Watermelon Fire and Ice Salsa

There is something about cutting into a fresh, ripe, red watermelon that just screams “summer” to me.  Love it! So to celebrate the return...

10-Minute Blackened Tilapia

Do you have a quick “go-to” dinner recipe?  A fallback for when you arrive home from work uber-exhausted, and just want to whip up...

Santa Fe Salad with Cilantro-Lime-Peanut Vinaigrette

Salads make me smile.  :)  Fresh salads, pasta salads, fruit salads, and even my grandma’s jello salad all hold a special place in my...

Crunchy Granola

I’m a big believer in breakfast.  Not just the food — the entire experience.  :)  Love waking up to the the newness of another...

Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Apricots and White Chocolate

A few months ago, in an apparent moment of indifference about my forever-overflowing email inbox at work, I subscribed to Martha Stewart’s “Cookie-of-the-Day” email. ...

5-Minute Rustic Fruit Galette

One of the things I clearly inherited from my mom is a love for making and enjoying homemade desserts.  All through childhood, I remember...

Zucchini Strand Linguine

As much as I enjoy the process of planning meals, and the anticipation that comes from researching a great recipe, shopping for the ingredients,...

Classic Banana Muffins

When I pay my visit to our local farmers’ market every Saturday morning, I always feel compelled to swing by the outdoor grocery nextdoor...

Peppermint Ice Cream

This is hands-down my new favorite dessert of the summer! Have been a big fan of peppermint ice cream since I was a kiddo...

Sesame Strawberry Salad

There are so many smells I love in the kitchen — homemade bread, freshly cut pineapple, any sort of roasting garlic — mmm, the...

Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Every time I return home to Wichita to visit my folks, it’s a “must” that we pay our traditional visit to Saigon, one of...

Feta Avocado Salsa & Pita Chips

You know those people who always go to a restaurant and order next to nothing, just so that they can fill up almost completely...