Herbed Ricotta and Sausage Lasagna Cups

Lasagna is one of my absolute favorite comfort foods but it can also be a process to prepare with all the layering and long baking/resting time. These mini lasagnas are ready in under 30 minutes and are so fun to make (not to mention super yummy). Serve this with roasted vegetables or a big garden […]

Italian Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Baked Penne

I feel like I’m still waking up from my Thanksgiving nap. While I love the holidays and all the great food that goes along with it, after a few days of leftovers I’m always ready for something different. During the busy holiday season, it’s super nice to have make-ahead meals like casseroles and soups ready […]

Quick Focaccia with Goat Cheese, Fig Jam and Prosciutto

The holidays are officially here this week! Having some simple and quick appetizer recipes on-hand is helpful when you have a hungry crowd arrive at your door. This focaccia is so delicious and is the perfect balance of sweet and salty. The focaccia recipe itself (without the toppings) would also be a nice addition to […]

Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Wine Sauce

Michigan is the nation’s leading producer of tart cherries. You turn those cherries into wine and you are able to enjoy that wonderful flavor any time of year. Cherries and pork are a great combo, so using this wine to make a pan sauce made perfect sense. This meal is another great one for the […]

Sausage and Apple Stuffed Squash

The fall season comes and goes so quickly here in west Michigan that you really have to soak up every second of it. Seeing the variety of squash and apples that is available at the farmers market right now is amazing. Acorn squash was something I grew up eating and I still love it so […]

Italian Sausage, Kale and Tortellini Soup

Once I feel a chill in the air, I immediately crave soups. They are so comforting in the fall and winter months and I love that there are so many different kinds to enjoy. They are an easy way to get your veggies too! This soup in particular packs huge flavor from the sausage and […]

BBQ Pulled Pork Tostadas with Creamy Avocado Slaw

This meal is so full of flavor and could not be easier. The sweet pulled pork and creamy avocado slaw are an amazing combo and the crispy tostada shell adds that perfect crunch! While this is good served on it’s own, I also enjoy it with a side of rice and beans or fresh fruit […]

Bacon Wrapped Butterball Potatoes with Honey Mustard Dip

Shopping at the farmers market in the winter means a lot of root vegetables. During one of my recent trips, I was talking to a farmer about different types of potatoes and he recommended I try these baby German butterball potatoes. Their tiny shape make them perfect for a small bite appetizer. Whether you make […]

Pork Tenderloin in Phyllo with Sautéed Apples

I stopped by a farmers market this past weekend and picked up some early season apples. Nothing beats the taste of freshly picked apples from a local farm! This dish celebrates those flavors by combining them with pork tenderloin and buttery, flaky phyllo dough. This dish is so simple to make, yet tastes elegant. 1. […]

Swiss Chard and Sausage Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes

Leafy greens are in season and it’s a great time to stock-up. Adding greens like Swiss chard to warm pastas and soups is good way to use a large amount at once since they break down quickly. This pasta is a great balance of salty and sweet, thanks to the beautiful blistered cherry tomatoes. I […]