Turkey, Quinoa and Basil Meatballs

Turkey, Quinoa and Basil Meatballs

Meatballs are making a comeback if you didn’t know. Apparently there are food trucks that just make all kind of meat balls. “Meat” and “balls” together is almost as bad as “meat” and “loaf” together, but like this proscuitto-wrapped loaf, meat balls can get a healthy, tasty makeover, too.

Chocolate and Strawberry Cream Puffs

Chocolate and Strawberry Cream Puffs

I’ve found there are two desserts that seem to impress people (but are actually pretty easy to make): biscotti and cream puffs. Though I have a cream puff recipe on here that I love, I’ve never made a chocolate version. By nature of choux pastry, these puffs aren’t SUPER chocolat-y but they are brown, and...

Peach Mustard Sauce for Chicken or Pork

Peach Mustard Sauce for Chicken or Pork

One of my tips for keeping dinner interesting, appetizing, and simple is to only make one aspect of the meal “fancy”. For instance, when I made this sauce I put it over plain grilled chicken, with simply roasted potatoes and salad (with a basic vinaigrette). If you have too many players on the plate...

Eggplant Involtini

Eggplant Involtini

I just love big ol’ bowls of Italian food that don’t include pasta. It’s all the flavor with literally a fraction of the calories. It was also pretty quick – thanks to a few changes I made to the original America’s Test Kitchen recipe. Life is short and when there are cranky babies (or...

Ricotta Tomato Bites

Ricotta Tomato Bites

If you’ve tasted the grape tomatoes at a farmer’s market (or from your back yard) then you, like me, are ruined for the grocery store variety. They’re like candy in comparison. We get a box every Saturday morning and they’re gone by the end of lunch. This appetizer is especially good with those little...

Frozen Creamsicle Pie

Frozen Creamsicle Pie

There are foods I’ll cook for just the fam, and foods I’ll cook for special occasions. Like with desserts – I’ll bake cookies, muffins, scones or biscuits on any ordinary day. Pie, cake, or anything with choux pastry is strictly guest-food. EXCEPT for this pie. This pie took about fifteen minutes to make, true...

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