Green Garlic and Mixed Vegetable Macaroni and Cheese: “Decking Out” the Standard Boxed Macaroni and Cheese with Green Garlic, Greek Yogurt, Petite Peas, Broccoli and Canadian Bacon

Let’s be honest – some (*most) days get CRAZY busy! To the point that a nutritious and filling dinner seems virtually impossible. However, I have found there are ways to make a delicious and healthy meal without taking hours to make it. One of my favorites is my “decked out” boxed macaroni and cheese! It’s faster than making…

Quick and Simple Baked Brown Rice, Quinoa and Panko Balls, Stuffed with Mozzarella Cheese and Dipped in Spicy Harissa, Garnished with Cilantro and Black Pepper

My inspiration for this recipe came from my *hope* of “spicing up” the typical rice meal! It also reminded me of a healthier, makeshift and faster version of  Arancini balls (deep-fried risotto balls stuffed with cheese, sometimes meat and other things) served in restaurants. This version is actually relatively healthy for you, especially since the balls are baked and…

Sweet and Savory Roasted Carrot, Avocado and Egg Brunch Spread: Rainbow Carrots Baked with Minced Garlic, Sautéed Peas, Fresh Avocado, Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a Fried Egg, with Carrot Miso Dressing Drizzled on Top and Sprinkled with Chili Flakes, Black Pepper and Parsley

Actual spring and summer weather has been on my mind A LOT lately! Especially since we still have snow on the ground here (although the past few days have definitely been warmer, so things are looking up!). I always love incorporating a lot of color and fresh flavors into my meal, especially during the long winter months….

Mom’s Favorite Macaroni and Cheese Recipe: Baked Macaroni and Cheese Made with Sharp Cheddar, Paired with Petite Peas, Stewed Tomatoes and Crisp Bacon, Sprinkled with Freshly Ground Black Pepper

  One of my all-time favorite dinners: my Mom’s macaroni and cheese! First and foremost, she’d like everyone to know that she pulled this recipe from Tyler Florence’s cookbook called “Tyler’s Ultimate” and made a few minor adjustments along the way. It reminded her of a family member’s macaroni and cheese recipe she had growing…

Bright Rainbow Bell Pepper Brunch: Eggs Over Easy in Bell Pepper Slices, Topped with Fontina Cheese and Sprinkled with Black Pepper and Parsley, Drizzled with Hot Sauce, and Served with Seed Toast

Spring is (technically) here, but it doesn’t feel like it! Especially with another snow storm making its way through (we are NINE inches and counting so far here!). So, I decided I wanted something colorful to brighten the day and crafted this bell pepper brunch tray! It’s the perfect balance between sweet, spicy, and savory,…

Savory Ham and Cheddar Puff Pastry Swirls: Buttery Puff Pastry, Stuffed with Honey Mustard, Slices of Honey Maple Ham, and a Mixture of Champagne and Stoudt Cheddar, Topped with a Homemade Sweet Spicy Spread

These pastries remind me of summer mornings at the beach. There is an adorable French pastry shop at Rehoboth Beach I always make a point of going to when I’m in the area, and they make these INCREDIBLE ham and cheese croissants. I haven’t mastered my croissant skills (yet), but I have found a way of making…