Monthly Archives: May 2015

Grilled Strawberry Lemonade

Fresh lemons and strawberries are grilled in this delicious recipe twist on strawberry lemonade, perfectly refreshing for summer BBQs!

Grilled Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Ever since I completed my Balcony Makeover a couple of weeks ago, all I’ve wanted to do is hang out on the balcony and grill EVERYTHING!

Seriously, 8 out of 10 new recipes posted this week, or coming in the next two weeks on the blog, are grilled! I can’t be stopped, must grill everything… including lemonade!

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Bruschetta Turkey Burgers

This turkey burger recipe combines the delicious ingredients of bruschetta in the burger patties, as well as in the fresh bruschetta on top!

Bruschetta Turkey Burger Recipe

This past weekend kicked off the unofficial start of Summer with Memorial Day Weekend, which also means the start of grilling season… and swimsuit season!

While I’m not willing to give up a juicy delicious cheeseburger over the summer, I am totally up for slimming it down with turkey instead of beef!

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Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon

This grilled salmon recipe is topped with delicious homemade Korean BBQ sauce. It’s easy to make and only takes 30 minutes to prepare and grill!

Korean BBQ Grilled Salmon Recipe

When it comes to this Korean BBQ Sauce, I literally can’t get enough of it! It started on Slow Cooked Meatballs for Super Bowl, then went to Slow Cooked Chicken for Tacos (OMG, seriously, a MUST MAKE!)

Now I decided that it was time to take my new favorite sauce to the grill!

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Long Island Iced Coffee

This deliciously boozy Long Island Iced Coffee cocktail is every coffee lovers dream! It’s the perfect recipe for an after-dinner drink!

Long Island Iced Coffee Recipe

A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon Halcyon, a new hybrid coffee/bar/restaurant in the East Village neighborhood of downtown San Diego.

I was with a group of friends on a Friday night, so we asked for the cocktail list. I was so ridiculously excited when they presented me with an entire menu of coffee cocktails. As a die-hard coffee-loving girl, I couldn’t wait to try one of these cocktail creations!

I was immediately drawn to the “Long Island Iced Coffee” – I was both intrigued and excited about trying this – I figured that it would either be the best thing ever or totally weird – IT WAS THE BEST THING EVER!

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Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos

This gluten free recipe for fish tacos is filled with cilantro lime jalapeño marinated & grilled mahi mahi, pico de gallo and fresh avocado!

Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos

Tomorrow kicks off Memorial Day weekend and if you want to find me, I’ll be the girl hanging out on my newly redecorate balcony with a glass of Lemon Berry Prosecco Sangria in one hand and one of these tasty tacos in the other hand!

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12 Easy Chicken Breast Recipes

These 12 chicken breast recipes are easy to prepare in 30 minutes or less, making them perfect for weeknight dinners in a rush!

12 Easy Chicken Breast Recipes

Looking for new chicken breast recipes to switch up your weekly menu? You’ve come to the right place! These 12 chicken breast recipes are all easy to prepare and made in 30 minutes or less, making them perfect for weeknight dinners in a rush!

With everything from burgers to skewers, and Chinese to Mexican, as well as many gluten free options, this list will add tons of variety to your chicken recipe repertoire!

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Maple Candied Bacon Bread Pudding Muffins

Maple candied bacon adds a scrumptious sweet and salty flavor to these delicious bread pudding muffins, easy to make in under an hour!

Maple Candied Bacon Bread Pudding Muffins Recipe

One of the benefits of being a food blogger is that you can easily leverage delicious food in exchange for things. Things such as an early Saturday morning ride to a friends birthday party in exchange for delicious bread pudding muffins!

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Jicama Crab Tacos

These light and refreshing crab tacos are healthy and gluten free, making them the perfect appetizer for summer BBQs and pool parties!

Jicama Crab Tacos Recipe

When I think about going on vacation, I think about sitting outside somewhere warm, preferably near sand and water, with a cold, refreshing beverage in my hand and light, delicious food to eat!

When I think about a staycation, I think about that cold, refreshing beverage and light, delicious food – but enjoying them while sitting on my balcony on a random Friday night or Sunday afternoon!

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Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Hot Dogs

The delicious flavor of grilled pineapple, roasted jalapenos & homemade teriyaki sauce will make this one of your favorite hot dog recipes ever!

Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Hot Dog Recipe

When it comes to hot dog recipes, there are a lot of fun ways to mix up the delicious dish traditionally served at BBQ’s and summer parties!

While ketchup, mustard and relish may take the cake as the “traditional” way to top your dog, this hot dog recipe featuring grilled pineapple, roasted jalapeños and homemade teriyaki sauce will have you ditching traditional and going “Hawaiian style” on your next dog!

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Buffalo Chicken Dip Pizza

Everyone’s favorite Buffalo Chicken Dip is the topping for this delicious pizza recipe, with three cheeses and grilled buffalo chicken, you can’t go wrong!

Buffalo Chicken Dip Pizza Recipe

A few weeks back I was doing some serious recipe planning for the upcoming months. I sat down and brainstormed new recipes for 6 hours straight.

Let me tell you how hungry one gets after recipe brainstorming for 6 hours straight, very hungry, only to realize that all of the recipes I’d been creating in my mind over the last 6 hours were not reality yet and I had nothing to eat for dinner. Such a buzz kill, lol!

Luckily over the next couple of weeks, all of the recipes did become a reality and some very delicious dinners were eaten, this Buffalo Chicken Dip Pizza being one of those!

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Crispy Eggplant & Prosciutto Caprese Salad

Crispy pan fried eggplant & prosciutto are added to a traditional caprese salad in this recipe that’s perfect as an appetizer, side dish or main dish.

Crispy Eggplant & Prosciutto Caprese Salad Recipe

Ever since I created the Stacked Beet Salad on the blog in March, I’ve had the idea to create another stacked dish of sorts with Eggplant Parmesan.

I ended up with a quick and easy eggplant parmesan that I paired with one of my favorite salads of all time, the caprese salad.

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Garlic Lemon Grilled Asparagus with Feta Cheese

Garlic & lemon give great flavor to this grilled asparagus recipe, topped with feta cheese for a delicious side dish at your next BBQ!

Garlic Lemon Grilled Asparagus with Feta Cheese

I just redecorated my balcony with all new furniture and decor, and now all I want to do is grill everything and hang out on the balcony!

And that’s pretty much what I’ve been doing for a week straight!

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Italian Sausage Penne & Four Cheese Tomato Sauce

Italian sausage & penne pasta is tossed in a deliciously simple & creamy four cheese tomato sauce for one scrumptious meal, made in just 30 minutes!

Italian Sausage Penne & Four Cheese Tomato Sauce Recipe

I love pasta and I love cheese, so making cheesy delicious pastas is kind of my thing!

From Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne to Cheesy Taco Baked Ziti to Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta, I’ve shared many cheesy pasta dishes on the blog over the years and I’m so excited to introduce you to another deliciously cheesy recipe today!

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One Pot Mediterranean Sausage & Lentils

In one pot, cook up a healthy and delicious dinner filled with mediterranean flavors and packed with protein from sausage and lentils.

One Pot Mediterranean Sausage & Lentils Recipe

Each year the United Nations picks a topic of global interest, and 2016 was named the International Year of Pulses.

What are Pulses you might ask? Pulses include dry peas, dry beans and, you guessed it, lentils!

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