Grilled Balsamic Dijon Pork Tenderloin

Grilling pork tenderloin has become our go-to “fancy” but easy dinner. This is a non-fussy prep yet the pork has so much flavor. Marinating the pork is key. Prep the tenderloin in the morning and just remember to take it out of the refrigerator a half-hour before grilling. When buying the pork tenderloin, ask the…

Tomato Balsamic Chicken

A simple, healthy & delicious meal does not get much easier than this roasted tomato chicken. I often prep it ahead of time while the baby is napping and then throw it in the oven while reading bedtime stories. The roasting of the tomatoes adds such a depth of flavor which is only enhanced with…

Autumn Wild Rice

I started making this in September when the cooler air started blowing in off of Lake Michigan. Now with the cooler northern air making its way south to Florida, I have begun shifting our dinner menus to autumn flavors again. The nutty flavor of the wild rice is complimented by the soft, sweet flavors of…

Roasted Delicata Squash

I started cooking delicata squash several years ago after coming across it at a Farmer’s Market in Boston. I’ve been in love with it since. Like other autumn squashes, the sweet squash is absolutely delish. Unlike the other autumn squashes though, you can eat the skin. Yay to not having to peel the squash! The…

Beef & Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers

This dish is one that stays on rotation in our home. It’s easy, flavorful, can be made in advance and makes for great leftovers. Historically, I have only added the cheese on the top of the peppers. As of late though, I have found myself adding cheese with each bite (calcium craving?!). Next time I…

Peaches & Prosciutto

Sweet, salty, fresh and easy. What else do you need for a final taste of summer? Ingredients Peaches Prosciutto Fresh Basil Slice peaches into pieces that can be consumed in one to two bites. Cut long strips of the prosciutto so that they’re about a half-inch wide. Wrap each piece of peach with slices of…

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…

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…