Orzo with Garlicky Roasted Tomatoes and Parmesan

Orzo with Garlicky Roasted Tomatoes and Parmesan

I wanted a simple and tasty side dish to serve with the chicken I was making for dinner. I was craving roasted tomatoes so I decided to serve them tossed in orzo. I poured the cooked and drained orzo...

Turkey, Sharp Cheddar, Tomato, and Avocado Panini with Basil Mayonnaise

Turkey, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Tomato, and Avocado Panini with Basil Mayonnaise

My friend Simon recently made us sandwiches while visiting his home and he used this amazing basil mayonnaise on them that he made. I was instantly hooked and couldn’t wait to re-create it at home. I made paninis this...

Slow Simmered White Bean and Ham Soup

Slow Simmered White Bean and Ham Soup

This is one of our favorite soups in my home. My son and husband absolutely love it and so do my daughter and I. I have a quick and easy version of this soup here but when I have...

Ginger-Molasses Cookies

Ginger-Molasses Cookies

I saw this recipe on Ina Garten’s site and wanted to make them for my kids’ school lunches this week. I wasn’t sure if they would like the crystallized ginger so I had them try it first. My daughter...

Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

Sometimes simple recipes are the best. I have made all sorts of fancy recipes using green beans but I have to say, this might be my favorite. I caramelized shallots until tender and golden brown then did a quick...

Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Spinach, Roasted Bell Pepper, Mushroom, and Parmesan

Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Spinach, Roasted Bell Pepper, Mushroom, and Parmesan

I had a pork tenderloin in the refrigerator to use up so I went in search of ingredients that I could stuff it with. I found some fresh spinach, roasted bell peppers, a few mushrooms, fresh basil, and some...

Creamy Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

I found this Alton Brown recipe on the Food Network and couldn’t wait to make them. We love mashed potatoes in my house and I am always looking for new ways to make them. I adapted this recipe to...

Pecan, Coconut, and Cherry Granola

Pecan, Coconut, and Cherry Granola

Homemade granola is so easy to make, tastes WAY better than store bought granola, and is so much healthier (if you want it to be). I decided to whip up a batch this weekend. I had an afternoon snack...

Veggie Mini Frittata with Asparagus, Tomato, Spinach, and Extra Sharp Cheddar

Veggie Mini Frittata with Asparagus, Tomatoes, Spinach, and Extra Sharp Cheddar

I wanted something light and simple for lunch today so I decided to make a veggie mini frittata. I grabbed some eggs, asparagus, spinach, and extra sharp cheddar from the refrigerator and found some grape tomatoes on the counter....

Spicy Broccoli and Sharp Cheddar Topped Baked Potato

Spicy Broccoli and Sharp Cheddar Topped Baked Potato

I was craving a baked potato for lunch so I decided to make one. I steamed some broccoli then sautéed it in a bit of olive oil with crushed red pepper flakes. I topped the potato with sour cream,...