Why The Aperol Spritz is the Drink of this Summer

This spritz makes a great summer drink due to its bright orange color! It’s light and colorful, and just in time for the sunshine. Recently, I’ve been in the mood to whip up a dinner and cocktail recipe to sit and enjoy on the porch. This spritz may be what I’m craving. The Aperol spritzContinue reading “Why The Aperol Spritz is the Drink of this Summer”

Top 10 Green Cocktails for a St. Patrick’s Day Bash

Feelin’ lucky this year? You will be after you whip up a few of these tasty cocktails! With everything from a classic green beer to a boozy martini, this list will have you covered for the family get-together and the afterparty. 1. Green Beer This is the all-too-famous drink that my father makes every year.Continue reading “Top 10 Green Cocktails for a St. Patrick’s Day Bash”

The Time-Saving, Spinach-Dip Pasta Dish You Need to Try

I made this dish for my friends last week and we all LOVED it. The key to making such an easy yet totally-not-boring dinner is this: skip the pasta sauce aisle. Instead, try using a dip! I bought Litehouse’s Spinach Parmesan Dip and Spread. I used just about the whole 15oz container to go alongContinue reading “The Time-Saving, Spinach-Dip Pasta Dish You Need to Try”

Chips, Dips, and all the Super Bowl Snacks You’ll Need

Picture this: you’re all gathered around a table filled with dishes of warm dips, chips and finger-food snacks. The whistles and cheering fans roar from the TV. There’s little bits of popcorn on the carpet and your friends are all digging into your homemade buffalo chicken dip (and probably asking for the recipe). What’s betterContinue reading “Chips, Dips, and all the Super Bowl Snacks You’ll Need”

7 Super Sweet Valentine’s Day Desserts

Looking to make something sweet for your special person on V-Day? Don’t worry, these recipes aren’t too difficult AND they’re super cute. By the way… these are also great snacks to make for when your girl friends come over to watch some sappy rom-com and laugh off their last breakup. Who said V-Day had toContinue reading “7 Super Sweet Valentine’s Day Desserts”

How I Make the BEST Avocado Toast

Avocado toast has become quite trendy, as you can find it in most of the coffee shops around small towns and cities. If you’re an avocado lover, it makes a great breakfast. I love to make toast at home in the mornings, and sometimes I’ll have a sunny-side-up egg or two along with it (yolkContinue reading “How I Make the BEST Avocado Toast”

A Zucchini Pesto Sauce You’ll Want to Share

Wondering how to make the kids eat their veggies? No, seriously, this recipe is so tasty and it doesn’t even taste like you’re eating a whole zucchini. I LOVE a homemade pesto sauce! I put this sauce on spaghetti and added a couple sautéed, sweet grape tomatoes. Pair it with some white wine and you’veContinue reading “A Zucchini Pesto Sauce You’ll Want to Share”

5 Easy, Low-Calorie Recipes for Pasta Lovers

Looking to eat healthily but don’t want to give up pasta? You don’t have to. One of my biggest problems with “diet culture” is that you DON’T NEED TO CUT OUT FOODS. The key is eating them in MODERATION! It’s about building a lifestyle that suits you, not making one that seems so unrealistic (andContinue reading “5 Easy, Low-Calorie Recipes for Pasta Lovers”

A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Treats for the Holiday Season

Between Christmas and New Year celebrations, there are lots of opportunities to bake something sweet for family and friends. You don’t have to be a pro baker to make these warm treats! From cookies to crescent rolls and other creative desserts, try out one of these recipes that I recommend. Here are some of myContinue reading “A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Treats for the Holiday Season”

Dishes You Need to Bring to the Thanksgiving Table

Raise your hand if mashed potatoes are your favorite comfort food… *raises hand* I love Thanksgiving, and not just because it’s my birthday (woot woot)! From mashed potatoes to butternut squash bisque to your grandmother’s special stuffing, this holiday really is tied together with warm foods (and family time). Here are a few yummy recipesContinue reading “Dishes You Need to Bring to the Thanksgiving Table”