Appetizer

Dill Pickle Deviled Eggs

Spring is here! Slowly but surely we will be getting some warmer days. In anticipation for the Easter holiday I thought it would be fun to share one of my favorite deviled egg recipes. Josh and I are huge deviled egg fans – I eat them for breakfast with toast or for a snack with

Orange Chicken Meatballs

These chicken meatballs are the perfect meal prep item to enjoy throughout the week. They are made with almond flour, making them naturally gluten-free. The orange sauce (made with fresh orange zest and juice) is the perfect balance of sweet and salty (and slightly spicy). Serve this with cauliflower rice, brown rice or quinoa. Preheat

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Arugula Salad

Lately I have had a lot more requests for plant-based meals which I’m happy to accommodate. When I first started working as a chef I was developing recipes for a vegan/vegetarian meal prep company so I’m used to getting creative with veggies. These cauliflower steaks are hearty and filling and simply beautiful. I seasoned mine

Olive, Sundried Tomato and Walnut Tapenade

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to start planning your holiday menu. To me, the holidays are all about the appetizers (especially dips). This olive tapenade is so simple to make and can be made a few days ahead of time. I recommend serving this with crostini or buttery crackers. If you would

Roasted Butternut Squash and Ricotta Ravioli

Fall is my favorite season. The weather is beautiful, the leaves are changing and the farmers markets are full of delicious squash varieties. Butternut squash works well in a lot of dishes, including this ravioli. The combination of squash, ricotta and lemon works perfectly with the brown butter, Parmesan and crispy sage. This meal is

Caramelized Onion Dip

Party season is here and that means lots of yummy snacks! Onion dip is a classic favorite, but making it from scratch is extra delicious.  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook, stirring often, until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and

Shaved Asparagus Salad

As I sit here eating a whole pound of asparagus (haha) I’m reminded of what beautiful produce we are provided in west Michigan in the warmer months. The asparagus with thicker stems may not be everyone’s favorite, but in this salad they work perfectly for peeling. Serve this with grilled salmon or chicken and a side

Lamb Meatballs with Za’atar Spiced Yogurt

I’m always trying to come up with new and exciting appetizers for my dinner parties and cooking classes and lately I’ve been getting lots of requests for Mediterranean-type meals. Lamb is not a protein choice that I often put on my menus, but I really enjoy lamb meatballs because you are able to add lots

Brown Butter Scallops with Thyme and Pink Peppercorns

Love is in the air (or maybe that’s just the brown butter I’m smelling…). Valentine’s day can be stressful when trying to plan the perfect meal, but it doesn’t have to be. I am always up for staying in and cooking rather than trying to make a reservation at a fancy restaurant.These scallops are SO

Date and Goat Cheese Ball

I’m a huge fan of goat cheese and pairing it with medjool dates provides the perfect sweet and salty combo. This cheese ball is the perfect make-ahead snack to share with a crowd. Pair this with some champagne and get the party started! 1. Place cream cheese, goat cheese and milk in a stand mixer