Ravina!

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My college roommates and I just went to Ravina- an outdoor concert that we laid out a picnic for. We sat and listened the Chicago Symphony Orchestra while enjoying all sorts of yummy foods and wine. It was a great night! Only one complaint…these guys:

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I made three different kinds of vegetarian sandwiches for us to snack on. Caprese Sandwiches, Mixed Veggie Sandwiches, and Apple, Brie and Walnut Sandwiches

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Caprese Sandwich

Tomato

Fresh mozzarella

Basil Leaves

Salt & Pepper

Olive Oil

Balsamic Vinegar

French Bread

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Mixed Veggie Sandwich

Carrots

Spinach

Orange and yellow bell pepper

Tomato

Red Onion

Cream Cheese

Feta

Flatbread

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Apple Brie and Walnut Sandwich

Green Apple

Red Onion

Brie

Honey

Walnuts

French Bread

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Some other highlights included broccoli slaw, cheese platter, fresh cherries and some salsa and gauc!

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Strawberry Shortcake Sandwich

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This is another great summer classic. I made this for the perfect ending to a family dinner- we all ate it outside while enjoying the weather and this delish dessert!

Strawberry Shortcake Sandwich

1 &1/2 pounds fresh strawberries

5 tablespoons sugar

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 &1/2 cup heavy cream

Cool Whip

Powdered sugar

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  • Preheat over to 400 degrees
  • Cut strawberries and toss with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Refrigerate for an hour to let the juices settle.
  • Meanwhile mix flour, remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder and heavy cream

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  • Bake for 18-20 mins

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  • Cut in half horizontally

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  • Then cut into sandwich slices

 

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  • Arrange with layer of Cool Whip, layer of strawberries, another layer of Cool Whip and top it off with some powdered sugar

 

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Enjoy!

Heirloom Tomato Salad

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This such a great summer dish for when you are craving a lighter but flavorful and delicious meal. Plus it is super easy to make! The real work comes when searching for the perfect, fresh, big and juicy tomatoes at the grocery store/market.

Heirloom Tomato Salad

3 Large Heirloom Tomatoes

8-10 cherry tomatoes

2 fresh mozzarella balls6-8 basil Leaves (about 3 tablespoons)

Salt and pepper

5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 & 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

These are the lucky guys I chose… red, yellow and green and some cherry tomatoes from the garden

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Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella into big slices, about a half an inch

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Stack the basil leaves and roll into a cigar shape, slice on its side for even strips (chiffonade)

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Combine all ingredients into one bowl

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Toss, cover and refrigerate for about an hour

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Arrange beautifully & ENJOY!

Healthy Zucchini Muffins

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These muffins are delicious AND healthy because I use fat free yogurt and applesauce instead of butter to give them lots of flavor with half the calories!

Healthy Zucchini Muffins

2 zucchini, shredded

2 & 1/2 cup flour

2/3 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon cloves

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup fat free plain yogurt (I used greek yogurt)

2 mashed bananas

2 eggs

3/4 cup applesauce

1 cup rolled oats

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Take a box grater and shred the two zucchinis

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  • Place the zucchini shreds into a paper towel and squeeze out the excess water

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  • Combine all of your wet ingredients into one bowl and blend with a handheld mixer (sugar, zucchini shreds, eggs, vanilla, yogurt, bananas, applesauce)

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  • Combine dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, rolled oats) and stir until combined – Slowly fold into wet ingredients

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  • Spray muffin pan and sprinkle batter with rolled oats

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  • Bake muffins for 15-20 minutes

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    Enjoy!!

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Welcome to Attention to Eattail!

I’m Katelyn. I like the foodier things in life.

The good for you kinds of food…Image

…and the not so good for you kinds

ImageI am a firm believer in eating healthy but by no means do I live strictly on salads. Life is too short to not enjoy the sweeter, saltier and fattier things in life! And that is what this blog is all about. I will share my dining out and cooking adventures, showing how I eat healthy when it counts and splurging when I just can’t pass it up. And not to fret, everything will be DELISH!

Oh! And we won’t forget the vino!

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