lemon garlic butter salmon

Lemon Garlic Butter Baked Salmon

There are few more flavors that go together better than garlic and butter. From garlic bread to pasta, you can’t go wrong with those two. Now add lemon and you’ve got yourself a trifecta of flavor and aroma that will keep you coming back for more. Salmon is probably my favorite protein. I’ve found over [...]

key lime pie granola

Key Lime Pie Granola

Key lime pie is one of my favorite desserts, hands down. Something about the creaminess with the tart lime flavor wins me over every single time. A while back, my husband bought me a key lime tree. Against his wishes, of course. Because unlike me, he knew that it would never survive in our house. [...]

grilled vegetables

Grilled Vegetables with Lemon Caper Dressing

Grilled vegetables are a favorite of mine in the summer. There’s only a limited amount of time where summer produce is at its peak, and that time is now. While grilled vegetables are delicious on their own, they’re better with a delectable lemon caper dressing. Then finished with toasted walnuts? It’s almost like you’re not even [...]

Peach Pie with Browned Butter Crust

Peach Pie with Browned Butter Crust

I was gifted a large box of peaches a couple days ago. What better to do with them than make a peach pie with browned butter crust? These are not just any peaches. These are the kind that makes summer worth it to me. They’re juicy and sweet and so full of flavor. I would [...]

xsummer vegetable side dish

The Perfect Summer Vegetable Side Dish

I’ve been looking for the perfect summer vegetable side dish lately. I love roasted vegetables and eating veggies in soups and stews. In the summer, though, these things can be too heavy. I don’t want to heat up my kitchen, and who wants to eat a stew when it feels like a wet blanket outside? [...]

strawberry and goat cheese crostini

Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Crostini

Strawberry and goat cheese crostini for the win! Recently I made a last-minute plan to have a few people over. I wanted a snack, but not the usual chips and salsa. I looked in my fridge and found an unopened tube of goat cheese and a quart of strawberries. Because these days, there’s almost always [...]

banana pancakes

Strawberry and Banana Pancake Bites

I love bite sized food. I also happen to love strawberry banana pancakes. So it’s no surprise that strawberry banana pancake bites are my new favorite thing. Some strawberries added to the mix don’t hurt either. The fruit becomes soft and jammy when heated, so it’s perfect filling for fluffy pancakes. This isn’t a complicated [...]

southwest stuffed sweet potatoes

Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potato

I like to eat fresh foods whenever possible. But if I haven’t gone to the grocery store in a few days, it’s not easy. A few cans of this and that can turn into a delicious dinner. Like this stuffed sweet potato. Baked potatoes are a fave of mine. But only when they’re actually baked, [...]

buttermilk ranch powder

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Powder

I make a lot of my own salad dressings. There are a couple of bottled ones that I like, but for the most part, I make my own. My favorite ranch dressing is one I make using fresh chives, fresh dill, and fresh parsley. It’s so good, and often I forget that most ranch dressings [...]