Perfect Rice Pilaf with Orzo and Slivered Almonds

Very few ingredients are needed to make an outstanding rice pilaf dish.  We chose to add some pan toasted orzo, turmeric, basil and thyme.  Topped off with some fresh parsley and slivered toasted almonds, this pilaf is anything but boring. Rice pilaf is, by definition, rice that has been cooked in chicken stock or another […]

Vibrant Summer Four Bean Salad

4 types of beans, cherry tomatoes, red onion, olives and vibrant peppers make up this delicious and healthy summer salad that is always the first to disappear at picnics. This beautifully colorful bean salad is always the first to go at potlucks.  No one can resist the vibrant colors.   It is also one of […]

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 […]

Delicious Greek Salad w/ Homemade Dressing

Greek salad is full of fresh veggies like cucumbers, ripe tomatoes, onions, etc. in a light dressing for a perfect side dish or addition to a meal.  A Greek salad is a Greek salad is a Greek salad. So how do we make our Greek salad stand out against the other 400 recipes circulating the […]

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 […]

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 […]