• Summer Salads: My New Staple

    I have had a lot of questions and requests for what this salad is… probably because I constantly post it… because yes, I really am eating it every day. This salad all starts with Alison Roman’s ” Secret Ingredient Pasta”, that I am now making WEEKLY. It is just that good, and the leftovers mixed with vinegar soaked curly kale are even better. It is bright and tangy, and for those that swear they don’t like sun dried tomatoes please try it anyway. They melt right into the fresh tomatoes. Let me back up. I have been reading Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your…

  • Mint Chia Dressing

    I LOVE to add fruit to my salads in the Summer. Nectarines, peaches and watermelon are abundant and pair so well with greens – match made in heaven! I created this dressing for those fruit filled salads… I promise it is not overly “minty”, but a great compliment to the sweet fruit! Adding the chia seeds thickens the dressing while giving you a boost of fiber!   Please note: A Modern Housewife LLC has affiliate relationships with multiple brands. A Modern Housewife LLC will earn a small commission on any item purchased through these links. That commission keeps this site up and running and allows us to keep the content…

  • Stone Fruit Sangria

    I’m not a huge wine drinker anymore… and I really never drink red wine… but this Stone Fruit Sangria is something else. It is just SO GOOD. Sweet but not too sweet and oh so refreshing. Kind of like fruit punch for adults! Take advantage of the Summer fruits!

  • Summer Salads: Prosciutto, Peach & Cucumber

    Okay, let’s start a new series! Summer Salads! You all overwhelmingly confirmed (thank you!!!) that you’d love to know what is in my daily Summer salad over on Instagram and I’m happy to write a new post series! I love combining the unexpected in a salad, especially when the produce is on fire right now. For me, it’s important to always have something a little sweet, something crunchy and something with zing. And let’s not forget a homemade dressing. I try to make a jar every week so throwing together a salad is easy. I will write the recipe as one serving in my favorite melamine bowls (I have different…

  • Basil Thyme Vinaigrette

    I love the start of Summer for many reasons… but one of my most favorite reasons is that my dad’s garden is abundant with lettuce. His favorite to grow is Simpson and it is SO good! There is nothing like a salad made with fresh cut lettuce. But, the dressing has to be equally as good. If you’ve been a reader for a while you know I prefer to make my own salad dressings, I think this may be my new all time favorite! Bursting with herby flavor, it is a Summer home run.   

  • Week Ten Coronavirus Hiatus: Uhhh?

    Well, I am sort of at a loss here. Week TEN? Seriously? I said it last week, I have no new words of wisdom or fun projects to suggest because at this point we are all trying to just make it work right? Balance every last thing and still keep the house clean? I have to be honest, this truly hasn’t been bad for us, not at all. I LOVE that we are all home together and we have enjoyed the baking, the crafts, the outdoor play, the family movie nights, the small home projects… but we miss our family and our friends. School, dinners out, movies at the theater…

  • S’mores Oreo Bark

    Are you looking for an easy no bake Summer (or any season!) sweet treat that both kids AND adults will love? Look no further. This recipe is the bomb.   S’mores Oreo Bark Ingredients: 3 1/2 Cups dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate pieces 1/2 Cup white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate pieces 1 Cup marshmallow Fluff 12 Oreos (for gluten free I like Glutino) 4 Graham Cracker Sheets (for gluten free I like Pamela’s) Instructions: Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Melt 1 1/2 cup of the dark chocolate chips in the a microwave safe bowl (I like to use a Pyrex measuring cup) and pour melted…

  • Best Food52 Shop Finds For Summer!

    I love Food52. The website is so well curated and their shop is chock full of amazing things. I was perusing it the other day and saw lots of good items to make summer a little better (aka easier!). See below for items I have and love or things I wouldn’t mind adding to my collection! Please note: A Modern Housewife LLC has affiliate relationships with multiple brands. A Modern Housewife LLC will earn a small commission on any item purchased through an affiliate link. That commission keeps this site up and running and allows us to keep the content coming to you, thank you! All items linked are because…

  • Tomato “Cobb” (aka: Cold Tomato Soup)

    It’s hot. The thought of turning on the oven, cooking, even grilling is really unappealing. The last days of summer are always filled with lazy lunches because you just can’t bother between the heat and the looming prospect of going back to the reality of the school year. This recipe is PERFECT for these lunches. It’s also perfect because tomatoes are SO very good right now and we have an abundance of them in the garden. I can’t take credit for This genius recipe. I found it in the Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm Cookbook years ago (another one of those awesome collective cookbooks) and tweaked it ever so slightly. Thank…