Sirloin Sliders with Caramelized Onions and Sweet & Spicy Relish

Super Bowl is around the corner, and that means delicious bar food. Wings, mozzarella sticks, greasy burgers… and countless calories. It doesn’t have to be that way this year though.  Sliders are the perfect football party food, and these lean ground sirloin burgers are packed with robust flavors. From the sweet balsamic glazed onions, the…

Tex-Mex Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potato

Sometimes you just feel like a one-component meal. These twice-baked sweet potatoes are packed full of flavor, and will leave you satisfied. If you wanted to add a protein, you could always compliment it with grilled chicken, which could be simply grilled on the side, or shredded and added into the mixture. Just be sure…

Baked Kale & White Bean Ravioli with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Weeknights are all about easy. But that doesn’t mean less tasty. Sometimes shortcuts are needed, but as long as you use good quality ingredients and a little creativity, a very satisfying meal will be within reach. I try to keep organic, “out of the box” raviolis in the freezer. Butternut squash, fig & prosciutto, crab…

Bite Size Apple Pies

Dessert. Bet you can’t just have one bite.  Especially if they’re bite-size. When it comes to cocktail parties, or a large dinner party, your guests are much more likely to eat your hard-effort dessert if it’s more accessible. It’s easier to pop something into one’s mouth over slicing into a large cake. Not to say…

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Apples

I love sweet potatoes. I’ll eat them baked, mashed, fried, sautéed…. they’re delicious. While my usual go-to is to bake them, on special occasions I create this mashed dish inspired by Ina Garten. Having always questioned the Thanksgiving favorite of marshmallows melted on yams (but have since decided is delicious – I even sometimes add…