Recipes

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pineapple sorbet

This recipe is so light and delicious. My husband says it tastes like sunshine in a spoon. It is also relatively low in calories. This is the perfect afternoon refresher for spring and summer months! read more »

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asparagus tart

This tart is the perfect thing to serve for brunch with a simple salad. It’s fresh and fun and the presentation is pretty cute! You would certainly impress your guests with this fun entree! read more »

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A fabulous cheese board

The holiday season is here and that means entertaining is on everyone’s mind. A cheese board is simple and elegant. You can make it festive and have wine pairings too. I think it’s fun to use some ... read more »

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Cool kitchen finds

It’s the time of year when everyone is getting creative in the kitchen. Whether it’s cooking classic side items to serve at thanksgiving or whipping up a weeknight supper for your family, it’s a ... read more »

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vegetarian hot and sour soup

this light and flavorful recipe is perfect on a snowy afternoon! this soup is surprisingly filling and warms you up. i love the brightness of the fresh ginger and garlic. this is a great twist on a cl ... read more »

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vegetarian tortilla soup

this soup is a fantastic winter warmer! i love this because it is full of flavor! the fresh corn and peppers are so yummy! the soup is super yummy with all of the delicious garnishes, but if you have ... read more »

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hazelnut chocolate toffee

this toffee recipe is super yummy!! toffee sounded so intimidating before i tried this and i am so glad i did it! this is a keeper for sure! the result was delicious and far better than most desserts ... read more »

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eggplant caprese salad

this salad is so yummy and a delicious lunch or dinner! the creaminess of the cheese and the crunch of the eggplant are so divine! a nice glass of malbec makes a lovely companion! this would be a love ... read more »

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twice baked potatoes

my whole family loves this recipe for twice baked potatoes. this is a perfect weeknight supper served with some simple greens. the addition of milk helps keep the potatoes light and fluffy. you could ... read more »

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butternut squash mac & cheese

this yummy pasta dish is hearty and flavorful. this was a huge hit with my family and completely seasonal. the sage gave the dish a wonderful flavor and we completely enjoyed it. this would be a wonde ... read more »

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avocado salsa

this salsa is one of my favorite dishes to bring to a party. it’s hearty and fresh and has a little zip that differentiates it from other dips! if you can marinate it for a few hours, it is even bet ... read more »

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bumblebee stew

this recipe is my take on the bumblebee stew from j gumbo’s! it’s a perfect weeknight dinner and i make a large batch to freeze for super simple lunches. i used fresh corn that we got at the pumpk ... read more »

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yellow squash casserole

summer is coming to a close and i wanted to savor some of my favorite summer recipes. everyone loves a squash casserole and this one is perfect. it’s just enough for four servings and the jalapenos ... read more »

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blt steak popovers

when we were in miami, we had dinner at blt steak at the betsy hotel. dinner was fabulous and fun and the most insane thing was the popover that started the meal. it was light and fluffy and topped wi ... read more »

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vegetarian creole gumbo

this recipe is super light and delicious! this will definitely warm you up and has a kick too! you’ll definitely want to keep this on file for mardi gras! read more »

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sea salted caramels

these caramels are the perfect thing to make with your family on a chilly afternoon! the recipe is fairly simple and the outcome is divine! the whole family can get involved by wrapping up these tasty ... read more »

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brunch eggs

my grandmother made these brunch eggs at the holidays and they are fantastic! i make them every christmas for my husband and i. it makes me think of her and how much i adored her. she was my most spec ... read more »

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vegetarian white chili

this chili recipe is a great take on white chili. it’s a fun winter warmer! you could definitely double this recipe for a large group. you can garnish this with whatever you like, cheese, sour cream ... read more »

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on the lighter side

after a long weekend of wonderful starchy dishes and sweets, i feel like feeding my gang something lighter. these vegetable filled recipes are tasty and you will feel satisfied and healthy afterwards! ... read more »

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cranberry clementine scones

the scones are so yummy for breakfast! this recipe is quick and simple. you could add blueberries or red raspberries and it would be equally as delicious. the fresh cranberries are so seasonal and fun ... read more »

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tomato artichoke bisque

this soup is amazing. i love the hearty flavor it has! it is chunky and creamy and is perfect for chilly fall evenings! this version is a tad lighter than others, because it uses 2 percent milk and ha ... read more »

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thanksgiving side dishes part two

there are some side items that it would not be thanksgiving without, and this is one. who doesn’t love broccoli casserole. it’s been one of my favorites since I was a child. this recipe is classic ... read more »

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french toast

my husband’s favorite is french toast, and he knows what he likes. i have played around with different ways to make it and this is the winner! this recipe is fantastic! the clementine and vanilla cr ... read more »

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thanksgiving side dishes part one

i have been seeing mouthwatering images of gorgeous thanksgiving dinners for the past few weeks. i decided to dream up my own favorite side items. i love pretty produce and creating these recipes was ... read more »

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broccoli cheddar soup

this soup is great for fall! it's hearty and warm and great for chilly nights! i love this version because it is full of chunky broccoli, which gives it fantastic texture! try this paired with some fr ... read more »

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southwestern corn chowder

this corn chowder is super tasty! i love it for crisp fall days! the fresh vegetables and cilantro balance out the hearty cream nicely. i make this larger batch and freeze this soup in individual port ... read more »

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vegetarian french onion soup

this simple classic is a great weeknight supper! this recipe is super tasty and hearty for a fall evening! the fresh thyme and red wine add great flavor and i love these new bowls i picked up at world ... read more »

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stuffed ancho chilies

we went to a fall festival this weekend and bought pretty ancho chilies at the farmers market there! i thought stuffing them and topping them with a smoky oven roasted tomato sauce would be fun! it tu ... read more »

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pappardelle and vodka sauce

when i was at lotsa pasta the other day i picked up this pretty pappardelle pasta and thought vodka sauce would be perfect with it. my kiddos love this sauce and sometimes it’s nice to have a meal w ... read more »

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bruschetta

i’ve been busy in the kitchen this week! this bruschetta is a great light weeknight meal paired with a salad! you could also multiply the recipe and serve it as an appetizer at parties! i like this ... read more »

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weeknight chili supper

since the air is cool and the leaves are falling, it is the perfect time for chili. this recipe is quick and delicious. i fell love with the idea of making my own pickled jalapenos. this method was si ... read more »

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weeknight suppers

when it rolls around to dinner time at our house, we like to make quick, light, meals that are tasty and fun. i have to admit it, sometimes the kids don't eat the same things that we do, but we're wor ... read more »