have overnight guests.... so everyone's breakfast can come out at the same time!!

Overnight Stuffed French Toast Roll Ups - Step-by-step photos to making these incredible roll ups. Great for when you have overnight guests.... so everyone's breakfast can come out at the same time!!

Mushroom Tortellini in a Cognac Cream Sauce with Crispy Fried Prosciutto. Little pillows of fresh pasta filled with a saute of wild mushrooms, ricotta, Parmesan, herbs (and roast chicken if you'd like), in a silky sauce that will knock your socks off! Shaking your head at the idea of making the pasta from scratch? Well at least do yourself a favor and go grab some pre-made tortellini and give the sauce a shot! ♥ ♥

Mushroom Tortellini in a Cognac Cream Sauce with Crispy Fried Prosciutto. Little pillows of fresh pasta filled with a saute of wild mushrooms, ricotta, Parmesan, herbs (and roast chicken if you'd like), in a silky sauce that will knock your socks off! Shaking your head at the idea of making the pasta from scratch? Well at least do yourself a favor and go grab some pre-made tortellini and give the sauce a shot! ♥ ♥

Korean BBQ Shish Kabobs - These healthy and delicious skewers were so easy to make and my kids devoured every last one of them!! Very flavorful and ultra tender! Step-by-step photos! ♥ ♥

Korean BBQ Shish Kabobs - These healthy and delicious skewers were so easy to make and my kids devoured every last one of them!! Very flavorful and ultra tender! Step-by-step photos! ♥ ♥

Oatmeal Banana Smoothies - Turn this morning's leftover oatmeal into a delicious power smoothie to that is full of protein, potassium, and fiber that will keep you going strong all morning long! Step-by-step photos! ♥

Oatmeal Banana Smoothies - Turn this morning's leftover oatmeal into a delicious power smoothie to that is full of protein, potassium, and fiber that will keep you going strong all morning long! Step-by-step photos! ♥

Oatmeal Banana Smoothies - Turn this morning's leftover oatmeal into a delicious power smoothie to that is full of protein, potassium, and fiber that will keep you going strong all morning long! Step-by-step photos! ♥

Crawfish Monica - our favorite dish from the New Orleans Jazz Fest in a step-by-step "make at home" version! It's creamy, spicy as you want it to be, and way jazzy! Sub chicken if you are allergic or adverse to seafood. ♥ ♥