Firecracker Fruit Skewers

Fruit kebabs made with watermelon, jicama and blueberries make a festive holiday appetizer. Just in time for the Fourth of July. Just cut watermelon and jicama into small circles with cookie cutters and then hold together with skewers and a few blueberries ....more

Greek Salad Cucumber Boats

Imagine yourself on a deck after sundown waiting for your dinner to finish grilling. You are surrounded by friends and family who are celebrating – not any special occasion, but just celebrating life. Now add these pretty, tasty little cucumber boats filled with an easy chopped Greek salad ....more

Pinto Bean and Charred Corn Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

If you don’t want to go to the trouble of making baked beans (and heating up your kitchen), this cold charred corn and pinto bean salad is a fresh take on a bean side dish. This keeps really well, and we have taken it on a few picnics already this summer. Highly recommend! ...more

Red White and Blueberry Dessert Waffle Stacks – and the Sweet Secret to Crispy, Crunchy Waffles

Waffle stacks – for dessert or breakfast? You decide! A great way to start the day on the Fourth of July ....more

No Cook Peaches and Cream Tart

Peaches and Cream. In our society, this phrase has come to mean wonderful, delicious and delightful, as in “it was all peaches and cream.” Also shortened to “it was just peachy!” I couldn’t agree more that all things peach symbolize things most delightful in this world. I can hardly wait until peaches are in season each year ....more

Fajita Style Hot Dogs

Two dishes collide in this bun: fajitas and hot dogs. AKA my new favorite hot dog. When summer hits, I crave hot dogs ....more

Egg in the Hole Stacked Enchiladas with Guajillo Sauce

Enchiladas are the favorite dish of my favorite male on this planet: my husband. If you ask him his favorite thing for breakfast, lunch or dinner, 99 out of 100 times he will say enchiladas. That’s why I will be making these for Father’s Day breakfast this year ....more

Frothy Chilled Cucumber Soup

I have to admit that I ma late to the cucumber party. I once disliked them – something about the weird texture of the seeds and gel in the middle, I guess. Also, they just seemed like so much work for very little flavor ....more

Three Secrets to Perfect Potato Salad (and Our Potato Salad Moment)

Potato salad is one of those iconic dishes with every family having their unique spin. No matter how delicious, how creamy, how flavorful the salad is, you will never enjoy it unless it tastes like the potato salad your mom/grandpa/auntie made for you while you were growing up. But there are three things – let’s call them three “secrets” – that will take any potato salad any style from good to WOW! ...more

Homemade Banana Ketchup

Hot, sweet, tangy: A homemade version of the condiment I’ve been looking for all my life, basically. Banana Ketchup: Good on...more