Cooking, Baking & Cocktail Shaking

Mediterranean Chicken & Grilled Veggie Salad

This Mediterranean Chicken & Grilled Veggie Salad is the perfect meal to enjoy in the summer. It’s loaded with tender chicken, grilled veggies that have been sprinkled with Mediterranean spices, a creamy hummus. Serve it as a main dish or load your salad bowl for lunch.

Mediterranean Chicken & Grilled Veggie Salad with Hummus and Lemon Tahini Dressing

Happy National Hummus Day! The crisp spring air is quickly turning warmer by the day. Just last week, my car thermometer read 90 degrees. Summer and all of its sticky heat will be here before we know it.

That being said, it’s time to bust out the grill and dish up fresh recipes that require very little effort.

Mediterranean Chicken & Grilled Veggie Salad with Hummus and Lemon Tahini Dressing

Mini Polenta Pizza Bites

Mini Polenta Pizza Bites

Mini polenta cakes topped with your favorite pizza fixings. Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza? It’s pretty much a staple in every household kitchen across the country. Adults love it. Kids love it. Heck, even my dog loves it. Since most of us lead a busy life, I wanted to create a...

Chicken Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

Chicken Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

Creamy red potatoes get mixed with herb-infused homemade ranch dressing, chunks of hearty chicken, and salty bacon. This winning combo is perfect for celebrating summer. I’m not ashamed to admit that I used an entire pound of bacon in this recipe. Nope, I’m not the least bit ashamed–because, bacon. This chicken bacon ranch potato salad is...

Thirsty Thursday: Tiki Punch

Tiki Punch Cocktail

This Tiki Punch is about to become your go-to summer boozy beverage. It’s sweet, fruity, and loaded with a triple dose of tropical-infused rum.  Flip-flop weather has officially made its way to Baltimore. Is it warm in your neck of the woods? To celebrate the warmth and long awaited summer rays, I made you a...

Chipotle Pale Ale Sloppy Joe’s

Chipotle Pale Ale Sloppy Joe's

These Chipotle Pale Ale Sloppy Joe’s are extra messy, extra tasty, and pack a bold punch of spicy flavor. I’ve been a bit obsessed with beer lately. My local booze shop started selling single bottles of various craft, IPAs, stouts, ales, and small-batch beer from all over the world. It’s overwhelming and glorious at...

Soft-Baked Lemon Coconut Cookies ~ #SundaySupper

Soft-Baked Lemon Coconut Cookies with Toasted Almonds and White Chocolate Chips

Lemon cookies that have been soft baked to ooey, gooey cookie perfection. These Soft-Baked Lemon Coconut Cookies are extra rich with the addition of cream cheese and white chocolate chips. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas! Because it’s your special day, I made you the softest, chewiest, best-ever lemon cookies with toasted coconut...

Chicken, Strawberry & Toasted Almond Salad

Chicken, Strawberry & Toasted Almond Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

This Chicken, Strawberry & Toasted Almond Salad is simple, elegant, and absolutely delicious. It’s full of ripe strawberries, moist chicken, and crunchy almonds. Since I’ve posted numerous cocktail recipes recently, I decided to skip Thirsty Thursday this week and celebrate the mamas. I know Mother’s Day brunch is a big deal (as it should be),...

Cinco De Mayo Recipe Round-Up {Giveaway}

Cinco de Mayo Dessert Recipes

Happy Cinco de Mayo, mi amigos! I have a wicked tasty round-up that includes all of my favorite fiesta food. I don’t know about you, but I could eat Mexican food all day, every day. It’s my absolute favorite! Spicy, creamy, cheese-y–all of it! Today’s round-up includes a handful of appetizers, cocktails, tacos, enchiladas,...

Summer Berry Sangria ~ #SundaySupper

Summer Berry Moscato Sangria

This summer berry sangria is full of sweet berries, sparkling red moscato, and raspberry liquor. It’s extra vibrant and extra fruity. This refreshing boozy beverage is best served chilled and shared with family and friends.  Sangria is my go-to cocktail when I’m entertaining a crowd, hosting a ladies’ night, or spending a night in...