Gnocchi, Tatsoi & Butternut Squash Dish

All the flavors of fall wrapped up into one simple and satisfying dish. I love how simple pasta dishes have the ability to be easily “dressed up” for any season you’re in. It’s a great way to incorporate new, seasonal flavors with an old, true favorite. This dish was inspired by all things fall –…

Oven Roasted Garlic Scape Hummus

Still have some garlic scapes tucked away in your refrigerator? They make a delicious incorporation into homemade hummus – check out the recipe below! I finally pulled out the organic Taproot Farm garlic scapes I had tucked away in my refrigerator. I have been contemplating a perfect way to use them in a recipe, and I was…

From Scratch Honey Bear Winter Squash Spaetzle

Handmade Honey Bear Winter Squash and White Whole Wheat Spaetzle Covered in a Creamy and Cheesy Squash Sauce, Seasoned with Thyme, Black Pepper and Fresh Basil I was SO excited when I saw squash in this week’s CSA share (THANK YOU Taproot Farm)! I am a huge squash lover and I have so much fun…

Simple and Refreshing Summer Bruschetta & Avocado Toast: Toasted Whole Grain Bread, Topped with Smashed Avocado and a Mixture of Fresh Tomatoes, Garlic, Basil, Capers, and Olive Oil, Sprinkled with Black Pepper & Asiago Cheese

Tomatoes are abundant and so delicious this time of year! And, thankfully, they are also highly versatile and can be in used a number of dishes for every meal. This simple toast, perfect for breakfast, lunch or a snack, incorporates my love of both tomatoes and avocado! I LOVE bruschetta – it has always been…

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…

Decadent Chocolate Strawberry Crepes: Thin Whole Wheat Cocoa Crepes, Stuffed with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread and Fresh Strawberries, Topped with Whipped Cream and Chocolate Drizzle

What’s more romantic than French cuisine on Valentine’s Day? Probably very few things. And these crepes are just the ticket. I always felt that crepes would be something I would “definitely have to order out” because they looked so complicated to make. But they are, in fact, entirely possible to make at home. And, actually,…