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Fresh Strawberry Pie- the perfect Spring/Summer treat!

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Just like your favorite chain restaurant’s version, this Fresh Strawberry Pie has a buttery crust that is loaded to the brim with sweet sun ripened strawberries, and garnished with homemade whipped cream! Every year I crave one of these sweet pies, but for some reason, have only gotten around to posting a recipe for it […]

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Lemon Garlic Pan Seared Salmon

Lemon Garlic Seared Salmon

A simple yet delicious meal, this restaurant quality Lemon Garlic Seared Salmon will be perfect for impromptu dinner parties or last minute meals. Pair it with a nice cold glass of Cavit Pinot Grigio and your night will be perfect! Did you know that Friday May 26th is National Pinot Grigio Day? This is one […]

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Quick Rhubarb Cake

Quick Rhubarb Cake

This one bowl Quick Rhubarb Cake is extremely simple to make and even easier to eat! You will want to make it over and over again! I think that my husband’s grandparents were trying to scare me away the first time I met them. However, I don’t think it was intentional because his grandmother is […]

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sweet and spicy pork ribs

Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs

These Spicy and Sweet Pork ribs are tender enough to pull apart with your fingers and flavorful enough to ensure no left overs! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetGrillingAmerica #CollectiveBias Last weekend my husband and I fired up the grill, set a slab of […]

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delicious 3 layer raspberry cake with raspberry buttercream

Fresh Raspberry Cream Cake

This Fresh Raspberry Cream Cake will have your tastebuds go wild. A buttery white cake studded with fresh raspberries wrapped up in a sweet raspberry frosting. If you are looking for the perfect Mother’s Day cake or Birthday cake, this is it! Fresh raspberries are mixed into my favorite white cake recipe. Honestly, just the […]

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raspberry cream cheese danish

Easy Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish

This homemade Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish is flaky, buttery, and absolutely delicious. With only a few steps and a bit of chilling time, you can have better than the bakery fresh danishes straight from your kitchen! Raspberry Cream Cheese Danishs are my absolute favorite. I will always choose it over a donut or another flavor […]

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Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake is light sponge cake that soaks up a combination or evaporated milk, condensed milk, a cream and topped with a whipped cream topping and fresh strawberries that creates pure bliss! The last time I made this Tres Leche Cake was before my blogging days. After enjoying a delicious bite, I almost had […]

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Coconut Cake with Mango Curd Filling

Coconut Cake with Mango Curd Filling

A sweet coconut cake base combined with a smooth tart mango curd will have you dreaming about the tropics and trying to do the hula! Spending part of my childhood and teen years in Hawaii, I really grew to love the tropical flavors such as mango and passion fruit. They are so exotic, fresh, and […]

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Lemon Poppy Seed Bars with Fresh Strawberry Frosting

Lemon Poppy Seed Bars with Strawberry Frosting

These Lemon Poppy Seed Bars with Fresh Strawberry Frosting are the perfect burst of Spring for your dessert table! If you are looking for a pretty, yet easy recipe this Spring, these Lemon Poppy Seed Bars with fresh strawberry frosting are perfect. They are extremely easy to make and full of glorious flavors. I love […]

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blackberry lime cupcakes

Blackberry Lime Cupcakes

Tangy soft lime cupcakes topped with a sweet blackberry cream cheese frosting. These Blackberry Lime Cupcakes are what Spring baking is all about! I love getting the grocery store circulars this time of year and seeing all of the fabulous deals on berries. Not only do we eat them like candy, but I also love […]

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Blackberry Cinnamon Rolls

Blackberry Cinnamon Rolls

Last week I attended Knotts Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival media preview event. I absolutely love anything boysenberry flavored, so the event was not to be missed. While I was there, I was posting pictures of the scrumptious boysenberry themed desserts on my Instagram and Facebook feed. Little did I know, my husband and kids were […]

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Delicious homemade chicken crispers with creamy honey mustard sauce

Copycat Chili’s Chicken Crispers

It never ceases to amaze my husband how much money American’s spend on food and going out to eat. Growing up in Switzerland, they never went out to eat unless it was a very special occasion or a birthday. My family on the other hand would visit Chili’s almost once a week for dinner. Now, […]

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A tangy sweet curd that is perfect for cakes, cookies, or just to eat with your spoon!

Meyer Lemon Curd

When I got home from Costco the other day, my husband just about went nuts over one item. Meyer Lemons. Unfortunately, he does not understand the beauty in these lemons and how they are absolutely incomparable to other lemons. Even after attempting to explain why I bought them he couldn’t justify the purchase. You see, […]

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A light and buttery coconut cupcake topped with fresh strawberry frosting

The Best Strawberry Coconut Cupcakes

Whenever I have to bake cupcakes for an occasion, I almost always make these Coconut Cupcakes. They are always loved and are extremely popular. While I usually always make a coconut cream cheese frosting, I decided to change things up by using a fresh strawberry frosting instead. Let me tell you they are just as […]

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French Onion Dip

French Onion Soup Dip

I think I say this every time I post, but where has the time gone? How is it already February and Superbowl?!? This is the month when I reserve all of my kid’s summer camps and begin planning our family vacation (if we have one). I can not believe that we are already here! The […]

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Whole Wheat Flaxseed Pancakes with Fresh Strawberry Syrup

Whole Wheat Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup

When January rolls around, I am like every other human on this planet. I crave healthy food, have a few pounds to lose, and am over the cold. I begin to crave the sunshine and fresh berries more than anything else. Thankfully, living in Southern California, the sunshine and strawberry season are right around the […]

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Easy Spicy and Sweet Turkey Meatballs

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

Have you ever had or made an appetizer and thought, “I can make a meal out of this”? Well, these Sweet and Spicy Meatballs will be one of those appetizers that will soon become an entrée. At least that is what happened in my house! I made these for a holiday party last month and […]

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Lamb and Mushroom Puff Pastry Triangles

Easy Lamb and Mushroom Puff Pastry Triangles

Can you believe that the holidays are almost completely over?!? I can’t! It came and went so quickly. Now from what I am seeing on Facebook, most people are really looking forward to saying goodbye to 2016 and eager for the fresh start in 2017. We had a great year and are looking to continue […]

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Apple Smoothie Bowls

Apple Smoothie Bowls

  As we get further and further into the holiday season, I find myself getting more and more tired and sluggish. I’m not sure if it is the fact that I am running myself ragged with prep and kid’s activities or the fact that my diet is comparable to Elf (spaghetti with maple sugar)- sugar […]

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Spiralized Zucchini Breakfast Bake

Spiralized Zucchini Breakfast Bake

  Christmas morning is always a bit chaotic in my home. Between excited/amped kids ready to tear apart every gift, cleaning after the Tasmanian devils, prepping for church, then making the meal for the crowd, there is not a lot of time to spend making breakfast. One of the things I insist upon is that […]

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