Dinner

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 […]

Chicken, Mushroom and Snap Pea Stir-Fry

Busy work weeks can mean lots of eating out or digging through the fridge and pantry to find something quick to eat. I’m a huge fan of putting together meals that are super simple such as this stir-fry. The key to making a meal this easy taste amazing is quality ingredients. I started with organic […]

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 […]