Category Archives: Meatless

St. Pete Caprese Sandwich

St. Pete Caprese Sandwich

  One of our favorite places to “do” lunch in downtown St. Pete is at the MFA Café (255 Beach Drive NE at the Museum of Fine Arts).  You can sit inside or enjoy your lunch on the patio at the rear of the museum overlooking Vinoy Basin.  A fabulous sandwich on their menu is…Continue Reading

Cheesy Panini to Warm your Night

Cheesy Panini to Warm your Night

While Mary-Ellen is busy getting ready for her son’s wedding on Friday, Vicki is in charge of blogging: I received a panini press from Janice, my sister-in-law, for Christmas.  What a fun and wonderful gift.  It allows you to use your imagination – just open your refrigerator and design your own panini.  Don’t have a…Continue Reading

Fall Salad That’s a Whole Meal!

Fall Salad That’s a Whole Meal!

This unique fall salad combines a few of our last recipe blogs to create a whole meal.  It is a great way to use leftovers!  Click on the underlined ingredients to see the recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash Grilled skirt steak 7 oz. arugula 8 oz. halloumi cheese (grilling cheese), sliced into 8 equal pieces Roasted…Continue Reading

That’s Amoré Pasta Sauce

That’s Amoré Pasta Sauce

Maybe it was his sensitive side, his sense of humor, or perhaps it was his contagious laugh that made Vicki fall in love with Skip…but it all began with his pasta sauce.  While studying at the University of California at Irvine, Skip and his roommates took turns with dinner duty.  From pork chops to pasta…Continue Reading

M-E’s Pasta Sauce

M-E’s Pasta Sauce

When my children were young (and even today) and they could smell the enticing aroma of onion and garlic cooking, they would come running while asking “are you making your sauce?”  If the answer was yes, their immediate response was, “let us know when we can dunk!”  They loved to stand by the stove with…Continue Reading

Divine Egg Salad

Divine Egg Salad

  Egg salad sandwiches – same old, same old?  Not at The Simple Celebration!  By adding dill for flavor and celery for crunch, this will be the best egg salad you’ve tried! Six hard boiled eggs 1/4 cup light mayonnaise (add more if you like a creamier texture) 1 T dill 1 stalk celery, diced…Continue Reading

A Simple Sauce to Enhance any Meal!

A Simple Sauce to Enhance any Meal!

  Below is an easy recipe for a sauce that will elevate your quick dinner into a tasty meal.  Pour over grilled pork chops, chicken or flank steak.  Add to rice pilaf for additional flavor and color or add to scrambled eggs for a spicy addition. The best thing about this sauce is that you…Continue Reading

Holiday Cinnamon Pull-Apart Coffee Cake

Holiday Cinnamon Pull-Apart Coffee Cake

The day after Thanksgiving means SHOPPING!!! to all the women in Vicki’s household (the men opt for golf).  In order to make sure that everyone is fed and happy before heading out, Vicki prepares this pull-apart coffee cake the night before – she whips it together while others are finishing up the Thanksgiving dishes.  The…Continue Reading

Alpine Cheese Fondue – A Family Tradition

Alpine Cheese Fondue – A Family Tradition

As many of you know, I (Mary-Ellen) write the blogs after Vicki inputs the recipes.  While looking over this fondue recipe, I was struck with two questions.  First, where do you buy Ementaler cheese, and second, what is kirsch?  Vicki answered the cheese question.  She said Ementaler is easy to find in your local grocery…Continue Reading