Star Spangled S’mores

I’ve been making tons of star-shaped foods lately, thanks to the Fourth of July and my star silicone molds. These molds can be frozen for fro yo stars or baked into cakes. Or you can melt chocolate into star molds for patriotic s’mores!  I came across star-shaped marshmallows at World Market and thought they’d make cute s’mores with a […]

Easy White Bean Hummus

I tried to make hummus two weeks ago but instead created this awesome Roasted Red Pepper Dip. I decided to accept it as it was, rather than tweaking, so I started fresh with a new hummus recipe. Success! This White Bean Hummus is fool-proof, uses just 4 ingredients and looks and tastes exactly like a traditional grocery […]

Mini Crab Cakes with Greek Yogurt Sauce

I grew up thinking that crab cakes were “tuna cakes.” As a young girl (and present-day girl), I was funny about the kinds of meat I ate. I had accepted tuna into my repertoire, but crab? No thank you. So, my mom called them tuna cakes and, lo and behold, I grew up loving them.  Here’s a […]

Watermelon, Chickpea & Feta Salad

When I think of summer foods, watermelon is the first thing that comes to mind. {followed by popsicles, lemonade & cold pasta salad!} To celebrate the start of summer, here’s  a twist on a popular summer recipe: watermelon, feta & mint salad.  I kept all of the basic ingredients and added blueberries and chickpeas. The blueberries because, well, […]

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

I love happy accidents in the kitchen! This recipe started out as an attempt to make hummus. We always buy roasted red pepper hummus at the store, and I wanted to try my own. Well, the hummus will have to wait because this Roasted Red Pepper Dip is awesome! You really could call it hummus and smear it on a sandwich, but […]

Blueberry Greek Yogurt Popsicles

My husband and I have dessert almost every night. Sometimes it’s a real-deal special dessert, like Angel Food Cake and whipped cream, but more often it’s a few dark chocolate chips or frozen fruit {if you’ve never had frozen cherries, you MUST}. There’s something so satisfying about having something sweet after dinner. The key is to make […]

Key Lime Pie Popsicles

Popsi-Palooza continues! These Key Lime Pie Popsicles are pretty simple to make, since I used key lime-flavored yogurt. You could also try making your own with vanilla yogurt, lime juice and key lime extract.  The best part of these are the toppings! It looks like a lot of candy on top, but it’s just 1/4 graham […]

Zebra Popsicles

It’s getting hot here in Columbus, which means lots of splash pads, sunscreen, cold dinners and popsicles! I just bought some popsicle molds and am having fun experimenting with different ingredients. Today I’m posting three separate popsicle recipes {recipe term used very loosely…} Zebra Pops (below): for chocolate lovahs! Key Lime Pie Pops: for summer lovahs! Blueberry Greek […]

Pesto Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

When the weather gets hot, we often make pasta, couscous or quinoa salads for dinner. {Potatoes more your thing? Check out my potato salad recipe here} They’re easy to prep, don’t get your kitchen too hot and make great leftovers.  Our grocery store has a pre-made pesto pasta salad, which served as the inspiration for this recipe. I wanted to […]

BeyoncĂ©’s Light Lemonade Recipe

BeyoncĂ© recently released her new album Lemonade. In it, she shares a lemonade recipe that’s been passed down in her family:  Take one pint of water, add half pound of sugar The juice of eight lemons, the zest of half lemon Pour the water from one jug, then to the other several times Strain through […]