summer dinners

lemon cakes!

frozen treats

  • serving up buttermilk coleslaw with tongs

    Creamy Buttermilk Coleslaw

    Buttermilk coleslaw is the real deal, made with shredded cabbage and carrots in a creamy old fashioned buttermilk dressing. Oh, and my secret ingredient will make your slaw best on the…

  • lemon icebox pie with a slice missing

    Grandma Approved Summer Desserts

    Old-fashioned summer dessert recipes that put fresh, seasonal fruits front and center with homey flavors and comforting textures! old fashioned summer desserts are the best! I don’t know about you, but…

  • New England Style Shrimp Roll with chips

    New England Style Shrimp Rolls

    New England Style Shrimp Rolls ~ this is the stuff foodie memories are made of…jumbo chunks of wild caught shrimp simply tossed with mayo and lemon and then stuffed into a…

  • Strawberry icebox cake with a serving scooped out.

    Strawberry Icebox Cake

    This Strawberry Icebox Cake is a dreamy, delicious take on the classic no-bake dessert made with chocolate wafer cookies. It takes the unbeatable combination of strawberries and chocolate in a whole…

  • Authentic Caesar Dressing in 30 Seconds --- this creamy, rich salad dressing comes together almost instantly using your immersion blender...it's a real game changer!

    30 Second Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

    30 Second Caesar Salad Dressing comes together almost instantly…it’s a real game changer! The creamy dressing can be used on salads, as a sandwich or burger spread, or as a dip…

  • loaded tabbouleh salad in a wooden bowl

    Loaded Tabbouleh Salad

    Loaded tabbouleh salad takes a traditional Mediterranean cracked wheat salad over the top with juicy tomatoes, olives, and briny feta cheese. loaded tabbouleh is the perfect summer salad This healthy Mediterranean…

  • Nutella S'mores Bars ~ everybody's favorite campfire treat in an ooey gooey bar!

    Nutella S’mores Bars

    Nutella S’mores Bars are everybody’s favorite summer treat in an ooey, gooey, decadent, and delicious bar, no campfire needed! Make a batch and watch them disappear before your eyes.…

  • mushroom and Boursin puff pastry tart

    Mushroom & Boursin Puff Pastry Tart

    Mushroom & Boursin Puff Pastry Tart is a multi-tasking dress-it-up or dress-it-down kind of dish that takes a couple of minutes to throw together and impresses everybody ~ I mean, puff…

  • Summer's Best Pitcher Cocktails

    Summer’s Best Pitcher Cocktails (and mocktails!)

    Pitcher Cocktails are a host’s best friend. Make-ahead friendly, these delicious drinks won’t keep you tied to the bar cart for the whole party! From sangria and spritzes to juleps, margaritas,…

  • Colorful Asian Slaw with tongs

    Asian Slaw

    My vibrant vegan Asian Slaw comes with an awesome crunch and a killer creamy peanut dressing. (It tastes so good you don’t even realize how ridiculously healthy it is.)  Make it…

  • taking a bite of a slice of lemon crunch cake

    Lemon Crunch Cake

    This lemon crunch cake is an old fashioned style breakfast or snack cake with a pillowy soft texture, bright lemon flavor, and a delightfully crunchy top.…

  • raspberry almond bars in a pan

    Raspberry Almond Bars

    Raspberry almond bars that have a vibrant raspberry filling, lots of almond flavor, and a unique soft and crunchy texture ~ you’re going to love this recipe! what you’ll need for…

  • lilac sugar cookies, cut out on a baking sheet

    Lilac Sugar Shortbread

    Lilac Sugar Shortbread is made with one of the most aromatic edible flowers, and makes a lovely variation on a classic buttery shortbread cookie for brunches, showers, and afternoon tea. lilac…

  • A bowl of spaghetti salad.

    7 Ways to Love Spaghetti this Summer

    Summer spaghetti recipes are light, bright, and veggie forward ~ look to no cook or barely cooked sauces like basil pesto, aglio olio, and fresh tomato alla checca for delicious inspo.…

  • vinegar coleslaw recipe

    Favorite Vinegar Coleslaw Recipe

    You’ve found it! The perfect Carolina style vinegar coleslaw made with cabbage and sweet Vidalia onions. This simple no-mayo slaw is the perfect barbecue side dish, you’re going to want it…

  • corn muffins

    Cornbread Muffin Mix Bake-Off!

    What’s the best cornbread muffin mix? We baked, tested, and reviewed six common brands, including Marie Callender’s, and the results may surprise you! which cornbread muffin mix is best? I get…

  • Cornbread pieces in a basket.

    Perfect Cornbread Recipe

    Perfect cornbread is soft, ultra moist, lightly sweet, and easy to make (in one bowl.) You’ll never need another cornbread recipe, this is the best!…

  • a slice of blueberry lemon layer cake with fork

    Blueberry Lemon Cake

    My Blueberry Lemon Cake is a vibrant layer cake recipe bursting with juicy berries and fresh lemon. It makes a wonderfully unique birthday cake, and I’ve yet to meet a soul…

  • a slice of Nutella Tiramisu cake on a white plate

    Nutella Tiramisu

    Nutella Tiramisu requires so little effort for such a big payoff it’s almost like cheating! A chocolate hazelnut mascarpone filling gives this classic Italian tiramisu recipe a gourmet flair. If you…

  • Rhubarb jelly with small spoon

    Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jelly

    My Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jelly is a rosy sweet/tart rhubarb jelly flecked with vanilla bean seeds that turns morning toast or a pb&j sandwich into a gourmet treat. Be sure to…

  • Dutch baby pin

    Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes

    Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes have to be the spiffiest spring breakfast out there, who wouldn’t leap out of bed for these little German pancakes filled with lemon curd and blueberries? what…

  • pulled pork barbecue sandwich

    Essential Summer Barbecue Sides

    These perfect summer sides are inspired by your favorite barbecue joint, from cornbread and baked beans to French fries and slaw, I’ve got all the classics covered for your next cookout.…

  • strawberry milk muesli with spoon

    Strawberry Milk Muesli

    I haven’t skipped breakfast once since I discovered Strawberry Milk Muesli. It’s my spring version of oatmeal, so pretty and packed with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals for a super delicious…

  • breaking apart a piece of rhubarb breakfast cake

    Easy Rhubarb Breakfast Cake

    My Rhubarb Breakfast Cake is a classic, puffed up, fruity snack cake ~ the kind your grandma made, if you were lucky. It’s packed with jammy bits of sweet/tart rhubarb and…

  • butter pecan shortbread slices, stacked

    Butter Pecan Shortbread

    Butter Pecan Shortbread is a classic buttery shortbread loaded up with crunchy pecans and plenty of brown sugar…the flavor will make you swoon!…

  • Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean salad, this cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain GOOD!

    Cowboy Caviar Recipe

    Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black-eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean dip, this all-American cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain…

  • falafel burger with the works

    Falafel Burger Recipe (copycat McFalafel)

    My falafel burger is two crispy chickpea patties, tzatziki sauce, cheese, tomatoes, cukes, onions, sprouts, and hummus on a brioche bun. It's a delicious meatless mouthful that's so much healthier than…