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…

Breakfast Spinach Pastry Cups

Whether you make this dish from last night’s leftovers, or make it all at once, this fried egg spinach puff pastry is one to remember. The flaky, buttery crust… the savory, creamy spinach… all topped with a perfectly fried egg… is it time for breakfast yet?? Ingredients Eggs Butter or Olive Oil Salt & Pepper…

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,…

Banana Walnut Bread Breakfast Quinoa

As much as I would love to have homemade baked goods every morning for breakfast, it is not going to happen. But this flavor-packed, hearty breakfast will fix my cravings! The nutty flavor of the quinoa is enhanced as it soaks up the sweetness of the maple syrup & cinnamon. And it’s hard to argue…

Overnight Apple Almond Pie Oatmeal

I eat instant oatmeal almost every morning at my office desk. It’s convenient, and  it’s good. But my weekday breakfast could be better. Much better.  So I turned to Pinterest for inspiration on quick, easy & delicious breakfast ideas. I’m not sure why I had been intimidated in the past by overnight oats, but this…

Caprese Quinoa Salad

The days are getting longer, the sun is getting warmer, and families are gathering for summer weekends on the water. Embrace the fresh summer flavors with this healthy dish that can be made in advance. Playing with the classic flavors of a Caprese Salad – tomatoes, basil, & mozzarella,  this dish is enhanced with the…

Summer Garden Chickpea Salad

Simple & healthy doesn’t mean boring & bland. This salad is easy to make, nutritious and loaded with flavor. To go with last weeks recipe, Lemon Dill Grilled Swordfish, this salad is the side dish Kelly and Jay whipped up to pair with their entrée. If you wanted to add more substance to the salad, mix with orzo…