Month: July 2015

Lemon Nectarine Fruit Salad with Fresh Mint

Lemon Nectarine Fruit Salad with Fresh Mint

This simple salad is one of my favorite summer treats and it comes to mind at just the right time! Our summer days are packed with swimming and sweating it seems. And who has the time, energy or desire to slave away in the kitchen?? […]

Green Beans with Apricots and Walnuts

Green Beans with Apricots and Walnuts

It has been a while since I have shared a really good side dish — and this is a really good one! I have about 5 recipes in waiting to be published, but I have to hold back and give this little recipe a chance to […]

Heirloom Tomato Salsa ((straight from the garden!!))

Heirloom Tomato Salsa ((straight from the garden!!))

You guys may have learned this by now, but let me just say it again for the record! Chips & salsa are my love language. It used to be Chips & salsa AND Diet Dr. Peppers from Sonic, but I gave up the DDP addiction 10 months ago ((and it was SO hard to do — I am NEVER going back!!)). Anyway, about the chips and salsa… (more…)

Bad News & THE Recipe

Bad News & THE Recipe

I have some very sad news to share. If you have been following me on Instagram and Facebook, then you already know of the sadness our little family has experienced this week. If you are like my mom, Instagram and Facebook are things you avoid […]

Oven Roasted Green Coconut Curry Chicken Wings

Oven Roasted Green Coconut Curry Chicken Wings

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed we have been hosting 4 camp counselors for the last week. In order to make them feel like family, I decided to whip up a few ((8!!!)) pounds of wings. I imagine a big mound […]

Brown Sugar Sheet Cake with Salted Caramel Stove-Top Buttercream

Brown Sugar Sheet Cake with Salted Caramel Stove-Top Buttercream

I have had my “stuck on a deserted island with one food” scenario planned out for years ((um, Chick-fil-A original chicken sandwich)). But after taking the first bite of this cake, I officially changed my mind. This cake — no kidding. If I was stuck in a deserted island and could only eat one food for the rest of my life, I would choose this cake. Now, if I could just find that deserted island. (more…)

Cookie Butter Cheesecake Brownie Sandwiches

Cookie Butter Cheesecake Brownie Sandwiches

Yes, you read it right: creamy cookie butter cheesecake – sandwiched between two fudgy layers of brownie perfection. This deliciousness is even better than it looks and oh my heavens, doesn’t it look good?!

Spicy Shrimp Tacos & Emily’s Special Sauce

Spicy Shrimp Tacos & Emily’s Special Sauce

If you saw my previous recipe: Summer Seafood Pasta, then you may me noticing a mini-theme. Yes, for the last 6 weeks, I have been craving seafood, especially shrimp. And — um, shrimp has become SO expensive, which is why it hasn’t been on our menu […]

Summer Seafood Pasta — where’s the beach??!

Summer Seafood Pasta — where’s the beach??!

Between the simple and perfectly cooked colorful veggies & the sweet & salty shrimp and scallops ((also perfectly cooked)) – I am not sure there is another bite of food that can blast your mind into summer on the beach than a bite of this pasta dish. (more…)

Teriyaki for Life

Teriyaki for Life

One of our most treasured lake traditions may sound a little unusual for lake life, but oh boy – do we talk about it all year long, counting down the months, weeks and days to this special meal. It is Teriyaki Night. I love that Grilled […]

Creme Brûlée Bars

Creme Brûlée Bars

While meal planning for our yearly family vacay at the lake, I began daydreaming about dessert possibilities. I knew right off the bat I would be making these Cheesecake-filled Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars ((and they were SO good)). But I was torn over the next dessert – Table Rock […]


 
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