Apple Butter & Pumpkin Butter Sandwiches

For my Harvest Festival lunch, I made two kind of delicious fall sandwiches: apple butter and havarti and pumpkin butter and cheddar. They were so good! For added cuteness, I cut them out into pumpkin shapes using a cookie cutter and served on a platter with grapes, nuts, and some rosemary from my garden. There’s…

Strawberry Salmon Salad

I’ve been making this same salad since my college days! I absolutely love the combination of salmon and strawberries. If you’ve never tried it, please do! The two go perfectly together, especially with the crunch of toasted sliced almonds and the saltiness of Feta cheese. It’s a perfect summer salad that’s as delicious as it…

Turkey Peach Panini

My mom and I are at the lake house and we had the best sandwiches for lunch! Her paninis are always legendary but when she asked if I wanted peach slices with my sandwich, I suggested putting some inside the sandwich and voila, the Turkey Peach Panini was born. This combination is out of this…

Pesto Crostini

If I’ve got fresh pesto on hand, there’s a good chance I’m making crostini. I love simple foods like this and I can’t eat enough basil in the summertime! This year I’ve got four healthy basil plants in the garden and I’ve been making homemade pesto like crazy. Paired with a bit of rubbed garlic,…

Simple Summer Squash Pasta

There’s just something about summer squash! This is a quick, easy pasta recipe with a simple cream sauce, a bit of Pecorino, fresh basil, and beautiful summer squash. I’ve been growing squash in my raised bed garden this summer but even if you don’t grow your own, squash is so delicious (and cheap!) this time…

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…