Summer Vegetable “Ribbon” Salad

  A few years ago, I made the decision to bid farewell to having cable in the casa.  And I have to say, I’ve...

Grilled Tilapia With Cherry Salsa

Talk about a delicious 15-minute meal! This grilled tilapia with a yummy cherry salsa could not have been easier…and tastier!  Since our heat index...

Colorful Summer Salsa

  Sometimes I make salsa based on a craving for a spicy kick.  Sometimes I just want to go fresh and light.  Sometimes I...

giveaway: salsabol

giveaway: salsabol

‘Tis the season for homemade salsa!!!  Well, actually, I’m pretty much obsessed with chips and salsa year-round.  But with so many delicious, ripe tomatoes,...

Spiced Banana & Brown Sugar Ice Cream

Allow me to introduce you to a recipe celebrating all of the goodness of freshly-baked, perfectly-spiced, rich, flavorful, banana bread… …in an ice cream!!!...

Cherry Clafoutis

We have had some of the most amazing sales around here lately on bing cherries — which has been such a treat.  I love...

How To Make Sushi At Home

I’m pretty sure I could live on sushi.  Seriously.  Love-love-LOVE it!  :-) But as much as I enjoy hitting up our local sushi happy...

Thai Basil Chicken (Gai Pad Krapow)

Every week that I’ve been at the market this summer and passed by the bunches of fresh, vivid, and wonderfully fragrant Thai basil…I crave...

Red Sangria

Summertime = Sangriatime.  :-) So for a happy hour with some friends at my place last week, I decided to put some fresh fruit...

mailbox monday: “stocking a spice cabinet”

mailbox monday: “stocking a spice cabinet”

Hey Ali! My name is Jessica and I just found your blog through Foodgawker.  I really love it! Whenever you have time, I wondered...

site updates!

site updates!

Hey hey!  We’ve made some fun new updates to the site (with more to come).  So if you have a few minutes, take a...

Strawberry Shortcake

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…fresh, red strawberries and thick sweet whipped cream…warm shortcake biscuits with almond-y “zing”…these are a few of my...