Greek Farro with Tzatziki Ranch

With Memorial Day around the corner, we will be entering into the start of the cold-grain salad season. Potato and pasta salads are key staples for summer BBQs. I am a huge fan of both, but sometimes it’s fun to serve something unexpected. This dish is made with Farro, which is an ancient whole grain,…

Red Wine Balsamic Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Growing up, Roasted Beef Tenderloin was always our family’s go-to special occasion dinner. Christmas, birthdays, Mother’s Day, last day of school… it was our crowd-pleaser dish. My Grandmother, Granny, used to make a delicious tenderloin, which was then inherited by my mother and aunts. Granny was a great cook, and an even more amazing hostess….

Gruyere Spinach Quiche

We had house guest the other weekend, and in preparation for their arrival, I made breakfast in advance. For those who know me, they are very aware of the fact that I am not a morning person. So the more I can get done prior to the AM hours, the better. This quiche is the…

Mediterranean Turkey Pita Wraps

Ground Turkey is an item that has become essential to our grocery list. It’s healthy, easy to transition the flavor, and it cooks quickly.  Turkey is a rich source of protein, as well as iron, zinc and potassium. By adding the fresh herbs and the cherry & sun dried tomatoes, the turkey develops a real…

Puff Pastry Chicken Sausage

This meal came together based upon what was in the freezer. It’s so easy and so delicious. My husband said it reminded him of his childhood meals, right down to sections of undercooked dough…his favorite as a child! Ingredients 4 Chicken Sausages 1 Box Pillsbury Puff Pastry Sheets (2 per box) 2 tbls Dijon Mustard…

Carrot Ginger Soup

Is there anything more comforting than a hot bowl of soup?  This Carrot Ginger Soup is not only packed with delicious flavor, it’s good for you. So as we’re transitioning from winter into spring (hopefully), this soup is great to serve for both lunch and dinner. This dish can also be made FODMAP friendly by…

Scott’s Triple Chocolate Cake

Scott doesn’t cook. At least the Scott I know. He eats hummus and tortilla chips for dinner when left to his own devices. But like all things in his life, when he is determined to do something, he does it to perfection. And it turns out that while he hasn’t been known to do much…

Sautéed Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

While on our honeymoon, we had the amazing luxury of having a chef come to our rented condo to cook us brunch. He was an inspirational chef- not only did he share his most incredible cooking skills with us, but also his story of being plucked from a high school dish-washing job into a world-class…

Breakfast Birthday “Cake”

  Birthdays are a big deal in our family. They are all about celebrating life, and enjoying the special day. As such, there is no need to wait until after dinner for a special indulgence. The day should begin (and end) with a celebratory meal. Now, you could always just stick a candle in a…

Dishwasher Salmon & Piquant Dill Sauce

Are you looking for something special to make this holiday season? What if I told you we have the ultimate “wow” factor meal that can be prepped in advance, feed a crowd, doesn’t take up precious oven space, and still allows you to mingle at cocktails with your guests? Keep reading to learn how I…

Banana Walnut Bread Breakfast Quinoa

As much as I would love to have homemade baked goods every morning for breakfast, it is not going to happen. But this flavor-packed, hearty breakfast will fix my cravings! The nutty flavor of the quinoa is enhanced as it soaks up the sweetness of the maple syrup & cinnamon. And it’s hard to argue…

Purpled Goat Mashed Potatoes

Looking for a way to spruce up your traditional spuds recipe? Why not make them purple?! They’re unexpected and packed with a wonderful, creamy flavor with the goat cheese. Plus, they’re just fun! Ingredients  3 Pounds Peeled Purple Baking Potatoes 3/4 Cup Goat Cheese, crumbled 1 Cup Reduced Fat Milk 3 Sprigs Thyme 1 1/4…