summer corn salad with parsley vinaigrette

Do you ever get home from shopping at the farmer’s market and wonder what the heck you are going to make with all of the stuff that you just bought? That’s me every single time. You see, when I grocery shop I have a list and I am organized and purposeful. At the farmer’s market,…

mexican fruit cart salad

Last year we went to Cabo San Lucas for Christmas break, and every day we sat on the beach and bought fruit from the vendors walking up and down the sand. Fresh fruit, a little lime, and a touch of chili pepper; just thinking about it makes me lick my lips. That memory was tucked…

boozy arnold palmers

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been sweating my ass off all week. It’s been so hot here that all I want to do is day drink, and I am not your typical day drinker, but I must admit, this is the third day in a row I’ve made these. This drink is so…

Uncle Nino’s Pasta

Everybody loves Uncle Nino, and everybody loves Nino’s pasta. Nino is my older brother by two years, but for some reason everyone thinks I’m older. I guess I’ll let you be the judge. Anyways.. Nino has had lots of jobs, and let’s just say at one point in his life, being a full time student…

how to plan a menu and grocery list

When I was growing up my mom had $50 and a wad of coupons and would shop at our local Ralph’s once a week for everything she would need to feed our family of four, breakfast, lunch and dinner for seven days. My sister and I were not allowed to talk to her while she…