Peach Rosé Sangria

This refreshing Peach Rosé Sangria makes leisurely summer sipping with friends even more enjoyable. 

Peach Rosé Sangria

Truth be told, I’ve never been much of a Sangria fan. 

Which in and of itself is kind of odd, because I love every individual ingredient that goes into Sangria: wine, fruit, perhaps a spirit or two. But together? No thank you. 

Clearly that’s because I hadn’t tasted the right one. Cloying, syrupy, sweet sangria does nothing for me. But this light Peach Rosé Sangria is my new love and will keep me cool, content and sipping all summer long. …

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Vodka and Elderflower Lemonade (1 of 2)

Vodka and Elderflower Lemonade

Summer’s not over yet! Change up your traditional cocktail of choice and sip on a refreshing Vodka and Elderflower Lemonade. It’s the end of July, but I’m refusing to look at the back to school section at Target. We don’t start school until September 8th this year, which means summer is still in full swing, and…

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Grilled Peppers with Goat Cheese 2015 (1 of 2)

Grilled Peppers with Goat Cheese

The grill isn’t just for dinner! Use it for appetizers, too, with this easy Grilled Peppers with Goat Cheese recipe! I’m not sure what the weather is like where you live, but the most recent summer weather we’ve been having has been absolutely glorious. And now that baseball is almost over I am loving our evenings…

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Sriracha Grilled Cauliflower (1 of 2)

Sriracha Grilled Cauliflower

This flavorful Sriracha Grilled Cauliflower is sure to turn cauliflower foes into raving fans after just one bite. I’m always amazed at the transformation of raw vegetables after they have been grilled. It’s almost like they become an entirely different beast. The high heat of the grill brings out their natural caramelization. Add a bit…

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Antipasti Salad

Antipasto Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Looking for a substantial salad for a BBQ? This easy Antipasto Salad is packed with meat and veggies and fits the bill perfectly! I can never have too many salad recipes in my files for the summer.  They are easy to make ahead of time and keep me out of the kitchen at dinner. Win-win,…

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Sweet and Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad (1 of 3)

Sweet and Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad

Summer nights don’t get much better than dining al fresco with a make ahead Sweet and Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad and a cold glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Make ahead dinners have saved my hide more than once this summer. With baseball games and practices 3-4 nights a week, an easy dinner has become a necessity…

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Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce 2015 (1 of 2)

Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Fresh herbs from the garden make this Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce my favorite way to eat steak in the summertime. Grilling season is in full swing in Minnesota and I am sharing one of my favorite go-to recipes for the grill: Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce. Flank steak is one of my favorite cuts…

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Grilled Vegetable and Kale Salad 1 of 3

Grilled Vegetable and Kale Salad

Enjoy summer’s bountiful produce with this colorful Grilled Vegetable and Kale Salad. It’s inevitable that whenever I go to a farmer’s market that I walk away with waaaaay more produce than we need. I can’t seem to help myself; all of those bright colors and inviting textures are just too appealing to me! I may…

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Mexican Grilled Corn feature

Mexican Grilled Corn

Put a new twist on one of summer’s favorite foods with this lip-smacking Mexican Grilled Corn! We almost always grill our corn in the summer. Heating up the house with a giant pot of boiling water holds no appeal to me when it’s already hot and humid. Besides that, I adore the taste of grilled corn….

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