Greek Farro with Tzatziki Ranch

With Memorial Day around the corner, we will be entering into the start of the cold-grain salad season. Potato and pasta salads are key staples for summer BBQs. I am a huge fan of both, but sometimes it’s fun to serve something unexpected. This dish is made with Farro, which is an ancient whole grain,…

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….

Puff Pastry Chicken Sausage

This meal came together based upon what was in the freezer. It’s so easy and so delicious. My husband said it reminded him of his childhood meals, right down to sections of undercooked dough…his favorite as a child! It reminds me of a giant pig-in-a-blanket – still a favorite! 🙂 Ingredients 4 Chicken Sausages 1…

Dishwasher Salmon & Piquant Dill Sauce

Are you looking for something special to make this holiday season? What if I told you we have the ultimate “wow” factor meal that can be prepped in advance, feed a crowd, doesn’t take up precious oven space, and still allows you to mingle at cocktails with your guests? Keep reading to learn how I…

One Dish Mexican Quinoa Delish

This recipe is dedicated to the recently married couple, Shannon & David. Shannon is one of my dearest friends. We met when we were four years old in Junior Kindergarten… and have remained best of friends since. Last weekend, she married her best friend and I could not be happier for them! At the wedding…

Tuscan Stuffed Veal Medallions

Last September, my family took an incredible trip to one of my favorite countries, Italy. The people, the culture, the history, the wine, and of course the food. One of our stops was Cortona, in the heart of Tuscany. Cortona is often recognized as it is where the movie Under the Tuscan Sun was filmed…

Curried Ginger & Lime Mahi Mahi

Put the lime in the coconut… then you feel better…. But first add some curry! Some flavors just have real harmony together. Fresh grated ginger and lime juice are key for the vibrant flavors of this dish. I used Mahi Mahi, but you can use other moderately fatty fish with firm, flavorful flesh that is…

Lemon Dill Grilled Swordfish

Summer is here, and that means grilling season. The grill is often reserved for steaks and burgers, but seafood on the grill is exceptionally tasty. As I’ve mentioned in the past, my brother Jay and my sister-in-law, Kelly, are incredible cooks. So here I am last night at the gym, and I get a text…

Pesto Zoodles!

Zoodles! How can you not get excited about such a fun word? It just makes you smile. I received a spiralizer for Christmas, and I’ve been loving making these delicious and healthy “noodles” a regular in my meal rotation. The flavor is so fresh, and there are no guilty feelings when you go back for…

Garden Basil Pesto

Nothing quite says “Welcome Spring” like homemade pesto. Right from the blooming garden, freshly picked basil packs full flavor of the warmer months. Pesto can seem intimidating, but it’s just about finding the balance of ingredients and blending them all together! Adjust to your taste, and have fun with it! Ingredients 2 Cups Fresh Basil…

Summer Fish Bake in Parchment

Today’s post comes from a good friend of mine, Erin. Erin has been a DIVA for years, and let me tell you … she’s a pro. I remember the first time she hosted at her home, and wow did she take it up a notch. Not only did she have a beautiful, themed set-up, (and…

Messy Josephs

Everyone knows Sloppy Joe. This is the cousin. Just as messy, but with a new twist. Savory and sweet, this is a dish that you’re grateful you can “overflow” over the edges of the “bun”.   The balsamic acts like the brown sugar in the sloppy joe, adding the depth of sweetness. The traditional bun…