Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad #BalancedBites

Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad | Perfectly portioned, healthy salad with quinoa, mangoes, jerk seasoned salmon and vegetables!

This healthy, flavorful Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Salad packs a punch with jerk seasoned seafood, an ancient grain and colorful fruits and vegetables. With some help from Rubbermaid’s Balance Meal Kit, you will have a perfectly portioned meal! This post is sponsored by Rubbermaid, but all opinions are my own.

Greek Shrimp Crostini #NationalPinotGrigioDay #LoveItShareIt

Greek Shrimp Crostini | Garlic toasts topped with shrimp, feta, tomatoes and more!

Did you know May 26th is the first annual National Pinot Grigio Day? I’m celebrating by pairing these Greek Shrimp Crostini, topped with seafood, tomatoes and feta, with a crisp glass of  chilled Cavit Pinot Grigio. This post is sponsored by Cavit. All opinions are my own.

Shrimp & Orange Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette | Crisp greens, juicy orange segments, strawberries and lemon kissed shrimp with a citrus vinaigrette

Shrimp & Orange Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette #SundaySupper

As the weather grows warmer, this light and zesty Shrimp & Orange Salad is the perfect meal.

Brown Sugar Apple Bread Recipe | Moist, tender apple quick bread with a drizzle of vanilla icing

Brown Sugar Apple Bread Recipe

This tender, cinnamon spiced Brown Sugar Apple Bread is perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert!

Mocha Cheesecake with Chocolate Chips | Luscious coffee flavored cheesecake speckled with mini chocolate chips!

Mocha Cheesecake with Chocolate Chips

I sent this dreamy Mocha Cheesecake with Chocolate Chips with my husband to work. An empty plate returned home with one sampler saying it was the BEST cheesecake she had ever eaten.

Fiesta Corn Dip | With a double dose of gooey cheese, you'll want to serve this magnificent dip at every gathering!

Fiesta Corn Dip Recipe #SundaySupper

Full of gooey cheese, corn and a bit of heat, this Fiesta Corn Dip is one of our favorite appetizers!

Apricot Prosciutto Strata | A fabulous, make ahead breakfast casserole!

Apricot Prosciutto Strata Recipe #SayItWithHomemade #BonneMaman

Mother’s Day morning deserves a special treat. This Apricot Prosciutto Strata offers an irresistible combination of salty Italian ham, apricot preserves and rich custard soaked bread! This post is sponsored by Bonne Maman. All opinions are my own.

Glazed Lemon Tea Scones | A citrus infused scone enhanced by English breakfast tea

Glazed Lemon Tea Scones #ProgressiveEats

I drink a LOT of tea, but cooking with it definitely isn’t commonplace. I added some of my favorite English Breakfast  tea to enhance these Glazed Lemon Tea Scones.

German Chocolate Brownies | Fudgy brownies topped with a caramelly, coconut, pecan topping

German Chocolate Brownies #SkinnyTip

My dad, who claimed not to like sweets, always got a German chocolate cake for his birthday, and demolished a big slab every time. These German Chocolate Brownies deliver the same terrific chocolate, coconut, caramel and pecan flavors with a fraction of the work. Fudgy Brownies with Coconut Topping We love dense, fudgy brownies at […]

Potato and Green Bean Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette | A fabulous alternative to mayo based potato salad!

Potato and Green Bean Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Summer picnics feature burgers, hot dogs, chips and potato salad. But if you’d like a change from the typical mayo-laden side, check out my Potato and Green Bean Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette. An Out of the Ordinary Potato Salad A dear friend shared this potato salad recipe with me eons ago, and I’ve been preparing it […]

Best no bake desserts

No-Bake Dessert Round-Up

The summer heat is at its peak, and who wants to turn on the oven when a sweet craving arises? So I’ve gathered some terrific No-Bake Dessert recipes from some of my favorite bloggers that will satisfy your sweet tooth in the most delightful way! Best No-Bake Desserts! I’m starting an awesome new monthly feature. Along […]

Ad Hoc Chocolate Chunk Cookies

A good dose of dark brown sugar gave these chocolate chip cookies from Ad Hoc a superb chewy texture. Then using premium chocolate, like Valrhona, pushes these over the top. Down to just 3 in the house these days, it’s rare to have something that all of us rave about. These Ad Hoc Chocolate Chunk […]

Ginger Flank Steak~

Flank steak is one of my youngest’s favorite entrees.  When he was a toddler and would request “steak” for dinner, I didn’t have to pick up pricey filet mignon…flank steak was his steak of choice.  Now he has no qualms about ordering rib eyes, filets or New York strips when we’re dining out…ouch on the […]

Thin Crispy French Fries | As good or better than McDonald's!!

Thin Crispy French Fries #BloggerCLUE

These Thin Crispy French Fries will rival your favorite fast food version. Pure perfection from your own kitchen. Making Thin Crispy French Fries at Home There are four basic steps to this recipe: boiling, frying, freezing and frying again. And just four ingredients. But if you’re like me, deep frying anything is a daunting task. […]