Simply Cheesecake

Cheesecake is one of my all time favorite desserts – both to make and to eat! Don’t be deterred by the amount of steps, it is a relatively simple process. You will need to plan ahead, as the cheesecake does need a lot of time to cool and to set in the fridge overnight before…

Blistered Shishito Peppers

These blistered shishito peppers are the perfect finger food appetizer. They’re so easy to make and fun to enjoy. Slightly smoky from the char, you’ll find that most are mild… but one out of every ten might surprise you with a kick of heat! Ingredients: 1/2 pound fresh shishito peppers (washed & well dried) 1…

Summer Tomato Corn Salad

A refreshing summer side dish highlighting the flavors of the season – corn, tomatoes, and basil! With the grill already rolling to cook the corn, this light vegetable salad pairs perfectly with some grilled burgers, chicken, or steak.  Ingredients:  4 ears of fresh corn on the cob, shucked 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 Tbsp olive…

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

I love making the vegetables the “star” of the plate and the meat more like a side! This Greek inspired dish is a surefire way to make your veggies shine. Delicious served warm or cold.  Ingredients:  1 head cauliflower, stem and core removed and cut into bite sized pieces 1 red bell pepper, seeds and…

Parmesan Herb Roasted Acorn Squash

Go beyond the brown sugar and maple syrup for a savory take on a winter squash side dish. The herb and parmesan crust will be a surefire hit for you and your family!  Ingredients: 1 large acorn squash (or 2 small) 1 Tbsp olive oil 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese (reserve some for garnish) 3…

Quick Fish Tacos

For a busy weeknight, these fish tacos come together in a flash for an easy meal! Pre-made frozen fish sticks get elevated with a deliciously creamy taco sauce and colorful taco toppings. I love to serve this with some southwest corn & black beans or a light & fresh salad for a complete meal.  Taco Ingredients: 12…

Avocado Tuna Salad

A traditional tuna salad, made with mayonnaise, is often heavy and loaded with saturated fats. This lightened up version is packed full of heart healthy unsaturated fats from both the tuna itself as well as a whole avocado! Diced cucumber adds in a crunch & another boost of fiber and nutrients. Delicious as a light…

Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Muffins

Nothing says fall more to me than a pumpkin based treat. These chocolate pumpkin swirl muffins are deliciously moist and not-too-sweet. The maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg add great fall flavors to the pumpkin batter! Ingredients: 1 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 2 large eggs 3 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract…

Sicilian Eggplant Caponata

If you think you’re not a fan of eggplant, you need to try this recipe! Full of bright flavors and a variety of earthy colors, it’s unlike any other eggplant dish I’ve ever had! The capers add a pop of briny saltiness while the vinegar soaked raisins add acidity and a touch of sweetness. Even…

Marinated Tomato Caprese Salad

Nothing tastes more like summer to me than a fresh and flavorful tomato. This simple yet delicious salad comes together quickly for a show-stopping side dish, appetizer, or light entree for any meal of the day. I enjoy mine as a refreshing lunch on a hot summer day! This dish was highlighted on Fox 2…