The Full Farm Sandwich

Sometimes the healthy egg white breakfast won’t cut it. Sometimes it takes the full farm to please the palette. For those mornings, treat yourself with creamy scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, guacamole, & gooey cheese all stacked on a crisp english muffin. *Ingredients below are for two sandwiches. Adjust as needed! Ingredients 4 Large Eggs 4…

Homemade Bolognese Sauce

I love bolognese. Shockingly though, as much as I order it out, I had never made it at home. I’ve made marinara, red sauce with meat, but never bolognese. So during this time of quarantine in the house, I decided I would dedicate a day to making this iconic Italian sauce. Dating back to the…

Gigi’s Thanksgiving Stuffing

My Mom, otherwise known as Gigi, is an incredible chef. I am lucky to have grown-up as a beneficiary of her cooking and an apprentice to her skills. She is modest when this is brought up but don’t let her fool you. How many nights do you deliver a dinner that consists of a protein,…

Turkey Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

We always keep ground turkey in our freezer. It’s a great, lean meat that defrosts quickly and is mild enough in flavor that you can make a wide variety of meals with it. One of my go-to dishes is ground turkey tacos but instead of a tortilla, I serve them in fluffy, baked sweet potatoes….

Harvest Blueberry Butter Crisp

Fresh blueberries with the undertone of lemon, the crispy, buttery topping… there’s not much not to like in this dessert. I’m not sure my husband even looked up when I served this the other night. The crisp is refreshing, satisfying and not over-filling. While this dish is tasty all year long, using in-season blueberries makes…

S’Mores Ice Cream Sandwich

When you think of nostalgic summer desserts, what do you think of? For me, I think of s’mores and ice cream. Sticky fingers by the fireside, melting drips on your shoes, and of course lots of laughs with family & friends. Being that we’re in Florida, summer nights rarely call for lighting the fire pit….

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…

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Truffle

This particular dessert creation was sparked by a challenge from my husband. We had baked chocolate chip cookies, but we were not eating them quickly enough. With ten hard chocolate chip cookies, he asked if I could make them into something that would improve on their current state. I accepted the challenge, and wow do…

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…

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…

Easy Cheesy Potatoes

A DIVA Brunch is not complete without this dish. Neither is Christmas Eve Dinner. Ingredients 2 large bags frozen Hashed Brown Potatoes 2 cans Cream of Potato Soup 1 pint + low fat Sour Cream 1 bag + shredded Cheddar Cheese Β½ cup + Parmesan Cheese Salt & Pepper, to taste Combine all the ingredients,…

Parmesan Chicken with Tomato Balsamic Angel Hair

Ina Garten makes an incredible breaded chicken, and then tops it with fresh greens, homemade lemon vinaigrette and freshly shaved parmesan. I love making this dish on a warm spring day. I wanted to create a heartier meal though with her chicken for a cozy winter night. Hope this Chicken Parmesan warms up your evening!…