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Grilled Cheese with Figs and Hot Honey

Grilled Cheese with Figs and Hot Honey

Grilled cheese with sharp cheddar, fresh sweet figs, and spicy hot honey is an easy gourmet recipe. A perfect combo of sweet and spicy between toasted sourdough. No matter what age you are, there is nothing more comforting than a good old grilled cheese sandwich.…

Watermelon Pico de Gallo (salsa)

Watermelon Pico de Gallo (salsa)

Pico de gallo is a fresh salsa commonly used with Mexican cuisine. What is not common, is making it from watermelon instead of tomatoes.   It is traditionally made with tomatoes, onions, peppers, cilantro, and lime.   In this refreshing version, the sweet watermelon balances the pungent…

Pomegranate Spinach Salad with Pears and Goat Cheese

Pomegranate Spinach Salad with Pears and Goat Cheese

Spinach is one of my favorite salad greens since it holds up well with any kind of dressing and is a bright green color.  To fancy up this salad, I love having a pop of color, a mixture of textures, and flavors, and a light…

Christmas Morning Mimosas

Christmas Morning Mimosas

Christmas morning is a time to be with family and friends. It is also typically a time to eat, drink, open gifts, and take it slow.  Having a fun beverage on Christmas morning can add to the festive and holiday spirit.  Mimosas are a great…

Holiday Cranberry Cheese Spread

Holiday Cranberry Cheese Spread

I was happy to work with the maker of one of my favorite gluten-free products, Mary’s Gone Crackers, to create a beautiful, full of flavor, and easy holiday appetizer.  I only work with high-quality products that I love and this is one of them. The…

Grilled Peach, Avocado, and Goat Cheese Arugula Salad

Grilled Peach, Avocado, and Goat Cheese Arugula Salad

Sweet grilled juicy peaches, buttery avocado, creamy goat cheese, and peppery arugula combine for a flavorful summer salad that delights all the senses.  This perfect healthy and delicious salad is simply finished with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for the ideal mix of sweet, tangy,…

Mexican Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Mexican Watermelon Cucumber Salad

This watermelon salad I created for the first time when I didn’t want to make the same watermelon, feta, olive version that is all over the internet now.  I quickly decided I wanted to have a Mexican twist where I can use Tajin. Ian and I…

Strawberries and Vanilla Whipped Cream

Strawberries and Vanilla Whipped Cream

Fresh sweet ruby red strawberries are a wonderful treat on their own but add homemade vanilla whipped cream and a seemingly simple pairing becomes the ideal dessert. This recipe is so simple and heavenly it can be enjoyed weekly through spring and summer when fresh…

Pineapple Banana Protein Smoothie

Pineapple Banana Protein Smoothie

  This irresistible smoothie has a protein punch to help sustain your energy plus fresh fruit to satisfy your sweet tooth.  Tart juicy fresh pineapple, potassium-rich bananas, vanilla protein powder, and rich coconut milk create a whirlwind of flavors in this creamy protein shake.  It…