Mint Juleps

Happy National Mint Julep Day! While most people associate Mint Juleps with the Kentucky Derby, the “official” day in which this refreshing cocktail is honored is May 30th. And what timing – it’s Memorial Day! Mint is pretty much my favorite herb. It’s so bright, and freshens up any dish (or drink!) you use it… Continue reading Mint Juleps

Grilled Chicken Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Pesto Mayo

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! What are you doing this weekend? I hope you’re enjoying one of the following: Warm weather Water sports Beer (or, how about margaritas?) Grilling Being the unofficial kickoff to summer, this weekend makes my heart happy. What’s not to love? You’ll most likely find me in or near some body of… Continue reading Grilled Chicken Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Pesto Mayo

S’mores Cookies

I was in NYC visiting a couple girlfriends the other weekend. We had the best time, and did a little bit of everything. Except one thing. One thing we did A LOT OF. What was that one thing? Cookies. We literally had cookies every day we were there. Why you may wonder? Uhhh….because, cookies you… Continue reading S’mores Cookies

Turkey Meatballs with Zoodles and Chunky Homemade Marinara

Spaghetti and Meatballs. Is there anything more comforting? Except for the “Oh no, I think I’m going to be sick” feeling you have once you’ve finished your fourth second helping. You know what I’m talking about – don’t lie. I absolutely LOVE pasta. It was always a staple in my diet growing up, and as… Continue reading Turkey Meatballs with Zoodles and Chunky Homemade Marinara

Triple Coconut Granola

Good Morning! Happy Sunday! If I had it my way, I would be at my parent’s cabin every weekend. Coffee on the porch, lazy pontoon rides, unlimited games of Cribbage and Solitaire, long walks, yard games, designated cocktails depending on the time of day, bonfires, dry martinis, and cranking the “Crooners” playlist across the lake.… Continue reading Triple Coconut Granola

Marinated Kale Salad

I love kale. Here it goes down….down in to my belly. Don’t like kale? Why? Is it too tough? Too dry? Too…kale-y? Well, let’s see if I can change your mind. This salad is so simply beautiful. All it needs is some fresh cherry tomatoes, hearty garbanzo beans, a sprinkle of quinoa, and of course,… Continue reading Marinated Kale Salad