Fourth of July Favorites

A round of my favorite Fourth of July eats for this festive holiday!


Fourth of July is upon us!  I have put together an assortment of my favorite and popular recipes that are perfect for this holiday, whether you are hosting a BBQ this year or you are a guest bringing something to a get together.

We’ve got burgers, wings, sweet treats, and the works!

Thai Sriracha Lime Wings

Caribbean Jerk Turkey Burgers with Mango Salsa

Greek Burgers with Whipped Feta Spread

Pineapple Barbecue Cocktail Meatballs

Coleslaw with Creamy Lemon Tahini Dressing

Mango Pineapple Rum Punch

Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispies Treats

Copycat DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies

Roasted Peaches with Bourbon Brown Butter Sauce

Hope you have a fantastic and delicious Fourth of July celebration this weekend!


NEW YORK! Bastille Day is coming up and what better way to celebrate than at the Maille Boutique (185 Columbus Avenue at 68th St) for a complimentary cooking lesson and tasting of French classics? Demos will start every half hour on July 11 from 2 pm to 5 pm. Don’t miss it!

{Meatless Monday} Steakhouse Sauteed Mushrooms


These Steakhouse Sauteed Mushrooms make the perfect one-skillet side dish -- scrumptious, easy to make, and great to serve with a delicious steak or roasted chicken dinner. While I love a thick, juicy piece of ribeye steak at a steakhouse, I always get excited about the side dishes too.  The ... read more >>

Copycat DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies


Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies just like the ones from the hotel! It all started when I stayed at DoubleTree Hotel for the first time and they handed me one of the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had.  It was soft, chewy, and warm. Last Christmas, I stumbled upon this copycat ... read more >>

Weekend Getaway: Colorado!


I took a getaway to Colorado last weekend and I finally got around to sorting through the photos!  James’ high school friend Erin and Kyle were getting married in Denver, so we took the opportunity to turn it into a long weekend, hanging out with friends, eating lots of food, and just spending as ... read more >>

Tuna Avocado Melt Quesadilla


Spice up your typical quesadilla and make this summer-inspired Tuna Avocado Melt Quesadilla topped with fresh, crunchy pico de gallo! As you can see, I’ve been on a tuna melt kick lately.  I’ve been making a lightened up version of tuna melt sandwich by swapping out mayo and using Greek ... read more >>

{Meatless Monday} Green Goddess Detox Juice


Green Goddess Detox Juice combines cucumber, green apple, lemon, and ginger for a refreshing juice to hydrate and cleanse the body! JUICE LOVERS UNITE! Few weeks ago, my sister gave me one of the extra juicers she had lying around, and ever since then, I’ve been on a juicing frenzy! I ... read more >>

Caribbean Jerk Turkey Burgers with Mango Salsa


Caribbean Jerk Turkey Burger with Mango Salsa is fresh, flavorful, and bound to have your mouth watering for more! After our vacation in the Caribbean, I have so many tropical recipe ideas floating around in my head and these island-inspired burgers are just one of them. Burger recipes are ... read more >>

Almond Joy Superfood Smoothie


Thick, creamy chocolate smoothie flavored with almond and coconut, with a boost of protein from an unexpected ingredient! I love making smoothies because they’re so easy to adjust and make your own.  While I never really think of smoothies as actual “recipes” due to their simplicity, I love ... read more >>