Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad

A delightful summer salad full of grilled veggies You might have noticed by now that I love to grill. This salad is a mix of grilled corn, grilled zucchini, and grilled bell peppers tossed with tomatoes, diced red onion, and cilantro with a light cumin lime dressing. It would also be fantastic with avocado and cotija…

Grilled Chicken Caprese

An impressive weeknight recipe that takes just fifteen minutes! My regular readers know how much I love fast and easy recipes that require little clean up. I’ve been making this crowd pleaser all summer long, particularly when I have really good tomatoes from the farmers market. I often pick up meat from the farmers market…

Ice Cream Board

In an effort to post more entertaining ideas, I give you the Ice Cream Board. Think cheese board but instead of crackers and charcuterie, we have chocolate chips and cookies and everything else needed for a fabulous summer soiree. I’m going to confess this right off the bat: I technically used gelato. What can I…

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 make…

Simple Summer Veggie Salad

This is the kind of thing I eat all the time and think, “I can’t possibly publish this! It’s hardly a recipe!” But it’s a really good non-recipe to have in your back pocket, especially when zucchini is abundant and flavorful. This salad is as light and summery as it is creamy and satisfying thanks to the…

Frozen Piña Colada

What more does a gal need on a Thursday night than a homemade frozen piña colada in a pool? My thought process while drinking this: How fabulous is this?! Why don’t I make these all the time? Gosh, you can hardly even taste the alcohol. Could be dangerous! Could this go down any smoother? I may…

Watermelon Feta Skewer Appetizer

I can’t even believe I’m calling this a recipe. It’s so easy! I only used about one slice of watermelon and two slices of Feta for six skewers. You would need about two blocks of Feta cheese for a whole watermelon. Delicious served with sea salts for sprinkling! Photography by Katie Nixon Photography. Watermelon Feta Skewer Appetizers Watermelon,…

Homemade Raspberry Almond Popsicles

  This recipe just screams summer. This was my very first time making homemade popsicles after commandeering my mom’s popsicle mold. (Sorry, Mom.) What a fun treat!The almond extract complements the raspberry flavor rather than overpowers it for just a hint of almond. These are crazy healthy and delightfully tart. If you’re not a fan of tart…

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…

Strawberry Galette with Vanilla Bean Crust

The funniest thing happened the other day: I was positively craving a strawberry galette even though I’ve never made nor ever EATEN a strawberry galette before. It just sounded like the perfect, lazy summer day dessert. This was just so simple to do. I can’t believe I’ve wasted this much time not eating galettes. I…

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

If you’re not on board with the chilled soup movement, you’re about to be. Imagine: it’s a hot summer evening. You want an appetizer that won’t heat up your kitchen. This recipe for chilled cantaloupe soup is your answer! With four ingredients and just moments of prep, it’s the perfect summer starter. Stuffed full of…

Garden Update: August

My Summer vegetable garden is nearly spent. Soon I’ll pull up the plants and refill the garden with cool weather goodies such as beets, potatoes, and peas. In the meantime, here’s an update on some of my favorite plants: Pin with me!