Tuesday, August 15, 2017


These mini triple berry galettes are easy to make, use fresh berries, a pre-made pie crust and drizzled with a tangy lemon glaze. A summer dessert you will want to serve family and friends!
Triple Berry Galettes
While I may be a teeny weeny bit looking forward to fall, I'm still in full summer mode and squeezing in using fresh ingredients for cooking and baking.  Not only are berries great for a quick snack, they are also great for baking as in these mini berry galettes.  The end result is a flaky pastry crust nestling juicy berries and drizzled with with a fresh lemon glaze.  Super easy to make and just the right amount of sweetness for your dessert fix!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Entertain your family and friends with these party perfect luau recipes! 

Don't let summer pass you by until you have a fun backyard cookout with these tropical inspired recipes.  You just need to practice your hula dance since we have the menu complete!  Break out the tiki torches, grass skirts, flower leis and let the fun begin. The variety of food and flavors are sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


This Cobb Salad is a flavor explosion with crispy bacon, tangy blue cheese, fresh tomatoes, avocado, green onions, hard boiled eggs nestled on a bed of romaine lettuce and drizzled with an easy blue cheese vinaigrette.  And in case you didn't notice, it has my favorite pasta, orzo, to give it a unique twist!
Easy Orzo Cobb Salad

Summer time is salad time and today this beauty is going to be your new favorite one!  It has all your traditional flavors plus the addition of tender orzo pasta.  Call me crazy but I love the texture of pasta in salads - must be the Italian in me! Whether you want this as a side dish or a main course, just be sure to make it soon and watch it disappear.  You, your family and guests will enjoy this easy to make dish and ask for seconds!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Lemon Poppy Seed No Churn Ice Cream

Lemon poppy seed no churn ice cream is so refreshing!  It has fresh lemon juice and zest to give it tangy lemon flavor - a perfect summer frozen treat!!  And made super easy, since it is no churn!

The Best Lemon Poppy Seed No Churn Ice Cream!
Today we have a happy marriage of two of my favorite things - lemons and ice cream!  Have you ever made ice cream that is no churn? Maybe not?  Well, me either, until today.  I have in the past used my trusty Kitchen Aid ice cream maker, but thought I would give a try at no churn ice cream and now I know what I have been missing out on.  Super easy to make, freezes up to a perfect texture and is so creamy.  My kind of easy ice cream recipe!

Saturday, July 1, 2017


Take the guess work out of what to serve this 4th of July!  We have the best menu plan for you!
The Best 4th of July Menu plan

Are you ready to celebrate the 4th of July?  Will you be staying home or heading to a party or picnic?  No matter what you do, you'll be wanting some tasty food and that is where this menu plan comes in.  We've got you covered from appetizers to dessert.  Make your day sparkle with these ideas!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Freshness is the name of the game with these Greek Salad Stackers.Easy to make and perfect for any occasion as a standalone dinner salad or an easy appetizer!
Mini Greek Salad Stacker Appetizers
I just love Mediterranean food since most recipes have fresh ingredients.  On a trip my daughter and I went on a few years ago to Greece, I ordered at almost every meal a salad called "horiatiki".  This is the official name for a salad that is made out of tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, green peppers, feta cheese and kalamata olives drizzled with a good quality olive oil and sprinkled with dried Greek oregano.  The combo of these ingredients are fantastic and definitely on the lighter, healthier side.

Today's recipe, Greek salad stackers, has all those ingredients, but is skewered for a different twist on a classic Mediterranean salad.

Friday, June 23, 2017


Make this favorite summer treat when you don't have access to fire.  These Mini S'Mores Bites are kid friendly but adults will want to enjoy them also!
Mini S'mores Bites that kids will love!
Summer time is s'mores time.  There is nothing better than roasting a marshmallow until it gets nice and gooey and smashing it between two graham crackers topped with chocolate.  True? Well, what if you would like to enjoy all the flavors of s'mores but don't have a fire going?  Or maybe you want to keep a treat on hand that are similar to s'mores.  These cups are perfect for those times that you can make ahead and keep on hand.  The graham cracker cups hold a mixture of your favorite chocolate mixed with mini marshmallows and topped off to make them cute with honey graham Teddy Bears.  Fun for kids, awesome on taste and great for all ages!