One Dish Asian Chicken and Rice

As a task-oriented, type A personality gal, I love staying busy and productivity should be my middle name. However, one look at my baby’s beaming smile and all my noble ambitions fly right out the window. Nothing makes me happier than playing with my son ....more

Grilled Vegetable and Mushroom Kebabs

You’ve probably seen all kinds of vegetable combinations coming out of my kitchen. The fact is, that I adore veggies, especially when they are sautéed or roasted. They are the part of the meal that I look forward to the most ....more

Summer Grilling With the Family Video (Chicken, Salmon and Vegetable Kebabs)

You’ve probably figured out that grilling is our jam, since I’ve been sharing so many grilling recipes with you recently. I think it’s a good excuse for us to get together with family and friends. I’ve lost count how many times we’ve had people over for some grilled food ....more

The Easiest, No-Churn Creamy Vanilla and Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream

Florida in the summer can be so hot and humid, I heard two ladies at my grocery store saying that they could almost “swim through the air.” Tropical summers are very temperamental. One minute it’s so hot, that when you step out of your air conditioned house, a wall of heat smacks you in the face. It’s bright and sunny and then all of a sudden the light disappears, it becomes dark and a thunderstorm comes out of nowhere ....more

Grilled Cheeseburgers

Homemade Cheeseburgers are epic. Taking a giant bite of that juicy, grilled burger with melted and drippy cheese and all those crisp toppings is the ultimate Memorable Meat Moment. If you’ve never made grilled cheeseburgers yourself, you will be blown away by how it will absolutely crush all your past wimpy cheeseburger experiences ....more

Hash Brown Breakfast Pizza

Sergi and I love relaxing mornings with a big breakfast on the weekends. It’s practically our favorite meal of the week. When we eat a nice, hearty breakfast, we can skip lunch since it fills us up so much ....more

Grilled Lemon and Garlic Salmon Kebabs

When Nathaniel was born in February, my parents, as well as one of my sisters with her husband, made the long drive from NY to FL to celebrate with us and to meet this newest family member. A few weeks later, my other sister and her family also came for a visit. Whenever our New York family comes to Florida, we local siblings get together almost every day of the week too ....more

Early Summer Happenings

This time of year is so much fun and full of awesome events and celebrations for our family. My parents, sister, Karina, and her husband Eddie came for a visit. I LOVE hanging out with my family ....more

Crab Cakes With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

I always feel so fancy whenever I eat crab cakes. That’s probably because crab cakes are on the menu at most high end restaurants. Ever since I tried my first crab cake a few years ago, I knew why it was so popular ....more

Fire Roasted Corn Salad

Almost 1 year ago, our family generously gifted us with an awesome grill during our housewarming party (which turned out to have a VERY SPECIAL announcement). During this year, our grill has been dutifully christened and used many, many times. We love it! ...more