Recipes

Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe with Apple and Goat Cheese

Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe with Apple and Goat Cheese

This Brussels sprouts salad recipe is yummy. I made it because I had some leftover over Brussels sprouts kicking around the fridge. I hate food waste, so I knew I had to do something quickly with them. Brussels Sprouts Recipes Brussels sprouts recipes of old […]

Manchego Grilled Cheese Toasts with Olive Tapenade

Manchego Grilled Cheese Toasts with Olive Tapenade

These Manchego grilled cheese toasts smear homemade green olive tapenade over a toasted baguette slice, and melt sweet nutty Manchego cheese over the top. They are a perfect accompaniment to soups and salads, or as a tasty snack or appetizer. Manchego Grilled Cheese I love […]

Meal Ideas for the Week

Meal Ideas for the Week

When I take the time to write down my dinner meal ideas for the week, I find that things go much smoother. Not only do I look forward to making dinner, planning meals is a way to get everyone more involved. Family members look forward […]

Arugula and Apple Salad Recipe

Arugula and Apple Salad Recipe

This arugula and apple salad recipe combines fresh arugula with apples, manchego cheese, and piquillo peppers, and tosses it all with smoked paprika vinaigrette. Flavors of Spain I love the Spanish flavors in this recipe. Piquillo peppers are a sweet pepper, with no heat at […]

How to Cook Brussels Sprouts with Dijon-Roasted Salmon

How to Cook Brussels Sprouts with Dijon-Roasted Salmon

THIS is how to cook Brussels sprouts–coated with a Dijon-maple dressing and roasted until just tender and caramelized. Kiss mushy smelly Brussels sprouts good-bye, add salmon to the pan, and say hello to this easy healthy dinner. How to Cook Brussels Sprouts I’ve found when […]

Chicken Thighs Recipe with White Beans and Capers

Chicken Thighs Recipe with White Beans and Capers

This is my current favorite chicken thighs recipe. Smother chicken thighs with Dijon mustard, cook atop a bed of lemon slices and caper-spiked white beans, and you’ll be congratulating yourself for a job well-done at every bite. How to Cook From Your Pantry This recipe […]

Tangy Potato Salad Recipe with Cilantro Scallion Dressing

Tangy Potato Salad Recipe with Cilantro Scallion Dressing

This tangy potato salad recipe with cilantro scallion dressing couldn’t be any easier to make. The delicious 4-ingredient cilantro scallion dressing is really the star here. Best Potato Salad Recipe When you’re looking for a twist on the classic potato salad, make this. I love […]

Cast Iron Steak Recipe with Mustard and Smoked Paprika

Cast Iron Steak Recipe with Mustard and Smoked Paprika

If you’re craving steak, make this cast iron steak recipe with mustard and smoked paprika. The 30-minute marinade imparts intensely delicious smoky and savory flavors to the dish, without hours of preparation. How to Make a Perfect Steak I use cast iron skillets for just […]

Cumin-Spiced Roasted Carrots Recipe

Cumin-Spiced Roasted Carrots Recipe

This cumin-spiced roasted carrot recipe is deliciously fragrant and incredibly simple, and will become your new favorite carrot dish. Whether you’ve got a bag of grocery store carrots sitting in the fridge or fragrant, fresh, and tender baby carrots just brought home from the farmer’s […]

Chickpea Herb Pita Pizzas

Chickpea Herb Pita Pizzas

Chickpea herb healthy pita pizzas are a quick easy meal or snack. A chunky herb-y mess of chickpeas is spread on pita bread, and topped with arugula, feta cheese, tomatoes, and a tahini drizzle. Weekly Meal Plans When heading into a work week, I do […]

Hearty Mediterranean Style Pasta Recipe

Hearty Mediterranean Style Pasta Recipe

This hearty pasta dish is home-style cooking at its best. A hearty tomato-based meat sauce is spiked with spices, combined with pasta, and topped with salty feta and fresh parsley. Childhood Memories This dish reminds me of being a kid. Well, kinda. You see, I […]

How to Be a Better Cook with 9 Simple Tips

How to Be a Better Cook with 9 Simple Tips

We all want to be better cooks, right? I believe that kitchen time should be something to look forward to and always awesome. Below I’ve compiled some of my essential tips for enjoying your time spent in the kitchen in 2019 and beyond. 1. Have […]

8 Tips For Eating More Vegetables Every Day

8 Tips For Eating More Vegetables Every Day

For most people, eating more vegetables every day is a habit that provides health benefits. From disease prevention to providing nutrients essential for the health and maintenance of our bodies, eating more vegetables can help us feel better and live longer lives. Here are a […]

Portuguese Kale Soup Recipe

Portuguese Kale Soup Recipe

This Portuguese kale soup recipe (caldo verde), creates a silky smooth soup made with potatoes, kale, and linguica sausage. By adding fresh herbs, I give the traditional recipe my own twist for a flavorful comforting soup. Ingredients for Portuguese Kale Soup This soup recipe caught […]

Sausage Dinner Recipe with Leeks, Fennel, and Apple

Sausage Dinner Recipe with Leeks, Fennel, and Apple

This sausage dinner recipe with leeks, fennel, and apple, is perfect for easy weeknight dinners. The sausages are browned and then baked low and slow with seasonal ingredients in a thyme-scented cider gravy. Sausage Dinner Recipe Sausages are one of my favorite go-to ingredients for […]

How to Use Cumin (and 9 Other Herbs & Spices)

How to Use Cumin (and 9 Other Herbs & Spices)

Have no idea what to do with cumin? Does coriander mystify you? Knowing which spices to keep on your spice rack may seem overwhelming at first, but if you start small, and build up over time, you will soon find yourself an expert, tossing a […]

Broccoli Leek Soup Recipe

Broccoli Leek Soup Recipe

This broccoli leek soup recipe takes simple seasonal ingredients and transforms them into a flavorful soup. No one flavor overpowers another here: the sweetness of the peas mingles with the broccoli, leeks, potato, and onion to create a balanced dish perfect as a cozy winter […]

Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe with Kale and Shiitake Mushrooms

Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe with Kale and Shiitake Mushrooms

This cauliflower fried rice recipe is an easy low-carb side dish or light main course that will please all eaters at the table. Low-Carb Recipes While I don’t follow a specific low-carb diet, I do find myself tending to eat foods that are lower carb. […]