Za’atar Seasoning

This classic Middle Eastern za’atar recipe is perfect for seasoning everything from veggies, to meats, seafood, breads, dips and more. Friends!  Do you have a jar of za’atar seasoning sitting in your spice collection right now? If not, it’s time to mix up a quick batch. ♡ This classic Middle Eastern herb and...

Pistachio Pesto Pasta Salad

This Pistachio Pesto Pasta Salad is the perfect make-ahead dish for summer gatherings, it’s easy to customize with your favorite add-ins, and it tastes SO fresh and delicious. In the wintertime, most of my leftover veggies get tossed into a soup, stir-fry, roasting pan, or hot noodle dish.  But in the...

Pistachio Pesto

This simple basil pistachio pesto recipe is easy to make in the blender or food processor, and loaded up with the best fresh flavors. It’s fresh basil season!  Which means it’s officially time to make a million batches of fresh pesto, and toss it, scoop it, drizzle it, stir it into All The Things. ♡ ♡ ♡...

Strawberry Burrata Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

This Strawberry Burrata Salad recipe is quick and easy to make, and topped with the most heavenly fresh basil vinaigrette.  It’s the perfect summertime salad. Can’t stop won’t stop with the odes to Spring. This gorgeous Strawberry Burrata Salad is absolutely everything I adore about this season. ♡  Tender, leafy, fresh spring...

Basil Vinaigrette

This Basil Vinaigrette recipe is quick and easy to make, and bursting with the best fresh basil flavor.  Perfect for drizzling on salads, pizzas, pastas, soups, grilled meat, veggies and more! These past few weeks, Barclay and I have been hosting some very special visitors from Kansas City…my in-laws! They...

5-Minute Dreamy Tahini Dip

This 5-Minute Dreamy Tahini Dip recipe is quick and easy to make in the blender, it’s naturally gluten-free and vegan, and it goes with just about everything. Meet…the dip that goes with pretty much everything. Totally.  Obsessed.  🙋 I actually came up with this one by accident a few weeks ago when I was...

Rosy Rosé Sangria

This lovely rosé sangria is made with your choice of fresh fruit, crisp rosé wine, and a subtle splash of rose water.  It’s the perfect refreshing drink for spring and summertime! Love springtime roses and rosé? I’ve brought the two together for you today in this lovely new sangria recipe! Just grab some...

Herb-Lovers Lemony Orzo Salad

This Herb-Lovers Lemony Orzo Salad recipe is easy to make and filled with the best fresh and zesty flavors!  Perfect for serving as a main dish or side, and easy to customize with your favorite add-ins. As long as I live, I’m pretty sure that I will never grow tired of chopping...

How To Make Tamales

Learn how to make tamales with this easy recipe and step-by-step tutorial!  They’re easy to customize (chicken, beef, pork and vegetarian filling recipes provided), they’re made with zero lard or shortening, they’re easy to freeze, and taste as delicious as ever! Guys, I finally taught myself how to make tamales! ♡ And...

Easy Elote Dip

This simple Elote Dip recipe is everything you love about classic Mexican street corn…in an easy 15-minute dip! The very first time we invited our European friends over for Mexican food here in Spain, we made our usual round of tacos, rice, beans, and dips…and totally spiced everyone out.  😂😂😂 Ha,...

Weekend in Rome (and Naples!)

Highlights from our 5-day long weekend in Rome (including a day trip to Naples!), including our favorite places to eat, things to do, and where we stayed.  And of course, a hundred photos. :) Last month, my favorite guy in the world turned 40!  So to celebrate, I asked him to...

Mango Avocado Spring Rolls (with Easy Peanut Sauce)

These Mango Avocado Spring Rolls are filled with a rainbow of fresh and delicious ingredients, they’re naturally gluten-free and vegan, and served with the most irresistible peanut dipping sauce. Guys, we did it.  We made it through another winter!  ♡ In my little world, this is always major cause for celebration.  But...