Easy, Stress-free, Healthy Recipes.

Easy Recipes – Casual Food & Drink Recipes with a coastal Twist.

Easy Recipe(

Casual Food & Drink Recipes

Tortilla de Patata or Spanish Tortilla

Spanish Tortilla also called Tortilla de Patata or Potato Omelette Recipe This is a wonderful filling dish, eaten across Spain. You can eat this dish warm, or cold. It is great in wedges warm, but it is also great served in thin slices on a fresh baguette. Serve with...

100 Easy Recipes for Memorial Day BBQ

21 Easy Recipes for the Perfect Memorial Day BBQ. Celebrate Memorial Day with super easy recipes and Memorial Day barbecue ideas.

Grilled Mexican Street Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Grilled Mexican Street Corn and Black Bean Salsa is the perfect warm salsa to serve tacos, enchiladas, and your favorite nacho recipe.

Spicy Mango Salsa Recipe

Spicy Mango Salsa Recipe is the perfect compliment to fresh seafood, chicken, and pork. Mango salsa makes an awesome fish taco.

Salsa Verde Mexican Chicken | Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Mexican Chicken is the perfect filling for tacos, enchiladas, and burritos. Super easy to make – just set it in the morning and you’ll have tender shredded chicken for dinner.

Tequila Mockingbird – Spicy Tequila Cocktail

Tequila Mockingbird – Spicy Tequila Cocktail. Muddled watermelon and fresh jalapeno with tequila is the perfect balance of spicy and sweet.

Vampiro Tequila Cocktail with Jalisco Sangrita

Vampiro Tequila Cocktail with Jalisco Sangrita. This spicy tequila cocktail mixed with a traditional Jalisco Sangrita. Sangrita’s are my new cocktail obsession. Sangrita or “little blood” has traditionally been served as a chaser for excellent quality tequila. It would have been a mixture of fruit juices and finely ground chili pepper. Many sangrita recipes call for tomato juice, but that would not have been part of the traditional recipe, the original recipe would have been made from leftover juice from fresh fruit salads and changed based on the fruits used.

Today’s cocktail culture is creating very intriguing sangritas as an ingredient in some pretty amazing tequila cocktails. This recipe calls for a combination of grapefruit, orange, and lime with a touch of spicy jalapeno pepper.

Spicy Blackberry Bourbon Grilled Chicken Skewers

Spicy Blackberry Bourbon Grilled Chicken Skewers is an easy appetizer or main dish for your next backyard barbecue. The tartness of blackberries combined with the smoky bourbon and a touch of honey makes these chicken skewers irresistible.

Sheet Pan Roasted Root Vegetables

Sheet Pan-Roasted Root Vegetables pair perfectly with grilled or slow-cooked meats, BBQ chicken, and roast pork.

Famous New Orleans Morning Call Beignets

Famous New Orleans Morning Call Beignets are by far my favorite beignet in the New Orleans area. Served with café au lait beignets are quintessential New Orleans breakfast or late night treat, and makes an awesome brunch dessert.



Chief Mermaid & Mojito Maker

This is me hangin’ out on the boat – it’s an absolutely gorgeous day in the Florida Keys – doing what wannabe mermaids do best…splashing in the waves + soaking up the sun. Life’s amazing.  Want to learn more?  

Recent Recipe(

 < Eat  < Drink < Part- <

Filet Mignon and Blue Cheese Beggars Purse

Filet mignon and blue cheese beggars purse are an easy to make, tasty and elegant little bite for your next party or potluck. Filet mignon cooked in a red wine, shallot, and rosemary sauce combined with blue cheese makes a hearty and elegant little bite for your appetizer table.

Filet Mignon in Red Wine Rosemary Sauce

Filet Mignon in Red Wine Rosemary Sauce is a delicious meal that is easy enough for any night but elegant enough for any special occasion, like Valentine’s day, birthdays and anniversaries. I used Filet but feel free to substitute your favorite cut of steak. Once you tried this recipe and discovered just how easy this is to make you may add this to your monthly recipe rotation.

Best Paloma Recipe – Tequila, Fresh Pink Grapefruit

The Worlds Best Paloma Recipe – The perfect combination of Tequila, fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice, and lime, salt-rimmed & topped with a little club soda. A Mexican vacation in a glass. This might be Mexico’s most popular tequila drink. This drink is traditionally made with Mexican grapefruit soda, but I think it’s too sweet so I started making this with fresh pink grapefruit juice, a little simple syrup, and club soda. 

Amazing Low-Calorie Pumpkin Custard

Decadent Low-Calorie Pumpkin Custard is the perfect low-calorie dessert for the holidays. Many of us look forward to having pumpkin pie once a year on Thanksgiving but we may not want all the extra calories. Give this recipe a try – you’ll get all the pumpkin pie goodness with 1/2 the calories.  If you want a lighter dessert, but still want all of the flavors of your traditional pumpkin pie, try making this simple pumpkin custard instead. This pumpkin custard is basically a pumpkin pie without the pie shell. In fact, pumpkin pie is a fairly healthy dessert option, and it is even healthier if you don’t use the pie shell, which is made mostly from butter. Enjoy pumpkin custard throughout the fall season, since pumpkins are in such ready supply you can easily use fresh pumpkin, or use canned puréed pumpkin if you are short on time or can’t find fresh pumpkin.

Sun-Dried Tomato, Eggplant Cheese Frittata

Add this amazing Sun-Dried Tomato, Eggplant Cheese Frittata to your holiday brunch menu. It’s super easy to make and you can use any assortment of leftover vegetables.  Frittatas are easy to make, inexpensive, and can be served hot or cold. Leftover frittatas travel well so you can use them as a filling for your morning breakfast sandwich or pack them in your lunch box for a simple nutritious lunch.  They can also be reheated in a microwave or in a non-stick skillet.

Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole Copycat Recipe

If you love Cracker Barrel’s Hash Brown Casserole you’ll love this one. Try this Copycat Cracker Barrel™ Hash Brown Casserole recipe. Super easy to make and always a hit. Gooey, cheesy goodness, what’s not to love?

Super Easy French Toast Casserole

Try this super easy French toast casserole, all the deliciousness of traditional french toast. Filled with cinnamon and pecans and topped with maple syrup or powdered sugar it’s the perfect breakfast dish for the holidays or any day. Since this can be assembled the night before and then popped in the oven the next morning while everyone enjoys a mimosa or glass of orange juice this is a great dish when hosting house guests or for any brunch or breakfast gathering.

Potatoes Au Gratin Tart

Potatoes Au Gratin tart is the perfect combination of cheesy, creamy and garlicky. A great compliment to grilled and roasted meats and poultry. They look as good as they taste and make an elegant addition to any meal.

Apple Brie and Pistachio Tossed Salad

Apple, Brie, and Pistachio Tossed Salad is a super easy stress-free side dish for everyday and special occasions. Creamy brie paired with crispy apple and greens with salty pistachios is just so good. Salad heaven.

Warm Cinnamon and Apple Crumble

Warm Cinnamon Apple Crumble. Carmelized cinnamon apples with a simple crumble toppings – there is nothing better for a sweet treat on a cool fall evening.

Mixed Berry Granola Cobbler Recipe

Mixed Berry Granola Cobbler Recipe

Cobblers are so easy to make and everyone loves a good cobbler. Try this mixed berry cobbler recipe with fresh fall berries.  The addition of fresh and candied ginger makes this cobbler extra special.

Baguettes with Wild Mushroom Ragout

Wild Mushroom Ragout. Beautiful flavors that are enhanced by outdoor cooking. Serve this as an appetizer over a baguette or top grilled steak or chicken with this mixture.

Party Philosoph-

Who doesn’t love a good party?  We love to entertain.  Any excuse to get the gang together is a great reason for a party.  We do lots of easy poolside BBQs + lunches, snack, and cocktails on the boat.  I spent years throwing parties that we great for guests but I never left the kitchen.  Now I’ve learned to make entertaining spree-free and fun for me and my guests.  I’ll share what I’ve learned and hope it will make it easier for you to throw awesome parties – that get you out of the kitchen and into the party.

Let’s get this party started!




Chief Mermaid & Mojito Maker

This is me hangin’ out on the boat – it’s an absolutely gorgeous day in the Florida Keys – doing what wannabe mermaids do best…splashing in the waves + soaking up the sun. Life’s amazing.  Want to learn more?  

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This