Beat The Heat

Summer Favorites

Easy Peach Frosé Recipe (Frozen Rosé Wine Slushies)

Bring on the summer heat! This 4-ingredient Peach Frosé recipe, made with a hint of savory fresh marjoram, is the only cocktail I need to stay cool on a steamy summer night.    Rosé is the quintessential summer wine at my house.    Juicy peaches...

Easy Key Lime Pie

Brighten up your dessert table with the tangy flavors in this Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe! Don't you love those desserts that are great any time of the year? And they are great to serve to a crowd?  And it's even better when you only need a handful of...

Shrimp Salad with Avocado

This light and tasty Shrimp Salad with Avocado comes together quickly and will quickly become one of your go-to summer salad recipes. It's May and the sun is going to shine this weekend.  That means it's time for all of the spring things. Yard work, spring...

Raspberry Paloma Cocktails

Hot, humid weather is no match for a pitcher of these refreshing Raspberry Paloma Cocktails. Our recipe puts a twist on the classic Mexican cocktail with the addition of sweet raspberries and spicy jalapeños!  A classic margarita never goes out of...

Greek Chicken Wraps

Don't have dinner planned? Use a rotisserie chicken to have Greek Chicken Wraps on the table in less than 20 minutes! Please tell me I’m not alone. It’s 4:00, and I don’t have any idea what I’m making for dinner. I know, I’m a food blogger, but it happens to me more...

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes are a tasty addition to any summer BBQ. BBQ season has arrived in full force and our deck is open and (kind of) ready for guests to come over. Yes, the paint is peeling and we need to replace some boards. We will get to that eventually, but...

Lemon Drop Martini Recipe

Nothing screams spring like fun cocktails! Light and refreshing, this Lemon Drop Martini recipe is just what your next happy hour needs. Spring has sprung which can only mean it is time for some fun cocktails, and this Lemon Drop Martini recipe is a perfect place to...

Lemon Thyme Breakfast Cake

Celebrate the arrival of spring with this Lemon Thyme Breakfast Cake recipe! A drizzle of herb-infused simple syrup keeps this citrusy cake extra moist and flavorful.  Cake for breakfast? Yes, it’s a thing, and you’ll definitely want to get your hands on a piece...

Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

You won't believe the flavor that is packed into this 5 ingredient Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette! Summertime seems to be made for salads, and this Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette makes a frequent appearance on our table mainly because it's Kevin's...

Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

This muffin mashup combines the best flavors of lemon poppy seed and blueberry muffin recipes. Make a batch of these Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with a crunchy streusel topping for brunch or for easy breakfasts on the go!  Blueberry muffins need little...

Layered Greek Dip

This Layered Greek Dip recipe is the Mediterranean version of the classic 7 Layer Dip. Perfect happy hour nibbles for a crowd! Who doesn't love a quick and easy appetizer? Check out this Greek twist on the infamous seven layer dip that often appears at potlucks. All...

Aperol Gin Cocktail

 Looking for a fun cocktail to serve to friends? If you are a gin lover, this cocktail is for you! This Aperol Gin Cocktail is a refreshing drink filled with gin, cucumber and lime. If you are local to Minneapolis-St. Paul and have been lucky enough to go...

Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Our simple Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese, Craisins and a Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe is our go-to side dish for entertaining!  Need an easy way to add greens to your entertaining menu? This Spinach Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe makes a...

Asiago Dip

This Asiago Dip recipe is an updated, lighter version of a traditional artichoke dip. It disappears every time we have it - a definite sign that you should make it for your next party. Another gathering, another appetizer to bring for the group. Appetizers...

Kalamata Olive Cream Cheese Spread

This simple, 4-ingredient Kalamata Olive Cream Cheese Spread recipe is a tasty nibble everyone will love at your next happy hour. Are you ready for a killer appetizer? One that can be made in advance, will keep for weeks and is one of the easiest appetizer recipes to...