Wishing for Watermelon

Today I’m sharing sweet and savory treats featuring a summer favorite: watermelon!

Savory Sides:

Minted watermelon salad

Heirloom tomato and watermelon salad

Watermelon salad with feta and basil

Watermelon and tomato salad with basil oil

Chicken watermelon tacos

Spiced watermelon fries with lime crema

Shrimp and watermelon skillet

Asian watermelon salad

Coconut rice and watermelon salad bowl

Balsamic watermelon chicken salad

Coconut lime mahi mahi tacos with tequila soaked watermelon salsa

Sweet Treats:

Watermelon sorbet

Watermelon pops

Watermelon and coconut sorbet pops

Tropical watermelon sorbet

Spiked watermelon pops

Watermelon fruit leather


Watermelon smoothie

Watermelon mojito

Watermelon slushies

Watermelon cooler

Watermelon blaster

Watermelon margaritas

Watermelon limeade

Watermelon lemonade

Watermelon ginger limeade

Frozen watermelon summer cocktail

Basill gimlet fizz

Watermelon cucumber cooler

What are your favorite watermelon recipes?

Tacos and Tortillas

Today I thought we’d get the summer grilling season started with some taco, burrito and tortilla ideas.  Tacos and tortillas are great for family gatherings because they really provide a lot of customization and flexibility for what people do or don’t want to eat, plus they let your guests customize their heat or spice or sweetness level.

Tacos and Tortillas:

Flour tortilla

Cornmeal tortilla

Crisp taco shell

Spicy tortilla chip

Spelt or kamut tortillas

Gluten free tortillas

Chicken and Turkey:

Chicken tomatillo

Ranch chicken

Pineapple chicken

Chipotle braised chicken

Chicken adobo

Slow cooker turkey mole

Turkey breakfast tacos

Pulled chicken with seasoned taco shells

Chipotle chicken

Honey chipotle chicken

Green Chile chicken

Tequila orange BBQ chicken with sharp cheddar baked beans and red cabbage


Grilled drunken shrimp

Catfish tacos

Grilled tequila lime fish

Shrimp with mango slaw

Shrimp and avocado

Beef, Pork and Lamb:

Red Chile short ribs

Braised lamb

Chili rubbed steak

Korean beef

Smokey beef

Mexican pot roast

Birria tacos

Vegetable and more:

Chanterelle tacos

Salsa tacos

Spicy muffin tin tacos


Apple tortilla bake

Mini taco s’mores

What are your favorite taco and tortilla combinations?

Crafty Moms

Today is Mother’s Day in the US so I thought I’d share some fun and creative projects moms can make to celebrate or decorate or care for their children.

Blankets and Pillows:

Crochet twinkle star pillows

Bear knit blanket

Baby squares storyteller afghan

Handkerchief pillows


Polar bear knit hat

Knit baby poncho

Crochet baby cocoon

Knit layer cake dress

NFL car seat cover

Knit bootees

Baby bibs

Bath apron (for mom or dad)


Crochet owl luvy

Crochet kitty luvy

Fabric baby blocks

Stuffed bear

Felt Christmas tree

Stuffed whale

Crochet duck

Washcloth duck

Decorations and more:

Crochet nursery storage baskets

Wood baby plaque

Baby onesie photo album

Baby footprint ornament

Felt animal mobile

Bird mobile

Animal hooks

Animal night light

What cute or crafty ideas do you have for little ones?

Sweets for Cinco De Mayo

Today we’re taking a look at some Mexican inspired or created desserts for Cinco De Mayo (or any day!)

Tres leches cake

Tres leches strawberry shortcake


Churro ice cream sandwiches

Glazed churros

Churros with coconut sauce

Cinnamon spiced chocolate brownies

Cinnamon Mexican wedding cakes

Mini churro taco bowls

Mexican chocolate cream pie

Mexican chocolate crescents

Apple enchiladas

Sopapilla cheesecake bars

Crepas de cajeta

Fresh fruit salsa with cinnamon crisps

Mexican chocolate filled cornmeal cookies


Pineapple cream cheese flan

Mexican chocolate flan

Cupcakes with Mexican hot chocolate frosting

Margarita cupcakes

Pineapple, pecan and coconut rum tamales

Rice fritters with sesame caramel

Canela bunuelos with anise syrup

Huachibolas jam and cream cheese rolls

Strawberry margarita cheesecake minis

Mexican snowballs

Mexican fruit pops

Strawberry sangria ice pops

Sweet corn and basil yogurt pops

What sweet treats do you serve with your Mexican feasts?