Did you say lobster? Anything lobster is A-ok in my book! This lobster salad with citrus vinaigrette is a spin off of our favorite lobster salad from The Capital Grille. As the weather gets warmer, I crave cold fresh salads and this one is already on heavy rotation in our house. Served as is or […]


Easy DIY Planter Box….no carpentry skills required! Let’s create a beautiful garden space to grow fruits and veggies…all you need are cement planter blocks and 2″ x 6″ inexpensive wood. There’s no complicated building plan to follow and zero construction skills are needed. The cement blocks hold the entire structure in place and the wood […]


Nothing says spring and summer to me more than fresh lemon desserts. This one in particular is so simple, delicate and light in flavor. Pairing with a side of fresh raspberries kicks it up another notch in both flavor and presentation. This is an “assembly” only cake – no baking required. You create layers of […]


The perfect combination of sweet and savory! This isn’t your typical shortbread cookie – it’s more chewy vs. crumbly and the rosemary, salt + chocolate take it to a totally different level. This is the perfect cookie to pair with a glass of wine or to add to a charcuterie board for a dessert element. […]


An old fashion icebox cake…or as my family calls it – A COOKIE CAKE! This is a childhood favorite of mine that my mom and grandma have been making for more than 50 years.
Chocolate wafer cookies layered with homemade whipped cream. Then refrigerate and serve…it doesn’t get any easier and more delicious.


Baking Pinterest worthy cookies can be intimidating. Join me as I share tips and tricks so you too can bake amazing cookies that will WOW at your events!

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