Cooking, Baking & Cocktail Shaking

Vegan Pina Colada Popsicles

Because it’s too dang hot. Because the air feels like a sweat box. Because I haven’t had a single person turn down a frozen treat in the dead of summer.

Vegan Pina Colada Popsicles

Also, these popsicles are healthy and made with all-natural ingredients that just so happen to be vegan friendly. I hate leaving people out, so I took a gigantic step outside of my dairy-infused, butter-laden, carb-centric box to create a treat that everybody can enjoy.

I’ll take my cookie now…

Vegan Pina Colada Popsicles

Roasted Marinara Pasta Primavera

Roasted Marinara Pasta Primavera

Sautéed farmers’ market veggies get tossed with perfectly cooked pasta and a generous helping of roasted marinara sauce. This Roasted Marinara Pasta Primavera is pretty much the definition of farmers’ market fresh. Every year I impatiently wait for the local farmers to make their debut at the handful of farmers’ markets in the surrounding...

Weekly Meal Plan | August 24th, 2015

Weekly Meal Plan | August 24th, 2015 with Printable Menu + Grocery List

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Weekly Meal Plan series. Click on each link below to grab the printable recipe, and then head down to the very bottom to print the menu and grocery list.

Very Vanilla Almond Granola

Very Vanilla Almond Granola

A few extra teaspoons of vanilla extract and a load of crunchy almonds make this Very Vanilla Almond Granola hard to resist. The other day I learned that I am no good at painting… Matter of fact, I’m horrible at painting. It took me six coats of acrylic paint to perfect (if that’s what...

Black Cherry Peach Smash

Black Cherry Peach Smash

Every backyard barbecue deserves a little cocktail action. This Black Cherry Peach Smash combines my two favorite summer flavors: juicy peaches and sweet black cherries. I practically live in my backyard during the summer. If I’m not relaxing on my patio, then I’m soaking up the sun at my parents’ house while the pups...

Weekly Meal Plan | August 17, 2015

Week of August 17, 2015 Meal Plan with Printable Menu + Grocery List

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Weekly Meal Plan series. Click on each link below to grab the printable recipe, and then head down to the very bottom to print the menu and grocery list.

Thirsty Thursday: Popsicle Prosecco Floats

Popsicle Prosecco Floats

Bubbly Prosecco and frozen Fruttare Bars get together to create a fun Popsicle Prosecco Float to keep you cool poolside this summer. Two cocktails. One week. Are you excited, because I know I am. I’m super excited to share this super simple, beat-the-heat cocktail with you. It combines my love of frozen fruit bars...

Summer Melon Sangria

Summer Melon Sangria

Ripe cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon mingle with crisp white wine and fruity Alize Red Passion Liqueur in this summer-inspired sangria. As you all know, I’m a sucker for a good pitcher of sangria. It’s almost always my cocktail of choice when I’m serving a crowd. This Summer Melon Sangria was the ultimate crowd pleaser...

No-Bake S’mores Cheesecake

No-Bake S'mores Cheesecake

When it’s too hot to even think about firing up the oven, you make No-Bake S’mores Cheesecake. This dreamy dessert is an obsession waiting to happen. Layers of velvety smooth toasted marshmallow cheesecake and homemade hot fudge get spooned over a graham cracker crust made with toasted almonds. Get your spoon ready, folks!  While...