summer

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July! 

I hope you have yourself a fun day planned! If you're cooking out I've got the perfect addition! Nothing screams the Fourth of July like watermelon. So on today's Perfectly Plated I'm sharing my Watermelon Pizza recipe. It's easy, pretty, and healthy!  

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Watermelon Pizza

One slice of watermelon

1/2 cup red onion

4 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 tbsp sugar

Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

extra virgin olive oil

Feta cheese

Pecans

Fresh basil

Mix the onion, vinegar, sugar, and salt in a bowl and let sit for 20 minutes. Stir it occasionally. After that, strain the onions (make sure they are soft) add a splash of olive oil to the mixture and brush each side of your watermelon with it. Grill the watermelon until its marked by the grill and super juicy. Then just add pecans, onion, feta, and basil. Cut it up and serve like pizza!

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Enjoy your day! 
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A Little Bit Of Summer

The past two weeks have been an absolute blur! I'm actually shocked I know what day it is! If you didn't already see on my social media, we've been on the go. We conqured Universal Studios, shot a beautiful wedding on the beach, drove all the way down to The Keys, and put over 1000 miles on our rental car.  Then came home to shoot back to back weddings and a at least one shoot every day this week. Exhausted? Beyond.  

Needless to say July has been crazy! With it soon coming to a close I thought it would be a great time to share my Zucchini Bread Recipe!  There are two things that must happen at the very least once every Summer. Chopping up a deicious watermelon and making Zuccini Bread. Obviously life gets busy (especially for me this time of year) so it was such a nice change of pace to just chill out, drink a glass of wine, jam out to Britney Spears Pandora (no shame!) and get my bake on. Make this the next time someone hands you a giant zucchini from their garden, because tis' the season.

Zucchini Bread

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla  
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 vegetable oil
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 zucchini grated, or half of a giant one
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (optional) 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees, grease two loaf pans (8x4), in a bowl mix oil, vanilla, eggs, sugar, and slowly add the flour mixture into the egg mixture, once mixed add zucchini and chips. Bake for an hour. Then enjoy!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!
xoxo

Look A Little Deeper

There is nothing I love more than sitting around a table and catching up with friends. Sometimes that is where my company and I end up, at the table chatting away. Why am I talking about the table? Because it helps to have something pretty to look at while gabbing away. I love creating centerpieces to go with the seasons and wanted to share my Spring/Summer dining room table look. But first, a little story of me and my hoarding tendencies! Haha!

I am always trying to look at things in a different way. For example this lantern. It was my moms and I asked if I could have it about eight years ago. I attempted to put it various places throughout the years and it just never worked. But I refused to throw it away because I knew that one day I would be happy I didn't. It's that day. After a fresh coat of spray paint it is now the center of my dining room set up. So for today's tip, always try to look at this for what they could be not just what they currently are.

Fast Tips on making your centerpieces:
Choose a color scheme. Gold was an easy choice since my rooms have a lot of gold.
Don't be afraid of faux flowers but don't over do it.
Think about layering, for example pebbles and faux moss.

Have a fabulous day!

xoxo