Caramelized Pear and Gorgonzola Salad

Pears are one of my favorite fruits – juicy, sweet and slightly tart. Lightly caramelizing them in honey butter takes that delicious sweetness to the next level! Served over a bed of beautiful greens, the buttery pears, creamy gorgonzola cheese and toasty walnuts make this meal a winter delight. Serve this with crusty bread to Caramelized Pear and Gorgonzola Salad

Dried Cherry and Apple Baked Oats

I’m all about make-ahead meals that provide nutrients to keep us full, focused and energized throughout the busy work week. Oats have always been a go-to breakfast for me, and I especially love steel-cut oats because they provide a chewy texture and nutty flavor. To reheat, simply scoop your desired amount of oats into a Dried Cherry and Apple Baked Oats

Orange-Maple Walnut Crusted Salmon

Citrus season is in full swing and I love all the juicy oranges and grapefruits available at the store right now. The sweet orange and maple flavor of this walnut topping is the perfect compliment to the fatty salmon. This pairs nicely with salad greens tossed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil or wild rice. Orange-Maple Walnut Crusted Salmon

Banh Mi Turkey Burgers

A Bahn Mi is a delicious hybrid of French and Vietnamese cuisine. This sandwich is a toasted French baguette that is topped with spicy mayo, cucumber, chiles, grilled meat (today I chose turkey burgers, but I also love grilled marinated pork, grilled shrimp or baked tofu as well) and fresh herbs (fresh cilantro and mint Banh Mi Turkey Burgers

Honey Ham and Swiss Sliders

With the holidays in full swing, I like to include some simple dishes on my menu that will please both kids and adults. These sliders are a great way to feed a crowd and you can easily make this recipe with other meats and cheeses as well (for example, roast beef and cheddar). Serve these Honey Ham and Swiss Sliders

Roasted Red Pepper Ciabatta Toasts

Roasted red peppers pack so much flavor and provide a beautiful color for spreads and sauces. These ciabatta toasts soak up the garlicky red pepper sauce and the basil provides the perfect amount of freshness. Serve these as an appetizer or light lunch with a side of leafy greens. If you want to add another Roasted Red Pepper Ciabatta Toasts

Cranberry-Orange Scones

Fresh cranberries are abundant at the grocery stores right now so it’s a great time to stock up! I’ve always loved the flavor combo of cranberry and orange – their tart sweetness compliment one another so nicely. This scone dough’s flavor is elevated with notes of cinnamon, ginger, orange zest and vanilla. Serve these with Cranberry-Orange Scones

Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

This is comfort in a bowl! I used some leftover turkey from our holiday meal and repurposed it into this delicious soup. Serve this with a side of crusty bread and get cozy! 2. Stir in garlic, flour, salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously. 3. Add turkey (or chicken) stock and rice Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

Sesame Cashew Chicken and Peppers

This dish is a wonderful meal to prep ahead for lunch or dinner. It’s a perfect combo of protein and veggies and it reheats nicely. My sauce has way less sugar than a traditional sesame chicken sauce, without sacrificing any flavor. Serve this on it’s own or over rice, quinoa or lo mein noodles. 3. Sesame Cashew Chicken and Peppers