Appetizer

Broiled Feta and Tomatoes

Sweet summertime! Isn’t August the best month here in Michigan? The farmers market is bursting with delicious produce, including a wide variety of tomatoes. Josh and I have been receiving a farm share each week and I always can’t wait to see what we get. Tomatoes are a great one to have a lot of […]

Caprese Salad Stacks with Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes

Summer entertaining season is upon us, and it’s time to wow your crowd! I love when I can start include caprese salad on my menus because it’s simple, fresh and so pretty. I decided to do a spin on the classic caprese by using fried green tomatoes instead of regular and topping the mozzarella with […]

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Gouda Cheese Sauce

We are officially in party season and I’m always thinking of new, fun appetizers to serve. This whole roasted cauliflower is a show-stopper and it’s so easy to make! If the cheese sauce is too rich for you, you can also serve this with a fresh basil pesto or chimichurri sauce (both can be found […]

Meatballs with Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Blueberry season is almost here and it’s one of my favorite things about living in Holland. The fresh blueberries are so sweet and delicious and I always make sure to buy them in bulk and keep them in the freezer to enjoy throughout the year. Adding them to barbecue sauce provides a pop of sweetness […]

Italian Chimichurri Marinated Mushrooms

Mushrooms – with my job I’ve noticed people either love them or hate them. I, however, have always been a huge fan. I like how they are so meaty and soak up any sauce you put on them. This salad is nice for summer gatherings because it is served at room temperature and gets better […]

Dill Pickle Grilled Chicken Wings with Spicy Ranch Dip

It’s officially grill season! I’ve been waiting so long to get outside and make dinner on the grill. I especially love grilled chicken wings because they get super crispy and smoky. The dill pickle brine on these wings gives them an incredible salty flavor and helps to keep them juicy. The ranch dip is the […]

Italian Sheet Pan Nachos

If there is one meal I will never refuse, it’s nachos. And while standard nachos are amazing, I decided to switch up the flavor profile and instead top my chips with some Italian yumminess. The sweet Italian sausage and crispy pepperoni pair perfectly with the salty cheese and chips. The romaine on top adds a […]

Charred Lemon Hummus with Sumac

Hummus is often found on my menus. Whether I prepare it for a snack or as an appetizer for a dinner party, it’s always a delicious, comforting dish to share. I also love that it can be made so many ways – I often garnish it with toasted nuts, pesto or pomegranate seeds. This hummus […]

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 […]