Juicy Lucy Ranch Burgers

Juicy Lucy Ranch Burgers

I can’t believe it’s already heading to the end of June! While a lot of kids got out for summer at least a few weeks ago, our summer just started this week! Maddie is already bored and complaining. Is it fall yet?

We’ve got a fun summer planned with family visiting us, swim lessons, gymnastics, and of course, Disneyland trips.

I made these Juicy Lucy Ranch Burgers over Memorial Day weekend and they were a definite hit and would be most perfect for the 4th coming up in a couple of weeks!

Juicy Lucy Ranch Burgers

No-Churn Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Ice Cream

No-Churn Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Ice Cream, Vegan

I haven’t made ice cream in forever. I have an ice cream maker, but since I don’t keep my mixer out, it just seems like too much work to pull it out. And then of course, I can never remember to put the bowl of the ice cream maker in the freezer the night before I want to use it to freeze and I don’t have room to just leave it there. I know, such first world problems I have!

I’m totally onboard with no-churn ice cream recipes! I made this super easy no-churn ice cream a few weeks ago and it’s also dairy-free and vegan! Using delicious coconut cream which whips up just like whipped cream for the perfect ice cream base!

No-Churn Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Ice Cream, Vegan

Best Ever Burger and Fry Sauce (In-N-Out Copycat)

Best Ever Burger and Fry Sauce

Burger season is here. I mean, I’m down for a burger any time of year, obviously, but summer = grilling and grilling = burgers so I’ve been grilling up a lot of burgers lately!

I think burgers might actually be the way to my husband’s heart. I’ve never seen a man’s face light up so much as I do when I tell him we’re having burgers. Another thing that makes him happy? In-N-Out. Who doesn’t love In-N-Out?

Being a So Cal native, I think the hardest thing for him when we were living in Florida was not having In-N-Out. He went through serious withdrawals. Now that we are back in So Cal, we can get In-N-Out whenever we want, but that adds up (and obviously is not so great for one’s health)!

Best Ever Burger and Fry Sauce

Buttermilk Dill Pasta Salad

Buttermilk Dill Pasta Salad

While I can’t say I’m a fan of summer heat, one thing I do enjoy about summer is the food.

Duh.

Summertime makes me think of awesome BBQ and parties. I love a fun potluck BBQ with the smell of burgers cooking and then sitting by a fire roasting s’mores for dessert! Pasta and potato salads are an obvious summer favorite dish.

However, I have some serious standards when it comes to pasta salads. If there is a ton of mayo, you can forget it. I also like my pasta salads to filled with other great ingredients like lots of crisp fresh veggies for added texture and flavor.

Buttermilk Dill Pasta Salad

Raspberry Peach Frosé

Raspberry Peach Frose, Rose

It’s about that time, folks. Maybe you’ve already started, but I hereby declare that rosé season is here. And what’s even better than rosé?

Frosé! It’s the most perfect cocktail for hot summer days. But, this is no plain frosé, this is Raspberry Peach Frosé! And it is truly addicting!

Stuffed Chicken Tortillas

Stuffed Chicken Tortillas, Cheesecake Factory

Stuffed Chicken Tortillas. You might have read that and wondered, what the heck is a stuffed chicken tortilla? Isn’t that the same thing as a quesadilla or a taco?

I’m not gonna lie to you guys, yes, that is pretty accurate. But, see, The Cheesecake Factory used to have stuffed chicken tortillas on their menu and they were one of my favorite dishes to order. It had been quite some time since I last went, but upon a recent order, I realized that they removed them from their menu and I’ve been a sad panda!