Video on How to Cook Flank Steak and Fun New Sparkling Water to Jazz up your Weeknight Dinner

If you caught my segment on Better TV today, you know I love taking one under utilized cut of meat (like flank steak, which is inexpensive and cooks in a snap) and reinventing it throughout the week.  I jazzed up this grilled flank steak by turning it into an Asian salad with Thai peanut sauce, flank steak panini another night and quesadillas another night! I paired each meal with a  […] Read Full Post

Video on Cooking with tequila for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo can easily be a family affair with this simple, flavorful Tequila Lime Chicken.  If peaches aren’t ripe yet, swap them out for mangos, which are amazing in salsa.  Grab some remade guacamole, or simply top with sliced avocado and this meal is on the table in no time! I hope you have a margarita and chill on the back patio, that’s exactly what I have planned for […] Read Full Post

Video How to Reinvent Pork Tenderloin Throughout the Week

Pre marinated pork tenderloin might be the easiest go-to weeknight dinner ever.  Pile a bed of baby carrots, some sprigs of thyme and place the marinated pork tenderloin on top.  In 30 minutes, dinner is ready! I used Smithfield Herb and Garlic Pork Tenderloin for the recipes below, the flavors translate well no matter what dish you’re making.  The best part is the meat comes out tender and juicy, so […] Read Full Post

Video How to Make Salted buttered veggies in edible dirt and other Springtime Appetizers

Radishes in Dirt Sunshine is peeking through and the weather is warming… which means spring is here!  I love the delicate spring vegetables that are popping up in the grocery aisle and I thought this buttered radish and baby carrot appetizer would look adorable (and taste delicious) at any springtime soiree.  It would also make amazing edible centerpieces, don’t you think? It’s inspired by a dish I tried at a Dallas restaurant, Proof […] Read Full Post

Passover Traditions and Favorite Recipes

macaroons Coconut Macaroons 2 egg whites 1/4 cup granulated sugar 7 oz sweetened condensed milk 9 oz sweetened shredded coconut pinch of salt bittersweet chocolate for dipping (optional) Directions: Heat oven to 300 degrees.  In a mixing bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy, then add sugar and beat for another minute.  Add condensed milk salt and coconut and stir until combined.  Place in small circles on a parchment lined baking sheet […] Read Full Post

Video how to make Zucchini Pasta with Herbed Cream Sauce

Zucchini pasta It’s not that I’m completely void of all food coloring.  I wish I could remove it from my children’s diet all together, but I think it’s nearly impossible.  But for St Patrick’s Day I am determined to try new ways of incorporating green that are completely natural.  Of everything I prepared, the natural green cupcakes were the biggest hit.  But this zucchini pasta with asparagus and peas, sautéed in a […] Read Full Post

Green Tea Popcorn

Matcha popcorn Matcha is a trendy ingredient right now on the food circuit, but the green tea has been enjoyed by the Japanese and health gurus everywhere for centuries.  Besides the health benefits of the powdered green tea, such as the powerful antioxidant EGCG, it is also a healthy way of adding green coloring, naturally, to your food.  This is a fun snack to keep on hand, my kids and husband loved […] Read Full Post

Mushroom Quiche and other Mood Boosting Foods

Mushroom Spinach Quiche Slice I’m so over February.  It’s cold, gloomy, dreary, and here in Dallas we just got an extra blast of sleet and snow.  Ya, my mood is pretty blah.  Luckily I’m cooking foods which naturally boost your mood and energy simply by eating them! We often assume supplements and vitamins are the key to boosting mood naturally, but in fact, the foods we eat can affect how we feel emotionally.  Don’t […] Read Full Post