Chopped Burger Salad

I love weekends where Josh and I have the chance to travel around without an agenda and try great new restaurants. We were in northern Michigan this past weekend and they are starting to set up for the busy season. We tried a new burger bar in Frankfort that offered a variety of smash burgers Chopped Burger Salad

Mahi Mahi Tacos with Mole Sauce

I started working for Meijer corporate last summer as a product development chef. Beyond what myself and our team are developing, it’s also so fun trying all the new products that are either on our store shelves currently or ones that will soon be launched. I love our line of Frederik’s sauces, so I was Mahi Mahi Tacos with Mole Sauce

Crispy Mushroom Tacos

Meaty mushrooms are not your typical taco filling, but you have to try these! The creamy salsa sauce, sharp cheddar cheese and sauteed veggies are all wrapped up in a crispy taco shell, making for the perfect bite. Serve this with a side of beans and guacamole for a delicious and simple weeknight meal. 2. Crispy Mushroom Tacos

Creamy Potato and Broccoli Soup

Soup is one of the best make-ahead meals to enjoy throughout the week for lunch or dinner. This cheesy broccoli, potato and bacon soup is super flavorful and tastes even better the next day. Serve this crusty bread for a simple meal that is sure to satisfy the whole fam! 2. Add onion and carrot Creamy Potato and Broccoli Soup

Ground Bison Hummus Bowls

I love hummus – it’s so hearty and adds a wonderful burst of lemony, garlicky flavor with each bite. Using it as the base of this dish is the perfect way for it to soak up the other flavors from the meat, tomatoes, olive oil and pine nuts. Overall, it’s absolutely delicious – a nice Ground Bison Hummus Bowls

Caramelized Pear and Gorgonzola Salad

Pears are one of my favorite fruits – juicy, sweet and slightly tart. Lightly caramelizing them in honey butter takes that delicious sweetness to the next level! Served over a bed of beautiful greens, the buttery pears, creamy gorgonzola cheese and toasty walnuts make this meal a winter delight. Serve this with crusty bread to Caramelized Pear and Gorgonzola Salad

Orange-Maple Walnut Crusted Salmon

Citrus season is in full swing and I love all the juicy oranges and grapefruits available at the store right now. The sweet orange and maple flavor of this walnut topping is the perfect compliment to the fatty salmon. This pairs nicely with salad greens tossed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil or wild rice. Orange-Maple Walnut Crusted Salmon