Breakfast, lunch, and dinner collide in these zucchini and goat cheese breakfast crostini that make for the perfect summer meal, no matter what time of day it is!
zucchini and goat cheese breakfast crostini

Some mornings, I feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders.

And then I realize, no!

That’s just the pressure to start my day off with the most right perfect eye-opening kind of meal.

With the alternative being certain death. Obvi.

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1. Why buy flowers when you can “borrow” them from Park Avenue as you’re dragging yourself back home from Central Park after an early morning run? So pretty.

2. Did anyone else have a MAJOR FREAK OUT MOMENT over this peachpluotplumnectarine recall situation?! I only spent all night googling to make sure the nectarines I had on my counter were okay to eat. And tweeted Whole Foods five times. I still have no real answers other than that the label on my fruit says Sunsweet, which is NOT the same as Sweet2Eat. So I think they’re okay.

3. Although last week I totally ate a whole container of Sweet2Eat peaches, so I’m probably doomed.

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Kale and squash blossom-stuffed cheesy quesadillas get topped with a fresh and fruity strawberry kiwi salsa to make a perfect sweet and savory bite.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Zespri Kiwifruit! However, as always, all my thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me inspired in the kitchen.
quesadillas with strawberry kiwi salsa

So, about my brush with death last week.

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Eggplant-based veggie burgers are topped with sweet salty honey-beer glazed caramelized shallots and a layer of melted cheese to make plant-based burger that you won’t forget.
eggplant burgers with honey beer-glazed caramelized shallots

After a Saturday night of bachelor partying in Atlantic City that ended in a 3:30AM return home and a half hour of sitting by the toilet begging his body to throw up, I doubt beer-glazed anything was what the.boy wanted to see on our dinner table.

But that’s just the kind of fiance I am. Always so conscientious about my future husband’s food needs/wants/gag reflex.

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Graham cracker infused ice cream is topped with marshmallow sauce and chocolate chips, making a s’mores ice cream sundae that will soon become your favorite summer treat!
s'mores ice cream sundaes

I am nothing if not extraordinarily obedient.

You ask to me jump? I’ll say how high.

You want me to take the garbage out? I will pinky swear with a cherry on top that I will make sure the.boy does it.

You tell me it’s National Ice Cream Month? I’ll demand 30 days off from work to fulfill my frozen treat duties.

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Summer doesn’t have to mean an end to warm cozy meals! This Calabrese-inspired romano bean and potato ragout is made with seasonal vegetables and familiar flavors – the ultimate feel-good food. 

This post was sponsored by Pompeian. As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me inspired in the kitchen.


This is the one time in your life when someone is going to give you permission to fight fire with fire.

And by that I mean 90 degree weather with 90 degree stew. Plus red pepper flakes.

Plus I want to bathe in a hot tub full of this. <–Normal reaction.

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