Baked Kale & White Bean Ravioli with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Weeknights are all about easy. But that doesn’t mean less tasty. Sometimes shortcuts are needed, but as long as you use good quality ingredients and a little creativity, a very satisfying meal will be within reach. I try to keep organic, “out of the box” raviolis in the freezer. Butternut squash, fig & prosciutto, crab…

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…

Roasted Eggplant Parmesan Tomato Bake

There is something so comforting about a hot casserole dish filled with tomato sauce and cheese. While lasagna often is the go-to recipe for such a craving, I offer to you an easier but just as satisfying vegetarian option. Taking the delicious flavors of a classic eggplant parmesan, this dish consists of baked eggplant, instead…

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 Tomatoes Container…

Red Snapper Provencal

Having grown up in the Great Lake State and now living on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, I have a love for fresh fish. As in, the fish had been swimming earlier that day. Since the fish is so fresh, our family usually keeps our recipes very simple – often just salt, pepper and…

Summer Vegetable Frittata

The weekend has arrived, and that means no rushed cereal for breakfast. Grab your coffee, walk outside, breathe in the fresh morning air, and then indulge in a healthy, delicious breakfast. This dish is filled with so many flavors, and is incredibly versatile to the items you happen to have in your refrigerator. I’ve made…

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 Chicken Brie & Tomato Panini

While stocking my new kitchen when I moved, I found one of those on-the-counter grills on sale, and I just had to get it. While I’m still mastering some of the grilling techniques on it, I have learned how to get the beautiful grill marks on a panini. This sandwich turned out to be delicious….

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…

Pickled Pig Bloody Mary

Sunday Brunch & Bloody Mary’s go together like PB&J. Some Bloody Mary’s though can lack a depth of flavor and leave you feeling like you’re sipping on chilled condensed tomato soup. The key is starting with a high quality tomato juice, preferably organic with no corn syrup. Pickle juice adds a layer of saltiness and…