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….

Mediterranean Turkey Pita Wraps

Ground Turkey is an item that has become essential to our grocery list. It’s healthy, easy to transition the flavor, and it cooks quickly.  Turkey is a rich source of protein, as well as iron, zinc and potassium. By adding the fresh herbs and the cherry & sun dried tomatoes, the turkey develops a real…

Wisconsin Wedding Soup

With my wedding fast approaching, I thought it only fitting to have something delicious and comforting already made in the refrigerator after a day of busy wedding planning. What’s better than Italian Wedding soup?! Not much, unless you give it twist to fit you’re wedding, of course! Since I’m marrying a Wisconsinite, I decided to…