Refreshing Coconut Lime Sorbet

One of the things I like least about myself is my ability to lament the loss of something I love before it’s even gone.  I think I’ve always possessed this character flaw  trait.  I can trace this feeling back to first grade when my friend Melissa Robeiro (if you went to Suisun Elementary School in the…

Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings

I always get annoyed when I’m trying out someone else’s recipe and it calls for weird ingredients I know I’ll never use again.  (No, I don’t think Whole Food carries zucchini blossoms on the regular and I have no clue what marmite is.)  It’s fun when you have an idea for a meal based on…

Garlic Shrimp with Arugula Pesto Pasta

Pesto used to really intimidate me.  Now that I’ve made a million batches of pesto, it makes me laugh to think how far I’ve come because pesto is one of those things that sounds fancier and more difficult than it really is.  It really requires you to throw some ingredients into a food processor…and then…

No Bake Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter and Chocolate

‘Memba these from back in the day?  There isn’t one particular memory associated with these oatmeal, chocolate, and peanut butter cookies but they give me a general sense of nostalgia for the seemingly endless summer nights that were some of the most carefree days imaginable.  My best friend’s mom used to make these and they…

One Sheet Pan Dinner: Shrimp and Summer Vegetables

Sheet pan dinners are truly the best way to cook dinner.  Is there even another way? Seriously though — I thought summer was going to be all laid back.  Things are at your own pace, life slows own a bit, you have time to explore some other interests, etc.  Then summer actually happens — and…

Classic Key Lime Pie

I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July!  While we didn’t do incredibly much yesterday, we did go to the beach this past weekend with John’s parents…our first beach trip of the season!  The things we do seasonally — like ride the train at our local park, participate in various holiday traditions, and go…

One Sheet Pan Chicken Wings with Summer Vegetables

This is one of those meals that requires a little bit of foresight…i.e., reminding yourself to make the marinade and put the chicken in the marinade while you’re at work. Seems easy enough, but that’s the part I always have trouble with. Regardless, we’re huge fans of sheet pan dinners because they take about 30…

Simple Mango Cheesecake Parfait

What happened to the parfait?  They’re the forgotten dessert…and I think this is a travesty.  I’m going to blame McDonald’s for the parfait’s lack of popularity.  When they made that yogurt and fruit parfait…BOOM!  They weren’t cool anymore.  I’m here to tell you that the parfait LIVES ON though in our hearts, minds, and kitchens. …