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…

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…

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…