Independence Day BBQ Celebration Recipes

It’s hard to believe Independence Day is tomorrow.  Where has the time gone?  The weather here in the Midwest went quickly from feeling like mountain weather to hot & humid. I love the 4th of July because to me it signifies the start of summer more than Memorial Day.  With fireworks soaring in...

Grilled Vegetable & Chorizo Salad with Chimichurri

Grilled Vegetable & Chorizo Salad with Chimichurri

I’m all about chilled salads when the hot and humid weather sets in.  Lighter fare keeps me feeling cool, refreshed, and not weighted down. This Grilled Vegetable & Chorizo Salad with Chimichurri hits the spot. 

Southwest Chicken & Quinoa Salad with Grilled Vegetables

Southwest Chicken & Quinoa Salad

When the warm weather finally arrives there’s something about mealtime consisting of chilled salads.  I no more like cooking when it’s hot or eating something warm.  However, don’t ask me why but I still enjoy grilling.  Rather than creating a lettuce salad all the time I’m especially fond of...

Broccoli Flatbread Sandwich with smashed avocado, shredded carrots, sliced yellow pepper, sliced tomatoes, vertical sliced english cucumber, Boston red lettuce

Broccoli Flatbread!

Like most of us growing up, bread was a staple in our house.  White & Wheat Bread, Challah or Bagels were always available in our kitchen. As the years have gone by, dietitians, health guru’s and the medical industry have warned us. Eating too much gluten can cause havoc...

Chia Pudding topped with Raspberry Mousse and garnished with fresh raspberries with a sprig of basil

Raspberry Mousse & Chia Parfait

Have you ever been to Anthropologie?  I love that store.  Although they have wonderful clothes, I go there to browse their unique cookbooks, and dishes.  I purchase them for my blog posts or fun table settings.  While browsing their cookbooks last week I spotted a recipe for Raspberry Mousse & Chia...

Baked Avocado Toad in the Hole

You’ve heard of Toad in the Hole,haven’t you? Well today I’m going to share with you how to create a healthier version that I call, “Baked Avocado Toad in the Hole.” 

Strawberry Mango Bomb Pops with Coconut Milk

Bomb Pops were a favorite treat of mine growing up.  In an effort to recreate a healthier version, I created these tasty Strawberry Mango Bomb Pops with Coconut Milk. You’re going to love these! 

Summer Harvest Infused Water

Have you ever tried Infused Water?  My preferred beverage of choice is pure water and I drink glasses of it daily.  Don’t give it to me lukewarm or I’ll never touch it. Fill it to the brim with ice and I can’t get enough of it.