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Greek Kebabs with Tzatziki + Garlic Naan

Any chance to BBQ before the summer ends and I am up for it.  You can’t beat the char of meat and vegetables or the smell and ease (plus its the only time I really let go of control so that Texan can assist with dinner). One of my favorite things to make are kebabs.…

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Blackberry Sweet Rolls

I love how you can literally walk anywhere and find wild blackberries growing this time of year.  Side of the highway, in the park, beside the baseball field. And during this time you can also find people with buckets picking berries to load their fridges and freezers. As a child we would feast on them…

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Théasty New York-Style Bagels

Texan and ours first date was in New York City and since then, it’s held a special place in my heart (we got engaged there too!). I thought I would share one of my new favorite things to make that reminds me of the big apple. BAGELS! The New York Bagel is my preferred style…

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Street Corn Chicken Enchiladas

In a strange reversal of fortune, my busy life this year has made it more difficult than ever to find time for friends and family on the weekend.  So I decided to spend more time during the week with those I care about most by inviting some of my favorite people over on weekdays to…

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Peaches n’ Cream Pasta with Creamy Burrata and Prosciutto

Pasta is my go-to any time of the year. It’s really a blank canvas for whatever is in season. Since we are in our final weeks of summer, I’ve brought one of my favorites (pasta) with one of the most diverse in seasons fruits: peaches. Of course, you don’t want to weigh a bright peach…

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Pillow Soft Pretzels

Growing up in Europe had many advantages. Like experiencing wine festivals through the end of summer and into the fall.  Winter markets full of crafts and mulled wine.  And grabbing daily bread and pastries early in the morning while still warm and ready to be devoured with your favorite cheese. And while living in Germany,…

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Chicken, Watermelon and Burrata Sandwich

Watermelon: so hot right now These days it seems like watermelon is a top choice in everything from cocktails to salads and why not? Who wouldn’t want watermelon in almost EVERYTHING!  The juicy texture is so versatile and the flavor is subtle enough not to be overbearing in any dish. I’ve been experimenting a lot…

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Simple Crepes

As a child, my mother cooked with me whenever possible. Growing up was all about good homemade food. There was zero prepackaged/processed foods. If we wanted cookies, they were homemade cookies. If we wanted pizza, it was made from scratch. During lunch hour, no one wanted to trade my carrot sticks for fruit snacks but…

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Simple Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon salsa

Switch up you regular pico with a juicy twist! Watermelon has been all the craze this year so why not share one of my favorite salsas: Watermelon style! I originally created this recipe for my Steak and Watermelon tacos but have since used it to add some pop to BBQ Chicken, breakfast items or just…

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Spicy Goat Cheese + Sausage Rigatoni with Green Vegetables

I’ve been waiting for a LONG time to purchase the  pasta press attachment for my KitchenAid mixer. As a person who cooks pasta regularly, having this pasta press come to my door was like Christmas morning. The thought of making bucatini, penne, macaroni, and rigatoni got me right into making one of my faves: Rigatoni. …

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