Norwegian Gravlax (How to Cure Salmon)

I might never buy lox again. My world has been rocked by the simple act of curing my own salmon. I don’t know if I’ve ever been prouder of myself in the kitchen! Gravlax is a cured salmon dish that originated in Norway where they would bury fresh fish in the sand. The salt pulls…

Parmesan Kale Chips

Y’all should have seen the horrified look on my dad’s face when I told him I was serving kale at my Christmas party! Don’t be fooled: these may be on the healthy side of party appetizers, but they are addictive. There wasn’t a single kale chip left after A Mistletoe and Holly Affair! I don’t…

Watermelon Feta Skewer Appetizer

I can’t even believe I’m calling this a recipe. It’s so easy! I only used about one slice of watermelon and two slices of Feta for six skewers. You would need about two blocks of Feta cheese for a whole watermelon. Delicious served with sea salts for sprinkling! Photography by Katie Nixon Photography. Watermelon Feta Skewer Appetizers Watermelon,…

Tropical Strawberry Banana Smoothie

My mother is a saint for how many times she washed her blender for me growing up. I’m sure this is an exaggeration, but I feel like I easily had 3-4 smoothies a week during my childhood. It’s a great way to get kids to eat fruit and such a healthy practice that I still try to…

Homemade Tzatziki

All of my lovely readers already know how much I adore Greek food. (I’m often heard at cocktail parties saying, “I swear I studied abroad in Greece for the feta!”) Luckily Greek food happens to be some of the healthiest food you can eat so January is a great time to try it if you…

Blueberry Mint Smoothie

I might as well call this Gesundheit Smoothie. It’s that good for you! I’m suffering from allergies today and needed a pick-me-up to get through the afternoon. Blueberry Mint Smoothie 1 cup of ice 1 Meyer lemon 1 cup of milk (I like 1%) 1 cup of blueberries 1 tbsp of local honey (or more…

Blueberry Orange Smoothie

I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately. Smoothies are such an easy, fast way to have a nutritious breakfast. There are so many variations, but I want to give you a quick blog update today with one of my favorites: Blueberry Orange Smoothie 6-8 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice* General handful frozen blueberries** One banana…