Waffle-Iron Hashbrown Sandwiches-13425

Waffle-Iron Hashbrown Sandwiches

I have a secret to admit that I am ashamed of. I am in a dinner rut. That’s right, in my family we have four dinner dishes that are constantly on repeat. Now before you get all my-cooking-is-holier-than-thou on me, don’t pretend that you’re not doing the exact same thing. I can see your downcast eyes and slightly flushed cheeks! But, hey it is an easy trap to fall into… you rush to the market without an ingredient list so you just buy the stuff you need for the three to five different meals you already have memorized. And so the …

Quick Macaron Decor-13399

Quick Macaron Decor

For those of you that are avid readers, then you know I have a few (lazy) hosting tricks up my sleeve. From making “professional” cakes in your home to creating the perfect sangria station, I’ve perfected the art of expert hosting deception. But hey, I’m a busy working mom, so I take pride in my party hacks. Well, today I’ve got another shortcut to make your next dessert table scream of slaved-over perfection (without the actual slaving-over!).  These gorgeously artful macarons from The Sugar Shack are fabulously wonderful if you can get your hands on them. But if not, then …

Ahi Tuna on Beet Greek Yogurt Slaw-13279

Ahi Tuna on Beet Greek Yogurt Slaw

  A few years ago, I vacationed with my husband in Hawaii. You would think that my most valued memories from that trip would be the quality time spent with my wonderful husband on the beach or one of our many romantic hikes in the jungle. But no, what stands out to me the most, like a beacon of delicious light in the haze of foggy memories, was the Ahi tuna.  I had it at every restaurant we ate at during our trip. I was obsessed. Yup, clearly you see where my priorities in life lie. Since that fateful trip, …

Roasted Chipotle Shrimp Cocktail-13176

Roasted Chipotle Shrimp Cocktail

It’s that time of the year to start stock-piling good appetizer ideas. From outdoor cookouts to beachy picnics, summer is coming and there’s nothing better than an easy, delicious appetizer to add to the festivities. Today’s inspired recipe comes to us from the real wedding of Kellie and John-Paul. With their classic and clean reception decor, it was a no brainer to include some classic faire for munching. So, add our inspired Roasted Chipotle Shrimp Cocktail recipe to your arsenal and scroll through this dreamy affair… you won’t be disappointed! ROASTED CHIPOTLE SHRIMP COCKTAIL     INGREDIENTS 1 pound of …

Rainbow Sherbet Cheesecake-12950

Rainbow Sherbet Cheesecake

Spring is in the air and along with blooming flowers comes the season of pastels! The soft palette is unarguably associated with the quarterly months and brings with them a colorful rebirth of nature.  Let’s celebrate the season with a pastel-y Rainbow Sherbet Cheesecake recipe inspired by today’s bubbly styled shoot. Get the recipe below and follow along as photographer Linda Borrego shares her vision behind the event: I came up with the idea to do a spring styled birthday party shoot as I love spring colours and girly things. I wanted to incorporate watercolours, which are shown in the stationery …

Beet Kale Salad & Springtime Oat Smoothie-12929

Beet Kale Salad & Springtime Oat Smoothie

Did you know it’s National Nutrition Month? Yup, March is a time to finally get around to that pesky New Years’ Resolution that’s been haunting you since January 2nd.  I personally have been slowly working on my nutrition since last autumn, when I happily welcomed my baby girl into the world. I subscribe to the “slow-but-steady” tribe, so I’ve been making little tweaks to my daily routine – cutting down portion sizes, eating more greens, and doing “baby curls” every hour (you know, when you use your baby as a dumbbell… don’t worry, she think’s it’s hilarious!).   I was …

Gloria Ferrer & the Poached Pear-12821

Gloria Ferrer & the Poached Pear

There are a few foodie milestones that come with growing into a proper adult – eating your first mouthful of caviar without gagging, knowing the difference between chocolate truffles and actual truffles, and learning to pair a good wine with a yummy dessert.  Well, I can’t help you with the caviar reflex (not something I’ve mastered yet, myself), but I certainly can help you with the dessert-wine pairing.   I recently teamed up with Gloria Ferrer to create a sweet spring recipe to go along with their Pinot Noir.  But before we jump to the recipe, it’s a good rule of …