Tomato Basil Tart


Fresh tomato tart with basil slices and mozzarella cheese

You’ll want to add this delicious fresh Tomato Basil Tart to your party-food lineup. We love it with summer tomatoes, but it’s really the perfect dish for brunch and a consistent favorite appetizer year ‘round. It’s kinda like a pizza, only not. It’s a bit more sophisticated than it’s Italian cousin! Continue reading “Tomato Basil Tart”

Gooey Butter Cake Ice Cream (Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Copycat!)

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GOOEY BUTTER CAKE ICE CREAM! Okay, I’m about to go off here. This stuff is AMAZING! It’s a copycat recipe I made after trying (and obsessing) over the flavor at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Don’t know what Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is? Immabout to tell you… Continue reading “Gooey Butter Cake Ice Cream (Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Copycat!)”

Pineapple Basil Salad

I first tasted this Pineapple Lemon Basil Salad while sitting on the beach in Oceanside, CA. I was roasting under the hot sun when my sister Allison appeared with a bowl full of freshly cut pineapple. One bite and I knew this wasn’t just any pineapple!

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Gazpacho– Cold Spanish Soup

Gazpacho: Cold Spanish soup with tomato, cucumber, onion, celery, lemon and seasonings

My favorite thing to eat during the summer is Gazpacho, a cold Spanish soup from the South of Spain. For me, eating spoonfuls of gazpacho feels like dipping into a cool pool and the scent is like a garden of fresh vegetables. Basically, Spain is my favorite country! I studied in Spain while I was in college and I have loved going back again and again. Continue reading “Gazpacho– Cold Spanish Soup”

Grapefruit Mint Kale Salad (Whole30 and Paleo friendly!)

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This grapefruit mint kale salad is so refreshing I swear I heard an audible sigh of deliciousness from my husband when I served it to him for the first time. It has a base of tender and crispy (a contradiction, I know, but it’s true!) kale, sliced almonds, cool mint, and segmented grapefruit tossed with a light honey lime dressing. It’s super simple but the flavors are insane! The way the lime, grapefruit, and mint come together, ugh, I could go on and on. But I’ll stop there and move on. Continue reading “Grapefruit Mint Kale Salad (Whole30 and Paleo friendly!)”

How to Segment a Grapefruit (or other Citrus Fruits!)

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Learning how to segment a grapefruit is a super simple technique that you can use, not only on grapefruit, but all citrus fruits! When you segment a grapefruit (or other citrus) you are removing the outer peel and the membrane surrounding the fruit to get the fruit completely skin free! Continue reading “How to Segment a Grapefruit (or other Citrus Fruits!)”

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Disneyland!

7 Things you didn't know about Disneyland

Disneyland took 160 acres of rural orange groves and transformed it into a theme park with enchanting landscaping where the flowers, trees, and other plants tell a story in each land. You guys know we are not your average Disneyland-goer; we LOVE everything about Disneyland! We were surprised to find there were quite a few things about Disneyland and it’s history we DIDN’T know! So we’re here to fill you in on 7 things you (probably) didn’t know about Disneyland! Continue reading “7 Things You Didn’t Know About Disneyland!”

The Best Broccoli Salad (with a lightened up dressing!)

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This is the BEST broccoli salad ever! I love that it never gets soggy, you can make it in advance and the salad doesn’t wilt like most green salads. And the salad gets better as it marinates in the dressing and other flavors! This salad is full of broccoli crowns, broccoli slaw, chopped sweet apple, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, green onions, crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, and a lightened up creamy dressing.

This salad is full of broccoli crowns, broccoli slaw, chopped sweet apple, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, green onions, crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, and a lightened up creamy dressing. Continue reading “The Best Broccoli Salad (with a lightened up dressing!)”