Chicken Salad with Grapes and Apples

This is the perfect summer go-to recipe. It is a light and healthy chicken salad that you can eat plain or make into a sandwich or wrap! This recipe makes great leftovers which can make meal prepping for lunches during the week a breeze! What you’ll need: 2 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped into chunks…

Pico de Gallo with Peppers

Again – I LOVE salsa. ❀ This recipe was developed by starting with my love for Pico de Gallo and then adding some peppers for additional color, flavor, and heat. Traditionally, Pico de Gallo is made with tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapeno, salt, and lime juice. Which is such a classic go-to. I could eat the…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

We are taking the classic chocolate chip cookie to the next level with this one! You start with your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and then add a swirl of yummy buttercream frosting to the middle! This is like an ice cream sandwich that you don’t have to worry about melting! My favorite chocolate chip…

Watermelon Salsa

Chips and salsa is probably my #1 favorite food. Honestly, I could live off of it. Especially when there are so many different and fun varieties of salsa that you can make! This Watermelon Salsa is easy to make and super delicious and refreshing to eat. It is the perfect summer BBQ dish! What you’ll…

BBQ Bacon Hawaiian Pizza

This is Hawaiian pizza on steroids. It is sweet (pineapple), salty (bacon), crunchy (pickles), savory (Canadian bacon), with just a touch of heat (sweet and spicy BBQ sauce)!!! I first tried a pizza like this at a local pizzeria. They call theirs “The Abby” (assuming it is named after an employee there, also, clearly the…

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Oh my goodness do we have a TON of rhubarb! Up until 2 years ago I had never even had rhubarb and now I look forward to it coming back every summer. If you’ve never had rhubarb before, you definitely should. It is crisp (kind of like celery) and very tart and is best when…

Spinach Dip with Beer Bread

This is a cold spinach dip and is perfect for summer. It is quick, easy, and super impressive to bring to any party. I add red pepper and water chesnuts for crunch and additional flavor. I love this dip paired with beer bread but it is equally delicious on crackers. I like the taste of…

Pickle-Whammy Dip

This dip is SO easy, SO delicious, and SO addicting. You will want to make it for your next work potluck, backyard bbq, ladies night, or even just to have on hand for yourself πŸ˜‰ ! It is so quick and easy, which makes it a great go-to for those last minute plans. This dip…

Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast = ❀ Pizza = ❀ Breakfast Pizza = πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ The only thing I like to eat more than breakfast food, is pizza. So, why not combine the two?! This recipe is cheesy, meaty, spicy, and down right delicious. The best part is soaking up the extra egg yolk with the…

Blackened Fish Tacos

My boyfriend LOVES to fish, and I LOVE fish tacos .. so, it works out. The Minnesota fishing opener is coming up this weekend and I felt inspired to make some fish tacos! (Side note: we have TONS of fish in our freezer from this winter ice-fishing and need to make some room for all…

Summer Vegetable Jambalaya

Here we go! My first blog post ever. I can’t believe that it is already May (and officially my birthday month!). Even though it is technically spring, it has been freezing in Minnesota, so, I wanted to make something warm and cozy but also with a summer flare. I decided to make a Summer Vegetable…