8 Simple and Sane Entertaining Tips with Napa Cabbage Cole Slaw Salad

Napa Cole Slaw Salad

This Napa Cabbage Cole Slaw Salad recipe is delicious served with pulled pork sandwiches, or at any summer party, potluck, or picnic. “Do what you’re good at and everything else will fall into place.” – Willnett Crockett Sometimes I think we take entertaining a little too seriously, making it bigger...

Spontaneous Entertaining with Garden Tri Tip Crostini

Tri Tip Crostini

These Garden Tri Tip Crostini are great little bites for an appetizer or light dinner, using leftover tri tip and fresh garden veggies. As the day’s heat starts to ebb, dinnertime is something I look forward to. I love this time of day, because we’re starting to slow down,...

Out-of-Town Family Dinner Party with No-Churn Nutella Ice Cream

No-Churn Nutella Ice Cream

This No-Churn Nutella Ice Cream is the perfect summer treat to serve at your next family gathering! When our St. Louis cousins come to town, we try to drop everything and put on a big party! For years when we’ve visited our family in the Midwest, this is what they’ve...

Why I Love Orange and Blue with Pineapple Black Bean Guacamole

Pineapple Black Bean Guacamole

This Pineapple Black Bean Guacamole recipe is the perfect appetizer or poolside snack, or take it to the next potluck you’re invited to! Have I told you how much I love blue and orange? There’s something about that color combination that makes me happy and catches my eye whenever I see...

Farmer’s Market Shopping Tips with Caprese Salad Skewers

Caprese Salad Skewers

This Caprese Salad Skewers recipe is a light and fresh summertime treat to serve out by the pool, or as an appetizer for a casual dinner party! When I know company is coming, I like to prepare my menu with the best, freshest ingredients, and make sure that my pantry...

Collin Street Bakery Deep Dish Pecan Pie with Homemade No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

Collin Street Bakery Deep Dish Pecan Pie with Homemade No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

Perfect for summer guests or weekend entertaining, this Homemade No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream is easy to make ahead, freeze, and serve with a Collin Street Deep Dish Pecan Pie. When my friends, Will and his wife Michelle asked if they could send me a Collin Street Bakery Deep Dish...

Beautiful Crater Lake and Greek Yogurt Waffles with Blue Diamond Almonds

Greek Yogurt Waffles with Blue Diamond Almonds

These Greek Yogurt Waffles with Blue Diamond Almonds are a perfect breakfast or snack while in the great outdoors! A balanced life has rhythm. And for summertime, this rhythm for my husband and me includes camping in our Westfalia camper van! Our culture encourages us to run, run, run...

Nostalgia Runs Deep with Strawberry Green Salad

Strawberry Green Salad

The yummiest salad dressing and this fresh Strawberry Green Salad is perfect for spring and summertime entertaining, or to share it with a sweet friend. I often get nostalgic for the rituals and routines that once defined a small part of my daughter’s and my relationship. Since Abby started playing violin...