The Perfect Simple Summer Maitai

Hot summer days require chips, spicy salsa and tangy maitais. It’s just not the same without them. 

Here’s my favorite simple recipe for the perfect refreshing poolside maitai. I suggest making them by the pitcher because they’re absolutely delicious:


  • 2 parts dark rum
  • 2 parts light rum
  • 1 part triple sec
  • 1 part pineapple juice
  • 1 splash of pulp-free orange juice


Mix and pour over ice or store in refrigerator to serve chilled. 

These are a win anytime and only take a minute to throw together. Enjoy! 


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Quick Pepperoni Pizza Quesadillas

Sometimes my family needs a super-quick dinner or lunch. And sometimes I’m just too plain exhausted at the end of the day to make anything fancy. These are quick, tasty & the kids love them! (Because, honestly, who doesn’t love pizza or quesadillas?)


  • tortillas (whatever you’re into – whole grain, flaxseed, gluten-free
  • diced tomatoes (I like to chop them up with some garlic)
  • salami or pepperoni
  • cheese


1. Toss a tortilla on a skillet over medium heat

2. Spread on diced tomatoes

3. Layer with salami or pepperoni slices

4. Sprinkle with cheese

5. Place second tortilla on top

6. Grill for approx 45-60 seconds & flip. Grill another 45-60 seconds on other side.

7. Once heated through, remove from heat and slice.

Much healthier (and even tastier!) than pizza! Great as a snack or for school lunches too. 


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