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Pumpkin Spice Biscuits

Pumpkin Spice Biscuits ~ the stuff pumpkin lovers’ dreams are made of…tall, golden, flaky biscuits enriched with pumpkin puree and a hint of Fall spices.  Pair ’em with every soup and stew you make this season.…

Easy Low Sugar Wine Jelly

This Easy Low Sugar Wine Jelly recipe takes just minutes, and its mellow, not-too-sweet flavor enhances everything from cheese and crackers to turkey sandwiches.  Make some for yourself, then post the recipe on the fridge, you’re going to want…

Easy Baked Brie with Figs and Honey

Easy Baked Brie with Figs and Honey ~ this elegant baked cheese is your ultimate Fall and holiday appetizer, but it’s so rich and decadent you could even serve it for dessert!…

Death by Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

If you love pumpkin, or chocolate, you can’t afford to pass up this Death by Chocolate Pumpkin Bread, it’s quite decadently delicious, in a fall sort of way ;)…

What to Eat Now: Apples

What to Eat Now: Apples

What To Eat Now: Apples!  OK, so apples are always available in the supermarket, but the juiciest, crispest, best-est apples are in season starting in August, peaking in September, and continuing on through to the end of the year. …

Easy Lunch Prep Protein Boxes

Easy Lunch Prep Protein Boxes with Three Bridges Tortellini ~ these energy packed protein bistro boxes made with mini tortellini skewers will set you up for healthy lunches and snacking!…

Pepper Jack Mac

Pepper Jack Mac is a spicy pepper jack macaroni and cheese recipe studded with plenty of fresh jalapeños ~ think you can handle it?  If I were you I’d skip straight to the recipe and make this outrageous meal…

What to Drink Now: Fall Cocktails

What to Drink Now ~ Fall cocktails are the BEST…think cranberry, maple, apple, pear, fig, pumpkin, woodsy herbs and smokey spices ~ check out this gorgeous Autumn inspired cocktail collection and get ready to discover your new favorite cozy…

New England Style Shrimp Rolls

New England Style Shrimp Rolls ~ this is the stuff foodie memories are made of…jumbo chunks of wild caught shrimp simply tossed with mayo and lemon and then stuffed into a butter toasted bun ~ life (and lunch!) doesn’t…

The ULTIMATE Guide to Freezer Jam ~ put away the big canning pot, the tongs, and all that pesky canning equipment, freezer jam is so much easier! Get your creative juices flowing with this collection of the world’s best freezer jam recipes ~ I’ve organized them by season, so you’ll never be without something wonderful to spread on your morning toast!

The ULTIMATE Guide to Freezer Jam

The ULTIMATE Guide to Freezer Jam ~ put away the big canning pot, the tongs, and all that pesky canning equipment, freezer jam is so much easier!  Get your creative juices flowing with this collection of the world’s best…

Steak and Tomato Salad with A.1. Vinaigrette

Steak and Tomato Salad ~ this is steak salad like you’ve never had it before, with gorgeous chunks of ripe tomatoes and a killer steak sauce dressing, there’s only one word for it ~ wow!…

Lime Chiffon Ice Cream ~ this ultra tangy and ultra easy homemade lime ice cream recipe has a secret weapon that makes it the creamiest ice cream ever. No wimpy lime flavor here, this is the REAL DEAL!

Easy Lime Chiffon Ice Cream

Lime Chiffon Ice Cream ~ this ultra easy lime ice cream recipe is made with a sour cream base that makes it the creamiest tangiest ice cream ever.  No wimpy lime flavor here, this is the REAL DEAL!…

Detox Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Detox Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups ~ when I need a little something sweet but don’t want to wreck my diet with a pint of ice cream or a stack of cookies, I go for one of these healthy…

A quick and healthy Miso Alphabet Soup recipe

Miso Alphabet Soup

Miso Alphabet Soup ~ healthy, easy, and fun Miso Alphabet Soup is a 15 minute meal that introduces kids of all ages to a classic Japanese dish.  Miso is one of the world’s oldest super foods, and nobody should…

WHAT TO EAT NOW: BLACKBERRIES

What to Eat Now: Blackberries

What to Eat Now ~ we’re right in the thick of blackberry season, which runs from July to early September across the country ~ so head out to your garden, farmers market, or produce aisle and stock up!  I’m…

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Moroccan Lemon and Cardamom Meatballs

Moroccan Lemon and Cardamom Meatballs ~ I can’t imagine a more exciting dinner than a plate of these lemony cardamom spiced lamb meatballs nestled in creamy tahini sauce.  I have a feeling this is going to become your new…

Fire Roasted Salsa Negra (black salsa)

Fire Roasted Salsa Negra ~ this intense Mexican black salsa is made with roasted tomatoes and peppers for a deep dark color and a gutsy flavor.  Caution, this recipe involves playing with fire, and a whole lot of smoky…

Rosemary Chicken Skewers

Rosemary Chicken Skewers ~ tender chunks of tzatziki marinated chicken and a rainbow of veggies threaded onto fragrant sprigs of fresh rosemary ~ can you say delish?…

Tortellini Salad with Artichokes and Edamame

Tortellini Salad with Artichokes and Edamame ~  perfect for those busy nights when you want a nice healthy salad for dinner, but crave some protein and carbs along with it.…

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Double Dark Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Double Dark Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies ~ they melt in your mouth with an explosion of deep rich chocolate that’ll make your eyelids flutter… to call it a cookie is to completely miss the point.…

My Summer Tomato and Tuna Salad is in the Mediterranean tradition of serving up healthy seasonal food simply and There's no need for heavy sauces or dressings, these ingredients can stand on their own, with maybe a dousing of the best olive oil in the house. | main course salad | healthy dinner | seafood | fish | 30 minute meal | whole 30 | gluten free | paleo |

Summer Tomato and Tuna Salad

Summer Tomato and Tuna Salad ~ if you think canned tuna belongs between two slices of bread, think again, this vibrant salad is just as easy to make, healthier, and a whole lot more exciting.…

Quick Pickled Jalapeños ~ your pickles are ready in the time it takes you to slice your peppers, and you're going to want to load up on these, because jalapeños make everything better!

Quick Pickled Jalapeños ~ easy recipe!

Quick Pickled Jalapeños ~ your pickles are ready in the time it takes you to slice your peppers, and you’re going to want to load up on these, because jalapeños make everything better!…

What to Eat in August

What to Eat in August ~ this last month of the season means it’s time to enjoy the best of summer food before it’s gone for another year.   That means sweet corn, zucchini, (in all forms, including dessert!) melons,…

Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeno Salsa ~ this lightning quick meal is low calorie, low fat, low carb, gluten free, Whole 30 and Paleo compliant, and Weight Watchers friendly. Or, to put it another way, it’s healthy and insanely delicious.

Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeño Salsa

Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeño Salsa ~ this lightning quick meal is low calorie, low fat, low carb, gluten free, Whole 30 and Paleo compliant, not to mention Weight Watchers friendly.  But more importantly, it’s healthy and insanely delicious.…

Guacamole Bruschetta Bar

Admit it, you’ve always wanted to eat avocado toast for dinner, and this fresh and easy Guacamole Bruschetta Bar is the way to do it!…

Chicken with Cracked Olives and Herbs

Chicken with Cracked Olives and Herbs ~ this is a fabulous one pot meal in the vibrant healthy Mediterranean tradition, it’s so easy to throw together, and it bursts with sunny flavor!…

Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

Today I’m making Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho ~ I look forward to making this chilled raw soup from Spain every summer, and this year I’ve changed it up with some gorgeous multi-colored heirloom tomatoes.  If you love tomatoes, love to…

Brown Sugar Peach Cake

Brown Sugar Peach Cake ~ I’m crowning this classic yellow cake loaded with fresh peaches, and topped with a brown sugar caramel icing the dessert of the summer.…

WHAT TO EAT IN JULY ~ from the farmers market to the backyard grill, July is all about fresh, easy food, enjoyed with family and friends. Here are some of my favorite recipes from TVFGI that are perfect for right now!

WHAT TO EAT IN JULY

From the farmers market to the backyard grill, July is all about fresh, easy food, enjoyed with family and friends.  Here are some of my favorite recipes from TVFGI that are perfect for eating right now!  Click on any…

Wild Blueberry Yogurt and Almond Butter Popsicles ~ these vibrant popsicles are made with nonfat yogurt, creamy almond butter, and convenient frozen blueberries for a healthy smoothie on a stick.

Wild Blueberry and Almond Butter Yogurt Popsicles

Wild Blueberry and Almond Butter Yogurt Popsicles ~ these vibrant popsicles are made with nonfat yogurt, creamy almond butter, and convenient frozen blueberries for a healthy smoothie on a stick.…

Quick Pickled Vidalia Onions ~ this sweet onion pickle takes just minutes to prepare, and you'll reap the rewards all summer long on burgers, brats, steaks, sandwiches and tacos!

Quick Pickled Vidalia Onions

Quick Pickled Vidalia Onions ~ this sweet onion refrigerator pickle takes just minutes to prepare, and you’ll reap the rewards all summer long on burgers, brats, steaks, sandwiches and tacos!…

Healthy and hydrating Cucumber Lemon Spa Popsicles

Cucumber Lemon Spa Popsicles

Cucumber Lemon Spa Popsicles ~ just like the refreshing water at your favorite spa, these flavor infused ice popsicles will hydrate, detox, and rejuvenate ~ you’ll be so glad you have them in the freezer when the temperature soars.…

Nutella S'mores Bars ~ everybody's favorite campfire treat in an ooey gooey bar!

Nutella S’mores Bars

Nutella S’mores Bars ~ everybody’s favorite summer treat in an ooey, gooey, decadent, and delicious bar, no campfire needed! Make a batch and watch them disappear before your eyes.…

The ULTIMATE Guide to Deviled Eggs {50+ recipes}

The ULTIMATE Guide to Deviled Eggs ~ is there anything better than these perfect little packages of protein packed goodness?  Here’s 50 + of the world’s best deviled eggs, with enough devilicious inspiration to get any party started!…

Korean Bulgogi Beef Salad ~ this is steak salad, Korean style! This Korean barbecue inspired salad is topped with richly marinated grilled beef and a variety of veggie 'sides' ~ kimchee optional!

Korean Bulgogi Beef Salad

Korean Bulgogi Beef Salad ~ this is steak salad Korean style and bulgogi beef is the most flavorful grilled meat you’ll ever taste, no contest.  My Korean barbecue inspired salad is topped with juicy marinated skewers and a variety…

Low Country Shrimp Boil ~ this iconic Southern feast is the ultimate one pot meal ~ Vidalia onions, potatoes, corn, Andouille sausage, and shrimp get layered into a large stock pot with Cajun spices ~ just add friends and lots of ice cold beer!

Low Country Shrimp Boil

Low Country Shrimp Boil ~ this iconic Southern feast is the ultimate one pot meal ~ Vidalia onions, potatoes, corn, Andouille sausage, and shrimp  get layered into a large stock pot with Cajun spices ~ just add friends and…

Grilled Salmon Tacos with Cilantro Crema

Grilled Salmon Tacos with cilantro crema

Grilled Salmon Tacos with cilantro crema ~ this casual meal makes life so easy, just set out the tortillas and the fixings, and let people have at it.  Everything can be made ahead so by the time the afternoon…

Sausage and Vegetable Grill packets ~ a colorful healthy 30 minute meal for the grill or the oven!

Sausage and Veggie Grill Packets

Sausage and Veggie Grill Packets ~ here’s an easy idea for lazy summer nights…pile your sausage and cut veggies onto a sheet of foil, wrap it up, and throw it on the grill ~ dinner’ll be ready in 30…

Creamy Vidalia Onion Dip ~ a lightened up version of the classic French Onion Soup Dip

Creamy Vidalia Onion Dip

Creamy Vidalia Onion Dip ~ this deliciously addictive dip is an update of the classic onion soup mix dip that we all grew up eating.   I lightened it up and added lots of fresh minced sweet onion  ~ sorry…

Wild Blueberry Ice Cream

Wild Blueberry Ice Cream

Wild Blueberry Ice Cream ~ the very thought makes me crazy ~ but wait, it gets better, this luscious treat is made with sour cream instead of regular cream, for a unique tangy flavor you’ve just got to try.…

Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls

Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls ~ these lightning fast stir fry bowls are so vibrant and full of flavor you’d never guess it’s a 30-minute meal!…

Rainbow Summer Rolls

These refreshing Rainbow Summer Rolls are like a cool breeze on a hot day, and they get bonus points for fitting in to just about any diet you’re on, from low carb and gluten free, to vegan, Paleo, Whole…

Roast Chicken with Purple Garlic

Roast Chicken with Purple Garlic ~ this chicken roasts on a veritable bower of garlic, and when it comes out of the oven, those cloves are mellow and spread like buttah.  Put that rotisserie chicken back in the plastic…

Pink Grapefruit and Vanilla Bean Jam

Pink Grapefruit and Vanilla Bean Jam ~ I bet you’ve never tasted it, but that just means you’ll be all the more amazed when you do…this small batch vanilla scented grapefruit jam is unforgettable!…

Easy Whitefish with Burst Tomatoes and Basil recipe

Easy Whitefish with Burst Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

Whitefish with Burst Cherry Tomatoes is possibly the simplest summer meal on the planet ~ the jewel toned tomatoes burst their skins and create an instant sauce for the fish, with a pop of fresh flavor from the lemon…

Blueberry Lemonade

Blueberry Lemonade ~ it’s fresh squeezed, updated with a vivid berry puree, and hydrates like nobody’s business ~ it’s definitely THE drink of the season!…

Broccoli Salad with Pineapple, Bacon, and Spiced Pecans

Broccoli Salad with Pineapple, Bacon, and Spiced Pecans ~ don’t be surprised if everybody skips the main course altogether and heads straight for this salad!  This classic broccoli salad gets an extra burst of sweetness from fresh pineapple, and…

Asparagus Salad with Mimosa Vinaigrette

Asparagus Salad with Mimosa Vinaigrette ~ this healthy salad is simple enough for every day, but elegant enough for entertaining, or a romantic date night in.…

Blueberry Lemon Shortcake ~ this yummy variation on the summertime classic will win you over with its juicy blueberries tumbling over a moist lemony cake ~ plus I'll show you how to shake up the best whipped cream right in a mason jar!

Blueberry Lemon Shortcake

Blueberry Lemon Shortcake ~ this yummy variation on the summertime classic  will win you over with its juicy blueberries tumbling over a moist lemony cake ~ plus I’ll show you how to shake up the best whipped cream right…

Red Cabbage and Dill Slaw

Red Cabbage and Dill Slaw ~ this colorful slaw goes with anything and everything this summer…I say skip the deli counter and make your own, it’s easy, healthier, and costs just pennies per serving!…

No Churn Pineapple Chile Sorbet

No Churn Pineapple Chile Sorbet ~ just a few healthy ingredients and a blender make a uniquely refreshing sorbet ~ the flavor inspiration comes straight from the fruit carts of Mexico.  Serve this sweet and spicy frozen treat on…

How to Make Sprinkled Ice Cream Cones

Sprinkled Ice Cream Cones ~ these chocolatey cones are dipped in white chocolate and bedazzled with sprinkles for the prettiest summer treats around ~ ice cream optional!…

Mexican 7 Layer Dip Cups

These colorful 7 Layer Dip Cups are portable little appetizer stations layered up just like everybody’s favorite Tex-Mex bean dip ~ so you can mingle and chow down at the same time ~ genius!…

Gluten free Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Amazing Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Quinoa Chocolate Cake ~ naturally gluten free and one of the moistest, fluffiest, most delicious desserts I’ve ever had ~ and it’s all due to an unlikely ingredient.  This super food cake also happens to be super easy, just…

Patriotic Star Spangled Fruit Infused Water

Star Spangled Fruit Infused Water

Star Spangled Fruit Infused Water ~ don’t save this patriotic thirst quencher for Memorial Day or the 4th of July ~ stay healthy and hydrated all summer long with this colorful fruit infused water.…

Sweet Corn, Hatch Chile, and Bacon Salsa

Sweet Corn, Hatch Chile, and Bacon Salsa ~ say that without drooling, I dare you!  I’m crowning this the salsa of the year, it’s stolen my heart and I know it’ll steal yours.  This salsa is going to be…

Tropical Hot Dog Bar ~ seven exotic condiments to take your next barbecue to the tropics!

Tropical Hot Dog Bar

Tropical Hot Dog Bar ~ I admit it, I’m a closet hot dog lover, maybe you are too?  Today I’m sharing a slew of exotic toppings, including spicy kiwi relish and Maui onion slaw, that will turn your next…