Summer Recipes

Sparkling Cherry Mocktail with Rose Petals

Sparkling Cherry Mocktail with Rose Petals

This refreshing and fun cherry mocktail looks elaborate, but it is actually super easy to make. It features a cherry-thyme syrup, soda water, and optional rose petals as a garnish. It is a great non-alcoholic drink for any occasion, and it is vegan and gluten-free. […]

Udon Noodle Salad with Summer Veggies

Udon Noodle Salad with Summer Veggies

This healthy udon noodle salad only takes 30 minutes to make and is the perfect make-ahead meal. Roasted summer veggies get tossed in a flavorful miso dressing and then topped with green onions. Since there is no dairy in this salad, it would be perfect […]

Mezcal & Tonic Cocktail: The Easiest Summer Drink

Mezcal & Tonic Cocktail: The Easiest Summer Drink

As you can probably guess from the title, this refreshing mezcal and tonic cocktail only calls for two main ingredients: mezcal and tonic water. The mezcal gives this cocktail a subtle smoky flavor that is complemented by some citrus-flavored tonic water and a dash of […]

Cherry-Strawberry Puff Pastry Dessert

Cherry-Strawberry Puff Pastry Dessert

Macerated cherries and strawberries top a crispy puff pastry cup filled with sweet mascarpone cheese in this super easy puff pastry dessert. This simple but beautiful dish is sure to impress your friends and family at your next get together, barbecue, or summer party. What […]

24 Best Grilling Ideas & Recipes

24 Best Grilling Ideas & Recipes

In my house, Memorial Day Weekend usually marks the beginning of the summer grilling season. Here are 24 of the best grilling ideas to keep you grilling all summer long. In this recipe roundup you will find recipes for grilled sides and mains, as well […]

Rhubarb & Rose Water Gin Spritz

Rhubarb & Rose Water Gin Spritz

Once the weather starts to warm up, all I want are delicious and refreshing cocktails that you can whip up in a few minutes. Like this rhubarb and rose water gin spritz. It’s tart, fizzy, and just a tiny bit floral. The best part is […]

Strawberry Aperol Gin Fizz

Strawberry Aperol Gin Fizz

This light and refreshing variation on a gin fizz tastes like summer in a glass. A simple syrup made out of strawberries adds some sweetness which is balanced by the bitterness of the Aperol. This cocktail is perfect for sipping on a hot summer afternoon […]

Macerated Stone Fruit & Blackberries with Rum Whipped Cream

Macerated Stone Fruit & Blackberries with Rum Whipped Cream

Summer is almost over, so I wanted to come up with a recipe to celebrate what is left of the season. Enter this super easy and elegant macerated stone fruit and whipped cream dessert. It can be made with any stone fruit like peaches, nectarines […]

Hatch Chile Guacamole

Hatch Chile Guacamole

It’s my favorite time of the year: pepper season! To make the most out of it, I came up with this roasted Hatch chile guacamole. It’s creamy, spicy, vegan, AND gluten free. It is also the perfect appetizer for game night, a Labor Day barbecue, […]

Strawberry Rosé Popsicles with Sake

Strawberry Rosé Popsicles with Sake

It’s time for some boozy popsicles! These strawberry rosé popsicles are refreshing, sweet, and tart. They are also guaranteed to wow the guests at your next summer get together. The Inspiration Recently, I went to one of my favorite restaurants in the Pullman-Moscow area, Lodgepole, […]