Harvest Kale Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing and Roasted Salmon

Q: What do witches put on their bagels? A: Scream cheese. Q: What do zombies call kids on skateboards? A: Meals On Wheels. Q: What do sea monsters eat for lunch? A: Fish and ships. Q: What do any of the above cheesy Halloween jokes have to do with this fantastic dish? A: Well, nothingContinue reading “Harvest Kale Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing and Roasted Salmon”

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Baked Feta Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil (by Grilled Cheese Social) with Roasted Lemony Shrimp

I’m constantly thinking about the upcoming meal. Especially on a beautiful summer day, right? Thus, my motivation for this dish. I’m still strangely used to indoor COVID cooking. With that in mind, I’m going to cook something seasonally and pandemic – appropriate. I’m serving it on a beach patio (even if I’m only on saidContinue reading “Baked Feta Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil (by Grilled Cheese Social) with Roasted Lemony Shrimp”

Chopped Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

Here’s an easy peasy recipe. Really … just for you. Here in the Midwest, fresh produce is at a peak, and will be dipping soon. Thus, I will be eating tomatoes every day until the cool weather rolls in. They’re in their prime. Preferably tossed with basil, garlic, and olive oil. That’s when they getContinue reading “Chopped Tomato and Basil Bruschetta”

Italian Sausage Red Sauce with Zoodles or Noodles

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, not much makes me happier than a pot of red sauce simmering on the stove. I like to make a big batch of this sauce over the weekend and freeze it in 2-4 cup increments.  Then on a busy weeknight, just defrost in the refrigerator forContinue reading “Italian Sausage Red Sauce with Zoodles or Noodles”

Watermelon, Feta and Mint Bites

The first official weekend of summer is finally upon us. Take a deep breath and let the beauty of that first sentence sink in … aahhhhh. Now, cube watermelon, crumble feta cheese, tear mint leaves, and assemble this lovely and straightforward gem of a summer dish. Wonderful as an appetizer or a salad. If you’re making thisContinue reading “Watermelon, Feta and Mint Bites”

Sheet Pan Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

It’s the first Friday in June. June 2nd, to be exact. And, apparently, today is national “leave work early” day. (True story. You can look it up.)  I’m never one to not honor a national holiday …  or, national day … or, a made up by social media “day”.  Soo … I’m leaving work early to spendContinue reading “Sheet Pan Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes”

Spicy Chicken Teriyaki Bowls

Bowls are, as the kids say these days, the new hotness. I attended my youngest sister’s college graduation this past weekend. While joyfully celebrating, something very real was obvious: My parent’s generation still considers me young, while my sister’s generation certainly considers me the opposite. I was straddling the fence between “oh, you’re still young,” and, “is your old sisterContinue reading “Spicy Chicken Teriyaki Bowls”

Lasagna Soup

I have quite the love affair with both soup and lasagna. (My husband is fully aware of these ongoing affairs and he’s cool with it.) Even though my lasagna love is strong, I don’t always have the motivation or time to make it. So I improvise. Case in point, lazy ravioli lasagna,  individual spaghetti squash lasagnas, and now this delicious lasagna soup.Continue reading “Lasagna Soup”

Easter Menu Ideas

Celebrate Easter with some of my top recipes for brunch or dinner. Menu suggestions below! Brunch Menu Smoked Salmon, Dill, and Goat Cheese Quiche Asparagus, Egg and Bacon Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette Spring Greens with Grilled Chicken, Strawberries, Avocado, and Feta Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Dinner Menu Zucchini Ribbon and Goat Cheese Bruschetta LambContinue reading “Easter Menu Ideas”

Super Simple Shrimp Coconut Curry

While delightfully magical, planning a wedding is extremely time consuming.  I was still cooking up a storm amidst all the past magic, but I didn’t have time to photograph and post my recipes. Yes, I’m using the – “I recently got married excuse” – to justify my year long absence. So, what does this mean for you? ItContinue reading “Super Simple Shrimp Coconut Curry”