Greek Tabbouleh Salad

Words cannot even describe how much I love this recipe. Let’s put it this way: for about eight years, I ate this for lunch most weeks. I’ve fallen out of the habit in recent years but in a quest to bring you some of my all-time favorite recipes, I’ve finally written up my recipe for…

Tabbouleh

I just adore tabbouleh. It’s healthy, flavorful, easy to make, and goes with so many different things. What’s not to love? This bulgur wheat salad is the perfect dish to make in the summertime when you have an abundance of tomatoes and fresh mint in the garden. It’s best served chilled – another nice trait…

Smoked Salmon Dip

This is one of my OG recipes. If you came to one of my college parties, chances are you had this dip. It’s only four ingredients, takes mere minutes to make, and is always a hit. It’s an especially nice appetizer in the summer because it’s best served chilled, making it a refreshing snack! This…

Perfect Grilled Chicken

I’m not good at a lot of things but I’m damn good at grilling chicken. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that I am passionate about grilling chicken. When I’m at a restaurant and order something with grilled chicken and they set a white hunk in front of me, I want to…

Strawberry Fields Crostini

Toasted baguette topped with creamy mascarpone, fresh strawberries, basil, and a drizzle of balsamic reduction Looking for the perfect garden party appetizer? You’ve found it! This is basically my dream summer snack. It’s a little sweet, a little savory, and packs a whole lot of flavor into an adorable package. It comes together very quickly…

Grilled Clams

How fun is grilling shellfish?! This is like the lazy man’s answer to my Chargilled Oysters. Buttery shallots, garlic, and parsley elevate this dish to a whole new level. This is especially fun if you’re grilling your whole dinner. On this particular evening, I served sausage, grilled corn, and grilled bread with the clams to…

Charcuterie and Albariño at San Martiño

Oh, what a night! I had the loveliest time at San Martiño Winery & Vineyards with my friend Jessica this evening. This hidden gem is in my darling lakeside town of Rockwall, Texas about thirty minutes east of Dallas. It’s a small, family-owned vineyard with exception wine. The family has been making wine in northern…

Bacon Artichoke Pinwheels

With crispy bacon, fresh herbs, and the Mediterranean flavors of artichoke hearts and Kalamata olives, these delightful little cream cheese pinwheels are a crowd pleaser. I first made these delicious tortilla roll-ups for happy hour at the lake with my mom. I loved them so much and wanted to blog them but I didn’t measure…

Cucumber Mango Salmon Salad

Don’t you love dishes that are as good for you as they are tasty? I always have frozen salmon in my freezer and since it thaws so quickly, I eat salmon salads a couple times each week for lunch but this combo is elegant enough to serve to company. This is really very fast and…