This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please visit the disclosures and privacy policy page.
Jun 3, 2023

Tomato and Corn Chipotle Salsa

This Tomato and Corn Chipotle Salsa is so easy to make and is perfect as a cocktail hour appetizer at the end of a hot summer day. The salsa is both smoky and spicy, and is wonderful with barbecue or carne asada.

Tomato and Corn Chipotle Salsa with chips in a bowl.

Combine fresh tomatoes, corn, and some pureed chiles in adobo into a quick and easy salsa at a moment's notice.  

May 31, 2023

Lavash Bread with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Fontina

Lavash Bread with Spinach, Tomatoes, Olives, and Fontina topped with a sprinkling of Parmesan Cheese - an Armenian-style flatbread that, with the toppings, makes a light, easy, and nutritious meal. 

Lavash bread topped with spinach on a cutting board.

This spinach and cheese lavash is like a very thin crust pizza that is extra crispy and crunchy. The combination of the spinach with the cheese, tomatoes, and olives is so flavorful too. 

May 29, 2023

Sweet Potato Muffins | #MuffinMonday

These sweet potato muffins are loaded with pecans and topped with a cinnamon sugar coating. 


These muffins are slightly sweet, cinnamon-y, and super moist, especially if you use the red-orange variety of sweet potato. 

May 27, 2023

Spaccatini Rolls | Little Cleft Rolls

Spaccatini rolls are lean crusty Italian buns that have a split down the middle. While the only ingredients are flour, water, salt, and yeast, they are totally flavorful from the overnight rise. 

Spaccatini Rolls in a basket with a plate in front with one roll.

These spaccatini rolls are wonderful with a salad, soup, or a pasta dish, just as I imagine they might be enjoyed in Italy. 

May 21, 2023

Chinese Egg Noodle Salad with Pork

This salad, with Chinese egg noodles, sliced pork tenderloin, and red bell peppers is hearty enough for lunch or a summer dinner. 

Chinese Egg Noodle Salad with Pork in two bowls.

This salad is tossed with a vinaigrette of oil, sherry vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, lime juice, plus a tiny bit of sugar and hot sauce. It's so tasty, bright, and refreshing. 

May 20, 2023

Lavender Lemon Weekend Cake

This lavender lemon weekend cake is fragrant and lemony, and is topped with a sweet lemon, blackberry, and lavender glaze. 

Lavender Lemon Weekend Cake sliced with a lemon glaze.

This lemon lavender cake is inspired by the cakes of France. With the abundance of fields of lavender in the French countryside in the summer, a cake filled with the essence of lavender is so perfect.  

May 19, 2023

Grilled Steak Sandwich with Horseradish Cream

This grilled steak sandwich begins with slices of a freshly grilled steak that are stacked on a garlicky grilled ciabatta bun and finished with a delicious horseradish cream. 

Grilled Steak Sandwich with Horseradish Cream on a blue plate.


This grilled steak sandwich is simple yet elevated, with not too many extra ingredients.. just pickles, crispy lettuce, and the creamy horseradish sauce.