The Very Best Creamy Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad

This post is sponsored by Hebrew National. Light, refreshing and crisp, the Very Best Creamy Cucumber Salad is a lightened rendition of a family favorite.  Fresh cucumbers are tossed with a tangy dressing made with Greek yogurt and combined with peppery red onions.  Simple and satisfying. I never thought I was a picky eater as a child…but raising a picky eater has made me look back to my childhood and analyze the foods I loved while growing up.  The list was short….surprisingly short … [Read more...]

Easy Seafood Cioppino

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Loaded with fresh seafood and swimming in a mildly spicy tomato broth, Easy Seafood Cioppino is healthy meal that's easy to prepare.  A perfect alternative to a calorie laden chowder and ready in under 30 minutes. How's everyone's summer so far?  Hopefully it's as fun as mine and everyone has their toes in the sand pretty regularly.  I've been hopping back and forth between the suburbs and the shore for most of the season with frequent visits to all the farm stands in between.  It's my … [Read more...]

Fajita Seasoning Mix

Fajita Seasoning

Skip the seasoning packets at the store loaded with preservatives and other unknown ingredients and make this simple Fajita Seasoning Mix at home.  Just a few flicks of a whisk and you're ready to season everything from chicken to veggies. I feel guilty posting this "recipe" that's not really a recipe.  I mean, it's only a few ingredients thrown into a bowl and whisk together to combine.  And that's all.  There's no cooking, no waiting, no eggs.  It's just a seasoning mix.  But what's … [Read more...]

Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato Tzatziki Sauce

Spinach and Feta Burger

Mediterranean flavors abound in these Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato Tzatziki Sauce.  Quick and easy to make, burger night can now be every night! I can't believe it's July.  Already.  I feel like the summer is flying by and I still have so many things I want to pack in.  I know it's just the beginning and summer only started about two weeks ago but time definitely goes by so quickly I can hardly keep up.  Last week was just a whirlwind packed with deadlines and my … [Read more...]

Grilled Artichokes with Garlic Asiago Dipping Sauce

Grilled Artichokes

Simple grilled artichokes are surprisingly decadent when served with a savory Garlic Asiago Dipping Sauce.  Easy to make and healthy, this summer side dish can be served right off the grill or at room temperature making it a great make ahead dish for parties. So, summer is off to a roaring start.  I hope you're all enjoying it so far!  I just returned from a week at the beach while my house was being painted and boy, was that relaxing.  A little chilly at the beginning of the week but … [Read more...]

Sweet Onion Marmalade

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Thank you Breton for sponsoring this post and providing us with Breton Gluten Free crackers! This simple spread maximizes the sweetness of caramelized onions with a hint of orange flavor.  Sweet Onion Marmalade is easy to make and perfect to have on hand for last minute parties, whether it's a party of 1 or 10.  I like to get my friends together to gab.  That's right...gab...just talk all night long about anything, kids, clothes, spray tans, Thor.  Anything and everything is game when … [Read more...]

Blueberry and Grilled Corn Salsa

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Two of summer's best treats blended together to create this sweet and spicy Blueberry and Grilled Corn Salsa.  An excellent dip to serve at your next summer gathering or use to top grilled chicken for an easy weeknight dinner. If you haven't noticed, I like blueberries.  I like to put them in just about everything from this Blueberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce to my "famous" Blueberry Coconut Yogurt Coffee Cake.  Or this Blueberry Feta and Quinoa Salad and these Blueberry Mojito Popsicles. … [Read more...]

Fajita Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup

Fajita Turkey Burger

Finally, a heart-healthy burger packed with flavor!  Fajita Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup are easy to make and loaded with protein.  A great way to kick off summer without blowing your diet! I've been bitten by the bug.  The running bug.  I've been trying to get into running for years now....not really digging it most of the time because, let's face it, it can get boring.  But throw a little competitive element in there and now I'm there.  I ran my first race ever this past … [Read more...]

The Best Smashed Potato Salad

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The Best Smashed Potato Salad recipe ever and the only potato salad recipe you'll ever need.  Light on the mayo, heavy on the flavor...classic potato salad punched up a bit with fresh herbs and briny pickles.  A great addition to your summer barbecue! Greetings from the Jersey Shore!  That's right, my friends...I am typing this while watching the waves roll in on a sunny Saturday morning.  We're kicking the summer off a little earlier this year and I couldn't be happier.  Memorial Day … [Read more...]

Chilled Strawberry Soup #BrunchWeek

Chilled Strawberry Soup

Inspired by the version served at the majestic Grand Floridian Hotel in Disney, this Chilled Strawberry Soup is a little lighter but tastes even better than the original.  Easy to make in just a few minutes, you'll be whipping it up all summer long! Let's talk about Walt Disney World for a moment.  I absolutely love it there.  It is the happiest place on earth.  At least the memories you keep are always that it's the happiest place on earth.  While you're there, it's fun...and … [Read more...]