Sunday, May 31, 2015

Chicken Caprese Sandwich

This was amazing, one of my favorite meals from the grill I've made. I got garlic ciabatta bread to serve this on, the tomatoes and basil are from the garden and fresh mozzarella from a local italian market. You have to make this recipe. Here's the link to the recipe

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Smore Thumbprint Cookies

These are a great cookie if you love smores, plus they don't make a ton so you can double the recipe if you want or just make a few and doesn't take a ton of ingredients. Here's the link to the recipe

Friday, May 29, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bacon Mushroom Cheeseburger

I used swiss on Kyle's burger and used marble cheddar on mine. These were delicious on the grill and would be great for your next bbq. I served these on potato burger buns, next time I may try on pretzel buns if the market has them in stock. Here's the link to the recipe

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Apple Crisp

I picked up apples at the Farmers Market and wanted to make a dessert with them. This was the perfect recipe. Such an awesome dessert. Here's the link to the recipe

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Lemon Honey Salad Dressing

This time of year I try to make some type of salad to go with dinner each night. This salad was made with ingredients I got at the local farmers market.This dressing was wonderful and so easy to make. Here's the link to this dressing to add to your next salad

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sweet & Saucy Grilled Chicken

Chicken is always one of my favorites and we make a lot of it year round so I always try to mix it up with new recipes. This was great on the grill. Here's the link to the recipe

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Lemon Roasted Potato Salad

There's just something about potato or macaroni salad in the summer. Just goes perfect with whatever you grill. This potato salad recipe was awesome because I roasted the potatoes. Here's the link to the recipe

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Blackberry Sangria

I love Sangria, especially in the summer. I usually get inspired by whatever fruit looks good when I'm out at the Farmers Market. This one was so delicious and my first time using blackberries in Sangria. Here's the link to the recipe

Friday, May 22, 2015

Stuffed Grilled Calamari

We grilled up shrimp to go along with this and I also made a caprese salad. I've never made stuffed calamari and this was so good. I loved the filling in this recipe, but also am going to try it mixing up the filling ingredients a little. These cook quick so are perfect on those nights you're starving and don't have a lot of time to cook. Here's the link to the recipe

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Baked Pasta

Sometimes you need a little comfort food and this recipe is perfect for this. I added some veggies to my sauce for this recipe. It was a rainy night when I made this and a little cool out so after a long day at work this was perfect. I used ground turkey for this recipe. Here's the link to the recipe

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sweet Potato, Corn and Feta Salad

I added rainbow carrots to this also, because they're my favorite and I had some that I had to use up. This was a great summer salad and I love the mix of veggies. I never would've thought to add the feta, but it works in this. Here's the link to the recipe

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

I love making muffins like these and freezing extras so during those hot summer months I don't feel like turning the oven on I have these already made. I love zucchini, I remember making zucchini bread with my grandma after we picked some from her garden. These didn't disappoint and are a great mid morning snack. Here's the link to the recipe

Monday, May 18, 2015

Prosciutto Sausage Parmesan Pizza

I added sausage to the original recipe for this and used a rectangle bread from a local bakery that was sold at the supermarket. I saw this bread a few months back and couldn't wait to go back and get some to use on the grill. Will be using this bread at the next bbq we host because it was awesome. Here's the link to the recipe that inspired me

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Banana Bread Waffles

On those rare mornings that Kyle and I are both home and don't have anywhere to be I like to make a nice breakfast. Since we had bananas in the house and I love waffles I made this recipe. These were delicious. Here's the link to the recipe

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Smore Milkshake

Anyone who knows me knows I'm obsessed with smores so if I see a new smore recipe or product I have to try it. This shake was awesome and was great on a hot day here in NY. Will be making this a few times this summer. Here's the link to the recipe

Friday, May 15, 2015

Brownie in a Mug

I almost forgot to get a picture of this It was delicious and such a quick and easy dessert. This takes under 2 minutes and is amazing and really hits that dessert craving. Here's the link to the recipe

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Scrapbook Pages

For about the past year I've really gotten into craft beer and trying different kinds especially from local breweries. 

Love this little dog and how cute she is

I love when the weather warms up and it's time to garden again

NYC at Christmas

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bacon Sushi

So I first saw this on facebook and it wasn't grilling season yet, so I shared it with Kyle and he was excited to try it when the weather warmed up. You can find videos on You Tube how to make this. It was ok, but didn't live up to the hype for us. Basically you lay out bacon, put a thin layer of ground beef on it and a long stick of cheese in the middle before wrapping it up into a roll. You glaze it with bbq sauce on the outside, some also put chips on top, but we didn't think those were necessary. We're glad we tried it, but wish it would have been better.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

I love making salads with dinner in the summer. I also love making my own salad dressing so this recipe was perfect for the salad I made with the chicken we grilled. Here's the link to the recipe

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Smore Bites

I am obsessed with smores so when I saw this recipe for mini smores I had to try it. I used mini marshmallows instead of a big marshmallow like the recipe has. I love these small smores, such a great little snack. Here's the link to the recipe

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Scrapbook Pages

Chip Shop in Brooklyn, love having a little British Pub here in NY just wish it was closer to our house

 I love seeing my flowers bloom each spring

Love my brother and sister in law, this is from their England wedding January 2015

 Princess can sleep just about anywhere, especially now that she's a senior

Princess loves hanging out in her toy box, must be comfy on top of those toys

 I love my Princess and she's so photogenic

Some of my favorite foods
Summer a few years back

Friday, May 8, 2015

Dublin Iced Coffee

I love coffee and drink a ton of it and this was the perfect way to make coffee after a long day. So delicious and made me feel like I was in Ireland (can't wait to go back there) Here's the link to the recipe

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Vodka Strawberry Lemonade

This is such a refreshing summer beverage and is great to drink while sitting by the pool. Here's the link so you can enjoy this drink in the summer heat

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Greek Pasta Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

The dressing was perfect for this pasta salad I made, I prefer spinach leaves in my salad and I love tomatoes in a mix of colors in my salads. Here's the link to the dressing

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Greek Salad with Crispy Feta

I never thought of frying up feta, but it made this salad amazing. I also used mini tomatoes in different colors. Will be making this again this summer next time we have people over for a bbq. Here's the link to the recipe

Monday, May 4, 2015

Smores Peanut Butter Desert Bars

I made these for a work birthday and they were amazing love the toasted marshmallows on top. I love anything smore related so couldn't wait to make these. Here's the link to the recipe

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

I love the strawberries in both the cake and the frosting. I made the toppers for these, I love customizing cupcakes to match the occasion. Here's the link to the recipe

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Red Velvet Mug Cake

I added chocolate kisses to mine because I had a few left over from another recipe I made. I love mug cake recipes because they hit that dessert craving and are a small amount that are quick to make. I was craving some dessert, but didn't want to go out for anything and had nothing made already in the house. This was delicious, here's the link to the recipe

Friday, May 1, 2015


I love making cards, usually use my scraps from my scrapbook pages for the cards so I don't waste small pieces of patterned papers.
Haven't used this stamp in awhile so figured was the perfect time to use it again. I colored it with my copic markers

This is a card I made for Mother's Day, added gems to the flowers I stamped in yellow. The butterfly was attached to a paper clip, I just took the clip off and attached to the card