Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower Soup

Roasted Cauliflower and Corn Soup!! Roasted Cauliflower and Corn Soup A savory Summer Soup, full of summer ingredients that really you could enjoy all year long. This soup is so hearty yet light that it can be turned into a full dinner or served as a first course with something lighter to follow. Summer Soup Recipe... Ingredients: 2 corn on the cob husk off 1 head of cauliflower cut into florets 1 yellow onion 2 1/2 cups chicken stock 1/ 1/2 cups half and half salt 1/4 tsp ground mustard 1/2 tsp white pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp…

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Biscuits & Gravy

Biscuits & Gravy

Biscuits & Gravy!! Biscuits & Gravy With only 1 month of summer left, I was starting to think about all the warm and delicious fall recipes I wanted to make and for some crazy reason Biscuits and Gravy came to my mind. I literally had a dream about them and woke up needing to test out the recipe, and so I did just that. In fact, over the weekend I tested out my Biscuits and Gravy recipe and I have to say it's everything I dreamt it would be and more. Even though the classic biscuits and gravy is good…

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Baked Brie: Summer Appetizer

Baked Brie: Summer Appetizer

Baked Brie with Peaches!! Baked Brie with Peaches With summer a month from making its way out, I wanted to finish the summer strong by using and making dishes with ingredients fresh of the season. Peaches are very ripe in the summer and they are the perfect pair for a savory, sweet dish. I think stone fruits pair really nicely with cheese, so I decided to do a baked brie with peach jam and fresh peaches. This summer appetizer is perfect for an outside BBQ or a small gathering because it feeds a lot and is filling. With a total…

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Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookies Peanut Butter Cookies are for sure my SECOND favorite cookie, (chocolate chip being the first) so adding a peanut butter cookie to my recipes rolodex was a must. These soft, chewy, peanut buttery, sweet, treats are sure to be a hit in your house and better yet someone else's.  Not only do I love baking cookies at home but I love that cookies are such a fun and cute gift to give. Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe In fact, this recipe took some tries and by some I mean 5! Who knew 5th time would be the charm,…

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe!! Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe With cookies being my absolute favorite and go to sweet treat, I figured it was about time I created my own recipe. My middle name could be cookie monster because I swear I have a second stomach for cookies. Chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal, gingerbread, sugar, I love them all. I will honestly eat any cookie, but nothing beats a homemade, ooey gooey, crispy ,chocolate chip cookie. I am all about the classics but today I am taking a classic and elevating it just a notch. BROWN BUTTER!!…

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Shrimp Bun Bowls

Shrimp Bun Bowls

Sriracha Shrimp Bun Bowls! Shrimp Bun Bowls This bowl was inspired by one of my favorite Vietnamese dishes the Chicken Bun from a place called Slanted Rice here in Phoenix, Az. Full of flavor, spice, and also a healthy bite, its something I could eat a couple times a week. Since being home I have been trying to re create more of my favorite meals I used to eat out and some that also taste better in a restaurant then take out. When cooking, its important to always try to hit all of the top food flavor aspects, spicy, acidic,…

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Biscuits, Berries, & Cream

Biscuits, Berries, & Cream

Biscuits & Berries Festive 4th of July Dessert: Stars, Stripes & Sparkles I don't know what it is about the 4th of July or even summer but I always crave berries and cream. It is such a fresh and light dessert I don't ever feel guilty eating it too. Add a star shaped biscuit and you have yourself a simple, delicious and ... Festive 4th of July Dessert Need: Star Shape Cookie Cutter: Ingredients: 1 container of packaged Pillsbury dough biscuits 1 container blueberries 1 container black berries 1 container raspberries 1 container strawberries 1 tbsp powdered sugar 1/2 stick…

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Firecracker Limeade slushy

Firecracker Limeade slushy

Firecracker Limeade Slushy!! Summer is here and the temps are HEATING UP, but I have something delicious that will also cool you off. I am all about frozen drinks in the summer, and this might be a new favorite. " I'll take mine blended please" Grenadine is such a nostalgic flavor me, as I grew up on Shirley Temples. Our dad would take us out to dinner every Friday night and would order Shirley Temples for all the kids. It was our little treat at the end of the week so we ALWAYS looked forward to it. With Fourth of…

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Summer Appetizer: Grilled Stone Fruits

Summer Appetizer: Grilled Stone Fruits

Summer Appetizers!  Grilled Stone Fruits My first of many summer appetizer recipes coming to the blog. Stone fruits are very ripe in the summer season and finding new ways to enjoy them is key. Summer is also grilling season and grilling fruit really helps bring out the sweetness in them, it also adds smokey flavor. When grilling sweet you want to make sure you're balancing the dish with salty and savory bites too. Adding prosciutto and pesto is a great way to enhance the salty flavor. To enhance the sweetness I add honey and to round everything out I add…

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Eating Seasonally: Summer Fruits & Veggies

Eating Seasonally: Summer Fruits & Veggies

Summer Fruits & Veggies... Eating for the season! Eating and buying produce that is in season is the best way to instantly make your food taste better. Like the saying goes, “fresh is best.” Produce in seasonally also has more nutrients than food consumed out of season. Fruits and Veggies that are picked and eaten at their peak season are sure to have a higher taste in flavor. Knowing which fruits and veggies are in season will be helpful when going to the grocery store. My favorite part about summer eating is the fresh and vibrant colors. From Heirloom tomatoes…

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