Raspberry Watermelon Gelatin Salad Remix | Swirls and Spice

Raspberry Watermelon Gelatin Salad Remix

Refreshing watermelon and fresh raspberries offer a sweet taste of the past in this sweet and healthy remix of gelatin salad. Gelatin salads (which are essentially desserts) remind me of my childhood.  At home and at potluck events, brightly tinted gelatin with fruit was often served, to the point where no buffet table seemed complete without at least two variations.  I’ve been pleasantly surprised to … Continue reading Raspberry Watermelon Gelatin Salad Remix

One-Pot Ratatouille with Summer Squash | Swirls and Spice

One-Pot Ratatouille with Summer Squash and Okra

The fresh vegetables of summer mingle marvelously in this simple meatless supper or side dish.  While one vegetable cooks, I can chop the next one, saving time and fuss.  I tend to avoid turning on my oven whenever possible in the summer.  Ratatouille is a delicious way to taste the fresh flavors of summer and keep the kitchen cooler. Eggplant is a traditional component, but … Continue reading One-Pot Ratatouille with Summer Squash and Okra

Oatmeal Lace Cookies | Swirls and Spice #glutenfree

Oatmeal Lace Cookies {Gluten Free}

Crisp, airy and elegant are not the first words you might associate with oatmeal cookies, but these cookies are delightfully different.  And they satisfy your sweet cravings with just a teaspoon of dough, which spreads into a lovely lace design when baked.   We are hosting a family gathering over this long weekend, and oatmeal lace cookies will be a great accent for the heaping … Continue reading Oatmeal Lace Cookies {Gluten Free}

Easy Eggplant and Bacon Frittata | Swirls and Spice

Easy Eggplant and Bacon Frittata

Eggplant and bacon go together like peas and carrots.  Once the tantalizing bacon is cooked, everything comes together quickly in the very same skillet.  Five simple ingredients (plus salt) are all you need–eggs, bacon, eggplant, onion, and a green vegetable. Eggplant and bacon frittata is my new go-t0 breakfast/brunch/lunch dish!  This easy frittata is so simple that it could also easily work for a campout.  We have yet to … Continue reading Easy Eggplant and Bacon Frittata

Strawberry Rhubarb Tart {Gluten Free Option} | Swirls and Spice

Strawberry Rhubarb Tart

My college housemates will remember this tart.  It graced the cover of our exclusive cookbook; in the overhead shot you could see multiple hands and forks ready to dive in to the sweet fruity goodness.  Two decades later this strawberry tart is still going strong.  The version you see here has some frozen rhubarb added for good measure.  I can hardly wait for my fresh rhubarb to grow … Continue reading Strawberry Rhubarb Tart