Summer

Newest Recipes

Easy Blueberry Buttermilk Cake – A simple summer cake loaded with fresh, juicy blueberries in a lightly sweetened, moist buttermilk cake. And yes, it's light too!

Easy Blueberry Buttermilk Cake

I've had it on my mind to turn my popular Banging Good Shrimp recipe into a summer dish you can make right on the grill. Now that the weather is warmer, we've been grilling almost every night. The excitement of being able to grill again and not dirty my kitchen is always great!

Bangin’ Grilled Shrimp Skewers

This salad combines farro with Mediterranean ingredients such as cucumbers, lemon juice, feta and mint for a delicious salad you can enjoy as a side dish, or even for lunch! This would be perfect to bring to a potluck or BBQ this Memorial Day weekend!

Farro with Feta Cucumbers and Sun-dried Tomatoes

This steak dish has a fiesta of flavors, the flank steak is seasoned with cumin and garlic and grilled to perfection, then topped with a fresh black bean, corn and tomato salad for a quick and tasty family friendly weeknight meal.

Grilled Flank Steak with Black Beans Corn and Tomatoes

The perfect summer cocktail, a cross between a tall glass of fresh brewed iced green tea and a mojito! I think this is going to be my signature drink all summer, it's icy cool, and has the added bonus of antioxidant rich green tea.

Iced Green Tea Mojito

Grilled salmon steaks rubbed with a spicy blend of smoked paprika, chipotle chili powder, brown sugar, cumin and cocoa powder served with a quick side dish of black beans, grilled corn, cilantro and splash of lime juice.

Smoky Spice Rubbed Grilled Salmon with Black Beans and Corn

All the flavors you love from buffalo wings without all the added fat. Making shredded buffalo chicken in the slow cooker or Instant Pot is super easy!

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Slow Cooker, Instant Pot)

Pulled pork is one of those dishes you can serve all year round. It's perfect for pot lucks or large gatherings because you can feed a crowd without slaving in the kitchen. I came up with this leaner version using boneless pork loin roast and homemade BBQ sauce which gave me complete control of what was added.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Light, fresh and crisp slaw made with shredded cabbage, carrots, lime juice, rice vinegar and a slightly under-ripe mango topped with sesame seeds. A perfect side to fish, pork and even burgers.

Asian Cabbage Mango Slaw

Celery Cilantro Cocktail

Chicken marinaded with lemon, garlic and oregano, then grilled to perfection and served over a colorful spinach salad. Topped with a white balsamic vinaigrette, does it get better than that?

Grilled Chicken and Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Rainbow Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Fruit Dip – A healthy snack or dessert for kids and adults alike!

Rainbow Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Fruit Dip

This Quinoa Salad with Spinach Grapefruit and Avocado is loaded with vitamin C, A, Potassium and good heart-healthy fats!!

Quinoa Salad with Spinach Grapefruit & Avocado

Cajun spices, tomatoes, onions and peppers give any white fish extra pizazz and a little kick. Super easy and quick!

Skillet Cajun Spiced Flounder with Tomatoes

A creamy low-fat ranch dressing made with buttermilk and fresh herbs. Perfect to serve with end-of-summer garden vegetables!

Low-fat Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

This delicious, healthy Pineapple Zucchini Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting is absolutely incredible! Made with whole wheat flour, fruit, vegetables and dairy... what's not to love?!

Pineapple Zucchini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I typically gravitate to warm fruit desserts, berry custards, or bread puddings, so naturally a Flaugnarde of mixed berried (Clafoutis) has my name all over it. The perfect ending to any meal.

Flaugnarde of Mixed Berries (Clafoutis)

Fresh raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries baked in low-fat whole wheat muffins. Perfect for breakfast or to enjoy as a snack.

Mixed Berry Whole Wheat Muffins

Chocolate Sorbet

A wonderful summer salad made with lump crab meat, summer tomatoes, sweet charred roasted corn, cilantro, hot peppers and zesty lime juice. Serve this over mixed greens or tostadas as a main dish or you can put this in martini glasses as a fancy appetizer.

Summer Tomatoes, Corn, Crab and Avocado Salad

Sweet summer corn roasted in the oven and topped of with a light compound butter using fresh cilantro and a pinch of chipotle pepper and cumin.

Roasted Corn with Cilantro Butter

Piña Colada Sorbet

An open faced sandwich on Ciabatta bread with mashed avocado, sliced tomatoes and grilled chicken. A perfect way to use up leftover chicken.

Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Avocado and Tomato

Tomato Mozzarella and Arugula Tower

Skinny Strawberry Fool

Broiled Fish with Summer Grape Tomato Sauce

If you like the tangy taste of yogurt you'll love this low-fat homemade frozen treat made with a combination of Greek yogurt and plain yogurt and real vanilla bean.

Low Fat Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt

Sweet and tart pink lemonade cupcakes – these cupcakes just scream summer!

Pink Lemonade Confetti Cupcakes

A great tasting hearty seafood and shellfish soup made with halibut, littleneck clams and shrimp. Serve this with a crusty piece of bread and you have yourself a complete meal.

Halibut and Shellfish Soup

Summer Squash and Chive Pancakes