Recipes

PEACH & APPLE SALAD WITH CANDIED WALNUTS
Bright flavors abound in this Peach & Apple Salad with Candied Walnuts. Farm fresh lettuce, peaches and apples, paired with tangy blue cheese and sweet, crunchy, homemade (if you choose) candied walnuts! 
WARM CHESTNUT-APPLE SALAD WITH BLUE CHEESE
While chestnuts definitely make me think of Christmastime, prepared chestnuts are available year-round making this Warm Chestnut-Apple Salad with Blue Cheese perfect for anytime of year.  The warm, savory vinaigrette paired with sweet apples and tangy blue cheese is AMAZING.
VEGETABLE CASSEROLE
This irresistible Vegetable Casserole is a great way to showcase fresh, summer veggies! Eggplant, zucchini or squash, and potatoes are baked to perfection in a creamy tomato sauce and topped with Gruyère cheese and fresh thyme.
SLIGHTLY HEALTHIER SCALLOPED POTATOES
I tried to make my scalloped potatoes a bit lighter this time by using almond milk and less butter; it’s just as good, trust me! Be sure to get the potatoes really golden brown on top so you get that crispy texture and flavor! Super tasty!
ROASTED LAMB, CRUSHED POTATOES, AND ASPARAGUS WITH CHARRED SPRING ONION AND HAZELNUT PESTO
Springtime flavors abound in this impressive dinner! Pan roasted lamb rump, crushed new potatoes with garden fresh herbs, and sautéed asparagus with a charred spring onion and hazelnut pesto to bring everything together. 
GRITS WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH, MUSHROOMS, AND PARMESAN
Wanted to try a risotto-type dish with grits instead of rice. So excited with how this turned out! It's creamy, cheesy, savory goodness!
CHILE RELLENOS STUFFED WITH RISOTTO
Chile Rellenos with a twist! Fire roasted poblano peppers stuffed with a simple yet flavorful risotto and served with an amazing, homemade salsa roja on the side.
ROASTED RACK OF BRUSSELS SPROUTS
Take Brussels Sprouts to another level when you roast them in your smoker or oven right on the stalk and add prosciutto!! The presentation on the table is a wow plus the flavor is so darn tasty!
CRISPY CHICKEN THIGHS WITH GRAND MARNIER CARROTS AND WILD RICE
Crisp, juicy chicken thighs, sweet, tender carrots, and wild rice - This recipe is a family favorite and utilizes one of my favorite kitchen tools, the trusty cast iron skillet!
SMOKED HEARTS OF PALM LASAGNA
I tried a product I had not cooked with before and it was fantastic - hearts of palm lasagna sheets! Paired with other veggies and my homemade roasted marinara, and man, what a fantastic lasagna that my family loved! I also used plant based cheese which turned this into a vegan lasagna!!!
WILD MUSHROOM ARTICHOKE PAELLA
Paella is an iconic Spanish dish that consists of saffron flavored rice cooked with meat, seafood, and/or vegetables. This is a wonderful vegetarian version that you can impress your family and friends with!
MUSHROOM ASPARAGUS RISOTTO
This Mushroom Asparagus Risotto is deliciously creamy and packed with tender mushrooms and crisp asparagus. Includes tips on how to make the perfect risotto! (It's super simple!)
EGGPLANT PARMESAN
A classic comfort food with an Indian Spice twist and gluten free by leaving the eggplant without breading. It's unique and CRAZY DELICIOUS!
SUMMER SLAMMIN' GAZPACHO
Sweet, cool, and refreshing, this Grilled Tomatillo Gazpacho with Watermelon and Grapes is filled with healthy ingredients and perfect for a hot summer day!
CAST IRON SMASHED POTATOES
These Cast Iron Smashed Potatoes are crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and so darn good! The perfect side dish to serve alongside a steak.
SMOKED BEETS WITH FETA & DILL
This Smoked Beet Salad with Feta & Dill is out of this world! Definitely smoke the beets if you have time, but you can also boil or steam them.
IMPROV ITALIAN STYLE LUNCH
Sometimes the best recipes are made on the fly! This delicious dish combines yuba sheets (or pasta, if you choose), tons of fresh veggies, and flavorful broth for an Improv Italian Lunch!
BAKED EGGPLANT WITH FRIED CAPERS
I've prepared eggplant many ways - fried, sautéed, air fried - but this Baked Eggplant with Fried Capers is the best! It's spicy, salty, and a little sweet. You're going to love it!
GRAND MARNIER CARROTS
These Grand Marnier carrots, are sweet, citrusy, and perfectly spiced. A quick and easy side dish to complete any meal!
HOMEMADE TURKEY SOUP
Whatever you do, don't throw away your leftover turkey carcass from Thanksgiving! Turn it into this amazing turkey soup, just like Mom used to make! Chock-full of veggies, leftover turkey (of course!), and made with homemade stock. (So easy!)
HEALTHY GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE FROM SCRATCH
This healthy green bean casserole has a made from scratch, creamy mushroom sauce and crispy onion topping - you won't find anything from a can in this recipe!