June 2020

Marinated Goat Cheese Strawberry Crostini.
June 18, 2020
Marinated Goat Cheese Strawberry Crostini.

Embracing the summertime strawberries with these simple Marinated Goat Cheese Strawberry Crostini. Creamy goat cheese, marinated in a mix of fresh garden herbs, high-quality oil, salt, and pepper, served over grilled bread and topped with fresh strawberries and sweet honey. This is the simplest of appetizers, yet so amazingly GOOD. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch, a […]

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Sweet Potato Fry Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Butter.
June 17, 2020
Sweet Potato Fry Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Butter.

Unlike yesterday’s scones, this loaded Sweet Potato Fry Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Butter is anything but dainty. Grilled or pan-seared steak, topped with blue cheese butter, oven-baked sweet potato fries, fresh romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and tossed together with a simple balsamic vinaigrette. This salad is simple to toss together, colorful, super flavorful, […]

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Blackberry Lavender White Chocolate Scones.
June 16, 2020
Blackberry Lavender White Chocolate Scones.

When in need of truly delicious, sweet, berry-filled, oh so flaky, buttery scones, try these Blackberry Lavender White Chocolate Scones. These scones are extra special. Made simply with salted butter and cream, and layered with fresh summer blackberries and sweet white chocolate…beyond delicious. Bonus? These scones are super easy to make! Eat them warm, right […]

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20 Minute Lemon Butter Pasta with Ricotta and Spicy Breadcrumbs.
June 15, 2020
20 Minute Lemon Butter Pasta with Ricotta and Spicy Breadcrumbs.

The simplest 20 Minute Lemon Butter Pasta with Ricotta and Spicy Breadcrumbs…for laid back summer nights. This pasta is buttery, garlicky, and tossed with caramelized lemon and fresh basil. Serve over creamy whipped ricotta and finish off with spicy breadcrumbs for a delicious crunch. Perfect easy summer dinner, any night of the week. Everyone in […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
June 14, 2020
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. Happy Sunday guys! Feeling much more upbeat and positive today than I was last Sunday. While I still wake up every morning and say to myself, “Is this really our world? I feel like I’m living in a movie”. I’ve found my own ways to […]

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Garden Cherry Bourbon Smash.
June 13, 2020
Garden Cherry Bourbon Smash.

The simplest Garden Cherry Bourbon Smash…to kick off your summer Cocktail Saturday enjoyment. Sweet summer cherries, smashed together with fresh garden basil, thyme, lemon, bourbon, a splash of Cointreau, white wine vinegar, and fizzy, spicy ginger beer. This recipe makes for a quick and simple summer garden-inspired cocktail. Add a sweet gingery sugar-rimmed glass and […]

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Giant Salted Espresso Hot Fudge Cookies.
June 12, 2020
Giant Salted Espresso Hot Fudge Cookies.

The very BEST Giant Salted Espresso Hot Fudge Cookies for your summer weekend baking. Easy homemade chocolate fudge sauce stuffed into the best buttery cookies. YES, it’s true, and they are SO VERY GOOD! Each cookie dough ball is hand stuffed with a ball of frozen fudge and sprinkled with espresso salt before baking them […]

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Pesto Chicken Caesar Salad with Tomatoes and Burrata.
June 11, 2020
Pesto Chicken Caesar Salad with Tomatoes and Burrata.

This Pesto Chicken Caesar Salad with Tomatoes and Burrata is not your ordinary salad. Grilled or pan-seared pesto chicken tossed together with a creamy, lemony parmesan tahini dressing, fresh romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and burrata cheese. This salad is simple to toss together, extra colorful, super flavorful, filling, and even healthy too. Enjoy this for […]

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Crispy BBQ Beer Battered Cauliflower Nuggets.
June 10, 2020
Crispy BBQ Beer Battered Cauliflower Nuggets.

Switching up the average weeknight with these saucy Crispy BBQ Beer Battered Cauliflower Nuggets…beer batter coated cauliflower “nuggets”, pan-fried or oven-baked, and tossed with spicy/sweet BBQ sauce. Served these saucy “nuggets” with an addicting creamy, sweet, and tangy honey mustard sauce. Enjoy as a fun summer snack, or make them into a family meal with […]

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Homemade Goldfish.
June 9, 2020
Homemade Goldfish.

Better than store-bought homemade Goldfish. Yes, yes, you can make cheesy goldfish crackers at home. It’s way easier than you think. Plus these Goldfish taste so much better than the boxed stuff, so much better…and maybe a bit cheesier too. They’re fun crackers that are extra crunchy, flaky, perfectly salted, and heavy on the (real) […]

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Spicy Coconut Basil Chicken Curry with Garden Vegetables.
June 8, 2020
Spicy Coconut Basil Chicken Curry with Garden Vegetables.

The creamiest, easiest, summer weeknight style Spicy Coconut Basil Chicken Curry with Garden Vegetables. Make this curry with whatever produce you have on hand. I use a mix of sweet corn, zucchini, coconut milk, lemon, plenty of curry powder, and cayenne for some heat. Serve over steamed rice and top with toasty sesame seeds and […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
June 7, 2020
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. Happy June, happy Sunday! This has been a very different week. And while it was a challenging week, I learned a lot. I slowed my pace and I discovered new-to-me POC in the home, lifestyle, beauty, and of course, food space. It has been great […]

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