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Holidays

Holiday recipes, foods, and ideas to make those days even more special.

Pumpkin Spice Madeleines

Pumpkin Spice Madeleines

These pumpkin spice madeleines are tender, shell-shaped sponge cakes with the flavor of Fall.  They are perfect when served with a cup of coffee or tea. There isn’t much that feels more luxurious than a few pumpkin spice madeleines, a hot cup of coffee, and Read More..

Cauliflower Au Gratin

Cauliflower Au Gratin

Cauliflower Au Gratin is a great way to get your family to eat more veggies.  Tender, roasted cauliflower in cheesy sauce – what’s not to love?  This dish is great for holidays too! I like to serve cauliflower au gratin with Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken, Read More..

Tropical Slaw with Pineapple

Tropical Slaw with Pineapple

This tropical slaw is a perfect way to kiss goodbye to summer.  It’s bursting with crunch, sweetness, and a hint of heat.  It goes wonderfully with grilled meats, shrimp tacos, or when you’re looking for a side dish that’s a little out of the ordinary. Read More..

Flavorful Chicken Fajitas

Flavorful Chicken Fajitas

Flavorful chicken fajitas are a perfect dinner when the family is craving Mexican and you want them to eat healthily.  These delicious chicken fajitas get their flavor from a tangy marinade and a spicy seasoning rub. I like to serve them with The Best Guacamole, Read More..

NYC-STYLE DIRTY WATER DOGS with onion sauce

NYC-STYLE DIRTY WATER DOGS with onion sauce

Who says your 4th of July hot dogs have to be grilled?  Take a flavor trip to the big apple with these NYC-style Dirty Water Dogs With Onion Sauce.  Your family will love the sweet and savory sauce on the salty, tender hot dog. To Read More..

KEY LIME PIE POPSICLES

KEY LIME PIE POPSICLES

Fresh, tangy, cool, and creamy, these key lime pie popsicles have it all.  If you love key lime pie, then you’re going to adore these refreshing popsicles.  They’re perfect for hot summer days! Nothing says ‘summer vacation’ more than the flavor of key lime pie.  Read More..

OLD FASHIONED MACARONI SALAD

OLD FASHIONED MACARONI SALAD

Old fashioned macaroni salad is the perfect make-ahead side dish for summer potlucks, barbecues, showers, or parties.  Tailor the salad ingredients to what you have on hand or what is in season. This salad is one of my ‘go-to’ holiday picnic recipes. It’s easy, cool, Read More..

PATRIOTIC PANCAKES

PATRIOTIC PANCAKES

Kick-off your 4th of July with a plate of red, white, and blue Patriotic Pancakes!  Topped with French Chantilly cream and fresh berries, these pancakes are a fun and delicious way to start the holiday off right. I like to start the party early and Read More..

A MENU FOR DAD

A MENU FOR DAD

Father’s Day is this coming Sunday.  Why not treat Dad to an incredible 8-course meal that will make him feel special. This menu for Dad is sure to impress. The best part is you’ll still have enough energy to enjoy the meal with him! From Read More..

GRILLED ROMAINE SALAD

GRILLED ROMAINE SALAD

Grilled romaine salad is this summer’s ‘go-to’ side dish when you want something a little bit different.  Heads of romaine lettuce are grilled to give them a subtle, smoky flavor and then topped with a creamy, homemade dressing, bacon, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.  What’s not Read More..

MACARON PEACH COBBLER

MACARON PEACH COBBLER

Sweet, baked fruit with an almond paste topping that is reminiscent of your favorite French macaron cookie.  Ring in the start of summer with this homey, comforting dessert.  Top the cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Read More..

SEAFOOD ENCHILADAS (Chi Chi’s Copycat Recipe)

SEAFOOD ENCHILADAS (Chi Chi’s Copycat Recipe)

Do you remember Chi Chi’s restaurant?  It was my favorite back in the day and their seafood enchiladas were at the top of my list.  Creamy, cheesy, with big chunks of seafood, I still find myself craving these enchiladas. This is my take on Chi Read More..

PEACH PIE SMOOTHIE

PEACH PIE SMOOTHIE

Is there anything better than a breakfast that tastes like dessert and is still healthy?  This peach pie smoothie has all the flavors of a peach pie, minus the sugar and the crust.  Why not make one for Mom on her special day? I love Read More..

CREPES SUZETTE

CREPES SUZETTE

Crepes Suzette is the decadent French dessert of thin pancakes covered in a buttery, orange sauce and sometimes served flambeed or set on fire.  They are sweet, buttery, tender, and so impressive.  This recipe is easier than you think and doesn’t involve setting liquor on Read More..

STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE PALETAS

STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE PALETAS

Cool and creamy, these strawberry cheesecake paletas are made with whole foods and are very easy to make.  Kids love them and it’s satisfying knowing that you’re offering them real food instead of chemicals. This recipe is dedicated to my sweet little great-nephew.  We’ve established Read More..