Since summer is in full swing, I thought I would take a departure from my usual hair related topics and bring you some recipes that are a staple in my summer repertoire.

This season brings a more relaxed schedule compared to the jam packed day to day the school year brings for my 3 kiddos.  Summertime in my house means sleeping in, swimming for hours, BBQ’s with yummy food, sleep overs, popsicles and the sound of the ice cream truck that my kids can hear miles away.  Summertime also means spending lots of time with family and loved ones.  Whether we are hanging at our pool our meeting up at the beach, good food and yummy drinks are always a must!  Going to a summer BBQ and need an appetizer? Or a yummy beverage?  I’ve got you covered.  Here are a few tried and true (and really easy) recipes that are always a huge hit.  

Strawberry Bruchetta


Baguette, sliced 1” thick

1 pint of strawberries, diced

small handful of basil, cut into thin chiffonade 

Balsamic reduction (trader joe’s makes a great one!)

about 6 oz of goat cheese

3 TBL tasting olive oil



Brush sliced baguette with olive oil and place under broiler for 2-3 mins or until golden brown

once cooled to touch, spread goat cheese on each piece

next add the diced strawberries

drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle basil on top.


Spicy Pineapple Margarita

Start by infusing your favorite 100% agave blanco tequila with 2 thinly sliced jalapeños (no seeds) let this sit for at least 4 hours

Pour 1.5 oz over ice

2-3 lime wedges squeezed

3 oz pineapple juice

*you can add seltzer to lighten this up a bit

Stir and sip! So YUMMY! 

My mouth is watering thinking about these. Bring these to the next gathering you are at, and I guarantee people will be asking you for the recipe!

Happy Summer!!