Yearly Archives: 2018

Fusilli with Garlic Shrimp and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

During crazy work weeks, I love any dish that is on the table in less than 15 minutes. This recipe tastes gourmet, but is simple enough that your kids could help with prep (which I always encourage!). I recommend serving this with a big leafy green salad or roasted cauliflower. If you can’t have regular

BBQ Pulled Pork Tostadas with Creamy Avocado Slaw

This meal is so full of flavor and could not be easier. The sweet pulled pork and creamy avocado slaw are an amazing combo and the crispy tostada shell adds that perfect crunch! While this is good served on it’s own, I also enjoy it with a side of rice and beans or fresh fruit

Bacon Wrapped Butterball Potatoes with Honey Mustard Dip

Shopping at the farmers market in the winter means a lot of root vegetables. During one of my recent trips, I was talking to a farmer about different types of potatoes and he recommended I try these baby German butterball potatoes. Their tiny shape make them perfect for a small bite appetizer. Whether you make

Chicken Meatballs with Avocado Feta Dip

Tis the season for entertaining and I am always thinking of new and exciting appetizers to serve. Many of the appetizers served around the holidays can be pretty calorie-laden, so I figured I would share a recipe that is not only delicious, but also good for you. These also make a great make-ahead lunch served

Crispy Gnocchi and Tomatoes with Brazil Nut Pesto

  Gnocchi (aka potato dumplings) are one of the ultimate comfort foods. They are like little potato clouds of goodness! And when you roast them, the outside gets nice and crispy – making them even more delicious. The sweet roasted tomatoes add beautiful color and flavor. For the pesto, I decided to use brazil nuts

Red Wine Braised Pot Roast

I feel like I’m constantly multi-tasking, so I love recipes where the oven does most of the work for me. Words can’t even describe how good this beef is – the red wine adds a wonderful depth of flavor and provides a perfect pan sauce for the beef. I served ours with celery root puree,

Pumpkin Yogurt Pancakes

When I have a little extra time at the beginning of the week, I love being able to prep a few breakfasts to enjoy throughout the busy work week. Pancakes are one of my favorites because they stay fresh in the fridge and only take a minute or so to reheat in the microwave. These

Arugula and Roasted Potato Salad with Warm Pancetta Vinaigrette

I could eat this salad any time of day. The flavors of the peppery arugula, sweet sundried tomatoes and salty pancetta compliment one another perfectly. And the creamy hard boiled egg and crunchy roasted potatoes add great texture. Serve this with crusty bread and butter and a glass of crisp, cold white wine. Cheers! 1.

(Peanut-Free) Thai Noodle Salad with Baked Tofu

With school back in session, it’s good to plan meals that are easy to pack as leftovers the next day. This noodle salad is so fresh and flavorful and is great served hot or cold. If you have some picky eaters, you can definitely leave off the tofu or swap in diced chicken. Serve this

Pork Tenderloin in Phyllo with Sautéed Apples

I stopped by a farmers market this past weekend and picked up some early season apples. Nothing beats the taste of freshly picked apples from a local farm! This dish celebrates those flavors by combining them with pork tenderloin and buttery, flaky phyllo dough. This dish is so simple to make, yet tastes elegant. 1.