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Red Wine Braised Short Ribs with Polenta

  Braised short ribsRed Wine Braised Short Ribs I love to braise meat in my Dutch Oven, especially a hearty and meaty cut like short ribs. It’s so quick and simple to prepare, plus the longer it cooks the better it tastes. I use a simple method of searing the meat, adding hearty vegetables like carrots and mushrooms, flavorful broth, and rich red wine for a perfect weeknight meal anyone would love to come home to. Instead of potatoes or pasta, which is what […]
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Creamy Kale and Chicken Sausage Soup

Hearty Vegetable SoupCreamy Kale and Sausage Soup A bowl of filling, healthy kale, and sausage soup is calling my name. It’s been raining here in Dallas for three days straight and I love to greet my children when they come home from school with a piping hot bowl of something to warm them up. Loaded with healthy vegetables, this can easily be made vegetarian by skipping the sausage and using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. You can toss all the ingredients […]
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Healthy Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar SoupHealthy Broccoli and Cheese Soup Crisp fall weather means it’s soup season! I love Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese soup but after making it in culinary school and seeing just how much heavy cream, salt, and cheese goes into it, I knew I had to come up with a healthier version. This is so simple to make, I hope you love it as much as my children and I do! Broccoli and Cheese Soup
  • 2 pounds broccoli florets
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tbsp
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New Takes on Classic Summer Grilling

New Takes on Classic Grilled Dishes! Grilled Zucchini Bruschetta Grilled Zucchini Bruschetta
  • 1 large baguette
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 16 oz whole milk ricotta
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 1 tbsp fresh tarragon, minced
  • 5 large zucchinis, sliced horizontally into ½ inch thick pieces
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
Directions: Slice baguette into one-inch-thick pieces on the diagonal, leave on a […]
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Semi Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Semi Homemade Cinnamon RollsCinnamon Rolls Semi Homemade Cinnamon RollsCinnamon Rolls Semi-Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
  • 3 rolls biscuit dough (7.5 oz each)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • powdered sugar and milk for frosting
Directions: Combine all the dough, roll into a large ball, and place in a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest for 30 minutes. Heat oven to 350. Roll the dough out into an 8×10 rectangle. In a small mixing bowl, combine […]
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Spinach and Leek Quiche

  easy quiche recipeSpinach Leek Goat cheese quiche Spinach Leek and Goat Cheese Quiche  Filling: 6 large eggs 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 8 ounces frozen spinach thawed and drained of water (about half a bag of frozen spinach) 1 large leek 1 tbsp unsalted butter 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup goat cheese salt and pepper to taste Crust: 2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes 1 tsp kosher salt 1/2 cup cold water […]
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Baked French Toast

French ToastBaked French Toast raisin challahChallah bread Baked Challah French Toast 1 Loaf Challah bread (mine had golden raisins) 6 large eggs 2 cups low-fat milk 1 cup heavy cream 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided 2 tbsp granulated sugar 2 tbsp butter, melted pinch of salt Directions: Cube the challah in one inch pieces, lay out on a baking sheet and dry overnight (I place mine in the oven). If you don’t have time to do […]
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Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes

  Parmesan Hasselback PotatoesHasselback Potatoes Hasselback potatoes are the most impressive, yet easy, side dish you can make to make any meal elevated and feel more sophisticated. They seem difficult and time consuming, yet they really are the easiest to prepare. We made ours with Parmesan, any cheese will do, or you can leave it out all together. Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes 3 medium Russet Potatoes, peeled 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons light […]
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The Only Brownie Recipe You Need

The only brownie recipe you needChocolate Brownies   This truly is the only brownie recipe you need. Since we have been in ‘stay in place’ order I’ve begun keeping containers of egg whites in the fridge, which I use for baking, so I can save the whole eggs for breakfast for my children. When I substituted egg whites for whole eggs in this recipe, the result was the chewiest yet lightest brownie I’ve ever tasted. This recipe is easy to make and so […]
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