With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, I wanted to share another favorite family recipe.

This biscotti recipe comes from my great-grandmother. Recipes that come from great-grandmothers rock. This recipe is so comforting to me and always reminds me of home and family. They are so simple, but are always a favorite in the house during the holidays. Some people like to get really creative with different biscotti flavors, but my favorite is always the more plain, traditional version.

While we make our Italian Biscuit cookies every Easter, we make biscotti for every holiday. I love biscotti because it is not very sweet. We like to sit around the table and dip them in our coffee for dessert after spending a long day in the kitchen cooking. It’s also possible that they make a great breakfast with your morning coffee…

This post is dedicated to two of my favorite moms. The best mommy and grandma a girl could ask for! Happy Mother’s Day Mom and Grandma! Thank you for teaching me all of these fantastic recipes that I will be sure to carry forward for years to come!

And I hope all you other moms out there have a wonderful Mother’s Day as well!

Coconut Honey Ice Cream

Coconut Honey Ice Cream

O.M.G. I think I just died and went to coconut heaven.

I think I am going to live in the container of this ice cream. Yeah, sure, it will be cold, but I’ll get over it. I’ll wear a parka.

This ice cream doesn’t contain any egg yolks or cream so I don’t know if it technically qualifies as ice cream since you don’t have to make a custard, but skipping that process makes this so much easier to prepare. It is so light and creamy with a touch of sweetness from the honey. It’s almost like frozen whipped cream. And it’s dairy-free!


I used one can of light coconut milk and a can of regular coconut milk to cut the fat down, but if you want it to be a thicker and creamier consistency, then use two cans of regular coconut milk. You can try using two cans of light coconut milk, but the ice cream might not be as creamy.

Chicken and Bacon Panini with Spicy Chipotle Mayo

Chicken and Bacon Panini with Spicy Chipotle Mayo

One of my husband’s most favorite things in the world are “hot and toasty sandwiches.” Yes, that is a direct quote. If you have ever been to Brio, they have this chicken panini with spicy mayo that is really tasty. My husband loves it and I figured it would be pretty easy to replicate at home and I was right! I know I was right because throughout the rest of the night, Hubs said multiple times how much he liked the sandwich. The key to this sandwich is really the spicy chipotle mayo. It’s where all the flavor is at. I like to make it in bigger batches so we can use it throughout the week for other sandwiches or burgers.

Hot and toasty sandwiches win his heart. I think the next time I want to buy a new Coach bag, I am going to stuff him with hot and toasty sandwiches first. He’ll be sure to say yes…

Hot, toasty, bacon, chicken, spicy chipotle mayo. What’s not to like?!

I tried to lighten up my version by using turkey bacon, reduced-fat cheese, and reduced-fat mayo made with olive oil. But, you could really use anything you want to use for this.

Cinco de Mayo Recipe Round-Up

It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Fridayyyy…J/K

Hopefully you all have some fantastic plans for Cinco de Mayo this weekend. Me? Well, as you know, I am chained to my desk and computer working on this dissertation! But, I will at least try to make some good eats for me and Hubs!

No new recipe today, but I thought I would share some yummy recipes that I think would be perfect for your last-minute Cinco de Mayo menu!

Let’s start with the best part…drinks!

1. Skinny Raspberry Margaritas
2. Peach Grapefruit Sangria


1. Strawberry Avocado Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips
2. The Best Dang Guacamole


1. Slow Cooker Chili Lime Pulled Pork Tacos
2. Southwest Chicken Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing
3. Skinny Chicken Enchiladas
4. Cilantro Lime grilled Chicken Tacos

I hope you enjoy these recipes and have a great weekend!

Greek Yogurt with Warm Berry Sauce

Greek Yogurt with Warm Berry Sauce

You know what I love?

Recipes that can be eaten for breakfast AND dessert.

I can’t even begin to tell you how wonderful this Greek yogurt with warm berry sauce is. It is super easy to prepare and does not contain very much sugar which makes it a great option for breakfast or dessert. I could just eat it with a spoon as is. Also, look how pretty it is!! It’s happiness in a bowl!

In fact, it’s very possible I did eat it with a spoon right out of the pan. It’s also possible that I burned the s*&# out of my tongue…I really have no patience whatsoever.

The sauce is just perfect to balance out the tanginess of the Greek yogurt. You could also serve this sauce over ice cream or even oatmeal. It would also be awesome over pancakes or waffles! It’s all good! But maybe take my advice and don’t eat it out of the pan when scalding hot…

Southwest Chicken Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing

Southwest Chicken Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing

You’ve heard me say like a billion times now how much I love Mexican food, so you probably aren’t surprised that Mexican-inspired salads are my fave!

With Cinco de Mayo coming up this weekend, I thought I would share a recipe for those of you looking to celebrate with some healthier recipes. Who says you can’t have a salad for Cinco de Mayo?! As much as I love to have tortilla chips by the handfuls or eat some really cheesy enchiladas, a good salad sounds so perfect sometimes, especially when it comes with a really great dressing.

Meet my latest lunch obsession. This avocado lime dressing is the! The avocado makes it nice and creamy, but the dressing still has a light texture. You’d swear you were really eating a heavier dressing. I’m not really giving a recipe for the salad as you can really use whatever ingredients you want, but I tore up some rotisserie chicken and added grape tomatoes, some black beans, and some shredded cheese.

And hey, with the calories you save eating this salad, you can make up for it by drinking more margaritas! ;)