Strawberry Cake

Virginia had an incredibly rainy spring season and because of this, I never got to pick local strawberries. As I type, we are one day into summer and the rain is still coming down. Currently, this area is under a flood warning and I’m about to invest in a houseboat. I’m so ready for some…

Strawberry Caprese Bites

Strawberry season is finally upon us and I made a quick appetizer that would be terrific to serve at a cookout on Memorial Day or perhaps on a summer picnic. Three ingredients are skewered on a toothpick and can be placed on a pretty tray or plate for serving. Strawberries are available for “pick your…

Hello Fresh Review

A few months ago, my friend sent me a code to order a free box from Hello Fresh. Mail order meals have become quite popular over the last couple years and help to provide new dinner ideas with little to no food waste. I decided to check this company out because I had nothing to…

Green Goddess Dip

I’m always on the lookout for delicious healthy food. I typically have a sweet tooth and like salty snacks too. I don’t discriminate; I love all food!! But, my PCOS has been going through one of its cycles and I’m spiraling to curb the weight gain. I’ve set a goal to start focusing on nutrition…

Spring Pea Soup

I could eat soup everyday. There are so many varieties from light and refreshing to hearty and rich. I love them all! Although, when I saw the recipe for pea soup I was a little skeptical. I’m not a huge fan of peas, but I’m trying to eat more vegetables, especially if they are in…

Radish and Cucumber Salad with Basil

I’m ready for warm temperatures after a winter that keeps trying for a comeback. Our local farmers market opens for the season this weekend and I’m so excited. I’m ready for fresh fruit and veggies. Eating seasonal foods always tastes better and is certainly more nutritious. Radish is a cool weather plant and always one…

Roasted Shrimp and Orzo

A few weeks ago, my co-worker showed me a recipe by The Barefoot Contessa. I couldn’t get it out of my head and thought the fresh herbs and veggies were a perfect springtime dish. The next day I stopped by the grocery store and grabbed all the ingredients. I invited my in laws over for…

Meyer Lemonade with Thyme

I’m currently on Spring break and waiting for warm temperatures to arrive. In the meantime, I made a refreshing lemonade to brighten up the grey days. Meyer lemons are only around for a short time, so I stocked up. They are a little less acidic than a regular lemon and definitely sweeter in taste. I…

Easter Tablescape

Easter arrives this weekend?! March has certainly flown by and brought with it snow and below average temperatures. I’m ready for Spring weather and planning this tablescape helped to get me in a spring break state of mind. I collaborated with my friend and neighbor, Emilie, who blogs at Cookies for England. She recently had…

Cut-Out Cookies

This weekend, my son helped me make Easter cookies to pass out to his teachers. It’s never a bad idea to send food gifts to the educators in your life. For years, I had issues making cut-out cookies; as soon as I tried to roll out the dough problems would ensue. Enter this foolproof recipe,…