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Mexican Street Salad

Mexican Street Salad
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Everywhere you turn these days there is a taco stand, a taco bar, a taco restaurant or a taco truck. And I am not complaining—bring on the tacos!! But one of my favorite things to order at these taco joints is the Mexican street corn on the cob. It is this delicious combo of mayo, […]

Grilled Meat Makeover

Grilled Meat Makeover

Now that 4th of July has come and gone—are we really halfway through the summer grilling season?!—here is a great way to use up that leftover grilled meat. We all do it, we over-buy proteins for a summer BBQ and then we’re left with a plethora of deliciously grilled meats. Worry no more—this super simple […]

Avocado Toast with Aspargus Slaw & Spicy Lemon Dressing

Avocado Toast with Aspargus Slaw & Spicy Lemon Dressing

Growing up, my mother served us avocado on toast with Italian dressing as a breakfast side or snack. This was a favorite of mine, especially when the avocados came from my Aunt Lydia’s tree across town. So to see this childhood love become an actual restaurant trend is pretty cool (though you will pay $12 […]

Limoncello

Limoncello

An homage to the Sicilian sun. Smooth and bright with zesty lemony notes. Limoncello is an excellent edible gift for cocktail lovers or anyone who wants a quick flavor trip to Sicily. Limoncello brings forth the elements of sun and land into a sweet after dinner liquor to top a great meal. It can be […]

Oatmeal Pancakes with Bananas Foster Compote

Oatmeal Pancakes with Bananas Foster Compote

This recipe was created out of a strong desire for pancakes, the fact that it was brunch on Sunday, and there was no syrup to be found. And, I must say, it turned out pretty darn delicious. The pancakes solo are great but the combination of the sweet soft bananas are excellent! Add this one […]

Peach Strawberry Crumble Bars

Peach Strawberry Crumble Bars

Summer is finally here and that means outdoor eating is upon us. My first beach BBQ is this weekend and I was put in charge of burgers and dessert. Actually I self-appointed the dessert because I wanted to try to make a dessert that doesn’t require refrigeration, heat or à la mode (although it certainly […]

Garlic Toasties

Garlic Toasties

I’ve been asked about these by  multiple people and a friend pointed out yesterday that I’ve never posted the recipe, so I figured I’d get on it before it slipped my mind. The more detailed name of this appetizer and crowd pleaser would be “Mascarpone and Garlic Oil Toasts with Balsamic Honey Reduction,” but “Garlic […]

Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli slaw always reminds me of summer BBQs and southern pig roasts. Someone always brings a broccoli salad to a pig roast. And it’s not usually me. I opt to make the mac n cheese or fried green tomatoes or something universally loved. But every time I eat the broccoli slaw at a party, I […]

Sicilian Chickpea Crostini

Sicilian Chickpea Crostini

This perfect party food is rustic, hearty and packed full of flavor. It also happens to be vegan. Sure to satisfy all your guests.   Ingredients: Chickpea Spread 2 large shallots, finely chopped ½ teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed 4 […]

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Kitchen Sink Cookies

I recently did a guest post for a blog called The Historical Cooking Project run by a friend of mine from high school who is based in Montreal. The mission of the blog is to explore recipes from years past and talk a bit about the stories surrounding them. I decided to do a post about […]

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