Appetizer

Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Galette

Asparagus season is almost upon us! I love it prepared all kinds of ways – steamed, roasted, grilled, pickled – but it also pairs nicely with pie dough. This galette is super simple, but looks fancy, making it a great addition to your next brunch or lunch. Pair this with a simple green salad or […]

Dill Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

I feel like fresh dill is sometimes overlooked at the grocery store, but it adds incredible flavor to marinades and sauces. I have made a variety of chicken salads and this one is definitely now one of my favorites! You can serve this chicken salad on bread or with crackers, but I like serving it […]

Bacon Wrapped Butterball Potatoes with Honey Mustard Dip

Shopping at the farmers market in the winter means a lot of root vegetables. During one of my recent trips, I was talking to a farmer about different types of potatoes and he recommended I try these baby German butterball potatoes. Their tiny shape make them perfect for a small bite appetizer. Whether you make […]

Chicken Meatballs with Avocado Feta Dip

Tis the season for entertaining and I am always thinking of new and exciting appetizers to serve. Many of the appetizers served around the holidays can be pretty calorie-laden, so I figured I would share a recipe that is not only delicious, but also good for you. These also make a great make-ahead lunch served […]

Bloody Mary Grilled Chicken Wings with Horseradish Dip

There are a lot of hidden gems at the farmers market. This past weekend we picked up some locally produced bloody mary mix (Brewt’s) that is so fresh and tangy. I love any pre-made mixes where I can read and understand the ingredient label! To say it made a good marinade for chicken wings is […]

Beef Empanadas with Avocado Lime Crema

I love any appetizer that is bite-sized because it’s great for serving guests without being messy. These beef empanadas pack so much flavor thanks to all the spices in the beef mixture. And the avocado dipping sauce is one of my favorites – it’s also really good on tacos, grilled fish and crab cakes. Serve […]

Sausage and Cherry Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers to make because they’re super flavorful and it’s pretty simple to whip up a big batch of them. This version combines hot Italian sausage with a touch of cream cheese for creaminess and dried cherries for a pop of sweetness in every bite. Pair these with a […]

Green Apple Guacamole

There are few people I have met that don’t love guacamole. It’s a common menu item at dinner parties I cook for and I love playing around with the different add-ins (for example, mango and pineapple). Adding apple provides a great crunch and tart sweetness, which balances nicely with the spicy jalapeno. Serve this as […]

Pulled Pork Sweet Potato Nachos

Nachos are one of my favorite comfort foods. Traditionally I use blue corn or regular corn chips as the base, but to reduce the sodium and up the nutritional value, I decided to use sweet potatoes. The result is the perfect blend of sweet and salty. If you want to add a good kick, add […]

Crispy Parmesan Potato Skins with Bagna Cauda

We absolutely love salty foods in our household. In fact, I think Josh stocks up on olives at least once a week. So when we went grocery shopping this week he was super intrigued when I put anchovies in the cart. If you haven’t heard of bagna cauda before, it translates in Italian to “hot […]