Amish Potato Salad

Liven up your picnic side dishes with Amish Potato Salad – a twist on traditional potato salad with a creamy dressing using yellow mustard, vinegar, and a little bit of sugar. Even though I’m very happy with my choice last summer about living in the suburbs of Pittsburgh again, there are a few things I miss about living in the country. First, there’s less traffic ....more

German Chocolate Cake Ice Cream

What’s better than German chocolate cake? German chocolate cake in ice cream form! This decadent chocolate ice cream with homemade German chocolate cake frosting folded in is everything you love about cake without having to bake one ....more

Sesame Shrimp Peanut Noodles

If you’re craving shrimp like I always do, then you must make these Thai peanut noodles with sesame shrimp tossed in a sweet chili peanut sauce. Serve it cold for lunch or dinner on those hot days where you don’t feel like eating much and don’t want to eat yet another salad. How much do you enjoy grocery shopping? ...more

Watermelon Slushies

Cold and refreshing Watermelon Slushies will hit the spot as the days get hotter and cravings for watermelon get stronger. What I love about my job is that recipes can be very powerful; often times memories are tied to specific foods that take you back to your childhood. When I was in elementary school, there was a roller skating rink nearby where everyone would have their birthday parties ....more

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Watermelon Salsa

Why yes, watermelon can be eaten for dinner with these Spicy Shrimp Tacos made with sriracha and honey then topped with a cool Watermelon Salsa. It’s finally happened. I’m finally breaking out the skirts, shorts, and flip flops to wear on an almost daily basis ....more

Watermelon Sorbet Floats

Move over, root beer floats! These Watermelon Sorbet Floats made with both homemade watermelon sorbet and watermelon soda will keep you hydrated this summer and be your new favorite summer drink. Welcome back to Day 2 of Watermelon Week! ...more

Watermelon Lemonade Margarita Popsicles

Unwind this summer with Watermelon Lemonade Margarita Popsicles! Recipe for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic pops included. Hello, summer! ...more

Salted Caramel Affogatos (aka Coffee Floats)

Finally – an excuse to have ice cream for breakfast! Salted Caramel Affogatos are coffee ice cream floats where cold and creamy ice cream meets hot and bitter coffee, complementing each other perfectly when you need a caffeine boost. There’s a certain part of Pittsburgh that I love and often find myself shopping there, referred to as The Strip District ....more

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudgesicles

Cool down when the weather gets hot with these Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudgesicles, which taste like you’re eating a peanut butter cup on a stick! Fudgy, decadent, and a little messy – everything you want in a summer dessert. One of my favorite activities I love to do on the weekends is go thrift shopping ....more

Barbecue Chicken and Corn Tostadas

Cancel your dinner plans for today because it’s National Hummus Day and you need to celebrate with these Barbecue Chicken and Corn Tostadas drizzled with a homemade jalapeno ranch dressing. Tostadas are oven baked, not fried. Happy National Hummus Day! ...more