Mediterranean Guacamole

Mediterranean Guacamole combines some of my favorite flavors into one delicious dip! It's a fun twist on the original, and perfect for summer entertaining!!

Mediterranean Guacamole combines some of my favorite flavors into one delicious dip! It's a fun twist on the original, and perfect for summer entertaining!! There's something about guacamole in summertime that is so perfect. I love sitting outside with friends, sharing a cocktail and enjoying a warm summer breeze. And, if you ask me, there's nothing that goes better with a … [Read more...]

Spinach and Artichoke White Bean Dip

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Spinach and Artichoke White Bean Dip is a flavorful crowd pleaser you can whip up in 5 minutes or less! I love an easy party dip and this one just became my new favorite!  It's like an unbaked spinach artochoke dip that's nice and light for summer.  How awesome is that?!  If you like your dip a little more chunky, you can use a potato masher to cruch the beans and then … [Read more...]

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms

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Who doesn't love jalapeno poppers? What's not to love? Spicy jalapenos stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon! It's love at first bite, but I've got something better for you today! A twist on those spicy, cheesy poppers, and you just might love these Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms even more! My daughter recently graduated from college. I can't even believe it … [Read more...]

Greek Corn Dip

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Greek Corn Dip is a Mediterranean inspired cold dip that features sweet corn, feta cheese, and a bold Greek dressing! There are so many things about this recipe that I love.  First, I am an appetizer kind of girl.  Dips are totally my favorite kind of dish to make for a party...and my favorite thing to munch on at a party! Second, I am so in love with Mediterranean … [Read more...]

Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Bite sized Stuffed Sweet Peppers pack a flavorful punch that's perfect for your next summer party!

Bite sized Stuffed Sweet Peppers pack a flavorful punch that's perfect for your next summer party! There is this thing that happens, when you find the perfect combination of ingredients for a dish. Kind of like the pieces of a puzzle as they fit together to form the perfect picture, the right combination of flavors makes that meal you can't wait to eat again and again. When I … [Read more...]

Homemade Pesto Sauce

Homemade Pesto Sauce is so simple to make and the best summer sauce!!

When summer hits and all the fresh basil is in the garden you have to make HOMEMADE PESTO SAUCE!!! I love homemade pesto sauce!!!  One year we grew basil in our garden in Arizona. Yes I said garden in Arizona, it can be done! Well, one day we had an issue with our watering system and it didn't get water for a couple of days which is a life sentence in the desert.  We moved … [Read more...]

Honey Sriracha Island Shrimp Dip

10 minute prep, stress free, make ahead, sweet and spicy Honey Sriracha Island Shrimp Dip will make you the hero of every summer get together!

10 minute prep, stress free, make ahead, sweet and spicy Honey Sriracha Island Shrimp Dip will make you the hero of every summer get together! Years ago, I tasted the classic shrimp dip of shrimp mixed with cocktail sauce layered over cream cheese for the very first time.  My friend had brought it to our recipe exchange and I could barely stop myself from devouring every … [Read more...]

Fruit Salsa

This simple FRUIT SALSA recipe is a fresh and easy dish that's wonderufl served on homemade cinnamon chips!

This simple Fruit Salsa recipe is a fresh and easy dish that's wonderful served on homemade cinnamon chips! Great for snacking, or summer parties! I was making this simple fruit salsa to bring to a cookout and I realized I've never shared the recipe with you.  I've been making it for years and it's always a hit at summer parties. It's different from the usual chips and … [Read more...]

Balsamic Strawberry Salad

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Thanks to lots of sunshine, strawberry season is in full swing here in the Pacific Northwest.  This Balsamic Strawberry Salad is the perfect solution to all those ripe strawberries! I am lucky to have my own little strawberry patch in my backyard.  I get to walk out my backdoor and pick myself a bowl full of strawberries whenever I want!  Nothing beats a ripe, warm … [Read more...]

Caprese with Pesto Bites

Caprese with Pesto Bites will be your go to appetizer this summer with homemade pesto that comes together in a snap!

Caprese with Pesto Bites will be your go to appetizer this summer with homemade pesto that comes together in a snap! I love summer for many reasons with the obvious ones being sun, warmth and hanging outside!  My other love is produce that I can get at my local farmer's market.  I'm like a kid in the candy store when it comes deciding what to get.  Each stand is a rainbow of … [Read more...]