Cracked Peppercorn Crusted Burgers with Dill Pickle Aioli l SimplyScratch.com  (3)

Cracked Peppercorn Crusted Burgers with Dill Pickle Aioli

Believe it or not, but this burger was originally supposed to be in the cookbook. I know right? When sending in the first of a cookbook manuscript it’s totally normal...

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Moroccan Quinoa Pilaf

I’m back on the healthy train. Not that I really ever got off it, but after a weekend of burgers, potato salad, potato chips and a few *ahem* grapefruit...

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Avocado Corn Salsa

If any sort of corn salsa is in front of my face, I will consume it. That’s a fact. That probably explains why this is the 6th corn salsa...

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Ras el Hanout (Moroccan Spice Blend)

One of my most favorite sections in my cookbook is the chapter on kitchen basics. It’s the largest chapter in the book with 46 recipes (!!!) and most of which...

20 Fourth of July Backyard Barbecue Favorites

20 Fourth of July Backyard Barbecue Favorites

Every year for the past 21-ish years I’ve spent the 4th at my in-laws. We sit in their big backyard, play cornhole, washer toss and some beer frisbee game...

Rainbow Fruit Salad + Citrus Honey Glaze l SimplyScratch.com  (20)

Rainbow Fruit Salad + Citrus Honey Syrup

Simple and classic. All of my favorite summer fruit together in one bowl and shines (literally) in a citrus honey syrup. Last summer few of my closest girlfriends and...

Grilled BZMT Sandwich + Sriracha Garlic Aioli l SimplyScratch (31)

Grilled BZMT Sandwich with Sriracha Garlic Aioli

That’s right. B-to-the-Z-to-the-M-to-the-T. As in (crispy, thick-cut) bacon and fresh basil (they’re sharing the B)… as in (grilled) zucchini, fresh mozzarella cheese and (heirloom) tomatoes. <—-this is sandwiched in...

Grilled Red Snapper + Warm Fiesta Olive Topping  (19)

Grilled Red Snapper with Warm Fiesta Olive Topping

Quick and easy is the name of the game. I can’t express how glad I am to see summer. The last week of school always is always hectic with...

Chicken Tawook Salad with Lemon Sumac Dressing l SimplyScratch.com  (15)

Chicken Tawook Salad with Lemon Sumac Dressing

This salad is an exact replica of the one I order from my favorite Middle Eastern restaurant. Two of my sisters, Kelly and Julie turned me on to this salad and it’s so...

Dehydrated Sriracha Garlic Kale Chips l SimplyScratch.com  (17)

Dehydrated Sriracha + Garlic Kale Chips

I’ve been wanting a food dehydrator for like ever now. Originally, my obsession started with the want to dehydrate my leftover herbs from my garden after the summer, then...