Crispy Roasted Smashed Potatoes

I’ve been making these potatoes for so many years, I cannot remember if I found it in a recipe book, if it was inspired by a friend, or created based on something I ate out at a restaurant. It’s possible it’s a combo of all the above! I do know that on our honeymoon in…

Savory Chicken Crêpes with White Wine Cream Sauce

My husband loves crêpes. Sweet or savory, chances are if it’s on the menu, he’s ordering it. I had never made a savory crêpe until I adapted this modified version from a recipe I came across on Pinterest. Wow. So flavorful and fairly easy to prepare. The hardest aspect of this recipe is keeping the…

Raw Broccoli Avocado & Chickpea Salad

Broccoli, avocado, chickpeas, parmesan cheese… this absolutely delicious salad has become my favorite go-to lunch. The prep is super easy and it is packed with so many delicious nutrients. Raw broccoli is high in vitamin C, dietary fiber, and is known to have anti-cancer benefits. Chickpeas are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, and…

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…

Alfresco Salad

So simple, so delicious. Sometimes we get swept away into thinking that we need to complicate things to make them great. Let’s give ourselves a break, keep things easy, and let Mother Nature’s flavors shine. Our job today is to just combine the ingredients to our preferred serving size and enjoy, preferably alfresco! Ingredients Mixed…

Heirloom Tomato Zucchini Crostata

This recipe is my favorite go-to appetizer. It’s easy to make, it can be made in advance, and it’s impressive. Between the buttery dough and the fresh vegetables & herbs, the flavors are hard to resist. There are almost never any leftovers when I serve this at a party.  It can be served as one…

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,…

Gruyere Spinach Quiche

We had house guest the other weekend, and in preparation for their arrival, I made breakfast in advance. For those who know me, they are very aware of the fact that I am not a morning person. So the more I can get done prior to the AM hours, the better. This quiche is the…

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…

Wisconsin Wedding Soup

With my wedding fast approaching, I thought it only fitting to have something delicious and comforting already made in the refrigerator after a day of busy wedding planning. What’s better than Italian Wedding soup?! Not much, unless you give it twist to fit you’re wedding, of course! Since I’m marrying a Wisconsinite, I decided to…

Summer Fig Salad

Sometimes just a simple salad with fresh ingredients makes the best meal. Add roasted chicken for a more substantial dish. Enjoy! Ingredients Mixed Baby Green and Kale Fresh Figs, quartered Shaved Parmesan Cheese Sliced Almonds Fresh Dill Champagne Vinaigrette In a large bowl, add the mixed greens, shaved parmesan, sliced almonds, and fresh dill. Add…

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,…