Nectarine Salsa

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Today the chance for rain in Phoenix went from 30 percent to 20 percent…

My “Gigi” (my husband’s grandma) said it best: “It never rains at 20 percent”. Sadly, I know she’s right.

It was slightly overcast yesterday for an hour or two and I thought…. YES!! The rain is going to come! My hopes were shattered today when that percentage changed. I’ve started sucking on ice cubes to keep myself cool. I don’t mind the heat for the first few weeks but then it starts to make me tired and more easily irritated… by August I’m so ready for the heat to be over I can hardly stand it.

Besides ice cubes, the foods that sound best right now are those that are cool and refreshing… like chilled Pico di Gallo!

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Mozzarella in Corrozza

If you appreciate using ingredients you have on hand to make delicious food, you will like the history of Mozzarella in Corrozza. It was a sandwich that was made to use up day old bread along with ingredients that would be abundant on a typical Italian farm: cheese, eggs, milk, and olive oil.

Simply stated, it’s a battered, fried cheese sandwich.

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It is Mozzarella in a Carriage (“in Corrozza”)… the bread being the “carriage” that holds the mozzarella!

If you’re in the mood for more Italian classics… check out my bruschetta recipe!

This being my first attempt at the sandwich I learned a lot and have some tips to pass on to you.

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Honey-Yogurt Sauce with Fresh Fruit

Honey I’m home!!

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This recipe is so simple it almost seems funny to call it a recipe. You can really use whatever fruits you love in this recipe but I would try to go for a variety of colors and IN-season fruits… they will taste better AND they are usually cheaper! The color variety just makes it more pleasing to the eye… even my little two year old looks at a colorful fruit salad and says… PRETTY mama!

We definitely eat with our eyes first before we take a bite! In May I will make this with chunks of peaches and whole, fresh blackberries… YUM! I really LOVE the color combination and the flavor of these fruits when they come in season!! Almost like a dessert… Peaches and cream!

I chose pineapple, mango, green grapes, and strawberries for this fruit salad. I’ll be honest, the grapes were not all that great and I should have left them out but I wanted some green so I went for them… should have waited for them to be in season!

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