Recipes

Shredded Beef Stew with Mushrooms

Beef and mushroom stew is one of my favorite things in the world. This shredded beef stew is spiced with a bit of nutmeg and cloves for an earthy, aromatic flavor that can't be beat. 

Smoked Salmon Toast with Scallion, Caper, Dill Cream Cheese

I woke up a little bit early today to surprise my husband with a delicious and hearty breakfast of smoked salmon toast. These toasts are topped with a generous smear of caper, scallion, and dill cream cheese along with slices of tomato, cucumber, and red onion. You can serve with or without the eggs, but what's breakfast without eggs?

Clams and Rice Noodles in a Spicy Coconut Broth

Tonight, I created my own version of clams in spicy coconut broth, and let me just say...this broth is ~ L I F E ~ and I truly, truly mean that. I'm almost always on team noodle when it comes to noodle soups, but I just couldn't stop slurping up this fragrant, creamy, spicy broth.

Roasted Root Vegetable Breakfast Hash

This is the perfect breakfast hash to use up those odds and ends hanging out in your fridge. Any combination of root veggie will work perfectly and paired with the delicious maple-lemon vinaigrette and a perfectly cooked egg, the final result is so tasty.

Simple Ground Beef with Tomatoes, Harissa, and Roasted Potatoes

Is there anything better than a simple ground beef recipe? This recipe is SO simple but packed full of flavor. Roasting the potatoes and shallots gives them a nice golden-brown color and enhances their flavor a bit instead of boiling them right in the tomatoes.

Mayo Chicken Thighs

Mayo Chicken Thighs are now my most and least favorite way to make chicken. How can it be both, you ask? Well, it tastes delicious and juicy and spicy and all sorts of other good things. But, these Mayo Chicken Thighs are terrible for my diet and I can only indulge in a little bit when I actually want to eat the entire plate. 

Vegetarian Lentil Salad Bowl with White Beans

This vegetarian lentil salad bowl is the perfect lunch choice. For leftovers or for office lunch, you can toss the lentils, beans, and celery together in a bowl and simply add fresh mozzarella cheese (or feta or goat cheese) and greens of your choice on top when you serve!

Chicken Mozzarella Pasta in an Onion-Butter Tomato Sauce

This chicken mozzarella pasta with onion-butter tomato sauce is just cold-weather perfection. This simple dinner recipe uses Marcella Hazan's technique for the sauce and then is topped with chicken breasts and big, thick slices of fresh mozzarella and then baked until the cheese is melty deliciousness.

A Simple Salad: Roasted Veggies, Fried Pancetta, and Fresh Mozzarella

I absolutely love simple salad recipes! The ability to mix and match and create something new always keeps dinner interesting. Tonight, I used the balsamic vinaigrette from this salad and added a head of roasted garlic. Combined with roasted carrots and onions, crispy pancetta, and fresh mozzarella, this simple salad was so TASTY!

Easy Chipotle-Maple Vinaigrette

This chipotle-maple vinaigrette packs a serious punch! You can tone down the heat by using a bit less (or no) sauce from the can of chipotles in adobo.

Simple Avocado Toast

Simple avocado toast is so easy to fix up and is a great breakfast option if you're in a hurry. You can serve this simple avocado toast with or without eggs.

Red Wine Poached Pears with Orange-Scented Whipped Cream

These red wine poached pears make the perfect dessert; they can cook as you prepare dinner, they reheat easily, and the orange-scented whipped cream adds the perfect amount of richness. These red wine poached pears are not too sweet or too decadent which is perfect if you're serving it after a meal that is on the richer side!

Easy, Spicy Egg Salad on Toast with Herbs

This easy, spicy egg salad recipe will make you fall in love with egg salad again! Seasoned with a big of Melinda's extra hot habanero sauce and topped with a lemony herb garnish, this egg salad will be sure to impress even the pickiest eaters!