Coffee Rubbed Burgers with Smoked Gouda and Homemade BBQ Sauce

You might think a coffee rub on a burger sounds a little strange, but coffee actually enhances and deepens the flavor of the meat. It also creates a charred crust on the outside allowing the burger to stay moist on the inside. Topped with caramelized onion, smoked gouda cheese and homemade bbq sauce! This burger […]

Grilled Greek Chicken Kebabs (Souvlaki) w/ Hummus & Tzatziki

Boneless skinless chicken breasts that have been bathed in a thick marinade of Greek yogurt, oil, lemon, garlic and spices, then threaded on skewers makes these grilled chicken kebabs a delicious and healthy weeknight dinner. These Greek Chicken Kebabs have a thick and flavorful yogurt marinade that is going to blow your socks off !  […]

Mouthwatering Chicken Burgers with Spinach, Avocado & Gruyere

These ground chicken burgers are anything but dry!  They get their flavor from the seasonings, Gruyere cheese, spinach and avocado.  But the clincher is the secret honey mustard sauce on top! It is grilling season friends!   It’s about time, isn’t it? How many burgers have you eaten so far?  A few I bet.  But […]

Rigatoni with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Basil & Mascarpone Sauce

This pasta sauce doesn’t use regular tomatoes, its flavor is intensified with sundried tomatoes, fresh garlic and basil and combined with mascarpone cheese and parmesan cheese for the most epic sauce ever! This pasta could not be easier to make and it’s so full of flavor that I think it’s outranked my vodka sauce.  Even […]

Best Grilled Chicken Marinade

This basic marinade for chicken is completely foolproof!  Its been a staple in our house since I began cooking.  Olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon, lime, sugar and a little Dijon is all it takes to produce some of the best chicken you will grill this summer!  I’m going to let you in a little […]

Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Slaw & Sriracha Sauce

These blackened shrimp tacos are an easy, healthy weeknight dinner and a twist on your regular Taco Tuesday. These spicy blackened shrimp, along with a sweet coleslaw and spicy Sriracha sauce are not for the weak!  You can always adjust the seasonings but sometimes you just need a little heat in your life. WHAT DOES […]

Flank Steak Fajitas

The steak from fajitas typically comes from a tougher cut of beef often resulting in chewy and not very enjoyable fajitas.  Our Flank Steak recipe makes the most flavorful, tender steak imaginable and ends up the star in our fajitas.  So … remember that delicious, tender flank steak we made the other day? Yes,  this […]

Weeknight Marinated Flank Steak

There’s a big price difference when it comes to different cuts of meat such as a cut of New York Strip, Tenderloin and Flank Steak. Why? Because the higher cuts of meat, like the New York strips and Tenderloins are the most tender of steaks out there. This is due to where the cut of […]

Chicken Francese

This classic Italian-American dish is one of the simplest yet most rewarding in flavor.  Thinly sliced chicken breasts are floured and dipped in egg before being sautéed with a lemon-butter and white wine sauce. Chicken Francese is something I grew up eating a lot in New York. It is on every Italian menu across the […]

Chicken Thighs in a Creamy Dijon Mustard Sauce

Chicken thighs are nestled in between onions and cooked until golden brown.  Then some white wine, crème fraiche and 2 types of mustard are added along with some honey to make a tangy creamy sauce.  I am on a Ina Garten kick right now and I already own about 6 of her cookbooks.  I decided […]

Classic Bolognese Sauce with Tagliatelle (step by step)

A slow simmered, full bodied Italian meat sauce that can be enjoyed on top of tagliatelle pasta or as the main sauce in lasagna alla Bolognese.  This true Italian classic Bolognese sauce cannot be made quickly.  Allow yourself plenty of time for this outstanding sauce to mature. This recipe is quite possibly the longest one […]

Ham Tetrazzini (no canned soups)

A weeknight dinner where the sauce is ready before the spaghetti is … spaghetti is cooked until al dente and then coated in a luscious creamy cheese sauce with diced ham and peas for an easy 15 minute dinner! My mom made ham tetrazzini all the time when we were growing up, only her version […]