Blueberry-Lavender Coffee Cake

Blueberry-Lavender Coffee Cake with Lemon Glaze |

Moist, lightly sweet buttermilk coffee cake swirled with blueberries and lavender and topped with a lemon glaze. I’m going to let you in on a little secret: dragging my butt out of bed in the morning is so much easier when I have this to look forward to! I couldn’t even wait for my coffee to […]

Chicken Chopped Salad with Sweet Italian Dressing

Chopped Salad with Sweet Italian Dressing | Healthy. Delicious.

Chopped Salad with Sweet Italian Dressing | Healthy. Delicious.  Chopped Salad with Sweet Italian Dressing | Healthy. Delicious.

This salad has a surprise ingredient: pasta!

Pasta isn’t a salad ingredient that you typically see here in the northeast. The only other time I’ve seen it was when I was in Minnesota last spring, and from what I can tell it’s a midwest thing. I kind of love it though! It adds a nice chewy component to the salad and bulks it up to make it more filling – in fact, that one little bowl was more than enough for me for dinner.

Jerk Chicken Tacos with Tropical Salsa

Jerk Chicken Tacos with Tropical Salsa

Jerk Chicken Tacos with Tropical Salsa

Jerk seasoning is one of my secret weapons for nights that I want big flavor but don’t feel like spending a ton of time in the kitchen. With it’s bold combination of allspice, scotch bonnet peppers, and cinnamon perk up just about anything! Rub it on some pork chops and throw them on the grill or use it as a marinade for smoked jerk chicken thighs – it’s basically my favorite flavor of summer.

For these jerk chicken tacos, I poach chicken thighs in a citrusy jerk marinade before topping them off with pepper jack cheese and a pineapple-avocado salsa. The sweet salsa and creamy cheese balances out the heat of the chicken for a sweet and spicy taco that we love!

Biscoff-Swirled Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

blueberry cheesecake frozen yogurt with a Biscoff swirl

Blueberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt with a Biscoff Swirl. Go big or go home, right? Summer is winding down and soon enough it will be time for warm apple pie and cozy slippers. While that sounds really good, I’m also determined to make the most of the nice weather while it’s still here. And believe me, […]

Quinoa Salad with Tibetan Herb Dressing for #SundaySupper

quinoa salad with herb dressing | Healthy. Delicious

This quinoa salad might not look like much, but it’s deceptively flavorful! The simple combination of quinoa, blanched green beans, and grape tomatoes gets BIG flavor from a Tibetan herb dressing loaded with ginger, cilantro, garlic, and a hint of spice. Top it all off with a few slivered almonds and you have a lunch […]

Oatmeal Cookies with Tea + Honey Buttercream

oatmeal cookies with tea and honey buttercream | Healthy. Delicious.

oatmeal cookies with tea and honey buttercream | Healthy. Delicious.  tea and honey buttercream

We had a dark, rainy day earlier this week that left me wanting nothing more than to curl up with a big mug of tea and honey. There’s something so cozy and comforting about those flavors together. I’m not quite ready to make the switch back to warm beverages though – I’m still firmly in summer mode – so I came home and whipped up this light, fluffy buttercream instead.

Tea and honey buttercream. I’m not sure why it’s taken me 30 years to come up with that idea, but it’s DELICIOUS! I sandwiches mine between oatmeal cookies that came in my last shipment from Walkers (how cute are those little minis?!) for the perfect little sweet bites.