Cranberry Goat Cheese Tartlets

Are you looking for an easy but super delicious appetizer this holiday season? I have you covered. The rich, creamy goat cheese and the tang & sweetness of the cranberry make these hot tartlets the perfect flavor combination to kick-off your holiday evening. Recipe Shortcut – In the holiday season, one can often find a…

Purpled Goat Mashed Potatoes

Looking for a way to spruce up your traditional spuds recipe? Why not make them purple?! They’re unexpected and packed with a wonderful, creamy flavor with the goat cheese. Plus, they’re just fun! Ingredients  3 Pounds Peeled Purple Baking Potatoes 3/4 Cup Goat Cheese, crumbled 1 Cup Reduced Fat Milk 3 Sprigs Thyme 1 1/4…

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato with Goat Cheese

Best compact meal ever. I created this dish by accident. What started as bbq chicken, a plain baked sweet potato, and a side salad, quickly turned into an over-stuffed, mouthwatering flavor explosion. The contrast of the sweetness in the potato, the spice of the bbq, the bite of the vinegar dressing and the creaminess of…

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…

Roasted Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Quinoa

If I haven’t shared this before, I am telling you now that Autumn is my favorite season. Obviously the rich colors of the changing trees are beyond spectacular. The cooler air rustles the leaves and changes your wardrobe… you can hear, smell, see and feel fall’s arrival. And of course you can taste autumn! The…

Green Bean Casserole with Balsamic Onions & Goat Cheese

I personally have never been a fan of Classic Green Bean Casserole. I know for some people it’s just a staple and you can’t live without it. For the rest of us, there’s a healthier, fresher option now. Taking the traditional ingredients of green beans, mushrooms, onions, and a crunchy top, I’ve made a new go-to for…

Grilled Chicken Arugula Salad with Creamy Avocado & Goat Cheese

Sometimes the most delicious dinners are the simplest to create. By picking fresh ingredients, one can make a dish filled with wonderful flavors, with little effort. Some friends and I were trying to come up with a quick, healthy dinner. I’m always up for healthy, but don’t like to skimp on flavor.  We came up…

Roasted, Toasted Tomatoes & Eggplant

One night, the DIVAs were sitting around the dining room table, and we got on the discussion of foods that we were intimidated by. Lobsters, artichokes (… the ones not in a can…), and mine – Eggplant. I had never cooked it with it before. So we decided that night for over the next several…

Turkey Lasagna with Goat Cheese

The following lasagna is a variation of a turkey lasagna that Ina Garten features in Barefoot Contessa, Family Style. Ingredients 2 tablespoons Olive Oil 1 cup Yellow Onion, chopped 3 Garlic Cloves, minced 1 1/2 pounds Ground Turkey 1 (14-ounce) can Crushed Tomatoes 1 Jar of Dave’s Gourmet Butternut Squash Spaghetti Sauce 1/2 cup fresh Basil Leaves, chopped…