We are just hours away from the Gowan summer vacation and I’m in full prep mode. Packing clothes, sunscreen and plenty of small appliances. Yes, I bring my blender and juicer on vacation. What can I say? I’m a creature of habit and I need a smoothie at camp.

Moving on: the best part about Pinterest is the ability to just pin to your heart’s content, but I regularly pin things and never follow through. So this summer, I have my Summer Cooking Bucket List Pinterest board. It’s all the things I’m angling to cook this summer (especially on our little New England vacation). Here are some of the highlights: