Squash Blossom Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is amazing. It has fresh summer tomatoes, creamy feta cheese, and loads of fresh basil. It’s lemony with a bit of crunch from pine nuts and fresh cucumber. It’s perfect with grilled chicken in the summertime! If you’re here for a pasta salad but don’t have squash blossoms, make it without! If you’re…

The Best Southern Tomato Pie

Is this not the most delicious looking savory pie you’ve EVER seen? It’s topped with real southern pimento cheese for Pete’s sake. Make this in the summertime when you have really gorgeous tomatoes. My friend JC of JCP Eats posted this recipe and I thought it was so mouth-watering, I asked him to let me share…

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…

Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe

I’m embarrassed to even post this “recipe” but I have many requests for more easy entertaining ideas so here you go! This is one of my all-time favorite summer appetizers/side dishes. It takes two seconds to throw together and always impresses guests. Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe 1/2 cantaloupe 8 oz prosciutto Buy the juiciest cantaloupe you…

Serendipity-Style Prosciutto Sandwich

I love open-faced sandwiches. Less bread, more filling! This looks terribly swanky but takes five minutes. This sandwich has a delicious homemade Russian dressing, prosciutto, and brie. That’s it! It’s been over a decade since I had lunch at Serendipity 3 in New York City and I still haven’t stopped thinking about that sandwich. It…

Pollo Rose Table Tacos

This is the dreamiest taco recipe: roasted chicken tacos with crispy chicken skin, pickled onions, crunchy romaine, juicy tomatoes, Monterey jack cheese, with a drizzle of sour cream and a squeeze of lime. I made this for my mom and me for Sunday dinner and we were swooning. We couldn’t even follow a conversation. We…

Village Salad (Greek Salad)

In America, this is called a Greek Salad but in Greece it’s called a Village Salad. No matter what you call it, this is a fantastic (and healthy!) staple in my house. I can’t even count how many times I’ve eaten this for lunch. I’ve never posted this “recipe” because I never measure when I…

Mini Chicken Salad Croissants

Need lunch inspiration? Make adorable mini chicken salad croissants! I came up with this recipe for Disney Dinners: Mary Poppins Returns but I’ve been making this chicken salad for nearly a decade. I use leftover grilled chicken and twice the amount of grapes that most people use, plus Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, which lets…

Bacon Cantaloupe Soup

Here me out… This is for all the chilled soup lovers out there! I live on chilled soups in August. After all, I live in Texas! It’s 100 degrees outside and I refuse to turn on my oven when it’s that hot. My favorite chilled soups are Chilled Cucumber Soup, Chilled Cantaloupe Soup, and Gazpacho….

Tea Sandwich Flight

Looking for tea inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! I served four easy mini sandwiches as a tea sandwich flight at Disney Dinners: Mary Poppins Returns as a nod to all the flying in the film. I’ve always wanted to do a tea sandwich flight after experiencing one at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise…

Spinach Feta Pasta Salad

I wasn’t planning on photographing yesterday’s lunch but it was too delicious and I just had to share. I will be making this again and again and again. Full of veggies and crunchy almonds and tossed with a super light lemon zest dressing, this pasta salad won’t weigh you down! This takes minutes to prepare,…

Panir Salad

A delicious yet simple herbed tomato and feta salad I dare say, I might like this dish better than a village (Greek) salad. Shocking, I know. This is inspired by the Panir Salad at Nora Dallas on Greenville Avenue, where I did Persian food research before Disney Dinners: Aladdin. I have no idea how they make…