Winter Portobellos

There is something warming about the flavors and texture of a tender, meaty mushroom with a hint of rosemary & garlic that evokes an evening sitting by the fireside. Whether you’re pairing mushrooms with a juicy steak, a roasted chicken or a creamy risotto, they are a fantastic addition to any meal. This dish is…

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…

Tomato Balsamic Chicken

A simple, healthy & delicious meal does not get much easier than this roasted tomato chicken. I often prep it ahead of time while the baby is napping and then throw it in the oven while reading bedtime stories. The roasting of the tomatoes adds such a depth of flavor which is only enhanced with…

Autumn Wild Rice

I started making this in September when the cooler air started blowing in off of Lake Michigan. Now with the cooler northern air making its way south to Florida, I have begun shifting our dinner menus to autumn flavors again. The nutty flavor of the wild rice is complimented by the soft, sweet flavors of…

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…

Beef & Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers

This dish is one that stays on rotation in our home. It’s easy, flavorful, can be made in advance and makes for great leftovers. Historically, I have only added the cheese on the top of the peppers. As of late though, I have found myself adding cheese with each bite (calcium craving?!). Next time I…

Dirty Snapper in Parchment

If a martini can be dirty & delicious with the addition of olives, why can’t fish? No need to shake or stir – let the steam inside the parchment pouch do the work of infusing the olive flavors into the fish. Snapper in parchment is a dinner host’s best friend. The fish can be completely…

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…

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,…

Carrot Ginger Soup

Is there anything more comforting than a hot bowl of soup?  This Carrot Ginger Soup is not only packed with delicious flavor, it’s good for you. So as we’re transitioning from winter into spring (hopefully), this soup is great to serve for both lunch and dinner. This dish can also be made FODMAP friendly by…

Breakfast Birthday “Cake”

Birthdays are a big deal in our family. They are all about celebrating life, and enjoying the special day. As such, there is no need to wait until after dinner for a special indulgence. The day should begin (and end) with a celebratory meal. Now, you could always just stick a candle in a stack…

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…