Blueberry Lemon Curd Pastries

One downside of not dining out during a pandemic is no gourmet brunch. You know, the ones where you order the most amazing main dish, but then it comes with not only bottomless mimosas, but a basket of homemade pastries. I usually don’t crave these sweet treats, but when you haven’t had one in over…

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…

Fresh Squeezed Lemon Vinaigrette

Often when the ingredients are fresh & vibrant, you can keep it simple. This Lemon Vinaigrette is lite & bright in flavor, and it’s easy to whisk together with it’s short ingredient list. It is the quintessential taste of a summer day. Dress mixed greens with the vinaigrette to make a simple, crisp green salad…

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…

Healthy Tzatziki Sauce

When the summer grill is burning hot, grilled chicken can often be found on the household menu. This fresh dill & lemon zest sauce is a perfect compliment with it’s tangy zip to grilled chicken, as well as grilled salmon or swordfish. And by using non-fat Greek Yogurt, it’s a healthy way to add flavor….

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…

Lemon Asparagus Herbed Quinoa

One of my most favorite summer activities is family boat dinners. We all prep dinner in advance and pack a picnic basket… and of course a wine basket as well! This quinoa salad is served room temperature, which is ideal for a warm evening out on the boat. Ingredients 1 Cup Quinoa 1 bunch Asparagus,…

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…

Lemon Zest Garden Pasta

Summer time is here and what better way to celebrate it in the kitchen than with garden vegetables and the fresh zest of lemons. We were just up in Northern Michigan, and were planning a boat picnic. As such, we wanted to pack an easy to transport and eat meal. This was perfect! We paired…