I have a seriously good summer salad for you today. Grilled bread, fresh basil and sun ripened summer tomatoes. My knees feel a bit weak just looking at this salad. It is over the top blissful.
This is one of those salads that you take a bite and your whole body just relaxes! Ahh, all is right in the world for just a moment. The flavors are mouth-watering good.
If you have not had grilled bread before you must, must try this recipe NOW. Seriously, it is just amazing. Be sure to use the freshest summer tomatoes you can get your hands on. It will make all the difference in the world. You whatever add-ins you choose, artichokes, palm of hearts, peppers, cucumber. The varieties are endless.
Get lost in summer with this grilled bread summer tomato salad.
Lately, my appetite has been a little off. I’m usually the type to be planning lunch and dinner at breakfast. But the past week I haven’t been hungry for anything. That is until I made these cookies for Ava the other day. I can’t stop thinking about them. I actually had to stop myself from making a second batch in the same week.
The richness the touch of maple syrup and brown sugar add is amazing. I’ve always had a hard time finding the right texture of oatmeal cookies and I finally found it! These oatmeal cookies are perfectly crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside.
I used chocolate chips for these because that is what I had on hand. Honestly, though, I cannot wait to use raisins next time. Feel free to use whatever add-ins you prefer.
These will be the best oatmeal cookies you’ve had since you last had your grandma’s. This recipe is now a classic in my house and I know my grand kids will adore them as much as Ava does.
Today, I bid adieu to my 20’s and, like it or not, say hello to the 30’s! I’ve been dreading this day for the past year and now that it’s finally here I feel a bit relieved. No more worrying, it’s here to stay.
I’ve always thought that I would never be the type of person to worry about age. I’ve always felt young at heart and spunky no matter how old I got. Suddenly, I got old! My daughter tells me I cannot wear skinny jeans because I’m too old. I find myself spending far too long in the anti-wrinkle cream department. I have regular panic attacks that my hair is not trendy (Honestly, I would rather die than have some of these trendy hairstyles! Just sayin’.)
So today, I have decided to wholeheartedly embrace the fact that I have more knowledge, grace, confidence and passion than I did ten years ago.
If you need me I will be off enjoying one of my favorite scones and sipping a latte.
This is such an easy and delicious summer dinner. Grilled Avocado with chicken salad is sure to become your new summer go to dinner. With little to no clean up and just a few minutes of grill time this dish is a no-fuss deal!
Until just recently I had never had grilled avocados before. Quite honestly I’m not sure where I’ve been on that one! They are so amazingly good. It’s definitely a game changer. They develop a wonderful crisp outside and keep their creamy, melt in your mouth inside. It’s truly delicious.
I used this skinny chicken salad to fill the grilled avocados. Our summer dinners are forever changed! These grilled avocado chicken salads would be perfect for appetizers at a summer soiree or girls luncheon. Fancy yet so simple to put together.
These ricotta quinoa cakes are perfect for those days you crave luxurious Italian foods but know you should eat something a wee-bit healthier.
Lately, it seems like everyone on my Instagram is off on some wonderful Italian vacation! All their photos leave me hungry and wanting to get my passport ready.
Let these delicate quinoa ricotta cakes transport you to Italy, even if just for a moment. Full of simple delicious flavors! I love how each cake is perfectly crisp on the outside with a creamy center.
You could surely eat these plain but I preferred mine dipped in a bit of marinara. They make the perfect light lunch, dinner or appetizer.
Enjoy while reminiscing your own Italian vacation.
This summer quinoa salad with fig dressing is the ultimate summer picnic salad. Packed full of summer flavors like, sweet corn and refreshing local strawberries. Summer wrapped in a cozy fig dressing. The fig dressing adds an in-depth flavor that really brings the rustic quinoa, sweet corn and strawberries together.
Make your summer picnics easy and delicious with Hamptons Lane July box. Full of great ingredients that let you get creative and step outside the usual picnic dishes. My family and I love to picnic but get tired of the same old potato and macaroni salads. I came up with this summer quinoa salad to really liven up our summer picnics. It’s light but packed full of flavor and protein, to keep you full without feeling weighed down.
The fig & onion jam dressing is seriously to die for. It has so many dimensions and tastes wonderful. The fig and peach balsamic vinegar pair so well together. They combine to bring a richness and touch of summer to the dressing.
Today, I have an extra creamy and rich dessert treat for your. These Nutella popsicles are the perfect summer evening treat. If you are using a zoku maker they come together in minutes. If you don’t have a zoku maker you have to have some patients but it’s well worth the wait, trust me!
Rich with Nutella and chocolate-y flavor they cold pops are a necessity for summer. Nutella has been all the rage for a few years now. I have consciously made a point to stay away from it. Far away. I knew once I started I wouldn’t be able to stop. Boy, was I right!! I should have never started. I find myself craving just one little scoop late at night.
Now I have one more excuse to eat Nutella! Ava begs for me to make these Nutella popsicles. I have to remind us both that these are treat Popsicle! But it’s so hard when they are so delicious.
You could easily use coconut milk or almond milk! Any milk you choose should result in a dreamy popsicle!