German Cucumber Salad

A tasty side dish that takes two minutes to make! I spent the summer of 2007 visiting my friend Rebecca in Germany. We had dinner with her grandparents in Bavaria one night and her grandmother served salmon, potatoes, and the tastiest cucumbers I’d ever had. I was startled because they looked normal. I believe I…

Cucumber Tomato Dill Salad

This salad is so damn good. I’m not a huge dill fan but it’s perfect here, and gives it such a different flavor. This salad tastes fresh and healthy and is a great side dish. This would also be delicious tossed with some lemony orzo for a heartier lunch! Photos by Darling Photography  This is hardly…

Chilled Cucumber Soup

I could not love this recipe any more. I spent years whipping up variations of chilled cucumber soup and this is hand’s down my favorite. Creamy and flavorful with crispy cherrywood smoked bacon, this is really everything I want in a summer dinner!   This is an especially great recipe for summer entertaining because you…

Game Night Recipes

I love board games. I come from a board game family, if you will. Last weekend I had a few of my girlfriends over for appetizers and game night. I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as my friends did! From left to right: Katherine, yours truly, Nicole, Danielle, and Yas. How cute are…

Summer Garden Party

There are few things I love as much as cooking good food for good people. I recently had friends over for a summer garden party on my flagstone patio. We played croquet, drank wine and champagne, and enjoyed each other’s company. For the table, I chose a simple white tablecloth. Since I had an umbrella in…