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…

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…

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….

Tuscan Soffritto Capellini

This pasta will transport you to the rustic hillsides of Tuscany with it’s earthy yet lite vegetable sauce. Complex with many layers of flavors, the earthy base of the sauce is contrasted perfectly with the salty toppings. Inspired by the desire to cook a flavorful but vegetarian pasta, I started with the base of a…

Crispy Roasted Smashed Potatoes

I’ve been making these potatoes for so many years, I cannot remember if I found it in a recipe book, if it was inspired by a friend, or created based on something I ate out at a restaurant. It’s possible it’s a combo of all the above! I do know that on our honeymoon in…

Savory Chicken Crêpes with White Wine Cream Sauce

My husband loves crêpes. Sweet or savory, chances are if it’s on the menu, he’s ordering it. I had never made a savory crêpe until I adapted this modified version from a recipe I came across on Pinterest. Wow. So flavorful and fairly easy to prepare. The hardest aspect of this recipe is keeping the…

Dirty Snapper in Parchment

If a martini can be dirty & delicious with the addition of olives, why can’t fish? No need to shake or stir – let the steam inside the parchment pouch do the work of infusing the olive flavors into the fish. Snapper in parchment is a dinner host’s best friend. The fish can be completely…

Crêpe Frittata

In this time of staying home, conserving food and getting creative with what we have, sometimes you come across a fantastic combination. Using a couple crêpes as a crust and a small amount of remaining marinara sauce with egg whites, I was able to create a lite yet packed with flavor dish. While my husband…

Coconut Curry Turkey Meatballs

I hate touching raw meat. So when it comes to making meatballs, the dish better be worth it! I can tell you, this dish is worth braving the meatball making process. Plus, baking the meatballs means less mess in the end as well. The spice of the curry, the creamy coconut and the zing of…

Cashew Ginger Crusted Mahi Mahi

Living a mile from the Atlantic Ocean, we are spoiled with fabulous, fresh fish. One of my favorites is Mahi Mahi. Mahi Mahi is a beautiful tropical fish with vibrant yellow, blue & green hues. Being that it is found worldwide, it’s a low-calorie fish with many health benefits, and is mild-tasting with a slight…

Provençal Baked Chicken

Still trying to cling-on to the last flavors of summer? Before the Farmer’s Market summer produce is replaced with their fall harvest, pick the ripe tomatoes & fresh basil to create this simple yet deliciously sophisticated and developed flavored dish. Serve along a side of Garlic Smashed Parmesan Potatoes or  a simple olive oil angel…

Sautéed Summer Halibut

We returned home to Boston today to an absolutely beautiful summer day. Having this be one of the true first summer days in our new Seaport neighborhood, I’m just starting to discover the summer happenings in our new hood. And being that this is a rather new neighborhood itself, new stores and activities are constantly…