Marina Gunn
Marina Gunn
Pesto Ricotta Dip | Marina Gunn

i love to cook, bake, and make colorful happy food that makes other people happy! things that influence my recipes: my love for olive oil, my italian roots, the mediterranean, my time living in idaho, california, new york city, and georgia, fresh produce i see at the farmers market and grow in my garden, simplicity and the love for the seasons, whimsy, chocolate, my mom, my grandma, vintage everything, and celebrations because what is life without joy?!










blackberry honey cashew cheesecake

carrot cake with cream cheese frosting + date caramel

cinnamon + peach cashew cheesecake 

toasted coconut + lemon cream cake

vanilla cake with blackberries, fig jam + coconut whipped cream

vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream + meringue kisses


cookies, breads + other sweet things

dark chocolate chip eclipse cookies

fig + blueberry bowl

strawberry jam, sweetened with honey

zucchini dark chocolate bread



bagel + lox mini galettes with dill cream cheese

basil, tomato, and kale pasta 

basil garlic roasted eggplant + broccolini

blistered pepper + arugula chicken salad

butternut chicken pot pie with sage biscuits

creamy buttered radishes

fall vegetable soup 

harissa tomato soup with zhoug (spicy herb sauce) and yogurt

lemon caprese pasta salad

marinara sauce 

maple bacon baked brie

penne rigate with artichokes and shallots 

pesto ricotta + cherry tomato pasta

roasted paprika chicken thighs with dill and lemon

spring pea, radish + feta salad

steamed artichokes with lemon aioli

tomato and cucumber salad

italian herbed polenta 

white bean shakshuka with goat cheese


sides, snacks + appetizers

autumn crudité platter with pesto ricotta dip

bread + butter pickles

harvest meat + cheese board

pb + j cracker sandwich platter

sweet potato fries

traditional hummus 



chocolate coffee smoothie

frozen mint moscow mules with honey ginger syrup

green apple smoothie

muddled blackberry, mint + honey spritz

simple green smoothie

very sparkling aperol spritz


seasonal meal plans

autumn meal plan

misc. etc

rosemary infused salt