Broccoli, Rice, and Chicken Casserole

Ingredients: 5 chicken tenderloins, cut into 1-inch cubes, uncooked 1 cup white rice, uncooked OR instant rice (different types of rice will yield very different cook times. I used sushi rice. Due to the number of folks who have tried this recipe & still say their rice is crunchy, I highly suggest you use instant rice) […]


One of my best strategies for combating the downing effects of winter involves food. Specifically, making food that reminds me of summer, but still uses seasonally-appropriate ingredients. This BBQ pulled sweet potato makes me feel like I’m at a backyard summer barbecue party. The kind where it’s really convenient to be outdoors because the food is […]

Homemade Naan (with step-by-step photos)

I really love homemade bread. Well, actually my mom really loves homemade bread and I love to making her happy! I think I will always love making my mom happy, whether I am nineteen or fifty (oh my gosh, I cannot even imagine). It’s just something that makes me happy, so I guess it’s a […]

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Wild Rice Soup.

Well, I did it. I busted out my crock pot the other day and made a soup. I was pretending it was fall, I guess, even though there are not any colored leaves on the trees or anything, and it wasn’t too chilly outside. I just couldn’t resist anymore – I needed to throw a bunch […]


Don’t you think the word ‘creamy’ is tempting on its own? It may not be the healthiest thing in the world, but I’m sure everyone agrees on that if something is creamy, there is no doubt it is super tasty. This Creamy Caprese Pasta is no exception. This is one of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever […]

Green Goddess Dressing

You see, I had the best of intentions to do a little veggie cleanse starting yesterday. But then I had a mega craving for gnocchi and it all went out the window. So I’m starting fresh today and piling my plate high with healthy things like vegetables, salads, fruits and this green goddess dressing! Now I know […]

Downright Drinkable Homemade Buttermilk Syrup

The first time I ate homemade buttermilk syrup was at an Easter brunch and I was immediately smitten. I am a pure maple syrup kind of girl, but this buttermilk syrup was something different and wonderful and I couldn’t get enough! Today’s recipe for homemade buttermilk syrup is simple and oh-so-delicious. I made it while […]

Lemon Aioli Chicken Salad with Pistachios

I’ve always wanted to be one of those ladies who lunch.  I’m pretty sure that there are only two requirements to join the club: be a lady and have time for lunch.  I think my eyebrows are too big to be considered ‘ladylike’, but with a great hat or side-swept hairdo, I might eke by. […]

Dinner for Two: Fried Zucchini Pasta

It’s been a pretty zucchini-light year. Between the squirrels, chipmunks, and heavy summer rains, I’ve barely had more than 5 from the garden. I suppose it’s better than having excess and pawning them off on complete strangers. I have this friend named Martin (he’s the one that I made the wedding cake for), and he loves […]


I’m the most dangerous person at your dinner party. I’m the one that lingers near the Deviled Eggs at a party.  (If not Deviled Eggs, I can also be found lingering near the homemade guacamole or cheese plate.) You’ll never ever know how many Deviled Eggs I’ve eaten because I pop the entire bite in my […]

Greek Yogurt Deviled Eggs

  We’ve swapped out mayo for Greek yogurt to make these party favorites healthier and added Dijon mustard for a kick. See below for make-it-your-own variations. Ingredients 12 hard-cooked large eggs, peeled* About 2 tbsp. finely chopped spring onion* 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. low-fat Greek yogurt 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon country Dijon mustard About 1 tbsp. […]

How to Make the Best Tomato Sandwich

The classic tomato sandwich is perfect simplicity. It’s got nothing but big, juicy tomatoes, mayo, mustard, and a little S&P on white bread. It may not be flashy or likely to win you the title of Top Chef, but it’s an old-school favorite that deserves recognition. Seriously, don’t knock it ’til you try it. Floyd’s […]


Truth: I went to an adorbale Japanese bistro last weekend. I ordered (a long name that I don’t remember) udon noodles. Mind: blown. I couldn’t stop thinking about that delicate broth and those golden crunchy tempura flakes on top, not to mention the thick, chewy, perfect noodles for dayyyys. Oh Noodles. ♥ Truth: this post […]

Garlic Herb Butter Recipe

Ingredients: 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves Scant 1/2 teaspoon salt Method: Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat the butter and salt and beat for a couple of minutes, or until fluffy. Add the garlic and parsley, stir to combine well. Transfer the the […]

Cool Off With Our 250-Calorie Cucumber Avocado Caprese Salad

If your garden (or farmers market) is overflowing with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, and basil, it’s salad-making time! Just add a few more key ingredients, and this fresh and flavorful recipe will be your new favorite Summer dish. And for only 250 calories, it offers 10 grams of protein and over five grams of fiber. Healthy […]

Soba noodles with shishitos & avocado

People like to ask me “what’s your favorite recipe?” and I never have an answer. My “favorite” is often what’s most recent and/or what’s coming up next… But this one combines two definite favorites – blistered shishito peppers (which I usually make as an appetizer), and one of my go-to simple soba noodle recipes. Because my “favorites” are almost […]