By Anne-Marie Hodges
Anne-Marie Hodges and Pam Brandon have been businesswomen with an aptitude for the great lifestyles after they met within the cafeteria of a public university. Their story of meals and friendship started with a grass-roots campaign to uplift the prestige of committed academics who spent approximately as a lot time with the kids because the mothers. With unique recipes and joie de vivre, the PTA Divas have been born. Culinary Confessions of the PTA Divas isn't really a compendium yet a private choice of effortless and scrumptious favorites. there is something for each domestic cook dinner, even if you will have an easy chook noodle soup or a decadent part of lobster mashed potatoes. even though a number of the creations are healthy, style is paramount, with strange combos: Wild baby Watermelon; Feta and Mint Salad; Creamy, Dreamy Corn and Poblano Chowder; eastern Noodle Nosh; and Pucker Up Lemony Crab take pleasure in. With many recipes you will discover "confessions" that provide shortcuts to make you seem like a professional. finally, it is all approximately making lifestyles more straightforward and foodstuff more energizing and extra healthy.
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Crumble the reserved bacon over the cheese and top with the warm vinaigrette. 024EA24E-1054-4D95-9E56-D93E0E709149 Serves 6 46 culinary confessions of the pta divas GET fresh WITH me SUMMER SALAD Get fresh with a dilly summer favorite featuring kasseri, a Greek cheese made from sheep’s or goat’s milk with a sharp, salty ﬂavor. This salad is perfect with any Greek entrée. You goat, girl! 1 bunch romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped 4 green onions, thinly diagonally sliced ½ cup shredded kasseri cheese Juice of one lemon ½ teaspoon coarse salt Cracked black pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil In a salad bowl, toss the lettuce, dill, and green onions.
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In a salad bowl, combine the lettuce and chicken, then toss with the vinaigrette. Top with Parmesan cheese. 024EA24E-1054-4D95-9E56-D93E0E709149 Serves 6 goddesses of green 55 Like a seductive shade of lipstick or girl-next-door pearls, side dishes can give your main course diva sizzle, transforming “a little something on the side” to sensational. 024EA24E-1054-4D95-9E56-D93E0E709149 Side dishes can have more wow power than a main dish, but always try to balance the ﬂavors: buttery Chilean sea bass pairs well with something slightly acidic, such as thick-cut, perfectly ripened tomato slices drizzled with an easy lemon vinaigrette.