Tomato and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

I really couldn’t count how many times I’ve made my tomato and goat cheese bruschetta. It appeared in my first ever party post but I’ve never published a separate recipe article about it until now! This is really one of my go-to entertaining hacks. It’s such an easy and impressive appetizer! Buy a loaf of…

Simple Summer Salad

This simple summer salad is the perfect side dish in the summertime to showcase those juicy garden fresh tomatoes! Make this all summer long when you have an abundance of tomatoes and fresh dill. (It’s also perfectly delicious with fresh basil, Italian parsley, or oregano.) I couldn’t even count how many times I’ve made this….

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Don’t you just love a brownie mix hack? Photos don’t even do these gorgeous brownies justice. A cheesecake layer is swirled with brownie mix and puréed raspberries for a delicious chocolate treat bursting with berry goodness.  Mix brownie mix according to package directions, reserve 1/4 cup of batter, and pour the rest in baking pan….

Savory Cherry Sauce

Looking for a quick sauce that’s sure to impress your guests? You found it! This sauce only takes about fifteen minutes to make and is perfect for the summer season. Sauté garlic in olive oil, add cherries and balsamic vinegar, let it reduce, then stir in fresh rosemary. Your house will smell positively divine!  I…

Mixed Seafood Pasta

I love an easy seafood pasta in the summer! This one showcases summer flavors with an abundance of fresh garden tomatoes, basil, and oregano plus a bit of garlic and wine for the sauce. So simple! For the seafood, I used Harvest of the Sea, a seafood medley which includes Asian shrimp, Indian-wild-caught calamari, Argentine…

Hamptons at The Henry

My friend Irene invited me to the cutest event: Hamptons at The Henry. The Henry is a gorgeous restaurant in Dallas’ trendy uptown neighborhood that will make you feel like you’re on a fabulous coastal vacation any time of year, so it’s no surprise that they launched a special Hamptons-themed menu available at their rooftop…

Salami Rose Cheese Board

If there’s one thing I love serving in the summertime, it’s an epic cheese board. It’s so glamorous and preparing it won’t heat up your house! As part of my partnership with Kroger this summer, I filmed a video buying all of these goodies at one of their Texas Fresh Flavors events last weekend and…

A Summer Sail

My cute lakeside town in Texas is known for one thing in particular: sailing. Yet somehow, I’ve never been sailing before! Since my best friend is visiting from Los Angeles, I thought it would be fun to take her sailing around Lake Ray Hubbard. What, is this not how you picture Texas? Sail with Scott…

Mini Cheesecakes

This is the perfect summer dessert! Baked at just 275 degrees for 20 minutes, these mini cheesecakes won’t heat up the house. I love to make these topped with whipped cream and juicy summer berries. One easy thing about this recipe is that the crust is a Nilla Wafer. You heard me! What a life…