Coconut Shrimp with Mango Sauce

If I may say, I make the best coconut shrimp. That’s why I named the official recipe The Best Coconut Shrimp! Here I’ve added a delicious mango sauce, chunks of pineapple, avocado slices, and white rice for a ten minute dinner that feels like an instant vacation! My mom and I could not have loved this…

Salmon Pineapple Poke

My salmon pineapple poke has thinly sliced crunchy cucumber, pineapple chunks, sesame seeds, chives, sushi-grade fresh salmon, a delicious sauce, and pineapple rice. Yum! The best part? It takes mere minutes to throw together. I adore poke, especially in the summertime when I don’t want to turn on the oven. People are intimidated to make…

Soley Coco Slick

When my friend Ashley asked me if I could create a recipe for Soley, I had never heard of the stuff before but man am I addicted now! It’s basically alcoholic juiced fruit that’s freaking delicious on its own or mixed as a cocktail. It’s distilled from sugar cane, kept in the fridge, and is…

Greek Baked Chicken

A one-dish dinner that you’ll want to make again and again My affinity for Greek food knows no bounds. If you’ve ever had Greek baked chicken, your mouth is probably watering just looking at these photos. The potatoes are in a league of their own to be baked in a pool of lemon juice, chicken…

Perfect Chocolate Cheesecake

You’re going to want to bookmark this one! Here dark chocolate cheesecake is topped with pillowy almond-scented whipped cream and piled high with fresh summer strawberries and raspberries then dusted with powdered sugar. There’s quite a bit of history to this dessert. The base of this recipe is a cheesecake that’s titled “Chocolate Cheesecake That…

Texas Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo bars are a delicious Canadian treat originating in – you guessed it! – Nanaimo. I first tried one in British Columbia on our way to Whistler (read about that trip here) and I was forever changed. Nanaimo Bars are super rich chocolatey layer treat with coconut, graham cracker crumbs and nuts. Divine! You really…

Blackberry Smash

Want a refreshing summer cocktail? Muddle some juicy summer blackberries with maple syrup, garden mint, and mix with bourbon for a delicious and easy treat. Blackberry Smash 3.5 oz bourbon .75 oz maple syrup 8 blackberries 5 mint leaves Ice Muddle blackberries with maple syrup and mint. Pour bourbon over mixture and give it a…

Romeo and Juliet

The social distancing dinner date of your dreams Welcome to fair Corona! I mean…Verona. I dreamt about hosting A Midsummer Night’s Dream for a decade before hosting my beloved Midsummer party last year. Never once did it cross my mind to host a Romeo and Juliet themed dinner but last month I was walking my dog…

Romeo & Juliet Chicken

The ultimate date night dinner I came up with this delicious dish for my Romeo and Juliet dinner. Here a whole lemony grilled chicken is smothered in two sauces: Romeo Sauce and Juliet sauce. And may I say, this chicken dish is phenomenal! For Romeo’s sauce, I served a delicious fresh basil pesto because, well,…

A Rose By Any Other Name Cake

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – Juliet I came up with this cake for my Romeo and Juliet dinner. It’s a Fiori di Sicliia bundt cake served with summer berries and freshly whipped cream. Fiori di Sicilia is perfect for the theme,…

Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

This pesto is to die for. I seriously cannot get enough of it! I love sun-dried tomatoes in pretty much everything but wow does this pack a flavor punch. I ate a grilled cheese with just this and cheddar on sourdough and it blew my mind. What’s so special about this recipe is that it uses…

Homemade Pesto

You forget how great homemade pesto is. It’s so quick and easy too! I don’t like to freeze pesto so I typically make a small batch and gobble it up in a few days. Pesto is so easy to make and adds such incredible flavor to grilled meats, crostini, sandwiches, and so much more. Once…