Smoked Gouda Mac ‘n Cheese

Over the years I’ve tried to change much of how I cook to heart-healthy recipes.  Not only do we feel better after eating, but our bodies are healthier for it. 


Cast Iron Fresh Blueberry Galette

My family enjoyed my Cast Iron Fresh Peach Galette so much last week I decided to make a Cast Iron Fresh Blueberry Galette this week.  It was equally as delicious and even easier this time.  Why? I decided to use the ready-made Pillsbury Pie Crust. 

Grilled Lamb Chops with Fresh Mint Sauce

Grilled Lamb Chops with Fresh Mint Sauce

It’s been ages since I’ve made lamb chops.  I use to make them at least twice a month. Then one day my family told me they really weren’t fond of them and preferred I make something else – that was years ago. So the other night I decided to...

Cast Iron Fresh Peach Galette with a Crumb Topping

Cast Iron Fresh Peach Galette for Two

Peach season will be coming to an end soon.  In an effort to bring more peaches to the table I decided to create this Cast Iron Fresh Peach Galette for Two.  It was so flavorful and rustic! I’m pretty sure you’ll want to make this! My recipe actually serves...

Tequila Lime Chicken with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Perfect Chicken on the Grill!

I love grilling chicken especially boneless, skinless chicken breasts. It’s so simple, but most people cook the chicken to death ending up with a piece that is so dry you can barely swallow it.  If that describes you, wouldn’t you like to learn to grill Perfect Chicken? 

Homemade Granola with Dried Fruit & Nuts

Homemade Granola

Have you ever noticed how you tend to gravitate towards granola and granola bars more so than other times of the year? Maybe it’s more common for those living in parts of the country that experience 4 seasons.  Exercising outdoors and doing yard work during the summer has me reaching...

BBQ Glazed Salmon over Roasted Asparagus & Yukon Gold Potatoes

BBQ Glazed Salmon

I love creating fancy dishes and don’t mind that they require hours of prep, especially when I’m entertaining.  But let’s face it, most of us don’t have the time or desire for elaborate meals.  During the week I have a rotation of dishes that I cook for my family just...

Gazpacho Sorbet for a Hot Summers Day!

Summertime is the perfect time for ice cold soups and a favorite of mine is Gazpacho.  Back in 2004 I came up with this recipe while chatting with a chef friend of mine on a site I use to frequent – no longer in existence.  After perfecting it, I’ve taught...