Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer
Labor Day Weekend!
Enjoy your summer’s last long weekend with these fabulous, low-stress, high impress recipes!
Summertime and the cooking is easy!
Enjoy eating your veggies in this light, colorful, and delicious one-pot pasta meal. This versatile recipe adapts to whatever vegetables you have in your refrigerator or pantry. Frozen pre-cook shrimp or left-over chicken makes for a fast and fuss-free dinner.Keep reading
Fresh plums are poached with orange and gently spiced with fragrant cinnamon are a simple dessert all on their own or can be served over ice cream, cheesecake, pancakes, oatmeal, granola or yogurt. Just four ingredients for so much flavor! Ready to serve in 20 minutes.Keep reading
Enjoy the fresh vibrant flavors of summer in this scone/biscuit hybrid. Crispy brown edges are dotted with fresh blackberries and the soft inside is infused with the tang of lime. Ready to eat in less than 30 minutes. This is an easy baking project for new bakers, young bakers and non-bakers.Keep reading
Crispy oven-baked zucchini rounds are an easy appetizer or snack. Ready to bake in less than 5 minutes, this easy recipe is perfect as a starter, served as a side dish, or healthy game day snack. Serve warm with store-bought marinara sauce, ranch dressing, spicy mustard, or mayo.Keep reading
Tender pasta and classic antipasto ingredients are combined with a zesty homemade dressing to create a fresh, colorful, and refreshing summer salad that is hearty enough for big appetites. Easy Italian Pasta Salad is perfect for your next cook-out, barbeque, or potluck!Keep reading
Juicy bites of pan-seared steak top a mix of peppery and sweet greens and drizzled with a boldly flavored mustard caper vinaigrette. Serve as dinner or lunch; this salad is satisfying, healthy, refreshing, and delicious!Keep reading
Quick Pickled Veggies add crunch, tang, spice and bright colors to summer meals. Vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly. Include these flavorful pickled vegetables at your summer cook-outs, potlucks, and outings. Choose your favorite veggies, spices and herbs with an easy vinegar brine and enjoy homemade pickles in less than 48 hours.Keep reading
Fresh strawberries frozen and blended with just a hint of citrus and sweetener make a smooth and icy dessert perfect for a hot summer day. The beautiful red color and fruity, sweet taste is dairy-free, gluten-free, keto-friendly, and vegan while providing a healthy dose of Vitamin C, Potassium, and fiber. Guilt-free and stress-free enjoyment!Keep reading
This summer enjoy roasted potatoes, sweet & juicy radishes and tender-crispy asparagus in a salad that is served warm with a creamy, herby dressing! This upgrade potato salad is easy prep and easy clean-up.Keep reading
Whipped, fluffy coffee sitting on top of iced milk creates a beautiful mouse-like coffee experience you can enjoy at home in less than 5 minutes with only 3 ingredients (plus water and ice.) Originating in South Korea, this two-layer, delicious and inexpensive coffee drink went viral on social media during the quarantine.Keep reading
Dreamsicle Cookies are named after a favorite summer ice cream treat! These pretty, soft orange flavored cookies are filled with melt-in-your-mouth white chocolate morsels. Mix up these easy short-cut cookies in minutes with a boxed cake mix. These cookies are sure to Impress, Not Stress!Keep reading
Everything tastes better with bacon — and green beans are no exception! Roasted to perfection with onion, garlic, and a touch of heat from crushed red pepper, this low-carb, keto-friendly side dish only gets better when toasted pecans are added. A drizzle of lemon juice creates an explosion of flavor when the bright, vibrant citrus hits the smoky vegetables.Keep reading
Pasta with Tomatoes & Avocado Sauce is a beautiful Springtime dish. The thick, rich beautiful sauce is so creamy no one would ever guess it’s avocado, not heavy cream. The flavors are bright, the colors vibrant and textures are chewy, smooth and crunchy. Serve warmed or chilled as a side dish or add shrimp, chicken or tofu and serve as a main course. Either way, this dish is ready is PASTA-TIVELY amazing.Keep reading
This simply elegant salad combines the flavors of sweet mint, earthy pickled blackberries, refreshing cucumbers and pungent onions and deliciously entwined with a homemade blackberry vinaigrette. The flavor profile pairs perfectly with salmon, seafood, or grilled chicken. It’s light and refreshing with a hint of sharpness.Keep reading
Beautiful succulent, and juicy blackberries aren’t just for pies! An easy refrigerator pickle brine gives the sweet, slightly tart berries an herby earthy undertone making them a great addition to salads. The blackberry infused vinegar is the perfect base for homemade tangy-sweet vinaigretteKeep reading
This salad is like Florida Sunshine on a plate bursting with bright, vibrant flavors, colors and textures. The homemade citrus poppy seed dressing perfectly balances the tender shrimp, sweet-tart citrus, creamy avocado, peppery crisp radishes, and crunchy pistachios.Keep reading
Enjoy the delicate floral infusion of lavender in these easy buttery shortbread cookies which can be made three ways. For added sweetness, these slightly savory cookies can be dusted with lavender sugar. These cookies are best served with a cup of coffee or afternoon tea to take full advantage of the relaxing properties of this soothing, aromatic herb.Keep reading
This dreamy, creamy springtime pie that is ready to chill in under 15 minutes. A jar of jam gives this cool treat its beautiful color and refreshing fruity taste. (any flavor will work – – raspberry, strawberry, orange, plum, or fig!). Serve frozen on a warm day or enjoy the fluffy mousse filling when thawed in the refrigerator.Keep reading
Beautiful and colorful shrimp pasta dish with bright red tomatoes and green spinach in a white cream sauce. The bacon bits, garlic, combo of parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, and the crushed red pepper’s heat ignites the taste buds with an explosion of flavors. Easy-to-make in just three steps!Keep reading
Mandarin Orange Salad with Home-made Poppy-Orange Dressing is bright and vibrant. Tender baby spinach combined with tart dried cranberries, sweet mandarin oranges, crunchy toasted walnuts and topped with shavings of nutty and sharp parmesan cheese. This amazing springtime salad is simple to make, looks stunning on the table, and is totally scrumptious!Keep reading
Enjoy summer regardless of the season with this super easy, four ingredient Key Lime Pie. The creamy filling is a delicious blend of tart and sweet that is relentlessly refreshing. A perfect pick-me-up dessert after a tough day at work or school that will also impress dinner party guests.Keep reading
Spoil Dad with these “POP”ular (get it???)) dishes! The best gift you can give Dad on Father’s Day is a full stomach. My recipes are sure to impress the Father(s) in your life without little kitchen stress!