Monthly Archives: June 2018

Bloody Mary Grilled Chicken Wings with Horseradish Dip

There are a lot of hidden gems at the farmers market. This past weekend we picked up some locally produced bloody mary mix (Brewt’s) that is so fresh and tangy. I love any pre-made mixes where I can read and understand the ingredient label! To say it made a good marinade for chicken wings is

Swiss Chard and Sausage Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes

Leafy greens are in season and it’s a great time to stock-up. Adding greens like Swiss chard to warm pastas and soups is good way to use a large amount at once since they break down quickly. This pasta is a great balance of salty and sweet, thanks to the beautiful blistered cherry tomatoes. I

Lemon Blackberry Dutch Baby Pancake

I love breakfasts that will wake up the house with wonderful smells. This pancake smells like a fresh blackberry pie as it bakes in the oven. Feel free to switch up the fruit in this recipe based on the what is in season – I recommend peaches, raspberries or pitted dark sweet cherries. 1. Preheat

Beef Empanadas with Avocado Lime Crema

I love any appetizer that is bite-sized because it’s great for serving guests without being messy. These beef empanadas pack so much flavor thanks to all the spices in the beef mixture. And the avocado dipping sauce is one of my favorites – it’s also really good on tacos, grilled fish and crab cakes. Serve

Farro, Peach and Arugula Salad with Burrata

Juicy, ripe peaches are such a treat when the weather gets warmer. They add such delicious flavor to salads and salsas. I can never get enough creamy burrata cheese, and pairing it with peppery arugula, sweet peaches and nutty farro makes this dish the perfect summer meal or side dish. The sweet basil and toasty

Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlova

Pavlova is a dessert that consists of a crisp meringue layer (which has a soft, marshmallow-like center), whipped cream and fresh fruit. That sounds like a great way to end a summer meal if you ask me! Because rhubarb has started to pop up at the farmer’s markets now, it’s a great time to pick

Smoked Whitefish Chowder

A few years back, Josh and I took a trip to the upper peninsula where we enjoyed the most delicious smoked whitefish. This past weekend, I saw some available from the fish guy at our farmer’s market and I just had to scoop some up. With the weather being a little chillier this week, I

Sausage and Cherry Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers to make because they’re super flavorful and it’s pretty simple to whip up a big batch of them. This version combines hot Italian sausage with a touch of cream cheese for creaminess and dried cherries for a pop of sweetness in every bite. Pair these with a