Category Archives: Summer Recipes

Asian Chicken Noodle Salad

  Sorry for the lateness on this post. I’m still working on my time management for blogging and just day-to-day busy life with two littles. I think I’ve had a mound of clean laundry in my bedroom for a couple of weeks. Once I start to put clothes away, more laundry piles on top of […]

Strawberry Spinach Salad

The stores have been bursting with fresh berries and I can’t handle it. That’s why I’ve been eating them in my breakfast, for snacks, in the occasional cocktail (berry bramble post coming soooon!), and in this salad. I paired this strawberry spinach salad with creaminess from avocado, crunch from lightly toasted pecans and a nice […]

Chunky Avocado Salsa

  We’re getting ready for our second annual pre-Easter egg hunt brunch this Sunday and also for my in-laws visit to meet our little Henry, who will be 3 months next week (what!!??!!). This avocado salsa, along with my new obsession, plantain chips, has been our go-to snack all week long. Hey, no double dipping!!! […]

Chicken Tetrazzini with Broccoli and Cauliflower

  My sister and I started a tradition called “Sister Sundays.” It’s where we get together with our little offspring and spend one day of the week together, on Sundays. It’s something we truly look forward to. Our kids get to play with their cousins, and my sister and I can catch up on, ‘seester’ […]

Salsa Fresca

This salsa tastes fresh, hence the name, Salsa Fresca. We also lovingly call it “Salsa de Papa” since it’s something Mark makes on the regular here in our house, using the recipe he acquired from his dad. It’s obviously great with chips, but we also love it on scrambled eggs, in sandwiches, added to rice and […]

Sweet Potato Tacos

  We’ve been home for week with our new little bundle of joy, Henry. Maybe this is too soon to say, but the second time around doesn’t feel as hard of an adjustment. Sleep deprivation is a little bit more manageable. Working off of a new eating/pooping/sleeping schedule doesn’t feel as stressful. Guess you can […]

Fresh Tomato & Zucchini Blossom Orzo Salad

  One of our good friends was over the other day and he was telling me about this delicious salad he’s been making as of late. It was something he learned from another friend, and now I’ve fallen victim to this delicious little summer salad. The original recipe calls for cooked orzo, sun-dried tomatoes, pine […]

Fresh Cheese

I’ve been nose deep in The Little Paris Kitchen cookbook I had been eagerly waiting to receive last week. The pictures are stunning and the recipes sound equally amazing. Once I thumbed over to the page where it read, Fromage Frais (Fresh cheese in French) I knew it was something I had to make – […]

Cucumber Pickles & Pickled Vegetables

I’m knee deep making everything I can get my hands on from scratch. I am constantly amazed at how easy things are made when you actually look into how they are made. Right now I have two huge jars full of whole pickled cucumbers, cucumber spears and a variety of vegetables. And there’s exactly one […]

Broccoli Cream Pesto with Bow Tie Pasta

This broccoli pesto is a great way to incorporate your greens into a pasta dish.