If you follow me on Instagram, you saw lots of scenes from my family’s summer vacation.  We visited a LOT of places on the East Coast!  We started in Virginia, then went to Washington D.C, Philadelphia, Upstate New York, Boston, and New York City (with some stops in between!)  It was a two week adventure…

BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
Read Post

So I’m a notorious Diet Coke drinker. I have been, like, my whole life. And I totally own it…but. But for the last year or so, I’ve been trying to scale back because artificial sweeteners make me feel awful. While it’s not a replacement for fizzy brown poison (which, let’s be clear, I still drink,…

Strawberry-Coconut Lime Spritzer
Read Post

One of my favorite recipes on the blog has been in desperate need of a little makeover… (This was taken during the infamous “Kate takes pictures on the diagonal” phase. It was a confusing time.) This Greek dressing is incredible on a big, tossed green salad, pasta salads, gyros, pitas, and wraps as well as for…

Flashback Friday: Greek Salad Dressing and Marinade
Read Post

Most of you know that if I’m not in the kitchen, you can find me in the garden.  My husband and I met while studying horticulture in college (he went into medicine and I cook for a living, funny how life takes you places, right?)  and if you follow my Instagram hashtag #SaraGardensBoise you know…

Trendy Floral Tablescapes
Read Post

I love the fun, relaxed attitude during the summer, where you lose track of what day and time it is, but it definitely messes with our meal schedules. My kids are usually on the fend-for-yourself lunch plan and I am constantly forgetting to cook dinner because it’s so bright and hot out at dinner time,…

Bacon Ranch Chicken Sliders
Read Post

I don’t know about you guys, but summer is wonderful and crazy busy and also so very hot that by the time dinner rolls around, I basically want to sit in a bathtub filled with ice water and hide from my children. Since that’s not a logistical possibility most of the time, here are some…

5 Recipes for When It's Too Hot to Cook
Read Post

If you haven’t discovered the beauty of frittatas, it’s definitely something you should explore.  They are the ultimate clean-out-the-fridge meal with endless variations.  It’s kind of like an omlette, if you could make 6-8 omelets at one time and have the oven to most of the work.  Basically you can add any variety of fillings, including…

Frittata Recipe
Read Post

Apparently tomorrow is the 4th of July, which is hilarious because it was just January. If you’re looking for the perfect Independence Day dessert, we’ve got you covered–these little single serving Berry Cream Tarts come together in just a few minutes, can mostly be made ahead of time, and look super impressive even though they’re crazy easy,…

Easy Berry Cream Tarts
Read Post

I was making an appointment over the phone today and they said something about being closed next week for the holiday and I had to frantically run over to my calendar because I had no idea what holiday they could be talking about. When I got there and flipped the page I thought, “What the heck-…

Patriotic Eats
Read Post

Next week might be Independence Day in the United States, you know, where we celebrate our Independence from Mother England. But. It’s also kind of the mother of all cookout holidays. And while there will always be room for traditional favorites, this twist on traditional coleslaw is one of the best things I’ve made all…

Charred Pepper Slaw
Read Post

My sweet kiddo turned 7 yesterday and was begging for a “Polar Pizza” he’s seen on giant posters in the windows of Baskin-Robbins.  It’s basically a giant cookie with ice cream on top and some toppings and I knew I could do a homemade version that would kick that Polar Pizza’s behind.  This kid is…

Peanut Butter Strawberry Ice Cream Cookie Pizza
Read Post

We have a lot of compound butters on the blog–on the sweet side, we have this orange-berry butter, maple cinnamon butter and THE BEST honey butter you’ll ever have in your life, and on the savory there’s this garlic butter with lemon and feta and jalapeño-lime butter. But I realized we don’t have a simple garlic butter…

Garlic-Parmesan Compound Butter
Read Post