Golden Brown Rice with Greens

While I have grown into liking plain brown rice, it became much more exciting to me when I realized you could jazz it up like pasta. This particular dish I have made at least six times, twice in the last month. The nutty flavors of the rice and walnuts pair so well with the sweetness…

Bestyet Cake

Friends of ours made this cake for us almost a year ago and I have found myself thinking about it ever since. The flavors are so fresh and nostalgic. In truth, I probably would not have picked this recipe out of a cookbook – I always pick chocolate! But what a mistake! I am so…

Roasted Olive & Feta Dip

While I try to create most of my recipes, sometimes I come across a recipe that just needs to be shared. This particular recipe is from Half Baked Harvest. The sweetness of the honey whipped feta is absolutely delicious with the salty, roasted olives. The only edits I made are I removed the black pepper…

Shakshuka – Curry Tomatoes & Eggs

Shak-What? I’ll let Wikipedia explain: “Shakshuka is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions, often spiced with cumin. Its present egg and vegetable-based form originated in North Africa. It is popular in the Middle East and North Africa.” And our home; it’s delicious. Curry is not traditionally in the…

Shrimp Roasted Tomato Pesto Bowl

Packed with flavor, this is a healthy, easy one-dish meal for those short on time. The other benefit is most of the ingredients are items you probably already stock in your kitchen. As for the cooked shrimp, you can keep it simple by justing defrosting already cooked shrimp or for extra flavor, you can roast…

Brandy Old Fashioned

Did you know that the state of Wisconsin consumes more than half the world’s brandy? As such, it’s only natural that their most famous drink is a twist on a classic cocktail – the Old Fashioned in Wisconsin does not have whiskey, but brandy. While the reasons are disputed (perhaps more available during prohibition?), Wisconsinites…

Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

While searching for clean-eating meals for a FODMAP diet, I came across turkey meatballs. They’re super easy & quick to make, plus they freeze well. And did I mention they’re delicious and healthy? The shredded zucchini in these meatballs keeps them moist, and the fresh rosemary & ginger provide a fresh flavor to the turkey….

Simple Tiramisu

My husband makes the most incredible Christmas Dinner Dessert… it’s an Eggnog Tiramisu Trifle. OMG. It takes him almost a full day to make it but it’s worth it… at least for me 😉 I highly recommend it. But usually around this time of year, I discover that a “just-in-case” package of ladyfingers remain. Since…

Shrimp Green Curry with Rice Noodles

This is one of those great pantry dishes; you keep the key items on hand and you use any mix of fresh vegetables you have that week. Since everyone has a different tolerance for spice, adjust the curries to your liking. Ingredients 20-30 Frozen Shrimp, peeled, tailless & deveined 2 cans Coconut Milk 8 oz+…

Toddler Banana Pancakes

Now that I have a toddler in the house, we are adding new recipes to our collection. These banana pancakes are one of our little guys favorites. They’re easy to make, reheat easily, and they are a great, soft food for beginner eaters. Adult approved as well! Ingredients 1 Ripe Banana 2 Eggs Pinch of…

Asparagus & Prosciutto Bundles

This vegetable side is the best prep-ahead dish ever. Anything that can be made in advance, is easy to adjust to a group size, and is absolutely delicious is a large win in my book. The Barefoot Contessa is to credit for this recipe. I often adjust recipes but this one is perfect the way…

Lemon Herbed Butter Yellowtail Snapper

Snapper in parchment is a chef’s best friend. The fish can be completely prepped & refrigerated up to a day in advance. 20 minutes before you plan to serve dinner, pop them in the preheated oven. Feel free to adjust the ingredients to your favorite herbs or vegetables. Zucchini or Yellow Squash would be a great…