Cherry Cream Cheese Danish

Every summer when we head north to be with family, my husband and I both try to claim to be from the Cherry Capital. I say it is Michigan, and he insists it is Wisconsin. While the dispute is ongoing, we do agree that both places grow delicious cherries. Whether you like them freshly picked,…

Green, Eggs & Ham Crêpes

Perfect for a summer lunch or brunch, this delicate dish is full of flavor, impressive and easy to pull together. They are especially simple if you use pre-made crêpes, which are often available in the produce section of the grocery store. The dish also lends itself to using what you have on-hand, allowing you to…

Nutbutter Oat Bites

For those on the go, (or for those of us that just had a baby!) these are the best snacks to have in the freezer. Loaded with protein and so much satisfying flavor, these bites are sure to curb that hunger and provide you with a boost of energy. The chocolate and dried fruit also…

J Bar Margarita

I have always been a fan of margaritas but am always hesitant when ordering them out at a restaurant as so many places use bottled mixes that consists mainly of corn syrup. The best margaritas are made from scratch when you squeeze fresh limes and make your own mix. My brother, Jay, has mastered many…

Slow-Roasted Leg of Lamb Provençal

Until I started dating my husband, I had never cooked lamb. Being that it is one of his absolute favorite meats though, I have since found some go-to recipes, as well as created my own. Taking the flavor profile of a Barefoot Contessa recipe, I turned it into a slow-roasted, fork-tender leg of lamb dish….

The Full Farm Sandwich

Sometimes the healthy egg white breakfast won’t cut it. Sometimes it takes the full farm to please the palette. For those mornings, treat yourself with creamy scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, guacamole, & gooey cheese all stacked on a crisp english muffin. *Ingredients below are for two sandwiches. Adjust as needed! Ingredients 4 Large Eggs 4…

Baked Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna

So you might laugh at me, but even Florida has chilly evenings and requires some warm, comfort food. While there has been by no means snow this winter, we have dipped into the 40’s – cold, right?! As such, I’ve been on the mission to create some heartier dinners. One can only eat so many…

Silver Platter NB&J

I’m almost embarrassed to post this as an actual “recipe” but it’s just so darn delicious, I had to share it. We all know how to make a classic PB&J sandwich. Being probably the most classic meal that every kid & parent default to for lunch, it’s probably not what you think of when you…

Homemade Bolognese Sauce

I love bolognese. Shockingly though, as much as I order it out, I had never made it at home. I’ve made marinara, red sauce with meat, but never bolognese. So during this time of quarantine in the house, I decided I would dedicate a day to making this iconic Italian sauce. Dating back to the…

Christmas Chocolate Toffee Crackle

I may be referring to this recipe as crackle but in our family, it is simply known as crack. Sweet and salty, this absolutely delicious treat is a must at our family Christmas gatherings. In addition to being super tasty, it’s also super easy to make and can be done in advance. My favorite topping…

Roasted Beef Tenderloin Horseradish Crostini

Roasted tenderloin crostini are one my favorite hearty hors d’oeuvres for the holiday season. They are easier to prepare than it appears, yet they feel & taste very special. The kick of the Dijon Horseradish sauce is the perfect compliment to the beef and the crisp, toasted bread. The cheat for this starter is to…

Rudolph Oreo Chocolate Truffles

Since we are now a proud aunt & uncle of the cutest nieces & nephew, we cannot show up to a Christmas celebration with a lame, adult dessert. Not only does it need to taste delicious, it has to be fun! The classic Oreo truffle dressed-up as Rudolph is the perfect solution. Packed with gooey,…