Dinner

Citrus Butter Sea Bass in Parchment

If you’re a citrus fan like me, then you will love this dish. I pumped up the flavor of the butter with a ton of citrus zest and the fish just marinates in that delicious as it cooks in the parchment paper. This recipe is super simple yet elegant, making it a great option for […]

Chicken Feta Burgers with Radish and Cucumber Tzatziki

These chicken burgers have so much flavor! Ground chicken by itself can be a bit bland, so I added lots of yummy spices and feta to jazz it up. Radishes aren’t typically added to tzatziki sauce,  but I really like the color, crunch and slightly spiciness they provide. I suggest serving these burgers with lettuce […]

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 […]

Turkey and Veggie Moussaka

Moussaka is an eggplant or potato-based dish, often including ground meat, popular in the Mediterranean regions. I love it’s unique flavor! I decided to add extra veggies and use ground turkey instead of lamb to really bulk up the nutrition value. This is definitely a meal on it’s own, but it would be great with […]

Instant Pot Beefy Bean Chili

A while back, I bought some beans from Shady Side Farm at our local farmer’s market (https://shadysidefarm.com/). They have such a wonderful variety of beans and even though I use canned beans often for the convenience, fresh beans just taste better! If you have a pressure cooker, they cook up in under an hour and […]

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 […]

Garlic Shrimp and Sausage with Cheddar Oats

I’m a huge fan of shrimp and grits, and with a New Orleans trip right around the corner, I can’t wait to try all the comfort food down there. At a recent trip to Costco, I discovered these quick-cooking steel cut oats and I was intrigued. Normally steel cut oats take so long to cook […]

Chopped Romaine Salad with Pepperoncini Vinaigrette

Winter weather normally means lots of soups and stews, but sometimes I just crave a big, crisp salad. This salad has a wonderful blend of flavors and textures. I especially love the edamame and feta, which add the perfect blend of sweet and salty. If you are packing this salad for lunch, I suggest leaving […]

Sopa de Lima (Mexican Lime Soup)

Josh and I recently took a food tour in Cozumel, Mexico and it was so fun to try some real Mexican food. We tried cactus quesadillas, this soup, pulled pork (cooked in banana leaves), grouper ceviche and whole fried lion fish. This soup stood out because it was so full of flavor and unlike any […]

Crab Cake BLTs with Chipotle Lime Mayo

I love crab cakes as an appetizer, but adding them to a BLT adds a whole other level of flavor. The sweet crab combines perfectly with the salty bacon and the chipotle mayo (which is one of my favorite condiments to make) provides a wonderful spicy kick. Serve this meal with a leafy green salad […]