Red White and Blue Berry Coconut Slushies

Red White and Blue Berry Coconut Slushies are a healthy way to cool off on the 4th of July…I leave it up to you to add booze to make it more festive!

Red White and Blue Berry Coconut Slushies | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A festive way to sip through the 4th of July!

If you were to travel back in time – not too long ago (to me) – or to prehistoric times (to my kids) – you would have found my friends and I, uniform clad and walking from our high school to the 7-11 two blocks away. It was our first stop after an afternoon of rehearsals after school, and slurpees were our weakness. We would layer the flavors, top them with the clear dome lids, and walk to the bus stop, sipping them the whole way home.

I smile when I think of those days – they were silly times, with a lot of singing, ridiculous joking, and heartfelt love. I spoke with one of my girlfriends the other day, and I forgot to ask her the last time she had a slurpee. For me, I couldn’t even tell you. It just might have been our last day of senior year.

Coconut Jam Berry S'mores | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Coconut Jam Berry S’mores

This post is brought to you by Honey Maid. Enjoy a taste of aloha with these Coconut Jam Berry S’mores. The ocean breeze is drifting in from the south, and the children are lazing after an afternoon...

Fried Heirloom Tomatoes with Buttermilk Fried Oysters and Green Pepper Aioli | www.kitchenconfidante.com | The ultimate savory Cajun-inspired bite featuring Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce.

Fried Heirloom Tomatoes with Buttermilk Fried Oysters and Green Pepper Aioli

Fried Heirloom Tomatoes with Buttermilk Fried Oysters and Green Pepper Aioli — I think you’ll love this twist on the Southern classic. The kids were sprawled in front of the television, a spirited game of Uno passing...

Sriracha Caramelized Onions | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Burgers will never be the same again.

Simple Sundays | Sriracha Caramelized Onions

Sweet and spicy, you’ll want to put these Sriracha Caramelized Onions on everything! Burgers will never be the same again. When I think of the life my husband and I have carved out for ourselves, I can’t...

Mixed Berry Cornmeal Galette | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Summer is the season for galettes.

Mixed Berry Cornmeal Galette

When summer is here, galettes are a sweet staple. A cornmeal crust makes this Mixed Berry Cornmeal Galette extra special! “Everything happens for a reason, right, Mom?” I was in the middle of brushing my teeth and...

Fig and Apricot Summer Lentil Salad | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Relish fig and apricot season with this summer salad!

Simple Sundays | Fig and Apricot Summer Lentil Salad

Some of my favorite summer fruits shine in this wholesome Fig and Apricot Summer Lentil Salad. I can’t quite explain it, but for some odd reason, when I come home from the farmer’s market, I treat my...

Banana Nut Ricotta Muffins | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Extra bananas? Leftover ricotta? Use them in these morning-friendly muffins.

Banana Nut Ricotta Muffins

Ripe bananas? Extra ricotta? Put them to use in this morning-friendly recipe for Banana Nut Ricotta Muffins. I woke to the scent of fresh rain. For those of you who don’t live in my part of the...

Blueberry, Feta and Honey-Caramelized Onion Naan Pizza | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A savory pizza that will surely surprise your tastebuds!

Blueberry, Feta and Honey-Caramelized Onion Naan Pizza

This recipe for a savory Blueberry, Feta and Honey-Caramelized Onion Naan Pizza will surely surprise your tastebuds! I saw a dear friend today. It had been too long since the last time we met, way too long....

Fettucine with Creamy Spinach Sauce, Asparagus and Peas | www.ki

Simple Sundays | Fettucine with Creamy Spinach Sauce, Asparagus and Peas

“It’s going by fast, buddy,” I confided in my son, as I cuddled him after reading our nightly chapter of Harry Potter (We’re on Book 7. Third reading.) I wasn’t talking about the books, but he would...

Thai Shrimp Quinoa Bowl | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Thai Shrimp and Coconut Quinoa Bowl and More One Bowl Meals

Photo courtesy Stephen Hamilton. I’m not sure how things work in your house, but I’m a one woman show. Let’s say it’s 4 o’clock and you are starting to get that familiar feeling. You’re not quite starving,...

Swiss Chard Walnut Pesto Pasta | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A jar of pesto transforms into a simple lunch with pasta and leftover shredded chicken!

Swiss Chard Walnut Pesto Pasta

We’re in the homestretch. Seven more days to go, and we can all breathe a little easier. Alarm clocks, packing lunches, correcting homework, and all the minutiae of the school year can be forgotten, for a few...

Blueberry Maple Granola | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Sprinkle it over yogurt, milk, ice cream, or eat it by the handful.

Simple Sundays | Blueberry Maple Granola

Stomach bugs, blech. They hit out of nowhere and I am convinced the germs somehow know when supplies run low at our house – illness seems to target us when the fridge is empty and the pantry...

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A combination of cream cheese, butter and one more special ingredient makes for a simple dough and perfectly tender cookies.

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

“I’m tired of wearing jeans,” she confessed this morning. “Me, too,” I agreed, as I handed her a freshly ironed shirt. It was secretly comforting knowing that my daughter and I are on the same page. The...

Simple Recipes for Memorial Day | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Simple Recipes for Memorial Day and a Season of Grilling

Memorial Day has a special place in my family’s heart, and I am sure that as we all enjoy the long holiday weekend, we will pause to remember the true meaning of the holiday. And of course,...

Baby Back Ribs with Blueberry Balsamic Barbecue Sauce | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Ribs glazed with this spicy barbecue sauce will wow everyone at your next barbecue.

Baby Back Ribs with Blueberry Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

If there is one thing my daughter can eat with blissful abandon every single day of the week, it would be ribs. Ribs for breakfast, ribs for lunch, ribs for dinner. Viva la ribs! With our landscaping...