Green Goddess Chicken Salad

In the warmer months, I love the freshness of a Green Goddess Dressing. Traditionally the dressing is made with mayonnaise but I decided to make it with Greek yogurt, which was a delicious shake-up to the classic dressing. The dressing can be made on it’s own without the chicken and used on a salad, as…

Pesto Gnocchi with Chicken

When time is tight, it’s helpful to have some easy but flavorful dishes on hand. I always keep a bag of gnocchi, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes and green beans in the house. Whether you decide to bake your own chicken or buy pre-cooked, this is a delicious but approachable dinner even on the busiest days. Ingredients…

Winter Portobellos

There is something warming about the flavors and texture of a tender, meaty mushroom with a hint of rosemary & garlic that evokes an evening sitting by the fireside. Whether you’re pairing mushrooms with a juicy steak, a roasted chicken or a creamy risotto, they are a fantastic addition to any meal. This dish is…

Crêpes Suzette

Crêpes Suzette is a delicate, buttery, orange-flavored dessert that makes any occasion special. Since I like to do this dessert while entertaining, it was important to find a way to streamline the process. You can make this as simple or intricate as you would like. For instance, you can choose to make your own crepes…

Grand Marnier Butter

Warm breakfast breads are already delicious, but they can be made a special occasion with this Grand Marnier Butter. Using the signature liquor, the butter takes on the flavors of bitter orange, balanced by cognac notes of hazelnuts and toffee. Adding a little sugar cuts the edge of the bitter, and the fresh orange juice…

Classic Cold Crab Dip

For Christmas Dinner, my Aunt has started the tradition of bringing the most delicious and pretty appetizer to kick-off the evening. She had originally seen it posted on Instragram by @mad_about_food. Being that we live in Florida, she was able to source wonderful, fresh crab and a zippy cocktail sauce from a local fish shop,…

Norwegian Meatballs

Not to be confused with Swedish Meatballs, this family tradition recipe renders a tender, moist meatball that melts in your mouth. Christmas Dinner would not be complete without these meatballs sitting on a plate of mashed potatoes and topped with a creamy mushroom sauce. The ingredient list is for one pound of meat, or roughly…

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

Traditional family Christmas recipes are the best. This particular one has been on my husband’s family Christmas Day dinner menu for decades. There is just something special about a recipe that comes out once a year….especially when it’s so good! The casserole can be made earlier in the day and then baked just before dinner….

White Chocolate Truffle Snowmen

How can you not smile when you see these festive, and delicious!, winter treats? The snowmen can be made in advance, which make them an ideal dessert during the busy holiday season. I have found that for every twelve cookies, I can make around twelve truffles. So adjust your ingredient totals to how many truffles…

Grilled Balsamic Dijon Pork Tenderloin

Grilling pork tenderloin has become our go-to “fancy” but easy dinner. This is a non-fussy prep yet the pork has so much flavor. Marinating the pork is key. Prep the tenderloin in the morning and just remember to take it out of the refrigerator a half-hour before grilling. When buying the pork tenderloin, ask the…

Tomato Balsamic Chicken

A simple, healthy & delicious meal does not get much easier than this roasted tomato chicken. I often prep it ahead of time while the baby is napping and then throw it in the oven while reading bedtime stories. The roasting of the tomatoes adds such a depth of flavor which is only enhanced with…

Autumn Wild Rice

I started making this in September when the cooler air started blowing in off of Lake Michigan. Now with the cooler northern air making its way south to Florida, I have begun shifting our dinner menus to autumn flavors again. The nutty flavor of the wild rice is complimented by the soft, sweet flavors of…