Basil Vinaigrette

This dressing is like summer in a jar. It is zesty, bright and perks up anything I have put it on. Mostly we use this dressing for green salads, but it is also really good tossed together with new potatoes in the Spring. You can even put it to use for breakfast. Take about ten cherry tomatoes cut in half, toss with a little dressing and serve over an omelet.

Easy Green Salad with Vinaigrette

This basic, easy to assemble salad is a follow-up post to the Roasted Sweet Potatoes. Together these two recipes make up dinner at least once a week for us. This recipe is just a guide, you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand. Sometimes I use only a couple of vegetable toppings if I’m in a hurry or we haven’t been grocery shopping in a bit. The point is this dinner is about being easy and customizable.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with butter and sea salt are my new favorite thing for dinner. Sweet potatoes with olive oil and sea salt are a close second but butter wins out every time for me. Now these are really good, but truth be told, they are also my favorite because they are so quick and easy to make.

Scrambled Eggs with Spinach, Feta, and Pine Nuts

A plate of perfectly scrambled eggs is one of my favorite breakfasts. Who am I kidding I eat them for dinner too. When I first came up with this variation, we ate them 3 days in a row for breakfast. They are just so yummy and quick to make, 10 minutes is all you need.

Chocolate Tart

Envision a sticky, chocolatey crust with a satin smooth chocolate filling. I just finished a piece and already I want another. You know how there is that “be good” voice saying “probably better not”. Well, she has nothing to say because this is pretty healthy as far as desserts go. Plus, one bite brings on a chocolate induced silence. Nothing but pure bliss.

Spaghetti Squash with Easy Meatballs

Have you tried spaghetti squash yet?  I just discovered it myself and I couldn't be happier.  It is definitely not the same as pasta, but in this case different is good.  The best part is you are adding another vegetable which is always great.  Also, 1 cup of cooked spaghetti squash contains 50 calories, 1 cup cooked spaghetti contains 200 ... Read More

Caesar Salad with Pine Nuts

This recipe is easy to prepare, making it great for weeknight dinners and entertaining alike. You could add grilled rib-eyes for the perfect steakhouse inspired meal. Grilled chicken or sweet potatoes also completes the meal with little additional effort, and let’s face it that’s what it is all about. More time with friends and family and less mess in the kitchen.

Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

Lemon Chicken with Asparagus is my favorite dinner for two. Because this recipe is so easy, it makes the perfect dinner date at home. With Valentine’s day just around the corner, I thought I would share this super simple recipe with you.

Apple Cheddar Salad

Cheddar and apples is a tough combination to beat. It was always my favorite childhood snack. These days I prefer my cheddar and apples over a bowl of greens with creamy dressing and freshly ground black pepper.