Simple Tiramisu

My husband makes the most incredible Christmas Dinner Dessert… it’s an Eggnog Tiramisu Trifle. OMG. It takes him almost a full day to make it but it’s worth it… at least for me 😉 I highly recommend it. But usually around this time of year, I discover that a “just-in-case” package of ladyfingers remain. Since…

Shrimp Green Curry with Rice Noodles

This is one of those great pantry dishes; you keep the key items on hand and you use any mix of fresh vegetables you have that week. Since everyone has a different tolerance for spice, adjust the curries to your liking. Ingredients 20-30 Frozen Shrimp, peeled, tailless & deveined 2 cans Coconut Milk 8 oz+…

Toddler Banana Pancakes

Now that I have a toddler in the house, we are adding new recipes to our collection. These banana pancakes are one of our little guys favorites. They’re easy to make, reheat easily, and they are a great, soft food for beginner eaters. Adult approved as well! Ingredients 1 Ripe Banana 2 Eggs Pinch of…

Asparagus & Prosciutto Bundles

This vegetable side is the best prep-ahead dish ever. Anything that can be made in advance, is easy to adjust to a group size, and is absolutely delicious is a large win in my book. The Barefoot Contessa is to credit for this recipe. I often adjust recipes but this one is perfect the way…

Lemon Herbed Butter Yellowtail Snapper

Snapper in parchment is a chef’s best friend. The fish can be completely prepped & refrigerated up to a day in advance. 20 minutes before you plan to serve dinner, pop them in the preheated oven. Feel free to adjust the ingredients to your favorite herbs or vegetables. Zucchini or Yellow Squash would be a great…

Green Goddess Chicken Salad

In the warmer months, I love the freshness of a Green Goddess Dressing. Traditionally the dressing is made with mayonnaise but I decided to make it with Greek yogurt, which was a delicious shake-up to the classic dressing. The dressing can be made on it’s own without the chicken and used on a salad, as…

Pesto Gnocchi with Chicken

When time is tight, it’s helpful to have some easy but flavorful dishes on hand. I always keep a bag of gnocchi, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes and green beans in the house. Whether you decide to bake your own chicken or buy pre-cooked, this is a delicious but approachable dinner even on the busiest days. Ingredients…

Winter Portobellos

There is something warming about the flavors and texture of a tender, meaty mushroom with a hint of rosemary & garlic that evokes an evening sitting by the fireside. Whether you’re pairing mushrooms with a juicy steak, a roasted chicken or a creamy risotto, they are a fantastic addition to any meal. This dish is…

Crêpes Suzette

Crêpes Suzette is a delicate, buttery, orange-flavored dessert that makes any occasion special. Since I like to do this dessert while entertaining, it was important to find a way to streamline the process. You can make this as simple or intricate as you would like. For instance, you can choose to make your own crepes…

Grand Marnier Butter

Warm breakfast breads are already delicious, but they can be made a special occasion with this Grand Marnier Butter. Using the signature liquor, the butter takes on the flavors of bitter orange, balanced by cognac notes of hazelnuts and toffee. Adding a little sugar cuts the edge of the bitter, and the fresh orange juice…

Classic Cold Crab Dip

For Christmas Dinner, my Aunt has started the tradition of bringing the most delicious and pretty appetizer to kick-off the evening. She had originally seen it posted on Instragram by @mad_about_food. Being that we live in Florida, she was able to source wonderful, fresh crab and a zippy cocktail sauce from a local fish shop,…

Norwegian Meatballs

Not to be confused with Swedish Meatballs, this family tradition recipe renders a tender, moist meatball that melts in your mouth. Christmas Dinner would not be complete without these meatballs sitting on a plate of mashed potatoes and topped with a creamy mushroom sauce. The ingredient list is for one pound of meat, or roughly…