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.

Festive Blue Cheese Balls | A terrific appetizer for your next cocktail party!

Festive Blue Cheese Balls

These Festive Blue Cheese Balls received rave reviews from my friends. Rolled in either dried cranberries or pistachios, they are a welcome addition to a cheese tray or appetizer platter! Party Cheese Balls A cheeseball surrounded by crackers is a staple at cocktail parties. Rolled in pecans, they usually have a cream cheese base and […]

S'mores Fudge Bars | Graham cracker crust, fudgy center and marshmallow topping!

S’mores Fudge Bars #TwoSweetiePies

When it comes to s’mores, I can take ’em or leave ’em. But s’mores desserts are a whole different story! These S’mores Fudge Bars are 3 layers of decadence: graham cracker crust, rich fudge and a marshmallow topping. S’mores Fudge Bars Growing up, s’mores were part of nearly every summer gathering. Whether a picnic at a […]

Strawberry Mousse | A sweet. creamy spring time dessert

Strawberry Mousse #BloggerCLUE

My loyal readers know I have this little love affair with berries, so I was thrilled with this month’s Blogger CLUE theme! When I spied this sublime Strawberry Mousse on Christy’s blog, I knew I had found my berry recipe. May Berries May is when we finally see strawberries at our farmers’ market. Though many […]

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

It’s June, but feels like August. Hot, sultry, sticky days…and nights. It was time to break out my ice cream maker. To keep peace in the house, I made plain ol’ vanilla…but not any ordinary ice cream. This Vanilla Bean Ice Cream was ultra-rich, with the ultimate creamy mouth-feel. And cold…yup, that’s important when it’s 90º […]

Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes | Terrific chocolate cupcakes with a swirl of decadent chocolate buttercream

Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes #SundaySupper

It was the weekend before Nick’s birthday, so we loaded up the family and these Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes and headed to his college campus. We took him and his buddies out for a steak dinner, but they all had room for dessert back at his apartment. The Cupcake Disappearing Act The boys all seemed to […]

Orzo with Browned Butter and Parmesan~

We eat lots of potatoes: baked, fried, roasted. So I’m always on the look out for simple, yet delicious sides as another option to the spud.  When Christiane, of The Mom Chef blog, posted this orzo recipe, I knew it would become a regular menu offering.  Orzo is a small, rice shaped pasta that is […]