Simple, yet special, recipes for the home chef.

Heirloom Tomato & Beet Salad

Heirloom Tomato & Beet Salad- Celebrate the best farmer's market produce with this fresh and oh-so-easy summer salad. | foxeslovelemons.com

I really hit my stride with epic farmer’s market salads in late July and August. It seems like ALLLLL the good things are in season, and everything is juicy and colorful to the max. A “salad” becomes very little else beyond slicing, piling things onto a platter and drizzling with some olive oil and maybe a little lemon juice. And while in my head, eating just a big ol’ plate of tomatoes for dinner sounds like a great idea, it’s not. I’ll be hungry two hours later and raiding the freezer for all the homemade ice cream sandwiches I can find.

Salted Peanut Butter and Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches - Make these for the chocolate and peanut butter lover in your life! Peanut butter cookies are finished with flaky sea salt and then sandwiched with triple-chocolate ice cream. | foxeslovelemons.com

When I talk about building layers of flavor, I’m generally referring to savory foods. You might start by sweating garlic, adding some mirepoix, searing your protein, then finishing with acid (being sure to salt each step of the way). These techniques ensure that your finished dish isn’t just “one note” in flavor, but is more

Grilled Chicken & Apples with Couscous

Grilled Chicken & Apples with Couscous - A beautiful, healthful grilled meal for summer or fall! | foxeslovelemons.com

Home cooks across Michigan love the great apples available in our state, perfect for cooking or eating on their own. Today, I’m guest posting for the Michigan Apples blog, sharing a recipe featuring Fuji apples. Summer might be half over, but there’s no end in sight for the dinners I want to make on the grill.

Vanilla Bean Latte Overnight Oats

Vanilla Bean Latte Overnight Oats - A cool, creamy breakfast with a sweet coffeehouse flavor. | foxeslovelemons.com

During the epic kitchen remodel last fall, I went to my favorite local coffee shop to get my caffeine fix every single day. You see, I had no working stove to boil water, and only the gross utility sink in the basement to wash any dishes (but I was trying to get by with as

Double Strawberry Moscow Mules

Double Strawberry Moscow Mules - An even more summery twist on a summer cocktail! Jazz up the beloved Moscow Mule with fresh strawberries and strawberry preserves. | foxeslovelemons.com

You guys. I’ve been waiting to share this recipe with you for an entire year. Let’s back up, to last July. We had bought our new house and were starting to plan for the dream kitchen, but we were still in the process of selling our first house. I had started working at the new house

BBQ Party Dinner Bowls

BBQ Party Dinner Bowls - A classic backyard BBQ party, in one bowl! Turn to this quick-fix wholesome recipe for a fresh family dinner this summer! | foxeslovelemons.com

Did you guys know there are 99 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day? It sounds like a lot, but it’s already going by so fast. But in those 99 days, I pretty much plan to eat 99 meals that celebrate fresh ingredients, BBQ, and simple summer recipes.

Cucumber & Triple Lime Gin Seltzer

Cucumber & Triple Lime Gin Seltzer - Stir up a batch of this refreshing take on a classic summer cocktail for your next get-together! | foxeslovelemons.com

For somebody who just started drinking gin and tonics last summer, I now seem to rotate through a lot of variations of them. I have three different brands of gin in my liquor cabinet – one that pair wells with cucumber, one that pairs well with lime, and a neutral one that enjoys mingling with both. Today,