Chocolate Covered Pineapple with Coconut Flakes

Chocolate Covered Pineapple with Coconut Flakes

Growing up I was without a doubt a chocoholic.  That’s not to say I’m not anymore, but I do feel like my sweet tooth has waned.

My family use to travel to Florida every winter break.  My parents along with my two sisters.  A favorite to indulge in was the Pina Colada – virgin of course, since we were young. 

Skinny Napa Tuna Salad with Grapes,Celery, Dried Cranberries, & Scallions

Skinny Napa Tuna Salad

Are you a fan of tuna or chicken salad? I am, but over the years I’ve tried to make it so it’s a little bit healthier. Even though the full fat versions are amazing, I think you’ll enjoy my Skinny Napa Tuna Salad. 

Caprese Quinoa Salad with fresh mozzarella, baby tomatoes, spinach & basil pesto

Caprese Quinoa Salad

The other day I made a batch of pesto. In an effort to use it up I decided to create this Caprese Quinoa Salad. I find people either love or hate quinoa.  When they tell me they dislike it I ask if they washed it before cooking.  In most...

Grilled Sea Bass with Pesto & Roasted Tomatoes-

Grilled Sea Bass with Pesto & Roasted Tomatoes

What is it about summer that makes me crave pesto?  I suppose it’s the abundance of basil floating around the farmer’s market, grocers and even at home.  I love the smell of it and enjoy a chiffonade in my salads and sprinkled on my food. So when I decided...

Grilled Peach Salad with Burrata Cheese, Strawberries with a Balsamic Drizzle

Grilled Peach Salad

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best.  With fresh peaches from the farmers market I whipped up this super easy and tasty Grilled Peach Salad that I know you’re going to love! Let me tell you about it! 

Poached Salmon with Cucumber Ribbons-

Poached Salmon with Cucumber Ribbon Salmon

Independence Day is today and here in St. Louis the temps should reach a scorching 100F degrees or more with the heat index.  That’s not factoring in the high humidity.  That’s when cooking indoors vs. barbecuing is a must.  This Poached Salmon with Cucumber Ribbon Salad isn’t just refreshing...

Red, White, & Blue Cookies with Macadamia Nuts, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries, and Coconut Flakes

Red, White, & Blue Cookies

I suppose I’m on a roll this week making sweets because today I’m sharing my Red, White, and Blue Cookies.  Sweets use to be all I ever wanted to make, but as I mentioned in my Berry Tart for Independence Day post, I hardly bake anymore. Obviously that’s not...

No-Bake Berry Tart with Strawberries, Blueberries, whipped Cream and a Lemon Oreo Crust

No-Bake Berry Tart for Independence Day!

I enjoy baking, and although I find myself rarely baking anymore, this No-Bake Berry Tart is the perfect dessert to serve for Independence Day!