Chocolate Banana Sheet Cake

What a delightful, easy cake this is! I was craving cake at the lake house yesterday and had perfectly ripe bananas so I decided to try out my favorite banana sheet cake with my favorite chocolate frosting and it was positively magical. The cake is a one-bowl recipe, perfect for lazy day baking. It’s really…

Tomato Basil Flank Steak

Looking for an easy recipe for the grill? You’ve come to the right place! Here I’ve topped a grilled flank steak with cherry tomatoes marinated with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and fresh basil. Serve over a bed of bulgur wheat, rice, or couscous and top with a bit of asiago or manchego cheese and you’ve…

Coconut Macadamia Nut Bar Cookies

I just love bar cookies. They’re so easy! I came up with this new version to serve at my game night tonight. You guys get to see them before my friends even get to eat them! (But don’t worry, I had one for quality control and my parents conveniently swung by the minute they heard…

Carpaccio di zucchine e limone e mente

I was reading a book set in Italy a few days ago and the author described this dish, “ribbons of zucchini with freshly squeezed lemon juice and mint” and I just had to make it! Especially since I adore lemon and mint and since I love my raw Mexican Zucchini dish. I was confident I…

Blueberry Coffee Cake

I turned my mom’s Fresh Peach Coffee Cake into a Blueberry Coffee Cake. With a ribbon of blueberry in the center, pecans, cinnamon sugar, and a glaze, this coffee cake is so pretty, it looks like something you’d buy from a bakery. My favorite thing about this coffee cake is how incredibly tender it is….

Grilled Corn Guacamole

‘Tis the season for corn recipes! Don’t you just love fresh summer corn? Toss some on the grill then cut it off the cob to add to this guacamole. The corn adds a sweetness that goes so well with the saltiness of the cheese (use cotija or feta) and the heat of the garlic and…

Smothered Cheese Fries

It’s not always fresh garden vegetables and from scratch cakes around here. Looking for a quick, delicious recipe to satisfy your cheese fry craving? You came to the right place! Here I’ve topped waffle fries (from Sprouts, which by the way, tasted exactly like Jack in the Box curly fries) with my incredible cheese sauce. Fun fact:…

Triple Berry Cake

What a show-stopping dessert this is! With blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries baked into the batter and frosting that’s light as air, this cake is sure to please a crowd. Make this in the summertime when you can get really, really juicy berries. It will make all the difference! Use the leftover fruit from the cake…

Celebrating Twenty Years with Prince

It was a blazing hot summer day when I first saw him. He looked so fiery: red coat, nostrils flaring as he tossed his head around, shaking his mane. He was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen. “What horse is this? Can I ride him?” I asked. “He isn’t meant for you,” said my…