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Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Glaze. The first bite of recipe creating inspiration for me often starts with—you got it—the first bite.

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Glaze

Case in point, my dinner last Friday night. Even though it was Labor Day weekend, the mountains delivered a chilly preview of what’s soon to be in store. I love fall. I can’t wait. My husband and I were invited to mark the end of summer at the Wasatch Mountain Table at nearby Solitude Resort. We met some incredibly fun tablemates and laughed the night away, because that what food and drink does to a crowd. Peaches are a staple fruit in Utah with orchards dotting the freeways that run north all the way to the border of Idaho. The next day my mission was to hit the farmer’s market to find some of those juicy, local beauties. Salty bacon amps up the sweetness of local peaches at their peak freshness and the thick balsamic drizzle gives another touch of tart and sweet. Basil leaves wrapped in the bacon alongside the peaches add an herbed flavor and a perk of color. Figs prosciutto. Watermelon "Caprese" with Balsamic Glaze.

I LOVE the salty-sweet combination of watermelon, mozzarella, arugula and balsamic – a delicious twist on the classic Caprese which is usually made with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil.

Watermelon "Caprese" with Balsamic Glaze

Cutting the watermelon with a star-shaped cookie cutter makes these perfect for Memorial day or July 4th. I'm actually not a huge fan of tomatoes until late August when they are falling off my tomato plants, so watermelon is a great alternative. And these are so easy to make, no cooking required. The hardest part is cutting out the shapes (which is NOT hard at all, Madison loves helping me with this). You can prep them ahead and leave them in the fridge until you're ready to serve. Watermelon "Caprese" with Balsamic Servings: 8 • Size: 1 salad • Old Pts: 3 pts • Weight Watcher Points+: 3 pt Calories: 119 • Fat: 7.5 g • Carb: 7 g • Fiber: .4 g • Protein: 5.5 g • Sugar: 6.5 g Sodium: 90 mg • Cholesterol: 20 mg Ingredients: Gluten Free Recipe Box. Whether using fresh, frozen, or canned fruit, fruit kebabs are not only naturally gluten free, but make one of the easiest, yet healthiest appetizers.

Gluten Free Recipe Box

Using pineapple, strawberries, kewi, honeydew melon, green or red seedless grapes, green or red apples, and bananas are great for coordinating holiday colors, but use whatever you have available or enjoy. You may make dessert fruit kebabs by serving with a Chocolate Fondue Sauce. Enjoy these appetizers whether for New Year’s Eve or any other day! Ad Create a beautiful bouquet or centerpiece, or serve in glasses or on a platter. Ingredients: Kiwi, peeled, sliced, and sliced again in half Green or red seedless grapes Honeydew melon, cut into chunks Strawberries, washed, stemmed and cut in half horizontally Pineapple, cut into chunks (or 100% natural canned pineapple chunks) Bananas, peeled and sliced in chunks Lemon juice (optional) Instructions: © Copyrighted 2010 - 2014.

Orange Junk « hairyshoefairy. For Christmas every year since I can remember we have Orange Junk as part of our Christmas Eve dinner.

Orange Junk « hairyshoefairy

My grandma L used to make it, my mom makes it, and now, when I make Christmas Eve dinner, it’s always included. It’s kind of a Christmas staple at our house but with citrus available for such good prices this time of year, it’s something that can really be made all Winter. The orange and pink wedges mixed together in a bowl are hard to resist. Orange Junk 1 grapefruit per person2 oranges per personsugarSprite or 7-Up (optional) Segment all the fruit into a bowl. With a paring knife, cut and scrape each segment away from the membrane and into a bowl. Sprinkle the bowl of segments with sugar to taste then let it all sit in the fridge for a while to chill. I like serving mine in a dessert wine glass. At Christmas Eve dinner Wingnut loved fishing out all the little orange segments with his fat little hands, and at almost nothing else the entire meal.