prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze

a three-ingredient recipe for prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe topped with balsamic glaze. this appetizer is perfectly balanced, super simple, & most importantly - so delicious! prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze are perfect for summer parties & easy entertaining on hot summer nights. | prosciutto, easy appetizer for a crowd, summer food, summer party, healthy appetizer recipe, make ahead appetizer, girls night recipe, date night recipe |

a three-ingredient recipe for prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe topped with balsamic glaze.  this appetizer is perfectly balanced, super simple, & most importantly – so delicious!  prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe with balsamic glaze are perfect for summer parties & easy entertaining on hot summer nights.    ummm…can i tell you a secret? i don’t really love cantaloupe. i’m a total cantaloupe-loving imposter. & after much serious contemplation of my lack of a love for cantaloupe, i think it comes…

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georgie’s shredded chicken spring rolls

shredded chicken spring rolls (+ a to die for dipping sauce!) are the perfect summer appetizer for a dinner or lunch! super fresh & super easy to whip up!!

ALOOOOOOHA!  a couple of my blogging besties are pinch-hitting for me while i’m enjoying vacation island vibes with chris & the hawaiian side of my family.  today comes an amazingly fresh & summery recipe from my gal pal georgie.  g is the sweetest aussie-transplant & she lives with her hubs in portland, oregon.  the home cook’s kitchen is g’s culinary internet playground & she’s seriously like my blogging soul sister.  she knows a thing or 2 about…

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lavender lemonade rosé cocktails

lavender lemonade rosé cocktails taste like summer! pair your favorite dry rosé with a tangy & sweet homemade lavender lemonade & topped with sparkling water. be prepared to sip on these lavender lemonade rosé cocktails all summer long. these simple pink drinks are perfect for mother’s day, bridal showers, girls night, or just having a drink or two on a friday night while your guy drinks beer. seriously pretty, seriously delicious, seriously easy! | cocktail recipe, lavender cocktail, rose cocktail, girls night, summer drink |

lavender lemonade rosé cocktails taste like summer!  pair your favorite dry rosé with a tangy & sweet homemade lavender lemonade & be prepared to sip on these lavender lemonade rosé cocktails all summer long.  perfect for mother’s day, bridal showers, girls’ night, or just having a drink or two on a friday night while your guy drinks beer.  seriously pretty, seriously delicious, seriously easy! so, raise your hand if you’ve ever accidentally drank a bottle…

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summer crostini with prosciutto, goat cheese, & homemade cantaloupe jam

simple homemade crostini topped with salty prosciutto, tangy goat cheese, & an easy homemade cantaloupe & honey jam. these 4-ingredient crostini are just as simple as they are elegant. perfect to serve as an appetizer at your next dinner party or to bring along with you to any summer parties you have this year! say hello to my little friends. pahhhhhahaha. so cheesy. BUT ACTUALLY CHEESY…do ya see that goat cheese?!?!?! hahahahaha. HA. you GUYS!…

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rose 101:  the ultimate guide to buying (& drinking!) rose wine.

a rosé 101 guide with everything you need to know when it comes to picking the perfect bottle of rosé | rosé wine, rosé all day, rosé pairing, girls night, girls night drinks, summer drinks, wine guide, rosé guide for beginners, rosé basics |

 it’s that time of year again: summer is right around the corner & rosé season is coming into full swing!  read on for a rosé 101 guide with everything you need to know when it comes to picking the perfect bottle of rosé this summer!  we’ve all been there. you know, those times on a beautiful summer day.  the weather is perfectly warm but still a little bit breezy & the sun is shining.  you’re…

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smoky pineapple vanilla bean mezcal margaritas

smoky pineapple mezcal margaritas with vanilla bean are the perfect fun cocktail to celebrate cinco de mayo! the smoke & bite of good mezcal is balanced with the natural sweetness of pineapple juice & vanilla bean. | cinco de mayo party, margarita recipe, mezcal, easy cocktail recipe, cocktail, summer drink, party drink |

smoky pineapple mezcal margaritas with vanilla bean are the perfect fun cocktail to celebrate cinco de mayo! the smoke & bite of good mezcal is balanced with the natural sweetness of pineapple juice & vanilla bean.  these pineapple mezcal margaritas are seriously easy to make, seriously elegant to serve, & seriously delicious! happy cinco de mayo week!!! i’m having such a hard time containing my excitement right now.  i freakin’ love cinco de mayo.  is…

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springtime kale pesto pasta with perfectly seared scallops

a kale pesto pasta perfect for springtime! al dente pasta tossed with homemade kale pesto & topped with perfectly seared sea scallops & toasted pine nuts. seriously easy to throw together, & elegant enough to serve for date night, girls' night, or any dinner party you have this spring! | pasta, italian food, pesto, scallops, italian recipe, seafood recipe, healthy |

a kale pesto pasta perfect for springtime!  whole wheat pasta tossed with homemade kale pesto & topped with perfectly seared sea scallops & toasted pine nuts.  this springtime dish has bold, fresh flavors, while still feeling hearty & comforting.  seriously easy to throw together, & seriously elegant enough to serve for date night, girls’ night, or any dinner party you are hosting this spring! guess what? this kale pesto pasta with perfectly seared scallops is going…

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the best guacamole ever. (period.)

a foolproof, restaurant-worthy method to making the best guacamole at home, every single time.  this guacamole recipe will soon become a staple recipe in your house.  don’t be surprised when all your friends start requesting it whenever you see them!  there are a few guiding principles in my life: there is no such thing as too many pairs of pretty shoes. celebrations call for some bubbly (even if the only thing you’re celebrating is the…

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three ingredient weeknight palomas with izze sparkling grapefruit

weeknight palomas with three simple ingredients, perfect for when you need a cocktail without frills or fuss. these weeknight palomas are perfect for whenever you'd like to have some girlfriends over on a whim for some laughs (+ chips & guac, of course). plus…cinco de mayo is right around the corner…#justsayin! | cinco de mayo recipe, cocktail recipe, girls night idea, girls night cocktail, paloma recipe, easy cocktail, tequila |

weeknight palomas with three simple ingredients, perfect for when you need a cocktail without any frills or fuss thanks to the beautiful grapefruit flavor of izze sparkling grapefruit!  these weeknight palomas are perfect for whenever you’d like to have some girlfriends over on a whim for some laughs (+ chips & guac, of course). plus…cinco de mayo is right around the corner…#justsayin! you know those weeks when it’s tuesday but it feels like it should be…

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croque monsieur paninis

croque monsieur paninis are an easy & delicious lunch or brunch meal. a seriously simple, yet seriously elegant way to use up easter ham leftovers or to entertain a couple of girlfriends for a casual weekend lunch (just don't forget the rosé!) | croque monsieur, sandwich, french recipe, girls night, easy recipe, easter, easy entertaining |

these croque monsieur paninis have everything there is to love about croque monsieur PLUS everything there is to love about paninis:  creamy béchamel, salty ham, melty & gooey swiss cheese & good, chewy french sourdough grilled & pressed to golden perfection.  a seriously simple, yet seriously elegant way to use up easter leftovers or entertain a couple of girlfriends for a weekend lunch (just don’t forget the rosé!).  can we talk about guilty pleasures for a…

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