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Peach Bruschetta Recipe
Recipes, Small Bites

Peach Bruschetta

What is it about fruit and cheese?  Apples and cheddar, pears and blue cheese, strawberries and feta, watermelon and feta, anything and feta… do I need to continue? Clearly I love fruit turned savory. Or any reason to eat cheese. Last…

DIY Lemon Sorbet Cups
Desserts, Recipes

DIY Lemon Sorbet Cups

Refreshing and sweet, all wrapped up in a natural bowl—equals a win in my book! I’m always trying to think of really easy, but really cute dessert ideas. Serving sorbet in fruit is always such a clever idea, but I especially loved…

Blackberry Lemon Slush Recipe
Cocktails, Recipes

Mackie’s Blackberry Lemon Slush

Okay, I’m usually posting cocktail ideas, but since I’m in Ohio visiting family my niece Mackenzie requested a kid-friendly party drink. Instead of it being just my creation, I enlisted her help and we came up with this Blackberry Lemon…

Fresh Strawberry Mint Margaritas Recipe
Cinco de Mayo, Cocktails, Recipes

Strawberry Mint Margaritas

It was my sister Sarah’s birthday yesterday, so a festive cocktail was in order. The criteria for our drink was that we wanted to utilize seasonal fruit and fresh herbs plus it needed to be extra cold for these hot summer days—so…

Must Try Guacamole Recipe
Cinco de Mayo, Recipes, Small Bites

Cousin Kelsey’s Killer Guac

My cousin Kelsey (she’s actually my cousin-in-law, but you get the idea) grew up with avocado trees in Carpinteria, Ca where avocados are a natural part of the culture. I’m not exaggerating, the town holds an annual Avocado Festival and this…

Beet Salad Crostini
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Beet Salad Crostini

I love beet salad. Like really, really love. I mean, how can you not love a vegetable that pairs so nicely with candied walnuts and goat cheese? It’s oh so yummy so it just seemed natural to turn my favorite salad into…

Rosemary Cashew Homemade Nuts
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Rosemary-Cayenne Cashews

All you need is 10 minutes and you’ll have roasted cashews that will wow! I think these are a perfect way to elevate your party nuts. They also make a wonderful daily snack or salad topping. I was inspired…