Mango Berry Fruit Salad

This Mango Berry Fruit Salad is such a perfect combination!  I often make fruit and yogurt parfaits for brunch, but since I was packing breakfast dishes up for my Brunch at the Barn, I wanted to keep it simple with a gorgeous fruit salad. This was such a delicious combination, I wanted to blog it…

Greek Seven Layer Dip

Looking for a delicious snack that’s as healthy as it is beautiful? You found it! Here I’ve topped my favorite tzatziki recipe with hummus, chopped cucumber, cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives, feat cheese, and green onions for the Greek dip of my dreams. Seriously, this is so many of my favorite ingredients all rolled up into…

Antipasto Wreath

Looking for the perfect easy Christmas appetizer? Make my Antipasto Wreath! You don’t even need to know how to cook to make this five-minute recipe.  All you have to do is combine mini mozzarella balls, cherry tomatoes, and olives with a bit of olive oil and chopped rosemary. Then carefully arrange in a circle. You…

Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese and Almonds

Roasted carrots are so delicious on their own, they really don’t need a lot of help. Add creamy goat cheese as soon as they come out of the oven so that it melts onto the caramelized carrots and a bit of crunchy almonds and fresh thyme and you’ve got yourself a show-stopping side. This recipe…

Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Looking for an easy mashed potato recipe to elevate any dish? Make my Cheddar Mashed Potatoes! My mom, the queen of mashed potatoes, taught me the secret: once the potatoes are perfectly cooked, drain the liquid, then put them back in the pan you cooked them in and put the lid back on for five…

How to Roast Butternut Squash

In an effort to bring you more basics, here’s how to roast butternut squash! Butternut squash is one of my favorite fall veggies. If it’s on a menu, I’ll order it. I love it on its own, in chilled pasta, on toast with a bit of ricotta for a fall crostini, and even in salad…

Hollandaise Sauce

Looking for the perfect Hollandaise Sauce recipe? You found it! Creamy, dreamy, and tangy, this simple sauce is sure to impress anyone who tastes it.  Let’s get one thing straight. Eggs Benedict is probably my all-time favorite dish. Ask anyone who’s been on vacation with me and they’ll tell you I ordered it at least…

Slow-Cooker Short Ribs

My friend Jason is always asking me for more Crockpot recipes you could can thank him for these phenomenal Slow-Cooker Short Ribs.  I had some short ribs in my freezer with zero plan on how to use them. I did a brief search online and not a single recipe even came close to what I…

Honey Garlic Grilled Salmon

My Honey Garlic Grilled Salmon is one of those dishes you eat where you can’t really carry a conversation because you’re too busy saying, “OMG!” every other bite. It’s that good! Obviously these are pretty casual photos that I took while cooking dinner for myself. I was not expecting to blog it but it was…