Chicken Piccata

A perfect weeknight meal if there ever was one.   A super simple recipe with browned chicken breasts in an easy sauce made with chicken stock, lemon juice, butter and capers. If you are looking for an easy weeknight meal Chicken Piccata has to be one of my all time favorites. There is something so […]

Wholly Guacamole (5 ingredients – 5 minutes)

A TRUE Mexican classic !!! Ripe avocados with the perfect balance of onion, lime juice and salt! How can you celebrate Cinco de Mayo without Guacamole?  Simply put … you can’t. Guacamole is a staple in Mexican cuisine.  It is super easy to make and must be on your table if you are celebrating Cinco […]

Crispy Golden Shredded Hash Browns

Go to breakfast in any American diner, Coney Island or restaurant and you will most likely be served a side of golden, crispy, delicious hash browns. There is some debate as to whether hash browns should be cubed like in this recipe or shredded.  Well, I like them both ways to be honest.  I like […]

How to Make Homemade Refried Beans

I have never been a huge fan of refried beans..  Maybe because I didn’t really know what they were.  Growing up German my mom didn’t cook a whole lot of Mexican foods and the thought of ‘re-frying’ beans was confusing to me because they were never fried in the first place! Then, what really sealed […]

Roasted Tomatoes and Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese and Almonds

It’s Spring.  It’s Easter and it’s also Asparagus season! This is a very simple side dish to make.  The flavors are simple and light.  You’ve got your asparagus, some grape or cherry tomatoes (halved) and slivered pine nuts. You throw it in a preheated oven and let it roast for 8-10 minutes while you could be […]

Roasted Red Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese

Don’t you just love those little red potatoes you get at a wedding?  ME TOO!  And they NEVER serve enough, do they? Well this recipe is nothing like that.  I just thought I’d ask if you loved them as much as I do. I’m just kidding, because I actually like these oven roasted red potatoes […]

World’s Perfectly Cooked Brown Rice (Every time!)

I know this recipe won’t make the Top 10 list anytime soon.  It is brown rice after all. I get that. But if you’ve discovered that making brown rice is a little different than white rice, then you’re not alone. Brown rice, unlike white rice, has a high-fiber bran coating. It’s this extra coating that makes […]

Cashew Almond Bars

While I love the ease and convenience of store bought Lara bars, I also like to experiment at home.  I think I’ve made almost every imaginable variation of Lara bars with Dates. These bars do not have dates. And even better, they have coconut which happens to be one my Top 5 favorite foods ever! These […]

Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

This 4 ingredient peanut butter and yogurt dip will change the way your (and especially your kids) eat!  Totally addictive, totally healthy and totally unprocessed!   Do your kids love to dip as much as mine do??   I swear it’s in their DNA to dip. Unfortunately not all dips are created equal though.  Lots of […]

Not Your Mama’s Greenbeans

There has NEVER been a time in all my years of cooking that I made something and then ate the ENTIRE thing myself. Until now …. I was eating these wonderful beans as I was posting about them!  And with each and every word I typed I kept eating …. and eating ….. and eating…. […]

Crispy Fried Onions (like the can)

I’m pretty sure there’s no better food on the planet than crispy fried onions.   I could seriously eat the entire thing by myself. But I shouldn’t … and I couldn’t … or could I? I know they don’t look like it, but their crispy, light texture is to die for.  They are oh so oniony […]

Butter & Honey Glazed Carrots

Oh me ~ Oh my!!  These carrots simply put are … wonderful! They take practically no time or effort to make, yet are the perfect side dish for your everyday meals or elegant enough for company.  They even deserve a spot on the table at your next Thanksgiving dinner. I’m not joking when I say I make an […]