Summer

pesto pasta with tomatoes

Spicy Summer Arugula Pesto

Spicy summer arugula pesto is a simple and easy sauce to make. It is versatile, adaptable, and delicious. Great for the summer when you do not want to stand in a hot kitchen for hours.  Traditionally pesto alla genovese is with crushed garlic, pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leaves, and […]

avocado jai sauce in a bowl in hand

avocado aji sauce

Avocado aji sauce is my twist on the standard aji verde sauce that is often served in Peruvian restaurants. Packed with the same vibrant spicy and tangy flavors from jalapenos, cilantro, and lime. However, instead of mayonnaise, I use avocado.  This is one of those recipes that came about out […]

close up Cold Cucumber Yogurt Soup in a bowl with chili drizzle

Cold Cucumber and Yogurt Soup

Bulgarian cucumber and yogurt soup (Tarator Soup) is a refreshing and cooling dish. It is simple to make and does not require turning on the oven or stove. Picture this, it is a sweltering hot day and the last thing you want to do is turn on the stove or […]

Cheddar and Jalapeño Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

These cheddar and jalapeño buttermilk drop are biscuits are big, beautiful and buttery. The perfect accompaniment for brunch or a weekend BBQ. The salty flavor from the sharp cheddar is well balanced with the spiciness of the jalapeños and the tanginess of the buttermilk. This is the type of dish […]

Corn and Feta Salad

Corn and Feta Salad

Check out this refreshing and seasonal corn and feta salad! Summer salads are my jam. This corn and feta salad is super simple and easy to make. It can also be made in advance and brought to the park, picnic, or patio. Easily adapted to include the fresh and seasonal […]

Garlic and Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Garlic and Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Garlic and cherry tomato bruschetta is a perfect appetizer for an afternoon in the park or in your living room. Simple and easy make as part of a cheese plate or to enjoy with a glass of wine. Perfect for a hot summer day when you don’t want to turn […]

Tomato and Basil Italian Focaccia

Tomato and Basil Italian Focaccia

Soft and sweet focaccia is topped with tomato sauce and fresh basil leaves. Eat it on its own or along with some roasted garlic or good quality olive oil. Focaccia is my favorite bread to make. It was the first type of bread I attempted and continues to be my […]

Potato Salad

Creamy Dill Potato Salad

Delicious creamy potato salad flavored with mustard and dill. Comes together quickly and easily. Potatoes soak up the wonderful and assertive flavors to create the perfect bite. It can be made in advance and is the perfect dish to bring to a bbq or picnic. This is a super easy […]

Tuna Salad Recipe

Quick and Easy Tuna Salad

Quick and easy tuna salad is a great go to recipe for the summer. It is perfect to make on a hot summer day when turning on the oven or stove is the last thing you want to do. Simply drain canned tuna into a colander. Dice celery and red […]

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown-Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

All hail these brown-butter chocolate chip cookies! I absolutely love cookies. There is no better treat than a warm, homemade chocolate chip cookie. It is the ultimate achievement in making food that is delicious, comforting, and fun. A warm cookie straight from the oven is like a hug. These brown […]