June 2018

4th of July Party Menu and Entertaining Tips.
June 29, 2018
4th of July Party Menu and Entertaining Tips.

Sharing my 4th of July party menu, along with some easy entertaining tips and tricks, to make your patriotic gathering the best ever. Talking about everything from cocktails, to appetizers, to main courses, to sides, and of course desserts. This menu has something for everyone! Happy Friday before 4th of July week! I decided I […]

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Korean Grilled Steak with Toasted Sesame Chimichurri.
June 28, 2018
Korean Grilled Steak with Toasted Sesame Chimichurri.

A simple Korean grilled steak marinated in Korean spices, soy sauce, a little fresh ginger and topped with a green onion and toasted sesame chimichurri sauce. This recipe screams summer grilling, and it’s one that family and friends will all love. Wow, it’s already Thursday? And next week is the 4th of July? This week […]

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Skillet Burst Cherry Tomato Summer Pasta with Lemony Breadcrumbs.
June 27, 2018
Skillet Burst Cherry Tomato Summer Pasta with Lemony Breadcrumbs.

A very simple pan roasted cherry tomato summer pasta, with white wine, garlic, fresh herbs, topped with the most addicting lemony breadcrumbs, and finished with luscious burrata cheese. Perfect summer dinner…made using pantry staples, and ready for eating in under 30 minutes. Hands down, this is my favorite recipe of the week, and maybe even […]

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Bourbon Pecan Cherry Hand Pies.
June 26, 2018
Bourbon Pecan Cherry Hand Pies.

Bourbon Pecan Cherry Hand Pies. Fresh summer cherries made into a sweet cherry-blueberry jam and wrapped up in flakey, buttery pecan pie dough. These cherry pies are not average cherry pie…they are so much better. Perfect summer dessert to go along with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Believe me, your summer needs these! How […]

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Thyme, Honey, Peach, and Goat Cheese Crostini.
June 25, 2018
Thyme, Honey, Peach, and Goat Cheese Crostini.

Thyme, Honey, Peach, and Goat Cheese Crostini. Grilled ciabatta bread with creamy goat cheese, sweet peaches, thyme, honey, walnuts, and fresh basil. This crostini screams summer entertaining and light lunches, and is the perfect way to use up those fresh farmers market peaches from now until early fall. Trust me, once you try this recipe, […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
June 24, 2018
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. Can you all believe it’s the last Sunday of June? Next week is the 4th of July, and I am in awe of how fast this summer is going by. After almost two weeks away from home, I’ll be heading back on Tuesday. But before […]

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6 Ingredient Rice Krispie Treat Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches.
June 22, 2018
6 Ingredient Rice Krispie Treat Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches.

6 Ingredient Rice Krispie Treat Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches. Chocolate peanut butter swirled ice cream, sandwiched between homemade rice krispie treats, frozen, and then dipped lightly in chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Made with just six ingredients and so delicious. You have to make these ice cream sandwiches. Happy Friday! I’m spending my last few […]

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Whole Grilled Chicken with Peaches and Basil Vinaigrette.
June 21, 2018
Whole Grilled Chicken with Peaches and Basil Vinaigrette.

Whole Grilled Chicken with Peaches and Basil Vinaigrette. Here’s a chicken dinner that everyone will love and crave. Perfectly grilled chicken with peaches and fresh basil vinaigrette makes for an easy summer dinner that’s equally great for a family meal or entertaining. Try making this for Sunday dinner and using the leftover chicken and vinaigrette in […]

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Grilled Vegetable and Cheese Quesadillas with Mango Salsa.
June 20, 2018
Grilled Vegetable and Cheese Quesadillas with Mango Salsa.

These grilled vegetable and cheese quesadillas are loaded with grilled peppers, zucchini, and corn, then tossed together with a mix of cheeses plus a delicious mango salsa. Everything is then stuffed inside tortillas, pan-fried, and cooked until crisp and golden. Crispy on the outside, melty and cheesy on the inside. Kind of like a vegetable […]

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Melon Caprese Salad.
June 19, 2018
Melon Caprese Salad.

Sweet cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon make up this untraditional caprese salad. Tossed with a basil infused lemon vinaigrette and finished off with fresh burrata cheese, this melon caprese salad is the perfect light, refreshing, and delicious appetizer or snack. Fresh fruit, buratta, and prosciutto? Yes, please. Hey, hi all the way from the Caribbean. I’m here on […]

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Zesty Grilled Shrimp, Bread and Sweet Peach Salad with Avocado Vinaigrette.
June 18, 2018
Zesty Grilled Shrimp, Bread and Sweet Peach Salad with Avocado Vinaigrette.

A zesty grilled shrimp salad, with bread and sweet peaches topped with an avocado vinaigrette. The best bright, colorful, and fresh summer salad, full of grilled shrimp, corn, peaches, and tomatoes and finished with a creamy avocado vinaigrette. All made in under 30 minutes, and all done on the grill. This is quickly going to […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
June 17, 2018
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. Happy Father’s Day everyone! I’m hoping you’re spending the day spoiling your dad and showing him just how much you love him. I’m so very happy to be spending the day with my dad, along with the rest of my very large family, while on […]

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Currently Happening on Instagram.

  • (weeknight style) Instant Pot BBQ Beer Pulled Chicken Tacos…with spicy avocado ranch and sweet corn slaw. Because loaded tacos are just better. These might be a little different, but hear me out because these tacos are saucy, spicy, loaded with creamy avocado ranch style sauce, corn slaw, n' things. Nothing boring, all things really good. What Monday night needs most. Recipe up on HBH today - linked in profile. PS. You can make these in the slow cooker OR on the stove too. Directions on HBH. #eeeeeats #feedfeed #f52grams #buzzfeast #imsomartha #howisummer
  • Peaches and Cream Pretzel Pie 🍑 what August Sunday's are truly made for. LOVE this pie. It's sweet, buttery, salty, and so creamy. If you hit up the farm stand this weekend, this is what you should make with those juicy peaches. Promise. It's a GOOD idea. Recipe on HBH - link in profile. PS. what did everyone make/bake/eat this weekend? #eatingfortheinsta #howisummer #feedfeed #instayum #peaches #imsomartha
  • Fig Bourbon Cider Smash. Picked up the first jug of fresh apple cider at today, so obviously I'm making my favorite bourbon smash. It's my go-to this time of year. ALSO. I'm working on all my COCKTAIL SATURDAY recipes for fall and thinking of starting early September! What drinks do you want to see? I'm in full on"spooky" Halloween mode at the moment and couldn't be more excited about it. Until then you should make this bourbon smash. It's the easiest and it's SO GOOD. Perfect for in season figs. Recipe linked in profile. #f52grams #buzzfeast #imsomartha #CLkitchen #hbhcocktailsaturday
  • No Fuss (Healthy) Coconut Cream Tart. Super easy, delicious, extra pretty, and just so happens to be vegan and gluten-free. Not sure how I did it, but it works and honest? This is SO GOOD. It's the creamiest "cream" filling and perfectly flavored with coconut + vanilla and a touch salty too. Top with all the fresh figs (you must try figs...please!!) and berries. Super simple, pretty healthy...ish, and so dang delicious. Shared the recipe on HBH - link in profile. Should I make this on stories tomorrow? #eatingfortheinsta #eeeeeats  #feedfeed #instayum #coconuttart #howisummer