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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Nutty & Sweet Thanksgiving Vegetables

If there was ever a side dish that captured the essence of autumn, this easy, make-ahead roasted vegetable dish is it. I came across this recipe from Julia’s Album years ago on Pinterest, and it has become a favorite of mine to make in the fall. At last year’s Friendsgiving, I served this autumn vegetable…

Tomato Poached Halibut

I find this meal to be great for Date Night. To start, the prep & clean up are easy and it does not require you to be working in the kitchen for hours. Most of the items are pantry stable as well. Less time does not mean less flavor though! The sweetness of the roasted…

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…

Garden Tomato & Basil Angel Hair

Quick & easy, this is a weekday dish that will sure to satisfy. The key to this delicate pasta is simple, fresh flavors. You want the taste of summer to shine through from the tomatoes and basil. The pasta can serve as an entrée or a side dish. If serving as a side dish, pair…

Coconut Macaroon Sherbet Cake

Sometimes oldies really are goodies. It’s not always the case – we found a 1946 church cookbook that belonged to my husband’s grandmother. The only “green” salad in the entire cookbook consisted of iceberg lettuce with layers of Miracle Whip, which had been blended with sugar, and then sprinkled with even more sugar on top…

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…