Shaved Brussel Sprout Caesar

This is not your Grandma’s brussel sprout. This recipe is inspired by one of my favorite restaurants, Buccan. With their motto of “small plates, big flavor”, this dish sure packs a punch out of a vegetable most people would usually avoid. By baking the brussel sprout, the nutty flavors of this nutritious veggie emerge and…

Rosemary Infused Croutons

What do you do when you buy too much bread? You make croutons! The key is to use bread that is slightly stale, and make sure they’re well covered in oil, but not drenched. These particular croutons are unique though because they’re baked in extra virgin olive oil that has been infused with rosemary. The richness…

Ribboned Ginger Cucumbers

The first time I had this salad was at Jay & Kelly’s – they both were addicted to this ginger dressing and Kelly had come up with the idea for this beautiful salad. By shaving the cucumbers into ribbons, it provides a quick, easy elegance to any plate. For portions, it’s about 1.5 cucumbers per…

Tomato Feta Farfalle Salad

Summer and pasta salad go hand in hand. This is a simple, make-ahead pasta salad that highlights the delicious summer tomatoes & asparagus, fresh sweet basil and creamy feta cheese. You can make it more of a main entree as well by adding grilled chicken or shrimp. Ingredients Box of Farfalle Pasta Package of Sundried…

The Classic Potato Salad

Fourth of July is a time of family gatherings, fireworks, and delicious BBQ meals. Hot dogs, ribs, baked beans, and of course potato salad. This particular recipe belonged to my Nana, and my Mom has been making it every summer since I can remember. It is an absolute staple on our summer menus. Nothing quite…

Grilled Chicken Arugula Salad with Creamy Avocado & Goat Cheese

Sometimes the most delicious dinners are the simplest to create. By picking fresh ingredients, one can make a dish filled with wonderful flavors, with little effort. Some friends and I were trying to come up with a quick, healthy dinner. I’m always up for healthy, but don’t like to skimp on flavor.  We came up…

A Tom Moz Arugula Salad

I needed a simple, light salad to lead into a lemon pasta dish. The fresh ingredients of this salad work so well together, and yet could each stand on their own. The flavors are very satisfying, all without leaving you overstuffed or overwhelmed for the next course. Ingredients 6 On the Vine Tomatoes 1 Package…

Roasted, Toasted Tomatoes & Eggplant

One night, the DIVAs were sitting around the dining room table, and we got on the discussion of foods that we were intimidated by. Lobsters, artichokes (… the ones not in a can…), and mine – Eggplant. I had never cooked it with it before. So we decided that night for over the next several…