Homemade Slow Cooker Baked Beans

We’re kicking off the holiday weekend with a nostalgic recipe that just screams summer BBQ. Is there anything more Fourth of July than fresh, juicy watermelon, burgers and hot dogs on the grill, and a side of saucy baked beans? I was craving this comforting side dish last summer and let’s just say these homemade … Read more

Gorgeous Grilled Corn Salad with Avocado

It’s sweet corn season! I remember during the summers when I was little we would lay out a big picnic blanket and and eat ears and ears of grilled sweet corn all buttered up and salted to perfection. There’s truly nothing better (or nostalgic) than sweet corn during the summer and I’m here to bring … Read more

The Ultimate Summer BBQ Recipes

It’s almost July and we’re just getting started with all of the amazing summer BBQ recipes. With Fourth of July just a few weeks away what better time to try out a new grilling recipe, use summer produce in a seasonal salad, or finally try that delicious, nostalgic dessert? I put together over 50 incredible, … Read more

Damn Good BLT Pasta Salad

This could be the BEST pasta salad I’ve ever made. It’s just so perfect and I can’t stop thinking about how dreamy it is. This BLT pasta salad was an idea that came to me after Tony and I started making amazing BLT sandwiches with avocado for our lunches (we were on a real bacon … Read more

30+ of the Best Healthy Smoothie Recipes

It’s always smoothie season here at AK. There’s truly nothing like a cold, refreshing smoothie on a hot summer day, which is why I rounded up over 30 healthy smoothie recipes to make and fall in love with. I’ve included a delicious mix of green smoothies, ones with and without banana (per reader requests!), High … Read more

The BEST Healthy Salad Dressings (15+ recipes!)

We’re over halfway through June and I can’t stop making giant, veggie-packed salads. If you didn’t catch my fav spicy ranch chicken cabbage salad add it to your list ASAP! Here at AK you know we’re in the anti-boring-salad club. Ambitious Kitchen salads are guaranteed to be bright, flavorful and always satisfying. One of the … Read more

Spicy Ranch Chopped Chicken Cabbage Salad

If there’s a chopped salad on a restaurant menu, then you bet I’m going to be ordering it. I love a big bowl full of crunchy greens, veggies and lean protein. It’s filling, nourishing, healthy, satisfying and especially refreshing during the summer months. A couple of years back I thought it would be fun to … Read more