Lemon Lox

Don’t know how to cook but want to be be a superb hostess (or guest)? This is a no-cook recipe, making it perfect for summer entertaining and beginner cooks! All you have to do is assemble it and voila: elegant, easy entertaining. There are few things I love as much as salmon. I could quite…

Heirloom Tomato Pizza

Let your summer garden tomatoes shine with this easy heirloom tomato pizza! I am devastated that I didn’t take any pictures of this pizza while I was making it. I posted some Instagram stories but I totally forgot to take prep photos! Oh well, I was hungry. But this was too delicious not to share,…

Burrata Summer Salad

Wondering what to do with all of those fresh garden tomatoes? Here’s a simple burrata salad to make use of an abundance of summer tomatoes. I’ve been loving my big, dark-hued Black Krim tomatoes. These juicy tomatoes have a brown-ish red color and slice up beautifully. For visual interest (and because I have an insane…

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? If you grow mint and/or parsley, this is a wonderful way to use those fresh garden herbs! This bulgur wheat salad is the perfect dish to make in the summertime when you have an…

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…

Blushing BBQ

Who says a backyard BBQ can’t be pink? I had my friend Thi over for dinner in the garden the other day and ended up setting the cutest pink table and just had to share! For dinner, I grilled clams, sausage, corn, and bread.  I literally tossed everything on my charcoal grill while Thi and…

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…