Perfect Chocolate Cheesecake

You’re going to want to bookmark this one! Here dark chocolate cheesecake is topped with pillowy almond-scented whipped cream and piled high with fresh summer strawberries and raspberries then dusted with powdered sugar. There’s quite a bit of history to this dessert. The base of this recipe is a cheesecake that’s titled “Chocolate Cheesecake That…

Romeo & Juliet Chicken

The ultimate date night dinner I came up with this delicious dish for my Romeo and Juliet dinner. Here a whole lemony grilled chicken is smothered in two sauces: Romeo Sauce and Juliet sauce. And may I say, this chicken dish is phenomenal! For Romeo’s sauce, I served a delicious fresh basil pesto because, well,…

Homemade Pesto

You forget how great homemade pesto is. It’s so quick and easy too! I don’t like to freeze pesto so I typically make a small batch and gobble it up in a few days. Pesto is so easy to make and adds such incredible flavor to grilled meats, crostini, sandwiches, and so much more. Once…

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…

Ice Cube Tray Salmon Sushi

Craving sushi but don’t have a mat or seaweed in the house? You’ve come to the right place, my friend! This is dead simple and takes no time at all. In fact, I can’t believe I haven’t been serving my dinner guests sushi as an appetizer all these years. It’s so easy and fun! It…

Mallorcan Scallops

A five minute dinner that’s sure to impress How gorgeous is this dish? It tastes as amazing as it looks. It’s a symphony of flavors and textures: melt-in-your-mouth seared scallops sit atop a bed of tart apple slices with crispy bacon drizzled with bourbon cream sauce. Are you swooning yet? I’m swooning. I’m calling this Mallorcan…

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

The silkiest ice cream you’ll ever had. This is the best ice cream I’ve had outside of Europe. It’s unbelievably silky and rich. Both baking chocolate and cocoa powder are used in this recipe. Imagine chocolate mousse in ice cream form. If you love ice cream, this is a must-try recipe! This is a custard-based…

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…

Crockpot Fajita Shredded Chicken

This recipe is so simple. The crockpot does all of the work! Just throw everything in the crockpot in the morning, forget about it all day, shred the chicken and boom, you’ve got perfect taco meat. Bonus: Get my homemade tortilla recipe here. I came up with this recipe last night using what I happened to…

Orange Whole Grilled Chicken

Is there anything more fun than putting a whole chicken on the grill? I absolutely love buying whole chickens – this beauty cost me just $4 – but when the temperature starts rising, I don’t want to run my oven for an hour and a half to make my beloved Roasted Chicken. So I ask…

Watermelon Feta Checkerboard Salad

A whimsical summertime salad This is a great way to impress you guests! There’s just something about watermelon, mint, and feta cheese. I grow English mint in my garden and just swoon over this flavor combination. As for the balsamic reduction, you can either reduce balsamic vinegar in a saucepan over medium heat or buy a…

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….