Monthly Archives: June 2017

White Peach Sangria

This white peach sangria is the perfect summer cocktail recipe combining refreshing white wine with fresh peaches, nectarines and lime juice!

This white peach sangria is the perfect summer cocktail recipe combining refreshing white wine with fresh peaches, nectarines and lime juice!

After taking just one sip of the most perfect “tastes-like-you-stuck-a-straw-in-a-peach” Sangria at Hugo’s Mexican Restaurant in Houston, I knew I had to attempt a recreation of my own!

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Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips & Blueberries

Red Velvet Cookies are filled with white chocolate chips and blueberries in this colorful and patriotic dessert recipe, perfect for summer and 4th of July!

Red Velvet Cookies are filled with white chocolate chips and blueberries in this colorful and patriotic dessert recipe, perfect for summer and 4th of July!

It’s almost time for 4th of July festivities and what’s more fun and patriotic than red, white and blue cookies!

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Blackened Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos with Cilantro Jalapeno Slaw

Blackened mahi mahi is pan seared & served in warm corn tortillas topped with crisp, fresh cilantro jalapeno coleslaw in this recipe for Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos!

Blackened mahi mahi is pan seared & served in warm tortillas topped with crisp, fresh cilantro jalapeno coleslaw in this Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos recipe!

Thanks to my friends at Litehouse for sponsoring today’s post! 

I have a confession to make, I’m a recently converted coleslaw fan! That’s right, I used to pass on the coleslaw at summer BBQ’s, that is until I started using Litehouse Coleslaw dressing. It’s sweet, tangy, creamy and so flavorful, helping to create the perfect coleslaw every time!

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Mexican Street Corn Turkey Burgers

Mexican turkey burgers are covered in cotija cheese, guacamole and grilled Mexican street corn for a flavorful summer burger recipe!

Mexican turkey burgers are covered in cotija cheese, guacamole and grilled Mexican street corn for a flavorful summer burger recipe!

Thanks to my friends at Jennie-O for sponsoring this post!

Mexican Street Corn is hard to beat, it’s creamy, spicy and so flavorful!

So, what happens when you top Mexican Turkey Burgers with Mexican Street Corn?! You get one seriously delicious burger recipe!

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No Churn Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream is so easy to make without an ice cream maker! This no churn recipe only requires a couple of steps & a couple of ingredients!

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream is so easy to make without an ice cream maker! This no churn recipe only requires a couple of steps & a couple of ingredients!

Summer is here folks! Ok, well technically the first day of summer is in 2 days, but I’m getting a jump start on things because it’s warm outside, I’m rocking flip flops every day and the beach is basically my second home these days!

Oh and let’s not forget all of the delicious summer foods like Bruschetta Turkey Burgers, Spicy Macaroni Salad and Grilled Tomato Basil Chicken Skewers! And obviously summer desserts are a must! I can’t get enough of these Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake Bars, Pink Lemonade Pies and Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream lately!

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One Pot Greek Pasta

In just one pot and under 45 minutes, make a delicious Greek Pasta recipe filled with sun dried tomatoes, ground turkey, capers and feta cheese!

In just one pot and under 45 minutes, make a delicious Greek Pasta recipe filled with sun dried tomatoes, ground turkey, capers and feta cheese!

I’m so excited to wrap up a great week by sharing this delicious One Pot Greek Pasta Recipe today!

This week has been super busy, but also super fun! I flew up to Sacramento on Monday to make an appearance on Good Day Sacramento and share some of my favorite Summer Cooking Hacks, then flew home just in time to meet my Mom at the airport in San Diego. She flew in from Oklahoma to visit me for the week.

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Meme’s Pink Lemonade Pie

Nothing beats my Grandma Meme’s Pink Lemonade Pie Recipe on a warm day! It’s the perfect Summer dessert and so easy to make!

Nothing beats my Grandma Meme's Pink Lemonade Pie Recipe on a warm day! It's the perfect Summer dessert and so easy to make!

This post appeared first on the blog in April 2012 and was my 100th blog post dedicated to my Grandma Meme, a woman who inspired my life and my passion for cooking!

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BBQ Chicken Salad Sliders

These scrumptious BBQ Chicken Salad Sliders are made with BBQ chicken tossed with cheddar cheese, bacon, corn & onions, served on sweet Hawaiian rolls!

These scrumptious BBQ Chicken Salad Sliders are made with BBQ chicken tossed with cheddar cheese, bacon, corn & onions, served on sweet Hawaiian rolls!

This post was sponsored & inspired by my friends at King’s Hawaiian & their scrumptious new Smoked Bacon BBQ Sauce!

These scrumptious BBQ Chicken Salad Sliders are made with BBQ chicken tossed with cheddar cheese, bacon, corn & onions, served on sweet Hawaiian rolls!

One taste of King’s Hawaiian Smoked Bacon BBQ Sauce, and you’ll be wanting to put that sauce on everything!

It’s sweet, smokey, bacon-y goodness and I can’t wait to grill with it all summer long!

While this sauce is perfect for tossing on chicken, pork or beef and throwing it on the grill, today I’ve decided to use the sauce in my own little spin on chicken salad sandwiches. Instead of tossing shredded chicken with mayonnaise, I used BBQ sauce for the chicken salad, and instead of sandwiches, I made sliders, perfect for sharing at summer BBQ’s, parties or afternoons by the pool!

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Tomato Basil Bruschetta

This tomato basil bruschetta recipe is a recreation of BJ’s Restaurant favorite, it’s healthy and easy to make in only 10 minutes!

This Italian tomato basil bruschetta recipe is a recreation of BJ's Restaurant appetizer favorite, it's healthy and easy to make in only 10 minutes!

I’ve been making this tomato basil bruschetta recipe for years! I can’t say enough good things about how easy and flavorful it is!

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Tomato Basil Chicken Skewers

The easiest & most delicious Tomato Basil Chicken Skewers are made with marinated chicken, cherry tomatoes & fresh basil for a healthy, gluten free meal, made on the grill!

The easiest & most delicious Tomato Basil Chicken Skewers are made with marinated chicken, cherry tomatoes & fresh basil for a healthy, gluten free meal!

Skewers are one of my favorite things to grill in the summer. They’re easy to prep ahead of time and perfect for everything from easy weeknight dinners to entertaining friends around the BBQ.

These Tomato Basil Chicken Skewers are so flavorful and so easy to make! In just 29 minutes you can give the chicken a quick marinade, skewer these babies up and toss them on the grill for a delicious meal!

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Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable & Hummus Plate

Mediterranean grilled vegetables, pita bread & feta cheese are served with an assortment of hummus varieties on a delicious veggie & hummus plate!

For today’s post, I partnered up with my friends at Sabra Hummus to share this tasty Mediterranean platter filled with grilled vegetables and several varieties of Sabra Hummus! 

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Mediterranean grilled vegetables, pita bread & feta cheese are served with an assortment of flavored hummus on this delicious veggie & hummus plate!

One of my favorite things about grilling is the camaraderie around it. You get your friends and family together, fire up the grill and spend all day outside soaking up the sun with wonderful conversation and great food.

Between the burgers and brats, it’s time for the “unofficial meal” of the day, and that’s where Sabra Hummus, and this Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Platter comes into play!

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