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 […]

Sweet Potato Stackers w/ Gruyere, Parmesan Cheese & Thyme

Thinly sliced sweet potatoes are stacked and baked in a muffin tin along with caramelized onions, gruyere & parmesan cheeses and fresh thyme. Last summer I made these little potato stackers when I was having a dinner party, only I used white Russet potatoes.  They were such a huge hit that I decided to try […]

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Garlic & Herb Cheese

This low carb appetizer uses fresh asparagus that is paired with a garlic and herb cream cheese and wrapped in salty prosciutto and baked until tender.   Perfect as a side dish or finger food at your next cocktail party. If there is EVER a side dish that you want to make to impress your […]

Mediterranean Bowtie Pasta Salad

Bright, colorful and healthy veggies are tossed with Farfalle pasta and a lemony vinaigrette for a Mediterranean Pasta Salad that can be served alongside burgers at your next BBQ or a light lunch. No one really needs a specific reason, season, time of year, or party to make a pasta salad.  In  my opinion they […]

Creamy Cheddar & Broccoli Orzo

Little orzo pasta is cooked in broth until tender and then married with a creamy cheesy sauce with tiny bits of broccoli for a healthy and super fast side dish. This cheesy broccoli orzo recipe would be our 3rd orzo recipe on this site.  I have more, seriously.  One that has sundried tomatoes in it, […]

Perfectly Roasted Steak Fries

Perfectly seasoned and roasted Yukon potatoes make the best thick and crispy steak fries.  They are an easy side dish for most any entrée – serve with ketchup or a dipping sauce on the side.  Steak fries are thick wedges of potatoes that have been roasted at a high temperature to a crispy perfection. Because […]

Baked Wings w an Epic Dry Rub and Sweet & Spicy Sauce

Crispy wings that start with an epic dry rub, are baked NOT fried and end up slathered in a sweet and spicy hot sauce that is killer! I’m thinking that by now you all have a pretty good sense that I LOVE wings.   And with the biggest football game of the year in less […]

Five Star New England Clam Chowder

This not-too-thick, not-too-thin, creamy, New England Clam Chowder is full of chopped clams, potatoes, a hint of thyme, broth and cream … and will absolutely win you over. If you come from the east coast like I do then you know how critically important finding a stellar New England Clam Chowder can be.  You can’t […]

Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet (Hamburger Helper)

A homemade, healthier version of the famous boxed dinner.  Seasoned ground beef and onions simmer alongside pasta in tomato sauce and beef broth and is then topped with cheese for a one skillet 30 minute dinner.  One of the main reasons I started this website way back in 2012 was to show others who had […]

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Spinach and Gruyere Frittata

Frittatas are basically crustless quiches.  They are light, fluffy and thick.  This frittata is full of  caramelized onions, mushrooms, baby spinach and a generous amount of gruyere cheese to compliment it all. A well-made frittata is one of the most perfect foods. It’s cheap, easy to make, quick-cooking, and makes great use of any leftovers—not […]

Buttery Garlic Baked Scallops

Big sea scallops topped with breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese and baked in butter and garlic until perfectly tender. A winner every time !! For those of you who have been following our blog for a few years now, it’s no secret how much I love seafood! Growing up on Long Island enabled me to eat fresh […]

Roasted Sweet Potato, Spinach & Quinoa Summer Salad

A POWERHOUSE of nutrients in a summer side dish (or main veg) with roasted sweet potatoes, spinach, quinoa and avocados in a light lemony vinaigrette. I’m always looking for new summer side dishes and this one pretty much kills it! If you want to reverse the signs of aging, get stronger bones, fight inflammation, lose […]