steaks and crab cakes on the grill

Outdoor Entertaining

My summer time vibes are real, Queen! I love to entertain outdoors and fire up our grill. It’s an extension of the kitchen lezzbehonest, of course I love it. Bar-B-Q(teen)!

Had friends over for a BBQ on our deck. My husband and I love to hosting! Kids played outside in the backyard while the adults grilled and nibbled on a charcuterie board. For the mail course we had filet mignon and crab cakes on the grill.

Week Night All Star: Vol 5

Tonight I embraced the K.I.S.S. method and kept it simple in the kitchen. Mozzarella basil chicken is a staple in our house. With bikini season right round the corner, I opted for a side of roasted asparagus in leu of carbs. If I haven’t said so before, the best way to slice mozzarella cheese is with original flavorless dental floss. That’s right, DENTAL FLOSS! Sounds insane, right? But when I saw the Barefoot Contessa do it with ease, I was sold. Matter of fact, you can find unwaxed dental floss in my Jr Varsity kitchen tools drawer. Have fun in the kitchen, gang!

rosemary and currant scones

Coffee and Scones

This morning my girlfriends came over for coffee and scones. I know what you’re thinking…Damn girl! What time did you get up this morning?! Well, let me tell ya a little secret, the scones have been assembled and waiting for this very occasion. That’s right, I made them (up to a certain point) in advance! #BarefootContessa #MakeItAhead

The trick to effortless entertaining and stress free hosting is, being prepared and having a plan. It’s that simple. I love having home made baked goods tucked away for a rainy day. Just before the girls arrive, I’ll toss them in the oven and wait for their aroma to fill my kitchen with bakery vibes!

Coffee Beans – This is a blog post all on its own. I personally like to buy the beans and grind them at home. When you really want to impress the #CoffeeClub, try beans from the Hampton Coffee Company or Starbucks.