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  • Stuffed zucchini in a pan with spatula

    Stuffed Zucchini with Pine Nut Salsa

    Stuffed Zucchini with Pine Nut Salsa ~ zucchini boats stuffed with a delicious blend of sausage, tomato, cheese, garlic, and breadcrumbs, topped with a lemony pine nut salsa that will knock…

  • mixed berries on a white surface

    Craving Berry Desserts? Start here!

    From the earliest spring strawberries to lush, late-summer blackberries, berries rule the dessert table at our house.  Here are a few of my favorite berry dessert recipes……

  • A rhubarb shortcake on a white plate with whipped cream

    Rhubarb Shortcake

    Rhubarb Shortcake ~ the combination of flaky pastry, juicy tart fruit, and sweet cream is unbeatable.  One taste of this easy and elegant spring dessert and you’ll never settle for strawberry…

  • Clotted Cream Shortbread, cut into squares

    Cornish Clotted Cream Shortbread

    Cornish Clotted Cream Shortbread  is an authentic shortbread recipe that uses clotted cream in addition to butter to make the most luxurious breakfast or tea time treat ever.  This is the…

  • Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Shortbread Tart, sliced

    Rhubarb Shortbread Crumble Tart

    Rhubarb Shortbread Crumble Tart ~ this  juicy rhubarb tart recipe is warmed up with vanilla bean and a buttery oatmeal crumble topping.  After you make it for Mom this Mother’s Day,…

  • Spring Backyard Flower Arranging

    You don’t have to have a Martha Stewart style cutting garden to put fresh flowers on the table throughout the season.  Here are my top tips for spring backyard flower arranging,…

  • A Brown Sugar Bourbon Icebox Pie topped with shaved chocolate curls

    Brown Sugar Bourbon Icebox Pie

    My Brown Sugar Bourbon Icebox Pie recipe with lots of pillowy whipped bourbon mousse piled into a dark chocolate crumb crust and topped with more dark chocolate is a seriously adult…

  • Bloody Mary Gazpacho with lime wedges and garnishes

    Bloody Mary Gazpacho

    Bloody Mary Gazpacho recipe ~ this vodka spiked gazpacho is a clever mash-up of your favorite brunch cocktail and a refreshing Spanish chilled soup ~ now you can sip a zesty Bloody Mary…

  • drizzling honey on a piece of honey jalapeño cornbread

    Honey Jalapeño Cornbread

    Honey Jalapeño Cornbread ~ this is a moist, Southern buttermilk cornbread with a fluffy open crumb, a hint of sweet honey, and a smokey heat from the peppers.  Make it your signature potluck…

  • The Ultimate Guide to Guacamole Recipes

    The Ultimate Guide to Guacamole

    The Ultimate Guide to Guacamole ~  a great guacamole recipe is cheap, healthy, vegan, gluten free, drop dead easy, and universally loved. (We’ve been making it since college, humans have been…

  • A slice of strawberry rhubarb pie with ice cream on a blue floral plate

    Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie

    Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie ~ sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb team up for this easy one crust crumble topped pie.  Was there ever a springier dessert?  I don’t think so.  Be…

  • Mexican Steak Fajita Salad in a wooden bowl 2

    Mexican Fajita Steak Salad

    Mexican Fajita Steak Salad ~ the combination of a cool crisp romaine salad with juicy steak and hot seared peppers and onions is hard to beat.  We’re making homemade fajita seasoning and homemade…

  • A slice of roasted banana bread

    Roasted Banana Bread with Walnuts

    This Roasted Banana Bread with Walnuts is the best banana bread recipe I’ve ever made…seriously. Want some?  You’ll need an entire bunch of bananas, some buttermilk, a full bag of walnut…

  • gluten free whole tangerine cake

    The Best Gluten Free Cake Recipes for Spring

    The Best Gluten Free Cake Recipes for Spring ~ there are always lots of entertaining opportunities in Spring ~ Mother’s Day, Easter, Passover, showers, graduations…so many cake-worthy occasions.  From decadent chocolate…

  • Roasted salmon topped with berry salsa

    Salmon with Berry Salsa

    Salmon with Berry Salsa combines a succulent side of salmon, simply roasted with olive oil, lemon, and salt, with a juicy tumble of mixed berry salsa spiked with lime and jalapeño.…

  • Spring Salad with Eggs and Creamy Tarragon Dressing

    Spring Salad with Eggs and Creamy Tarragon Dressing

    My Spring Salad with Eggs and Creamy Tarragon Dressing is a beautiful addition to any spring brunch or Easter table.  It’s made with shaved asparagus, fennel, and radishes, crunchy pistachios, silky…

  • Raspberry Eaton Mess in a glass with spoon

    Raspberry Eton Mess

    You don’t have to be a prep school alum to appreciate a Raspberry Eton Mess ~ it’s a traditional British dessert made with meringues, berries, and lots of whipped cream. It’s…

  • zucchini beef meatballs with pasta marinara

    Zucchini Beef Meatballs

    Zucchini Beef Meatballs made with ricotta cheese are soft, pillowy, and utterly delicious.  I like to serve them with pasta marinara for a healthier, lightened up comfort meal that gets raves…

  • Limoncello Cocktails

    The Prettiest Pastel Cocktails for Spring

    The Prettiest Pastel Cocktails for Spring ~ they’re in every color of the rainbow and almost too pretty to sip, but don’t let that hold you back, they’re perfect for your…

  • Raspberry Lemon Tea Cake with fork

    Raspberry Lemon Cake

     My Raspberry Lemon Cake recipe with lemon buttercream is made with yogurt, fresh raspberries, and lots of lemon juice for an old fashioned from scratch layer cake that’s perfect any time…

  • Great Island Salad Plate in a white bowl with chicken salad and mixed fruit

    Great Island Curried Chicken Salad Plate

    My Great Island Curried Chicken Salad Plate has a definite tropical spring break vibe with a tumble of colorful mixed fruit anchored by a big scoop of curried chicken salad (made…

  • Sheet Pan Frittata with spring greens, asparagus, snap peas, and goat cheese

    Sheet Pan Frittata with Spring Greens

    A Sunday stroll through the farmers market inspired this Sheet Pan Frittata with Spring Greens…I found all sorts of early spring veggies, but finally settled on dandelion greens, baby asparagus, snap…

  • Black bottom strawberry cheesecake squares

    No Bake Black Bottom Strawberry Cheesecake Squares

    My No Bake Black Bottom Strawberry Cheesecake Squares is a make-ahead friendly recipe made with fresh strawberries and a dark chocolate cookie crust ~ it’s an easy strawberry dessert that anyone…

  • Burger Salad Bowl with Fork

    Burger Salad Bowl

    Burger Salad Bowl ~ take a juicy burger, still sizzling from the grill, plop it on top of vibrant spring greens and surround with all the fixings, including a tangle of…

  • Tossing pasta with a chive parsley pesto

    Chive and Parsley Pesto

    Chive and Parsley Pesto ~ a spring green pesto sauce that goes rogue without a trace of basil.  Don’t save it just for pasta, use it on fish, chicken, sandwiches, burgers,…

  • roasted asparagus on a baking sheet with soft boiled eggs

    12 Recipes Every Asparagus Lover Needs

    12 Recipes Every Asparagus Lover Needs ~ asparagus is king of the spring veggies, and whether you like yours thick, thin, or in between, you’ll need some fabulous recipes to make…

  • a stack of strawberry lemon blondies 2

    Strawberry Lemon Blondies

    Strawberry Lemon Blondies Recipe ~ these easy strawberry blondies are moist and dense, (think soft shortbread) with plenty of little jammy pockets thanks to a cup of diced fresh strawberries in…

  • Making a chopped chef salad in a wooden salad bowl

    Chopped Chef Salad with Creamy Sweet Onion Dressing

    Chopped Chef Salad with Creamy Sweet Onion Dressing ~  the chef salad is an American institution, and probably the original main course salad.  But this epic loaded salad gets even better…

  • Lightly steamed asapragus with 30-second Hollandaise sauce

    30 Second Hollandaise Sauce

    This 30 Second Hollandaise Sauce recipe is made quick and creamy with your immersion blender — no cutting corners, either, this is the authentic stuff!  Slather it on Eggs Benedict, asparagus,…

  • Grapefruit Blossom Pot de Creme is an elegant dessert infused with the essence of spring

    Spring Botanical Desserts

    Celebrate the start of the new season with these Spring Botanical Desserts ~ edible blossoms, tender herbs, and even wild spring greens like nettles or dandelions enhance these unique recipes.  …

  • Whipped Basil Ricotta with spring veggies

    Whipped Basil Ricotta with Spring Crudité

    Whipped Basil Ricotta with Spring Crudité ~ a healthy ode to spring produce, this raw vegetable appetizer with a fluffy herb ricotta dip is the perfect way to welcome the new…

  • Shrimp Taco Salad in a white bowl

    Shrimp Taco Salad

    Shrimp Taco Salad ~ today’s main course salad is just about as inviting as a salad can get with jumbo Mexican spiced grilled shrimp, homemade tortilla strips, house pickled red onions,…

  • Guacamole Deviled Eggs in a round tray with snipped chives

    Guacamole Deviled Eggs

    Guacamole Deviled Eggs are a fresh take on everybody’s favorite comforting appetizer, it’s amazing how a little tweak like adding smashed avocado, garlic salt, and lemon really takes them over the…

  • 5 Ways to Empty a Bottle of Baileys

    5 Ways to Empty a Bottle of Baileys ~ drink it, bake with it, freeze it… but whatever you do, don’t let that bottle of Irish Cream go to waste! …

  • Cottage Pie with serving spoon

    The Best Cottage Pie Recipe

    The Best Cottage Pie Recipe ~ ground meat with veggies and gravy under a crust of golden potatoes ~ Cottage Pie and its cousin Shepherd’s Pie are the crown jewels of…

  • Balelea Salad, Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad

    Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad (Balela)

    Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad (Balela) ~ You know I love a great bean salad as much as I love Middle Eastern food, and this hearty Mediterranean chickpea salad paired with creamy…

  • A bowl of lentil bone broth soup

    Lentil Bone Broth Soup

    My Lentil Bone Broth Soup is a creamy bean soup full of deep rich flavor with background notes from Chinese spices, and a beautiful texture from firm green lentils.  It’s unlike…

  • Strawberry Cake with fresh strawberries

    The Best Spring Strawberry Cakes

    The Best Spring Strawberry Cakes ~ the prettiest, spring-iest, strawberr-iest cakes out there,  choose one, two, or three to make this season!…

  • Instant Pot Clotted Cream on a scone

    Instant Pot Clotted Cream Recipe

    My Instant Pot Clotted Cream Recipe is a revelation, plain and simple.  Who’d a thunk you could use your Instant Pot to create the famously decadent spreadable cream that’s the highlight…

  • Salmon Cobb Salad in a wooden salad bowl with salad spoons

    Salmon Cobb Salad

    Salmon Cobb Salad ~ a twist on a classic main course salad that proves that salad can complete with tacos or pizza any night of the week!…

  • Strawberries and Cream Pots

    Strawberries and Cream Pots (no bake)

    Strawberries and Cream Pots garnished with edible flowers ~ a dreamy no bake strawberry pot de créme made quick and easy on the stove top.  This spring dessert showcases the timeless…

  • 7 Tips for Show Stopping Salads

    Take my Main Course Salad Challenge!

    Take my Main Course Salad Challenge and lighten up your menu for spring ~ join me and eat a hearty healthy salad for dinner once a week during the months of…

  • Edamame Salad in a black bowl with chopsticks

    Edamame Salad

    My Edamame Salad is healthy, vivid, and so crunchy ~ think bean salad meets rainbow slaw, with an Asian twist.  It’s a year round side dish that you’ll adapt to the season…

  • Fresh strawberry cake topped with strawberries and flowers

    Easy Strawberry Cake

    My Easy Strawberry Cake recipe is a simple white layer cake filled with bright strawberry jam, frosted with an almond buttercream, and festooned with a lovely wreath of fresh berries.  Nobody…

  • Carrot Soufflé in a white casserole dish

    Spring Carrot Soufflé Recipe

    This Spring Carrot Soufflé Recipe is a fluffy carrot casserole made super quick and easy in the blender, there’s no whipping or folding egg whites involved.  It makes the perfect pairing for…

  • Lemon poppy seed mini tarts

    Lemon Tart with Poppy Seed Shortbread Crust

    My Lemon Tart with Poppy Seed Shortbread Crust is a sunny, tangy dessert that’s perfect for sweetening up these last weeks of winter.  Just whisk together the lemony filling and bake,…

  • holding a blood orange Margarita

    Blood Orange Margarita Cocktail

    My Blood Orange Margarita Cocktail is the drink of the winter season, the delicate sweetness of blood orange juice takes this classic cocktail to a whole new level.  Not to mention…

  • Blistered corn and asparagus salad with salmon in a wooden bowl, side view

    Blistered Corn and Asparagus Salad with Salmon

    Blistered Corn and Asparagus Salad with Salmon dressed in a creamy lemon chive dressing ~ it’s a main course salad with a whiff of spring.  You’ll feel satisfied and good about…

  • Tangerine Marmalade Crumble Tart, sliced 2

    Tangerine Shortbread Tart with Fresh Rosemary

    Tangerine Shortbread Tart with Fresh Rosemary ~ an easy crumble tart infused with a hint of fresh rosemary ~ perfect for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea!…

  • Lemon Buttermilk Chicken Skewers

    12 Inspiring Recipes that Pair Chicken with Citrus

    12 Inspiring Recipes That Pair Chicken with Citrus ~ considering we each eat, on average, close to 100 pounds of chicken a year, having some good ‘juicy’ recipes up our sleeves…

  • Asparagus Goat Cheese Frittata

    Asparagus Goat Cheese Frittata

    Asparagus Goat Cheese Frittata ~ is there anything easier, and more comforting, than eggs for dinner?  This is a convenient busy day 30-minute meal that always feels like a treat to me.…

  • Sheet Pan Chicken Puttanesca ready for the oven

    Sheet Pan Chicken Puttanesca

    Sheet Pan Chicken Puttanesca is a riff on pasta puttanesca, one of the most effortlessly delicious (and sensual) dishes out there.   This easy 30 minute tray bake makes good use…

  • Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto in a white bowl 5

    Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto

    Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto ~ this earthy risotto is one of my all time favorites for a quick weeknight meal or a romantic dinner by the fire.  Wild mushrooms, dry…

  • A Blush Pink Valentine’s Day Menu

    A Blush Pink Valentine’s Day Menu ~ whether you trend Millennial pink or more toward faded Victorian rose, there are more than a few shades in this blush tinted menu to brighten up…

  • Blood orange and tangerine spremuta (Italian orange juice)

    Blood Orange Spremuta (Italian orange juice)

    Blood Orange Spremuta (Italian orange juice)  ~ a traditional healthy Italian fresh squeezed citrus juice for citrus season.  When was the last time you squeezed yourself a perfect glass? …

  • Broccoli Parmesan Soup with a blue napkin

    Broccoli Parmesan Chicken Soup

    This Broccoli Parmesan Chicken Soup is a quick cooking and vibrant soup recipe that the whole family will love.  It’s a cozy (and healthy!) one pot meal ready in 30 minutes.…

  • Nutella Sandwich Cookies, stacked

    Nutella Sandwich Cookies

    Nutella Sandwich Cookies ~ these easy cookies have a delicately crisp exterior, and are soft and chewy inside.  A thick layer of Nutella filling seals the deal.  So yummy.…