Ribs with Cherry Jalapeno Barbeque Sauce

Happy Fourth of July Weekend Everyone!! I hope that you are reading this from your phone somewhere while you are lying in a sleeping bag in a tent on your camping trip, or while you lounge in the sun next to a glimmering lake, or while you drink Spicy Peach Lemonade in your back yard. Isn’t that the kind of stuff you just crave to be doing on this Holiday weekend? ...more

Red White and Blue Potato Salad

It is totally Thirsty Thursday, and I am totally denying you of a drink today (sorry). I will make it up with double cocktails some other week- I promise. I just all of the sudden realized that starting Friday we are in the Holiday weekend, and it would seem wrong not to share this Red White and Blue Potato Salad ....more

Spinach Pesto Pasta Salad with Shrimp (gluten free)

As much as I love vacation, (especially when I get to sneak away alone with my husband!) it is always so good to get home. And the best part of all, being wrapping my arms around the girls. As a parent I am always grateful for the breaks, because they make me grateful to come home ....more

Grilled Carrots with Mint Almond Pesto

This is such an exciting day on many levels!! My darling friend Catherine McCord of Weelicious is expecting her third child and today is her Surprise Virtual Baby Shower! If you aren’t familiar with Catherine, she is the most naturally beautiful (inside and out) woman ever, and such an incredible mother, wife and friend ....more

Peach Moscow Mule

Whenever I have a Moscow mule, I always think of my friends EJ and Bri who are big aficionados of the classic mule. They not only introduced me to them, but play bartender at our house with them and are quite the drink mixers. I had them on the brain for the last few weeks and kept thinking about how incredible the fresh peaches that are in season right now would be with the flavor of ginger ....more

Apricot Dijon Roast Chicken

I know that for lots of the country, turning your oven in on is probably not sounding that awesome right now? But this might be worth it. Especially since you can leave this particular dish in the oven for a loooong time, and there fore not be in the direct vicinity while it’s cooking ....more

Kale Salad with Cherries and Almond Ricotta and Cherry Vinaigrette

I am leaving for France today and am busy packing and trying to make sure that everything for the kids is in order while I am gone. It is always amazing to me how much we juggle as moms, but when you see it in ink, printed on a schedule that you have to hand to the super generous grandparents who have volunteered to stay with them, it is a little freaky! One of the ways that I prepared was to leave a refrigerator full of delicious healthy foods that I not only knew my kids would eat, but also that my parents would like ....more

Grilled Nectarine Balsamic Chicken

Are you getting your grilling on this weekend? It is basically all we do these days. I am soooo not into dishes right now ....more

Spicy Raspberry Paloma

You know what I forgot to tell you guys? That I am going to Cannes. In just a couple of days! ...more

Pizza with Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini, Red Onion and Corn

Do you ever have those days where a bunch of cool stuff happened to you? Like that time when you tried to not dress like a slouch and wore a cute wrap dress to your daughters school to watch her puppet show, and then when you were walking up to school with your arms full of snacks a big freak gust of wind blew and somehow unwrapped the bottom of your dress and you flashed your undies to some grandparents also going to the puppet show. That was awesome ....more