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…

Green Bean Gremolata

Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa, is the Queen of making the most flavorful dishes that are approachable and crowd favorites. This Green Bean Gremolata became my signature side dish through the holiday season. Green beans are a safe vegetable to serve as they pair with almost every dish and most people like them. Her preparation…

Lemon Shrimp Pesto Pasta

Shrimp pasta dishes can be impressive & decadent, but also easy to throw together… especially if you use pre-cooked frozen shrimp and pre-made pesto. The lemon adds a special zing to the earthy pesto flavor, and the goat cheese adds another layer of creamy goodness. As for the lemon, yes, it’s safe to eat lemon…

Spinach Pastry Cups

I had originally prepped this post long before the Covid-19 Pandemic and Stay-At-Home orders were in place. The way we live has changed drastically in the last two months plus. Our life has been impacted on almost every level. We pray for those who are sick, those we have lost, and for the healthcare workers…

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…

Grilled Thyme Tomatoes

Summer tomatoes are so full of flavor, and therefore do not require much, if anything, to be a delicious addition to a meal. By simply grilling them and adding fresh thyme, they are easy and healthy. We ate them with grilled chicken and Healthy Tzatziki Sauce on pita – yum! For serving sizes, plan for…

Red Wine Balsamic Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Growing up, Roasted Beef Tenderloin was always our family’s go-to special occasion dinner. Christmas, birthdays, Mother’s Day, last day of school… it was our crowd-pleaser dish. My Grandmother, Granny, used to make a delicious tenderloin, which was then inherited by my mother and aunts. Granny was a great cook, and an even more amazing hostess….