Asian Pulled Pork Sandwich

This is no ordinary pulled pork sandwich! Wasabi mayo, a tangy cilantro rich slaw is placed over a saucy pulled pork that is seasoned and flavored with lots of Asian spice.

Sweet and spicy pulled pork sandwiches with Asian flair!  The tangy, crunchy slaw and wasabi mayo make this bbq recipe one uniquely delcious sandwich sensation! Summer has been busier than I care to admit.  Every year I tell myself I'm not going to sign the kids up for too many camps.  Every year I sign my kids up for too many camps.  I love summer camps, it's the driving to and from that wears me out. It's mid July and we are finally … Continue reading →

Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

A from scratch buttercream recipe made with fresh strawberries. The perfect topping for rich chocolate cupcakes.

  Soft chocolate cupcakes topped with a creamy and sweet fresh strawberry frosting! If you were to open my fridge at any given time you would see loads of fresh berries.  Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries fill each shelf of my refrigerator. They are just as important to my family as milk and bread. Without fail, we are all out of berries by mid-week.  Well we have a few berries left, you know the ones that  we all try … Continue reading →

Greek Style Shrimp Scampi

Greek style shrimp scamp with lots of fresh tomatoes, kalamata olives and feta cheese.

  Pasta is tossed with shrimp, fresh tomatoes, olives and feta in this easy, no fuss meal! This Greek shrimp scampi will quickly become a weekly staple! I woke up on the 5th of July to see our yard and driveway covered with firework shrapnel.  Used Pop-its, burnt sparklers, firecracker tanks and bottle rocket remains were strewed out on the lawn along with random Gatorade bottles, blown out water balloons and popsicles sticks.   Sippy cups, … Continue reading →

Grilled Po Boy Potato Salad

Grilled shrimp and grilled potatoes lend a smokey flavor to this easy Po Boy potato salad recipe!

Shrimp and potatoes are lightly grilled in this easy Po Boy Potato salad! *I am proud to be a brand ambassador for Mazola Corn Oil via One2One Network. This original recipe and all opinions are my own.* Last summer, the bottom of our 11-year-old grill fell out. It was the best day ever! I had wanted a new grill but my ever-practical husband refused to buy a new one while our old one still worked. The day we kicked that old grill to the … Continue reading →

Strawberry Rickey

Strawberries make this easy mocktail taste fresh and delicious! #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps

This strawberry rickey is fruity and cool; a refreshingly simple nonalcoholic drink for hot summer nights. I made this strawberry rickey recipe using SPLENDA® Sweeteners as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps I love a good frothy coffee shop drink or  fancy cocktails and even  thick, tall milkshakes.  They are true treats, but I only indulge in them on special occasions.  I have this weird rule for myself.  I … Continue reading →

Cinnamon Roll Peach Turnovers

Cinnamon roll dough filled with sweet with a touch of almond!

You've never tasted a turnover quite like this! Cinnamon roll dough is filled with a sweet peach filling and drizzled with an almond glaze! Disclosure: I received compensation from Almond Breeze for recipe development purposes. All opinions are my own. For more Almond Breeze recipes, click here. The best part of waking up is NOT Folger's in your cup.  That is caffeinated propaganda.  The best part of waking up is smelling these easy … Continue reading →

Coconut Key Lime Trifle

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This coconut key lime trifle is a cool, creamy no bake dessert! I don't know about you, but bbq's and potlucks make me over eat.  Not only is the food plentiful, but it always seems to taste so good.  There is something about summer time that makes food taste better.  I have to taste every single dish available, I mean it would be rude not to! I start with appetizers of course.  Cocktail meatballs, chips, dip and the like.  It's all down hill … Continue reading →

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This lettuce wrap is such an easy recipe! Soy and ginger glazed chicken is surrounded by bibb lettuce and topped with chopped cucumber, shredded carrots and spicy Srirach almonds!

Lettuce wraps with garlicky chicken, crisp veggies and spicy almonds! Eating with your hands has never been so good! I'm pleased to have partnered with Blue Diamond Almonds to bring you this original recipe. As a parent, you know it is your job to raise happy, healthy, well rounded children.  You are active in their education, you socialize them by arranging playdates and activities and you drive them all over the city to get them to … Continue reading →

Spumoni Poke Cake

Chocolate poke cake filled with a cherry syrup and chocolate then topped with a creamy cherry topping! Pistachio nuts are sprinkled over top.

Chocolate cake with pockets of sweet cherry syrup is topped with cherry whipped cream and crunchy pistachios!  This Spumoni poke cake is a simple crowd pleaser! I have high expectations when it comes to my dining experiences.  We don't go out to eat often, but when we do I want the food I'm served to taste good!  No, wait, not just good but exceptional.  Especially when I actually find my way into an upscale restaurant.  I know that is asking … Continue reading →