Tortellini Greek Pasta Salad

All the flavors of a Greek salad are mixed with tortellini to make this Greek Pasta Salad – the perfect light summer dinner or side dish!

Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad | chezcateylou.com

What kinds of food do you think of when you think about summer? I immediately think of ice cream, anything with berries or peaches, grilled everything, and pasta salad! Pasta salad is just such a perfect summery food. It is great for picnics or a light dinner. My absolute favorite kind of regular salad is a Greek salad, so I turned it into a pasta salad –  Tortellini Greek Pasta Salad.

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Lemon Bundt Cake

Buttery, tender lemon buttermilk cake is topped with a tangy lemon glaze – this fresh and delicious Lemon Bundt Cake is a citrus lovers dream!

Lemon Bundt Cake | chezcateylou.com

It is time for another Mystery Dish! And I’m soooo excited because this month I was the host! That’s right, I got to pick a list of ingredients for my other blog friends to use in their creations.  So fun!

In order to celebrate, I bought myself a Bundt Pan! You think I’m kidding, right?

Nope, I’m serious, I really bought a bundt pan just for this. I will take any excuse I can to buy new kitchen supplies!

But I had been eyeing this lemon bundt cake recipe for ages and I knew it would be the perfect thing to make for my month of Mystery Dish!   … 

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Mango Smoothie made with Greek Yogurt

Frozen banana slices and mango greek yogurt make this mango smoothie so creamy and decadent tasting, even though it is light and healthy! So simple and easy to make.

Mango Smoothie made with Greek Yogurt | chezcateylou.com

Did you all have a nice Easter weekend? TheBetterHalf and I were in St. Louis for a quick trip to see my family and we had the most gorgeous weather – it almost felt like summer! Which means that it must be smoothie season! I love making smoothies year round, but once it starts to get warm out, I can’t get enough of them. Smoothies are so easy to make- this mango smoothie only has four ingredients! Plus it tastes delicious and is healthy too.
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Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Raspberry preserves are swirled into a cream cheese muffin batter. These Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins are so tender and have an amazing flavor!

Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins | chezcateylou.com

Sorry for the lack of posts this past week. TheBetterHalf and I were on vacation in Italy!  If you follow me on Instagram, you can see some pictures from the trip. I can’t wait to share more details from the trip with you, so stay tuned.  In the meantime, I have a delicious breakfast recipe for you – Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins. I had a block of cream cheese to use up before we left , so I decided to make this recipe from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook. The book calls them breakfast buns, but they are really more like a muffin so I changed the name! My mom bought this cookbook for me after our first trip to the bakery 8 years ago!  … 

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Cinnamon Ice Cream

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I am slightly obsessed with ice cream.  In the summer, I get some type of ice cream almost every day.  I don’t discriminate, I like all forms – frozen yogurt, gelato, ice cream, Tasti D’lite (I know it isn’t really ice cream, but it does the job!).   I don’t actually own an ice cream maker though, because I think the results would be too dangerous.  I can just imagine myself digging into gallons of homemade ice cream – it would turn TheBetterHalf into TheBetterThird!  However when I was visiting my parents the other weekend, I had the chance to experiment with their ice cream maker.  My sister loves cinnamon ice cream, so that’s the flavor that we chose.  And it was delicious.  The taste of this ice cream was so good – the brown sugar perfectly complemented the cinnamon.  It was definitely richer and creamier than most store-bought ice cream.  It would be perfect served on top of apple pie.  … 

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