• Drinks
  • Peach Bellini Sangria

    “I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine to-night.” —Percy Bysshe Shelley I recall having sangria with every nearly meal in Spain the winter I was fifteen. I marveled at how someone my age didn’t have to steal sips of other’s drinks when attentions were diverted. I was given a […]

  • Chicken
  • Summer Garden Bowls with Gluten Free Meatballs

    This post is sponsored by Hip Chick Farms. All opinions, words, and general charm are my own. “Heat cannot be separated from fire…”—Dante Alighieri  There’s more to the quote than that but for me, for now, this will suffice. Summer has yet to officially begin and yet The San Fernando Valley pays no mind to […]

  • Lifestyle
  • Tortilla Soup

    GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Recipe below! Friends! I’m so excited to bring you today’s post because I have partnered with Angela of Sweet is the Spice (along with a few other amazing brands) to host a weeklong giveaway as our way of saying thank you to all of you for your support in the past several months. […]

  • Sweets
  • Cherry, Blueberry, Ginger & Basil Crostata

    I have cherry juice dripping down my arms and my fingertips are stained red. There is homemade pastry dough chilling in the fridge. I’m chanting an encouraging mantra under my breath. You can do this. You’re going to do this. What have I gotten myself into? I checked and rechecked Ina’s recipe for her Apple […]

  • Drinks
  • Hibiscus Berry & Mint Iced Tea Cocktails

    It’s Friday friends and it’s warm and overcast here in Cincinnati. Which I actually prefer–give me a summer rainstorm and I’d be in heaven. No matter where you are or how hot or cold it is, fear not, I’ve got us all covered! Is there a better way to cool off on a hot (currently humid) summer […]

  • Healthy
  • Rustic Caprese Salad

    Ah, summer has arrived and with it innumerable possibilities for summer salads. I’m drawn to them for several reasons. First, I spent winter and spring inhaling chips and pizza, all the while resolving to get that coveted “summer bod” by the beginning of June. Well my friends, that moment has come and gone, but I maintained […]