Tag: summer

One Pan Salmon Bowl with Plums and Peppers

One Pan Salmon Bowl with Plums and Peppers

If you have been paying attention a little, I’m currently on a salmon dinner kick. And really — why not salmon?! It’s so easy to prepare, very versatile and ALWAYS delicious. This salmon bowl recipe came together in under 25 minutes, used only one pan and made use of my summer garden shishito peppers, a couple of over-ripe plums and a neglected apple.

Lacquered Sheet Pan Salmon

Lacquered Sheet Pan Salmon

Even after all these years of getting family dinners on the table for my herd of 6, Sheet Pan Salmon is still consistently everyone’s favorite meal. Never any complaints, never any huffy moans and never any pseudo-polite “can I have something else” –es.

Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken Fajitas

Summer is just around the corner and that means it’s time for a couple of easy, spicy recipes. These sheet pan fajitas are one of my very favorite summer mealtime hacks!

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Green Goddess Dip (garden veggie style)

Green Goddess Dip (garden veggie style)

What exactly is Green Goddess Dip? It’s MEGA ranch! Everything you love about Ranch PLUS a little cucumber, carrot, fennel and parsley.

Tomato Corn Cob Chowder

Tomato Corn Cob Chowder

Tomato Corn Cob Chowder — really?! Y-E-S!! Here’s the thing – being both a foodie and a gardener compels me to find ways to use every bit of my garden in the kitchen. Gardening is HARD work with little reward and my greatest reward is 

5-ingredient Marinated Olives

5-ingredient Marinated Olives

I’m currently working on a series of recipes entitled “Easy Extras“. This collection is full of simple, handy recipes that take a few store bought items and transform them into the star of your graze board!

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Fresh 7-Herb Pesto

Fresh 7-Herb Pesto

According to the calendar, we’re nearing the end of summer – and my veggie garden knows it. Tomatoes have almost disappeared, squash left me weeks ago, eggplant is out of production and I’ve used up all my carrots, radishes and onions. But my chard and 

Chocolate Orange Brownies

Chocolate Orange Brownies

I’m pretty sure brownies are the world’s most perfect dessert! And this chocolate orange version is my new favorite way to enjoy them. I’ve got one simple trick that’s certain to maximize the orange flavor – and my guess is it involves something you normally throw away!

Sun-Dried Tomato + Feta Stuffed Mushrooms

Sun-Dried Tomato + Feta Stuffed Mushrooms

One of my all-time favorite appetizers is stuffed mushrooms. I love the variety of ingredients and flavors, the melty cheese, and the rich creamy white wine sauce that they’re baked in. For all the deliciousness, you may think that these little tasties are difficult to make — but you’d be wrong!

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Brown Butter Sheet Cake with Fluffy Milk Chocolate Buttercream

Brown Butter Sheet Cake with Fluffy Milk Chocolate Buttercream

One of the perks that comes along with being a food writer and instructor is that when it comes to my birthday, I can turn my most favorite flavors into my very own birthday cake. Brown Butter Sheet Cake with Fluffy Milk Chocolate Buttercream – 

Oven-Roasted Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

Oven-Roasted Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

Oven-Roasted wings are easily one of the herd’s all-time favorite foods. I’ve made over a dozen different wing recipes over the years but their most requested is Honey BBQ Wings. I love making oven-roasted wings because they are so easy and even easier to clean 

Oven Roasted Okra

Oven Roasted Okra

Today I am sharing a quick and simple twist on traditional fried okra. My mom’s fried okra happens to be one of my most favorite things to eat in the entire world. Salty, crunchy and fried to a crisp – coated in a light cornmeal/flour coating. I am not sure “it” can get any better – “it” may get as good, but it won’t get better! (Not sure what “it” is, but that’s okay! Continue reading Oven Roasted Okra