Pan fried spaghetti, anyone?

Pan fried spaghetti is wonderful. Try stir frying chinese veggies, carrots, onion, celery, maybe broccoli and make a mild sauce...light butter sauce...put over pasta....yum.

non-alcoholic summer drinks

A lot of the fruit and mixer drinks sold can be yummy without alcohol. Strawberry Daquiri mix, seltzer water, ice makes a great smoothie. Even without the's great for people avoiding liquor, and it's great for kids...good luck.

Appetizer Cheese Platter Suggestions

I love cheeses of all kinds...but...if you are serving cheeses with crackers, cut cheese into slices...cubed cheese on a cracker is just so wrong..good luck

Has anyone tried going raw?

Raw food can sometimes be dangerous. Especially most kinds of meat (beef, pork, chicken) Some fish is ok raw as in sushi recipes. I kinda prefer my food cooked. Medium rare, but cooked none the less...LOL

5 dozen eggs

Custards use lots of eggs..and there is always egg salad and deviled eggs.
Don't boil them though till you use them...fresh raw eggs last 4-5 weeks while hard boiled only about a week. The pourous shells soak up the moisture in the whites. Dries them out...makes then not safe to eat.

I need suggestions for new and different raw veggies to munch on

Cucumbers cut on the bias are great...but I've found that raw zucchini and raw summer squash cut on the bias..

Sea food in Central U.S.

We visit Wisconsin every year to see my MIL...When you see seafood on the menu,,ie haddack, lobster, shrimp, cod....maybe not a good idea to order those,,they are ocean creatures..and have to be transported to the central U.S. Local fish caught is fine as long as it's scaled and cleaned well.

Summer Grilling

We cook hot dogs, burgers, sausage, and the occasional shrimp on the grill..which is great but we all need veggies...I like to cut zucchini and summer squash on the bias..brush with olive oil and cover on both sides with shreaded parmasean cheese..also tomatoes and vadalia onions are great. Also, for desserts, fruit can be grilled...peaches, pears, apricots....just make sure the fire is LOW because the sugar in the fruit burns quickly.