Cooking, Baking & Cocktail Shaking

Grilled Chicken & Peach Salad

Grilled Chicken & Peach Salad with Honey Peach Vinaigrette

This Grilled Chicken & Peach Salad is everything I love about summer. Crisp greens get tossed with grilled chicken, juicy peaches, sweet blueberries, thinly sliced red onions, and ripe tomatoes. Because I can’t get enough of peaches this summer, I made a honey peach vinaigrette to drizzle over the top.

Blueberry Sweet Tea Lemonade Sangria

Blueberry Sweet Tea Lemonade Sangria

Summer is made for sipping sangria. This Blueberry Sweet Tea Lemonade Sangria is a twist on the classic. Crisp white wine is blended with sweet tea, lemonade, and a splash of blueberry vodka.

Grilled Corn & Tomato Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Grilled Corn & Tomato Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

For me, the definition of summer is sweet corn and ripe, juicy tomatoes picked fresh off the vine. This Grilled Corn & Tomato Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette is a great way to highlight summer produce.

Bourbon Grapefruit Cocktail

Bourbon Grapefruit Cocktail

Grapefruit and bourbon–together, forever, amen!

Shaved Cucumber & Carrot Salad

Shaved Cucumber & Carrot Salad

This Shaved Cucumber & Carrot Salad requires very little effort and comes together in 10 short minutes. Thin, crisp cucumber and carrot ribbons get tossed in a light rice wine vinaigrette. It’s vibrant, refreshing, and makes for a perfect summer side dish.

Black Cherry Mojito

Black Cherry Mojito

I like my cherries drenched in booze and muddled with lime and mint. This Black Cherry Mojito is my new summer love. We’re together every weekend.

Steak BLT Salad with Grilled Onions

Steak BLT Salad with Grilled Onions

I’m keepin’ it simple, yet classy with this Steak BLT Salad. A fluffy bed of mixed greens is loaded with sweet, juicy wedges of ripe tomatoes, creamy avocado, grilled red onions, crispy bacon, and juicy slices of grilled flank steak.

Honey Rosemary Lillet Spritzer

Honey Rosemary Lillet Spritzer

Honey, rosemary, aromatic gin, and sweet Lillet wine get chummy in this sophisticated summer cocktail.

Boozy Frozen S’mores Hot Chocolate

Boozy S'mores Frozen Hot Chocolate

When you add s’mores ingredients to a blender with a dash of booze, the result is this Boozy Frozen S’mores Hot Chocolate.