Shrimp Salad

This recipe for Shrimp Salad with Mint-Chili Dressing was a total hit. This year I’m starting off with healthy cooking to get the husband in the groove for the rest of the year. Between the two of us, he lacks willpower and caves to the call of a bag of cookies. Though I shouldn’t complain…

Mexican Street Corn Bowls

I’ve been hoarding recipes and thought it was time to spend some quality time in the kitchen testing them out. This recipe for Mexican Street Corn Bowls is delicious, easy and a family pleaser. I tried this in January – but imagine how tasty this would be with summer fresh corn! My absolutely favorite part…

Italian Bean Salad

Italian food is on my mind. Sometimes more than others. This recipe for Italian bean salad was a requested favorite while we were catering. It’s hard for me to acknowledge, but we’re coming up on the 1st anniversary of our closure. I can’t believe it’s almost been a year. There have been so many changes….

Sicilian Orange Salad

This recipe for Sicilian orange salad was another winery even recipe. One of my best friends from home has a brother that’s a local winemaker here on the Central Coast. If you’re ever looking for delicious Italian varietals look no further than Clesi winery in Templeton. If you go tasting, tell them Heather Pesco sent…

Edamame & Corn Salad, I’m Holding onto Summer

Yep, I’m still holding onto summer. I’d been holding onto this recipe for Edamame & Corn Salad forever and was so happy I finally gave it a go. It was DELICIOUS. Can’t wait to make it again next summer when corn is back in season! I guess if you’re really in a pinch you can…

Potato & Corn Salad for End of Summer Cooking

It’s end of summer cooking time and I’m to the point that I’m madly trying to try out all the recipes I found that use summer produce, but haven’t had a chance to cook yet. Enter in potato & corn salad for end of summer cooking. This is what I get for procrastinating. But if…

Farmer’s Market Basil Vinaigrette

Farmer’s market basil vinaigrette is one of my favorite homemade dressings. It’s simple and fresh – something that can help you prolong that summer feel well into the fall and winter. Next time you’re at your local farmer’s market pick up some fresh basil so you can make this amazing vinaigrette. If you are lucky…

Red Rice Salad

I found a recipe for red rice salad this past spring and never got around to making it. I’m actually glad I waited until summer to make this so I could use fresh summer peaches. Sure you could use frozen, but it just won’t taste the same. Red Rice Salad 1 Persian cucumber, washed, sliced…

Nectarine & Avocado Salad

This nectarine avocado salad is something I honestly wasn’t sure about heading into dinner. But consider myself pleasantly surprised. This was the tastiest salad I’ve made in a while. Be sure to make this while stone fruits are still ripe for the season. Not only was this easy and quick to make, this was 100%…