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…

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…

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:…

Creamy Burrata Pasta

I can’t remember the last time I had so many messages about a single dish! This is the kind of thing I make for myself or my mom when she comes over, easy comfort food. I was astounded to see how many of you wanted this recipe! This sauce is super simple, especially if you…

Lakeside Cobb Salad

I honestly could eat this for dinner every night. I’m a big, big salad lover. I probably eat five salads a week but I rarely post “recipes” because I so often make them with whatever I have around the house! I’m trying to change that. This is a winning combination that I made for dinner…

Herbed French Potato Salad

Looking for a quick and easy side dish that won’t heat up your kitchen in the summertime? You’ve come to the right place. This potato salad only has a few ingredients and really lets garden fresh herbs shine. This is a French-style potato salad, one without mayonnaise or any of the traditional American ingredients. It’s…

Lemon Lox

Don’t know how to cook but want to be be a superb hostess (or guest)? This is a no-cook recipe, making it perfect for summer entertaining and beginner cooks! All you have to do is assemble it and voila: elegant, easy entertaining. There are few things I love as much as salmon. I could quite…

Heirloom Tomato Pizza

Let your summer garden tomatoes shine with this easy heirloom tomato pizza! I am devastated that I didn’t take any pictures of this pizza while I was making it. I posted some Instagram stories but I totally forgot to take prep photos! Oh well, I was hungry. But this was too delicious not to share,…