Kale Salad


1 bag of kale, chopped into small pieces
1 small onion, diced
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
8-12 oz can of mandarin oranges
1/4 cup ranch dressing
My kale salad is very simple. Place all items in a bowl and stir. To your liking, add more or less dressing.

kalesalad

Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Tomato Gratin


Tomatoes bountiful?

It is this simple – anything with cheese on it is better. Enough said. Cheers to the marriage of the tomato and the cheese in this dish.

2 slices bread

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1/3 cup  favorite cheese

2 medium tomatoes, sliced

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

dash freshly ground pepper

dash salt

Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a shallow 2-quart baking dish with nonstick spray.

Place bread in a food processor and pulse until coarse crumbs form. Add garlic, oil and cheese; pulse to combine. Spread the seasoned breadcrumbs on a baking sheet and bake until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, layer tomato slices in the prepared baking dish, sprinkling each layer with basil, pepper and salt. Bake the tomatoes for 10 minutes; sprinkle with the toasted breadcrumbs, and bake for 10 minutes more. Serve immediately.

tomato

Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Spiked Lime and Rosemary Lemonade


Your lemonade now has a twist!
1/2 lemon – juiced
1/2 lime – juiced
1/4 cup sugar
1 rosemary and mint sprig
4 oz of lemon vodka
In a metal shaker, add ice, all ingredients and shake, shake shake!
Garnish with fresh mint, rosemary and lime!
*must be 21 years of age to enjoy this Carbo classic
spiked Lime and Rosemary Lemonade

Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Banana Split Bites


Ingredients
2 Bananas sliced
1 lb of fresh strawberries
1 fresh pineapple cut into chunks about 1 inch
1c. melted Chocolate

Directions
Place one of each banana, strawberry, and pineapple onto a toothpick. Then dip on the side half way into melted chocolate and place onto wax paper to let the chocolate set.
Store in the refrigerator when finished!
banana split bites

Taylor Somerlott – aka Master Mom Chef – presenting fun and easy party recipes for all ages!

Taylor Somerlott – aka Master Mom Chef – presenting fun and easy party recipes for all ages!

Carbo’s Fruit Dip


1 tub of cool whip
3 T orange juice
1/4 cup powder sugar
2 – 5 oz containers of your favorite Greek yogurt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
Mix all items together and chill. Serve with fresh fruit or shortbread cookies

fruit dip

Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Upgrade Your Sun Tea


Add fresh mint springs and even pineapple sage to your glass jar and allow the natural oils infuse your tea.

We are outside of the test kitchen today, making some sun tea!
1 tea bag
2 cups water
Sprigs of fresh mint and fresh pineapple sage
A big heavy dose of sunshine
Allow your tea to soak up 5 hours of sunlight and serve over ice
iced tea

Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Mint Simple Syrup


Ready to make your iced tea more flavorful?

One cup of water, one cup of sugar and big handful of fresh mint.
Place in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Stir often, squish the mint against the bottom of the sauce pan to help release the flavors. When the liquid comes to a boil, remove from heat. Remove the mint leaves. Allow to cool. This will stay in your refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Mint Simple Syrup

Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz

Mark T. Carboni shares his Cookin With Carbo party recipes with Shindigz