Sausage Tortellini Soup with Peppers and Kale

This hearty Sausage Tortellini Soup with Peppers and Kale is a filling and warming main dish full of fresh and spicy flavor.


Homemade Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Comfort food at its finest, this homemade stovetop mac and cheese is easy, creamy, and always a family favorite.


By |February 26th, 2015|Fall Recipes, Main Courses, Quick and Easy, Winter Recipes|4 Comments

Moroccan Lamb Burgers with Harissa Yogurt Sauce


By |February 16th, 2015|Main Courses, Quick and Easy, Spring Recipes|2 Comments

Indian Spiced Tomato and Black Bean Soup


Grilled Chicken with Fresh Cherry Sauce

There are three things that come to mind when I think of the 4th of July: The American Flag, fireworks, and grilling. While I hope you will be waving your flag and attending a fireworks show, I can assure you that your barbecue will be amazing with this grilled chicken with fresh cherry sauce.

This recipe incorporates the fresh fruit of summer. I make this sauce in the winter with dried cherries, but I thought why not make it with fresh cherries for the summer. The sauce is thick and silky and adds a sweet, tangy flavor to the chicken. When the cherries cook, they soften a little, but there is still a fresh bite, which is so refreshing with the chicken.


Punjabi Chicken Curry

One of my favorite things about food is exploring different cuisines from other cultures and areas of the world. I recently took an Indian cooking class from Aparna Khanolkar, The Mistress of Spice. I have always been a fan of Indian food, but I have never attempted to make it before. I always thought there too many spices and ingredients involved. I never felt up for the challenge, until now! Aparna’s recipe for Punjabi chicken curry takes a little time and patience to wait for the ingredients to cook and build flavor, but it is well worth the wait. Plus, it is simple to prepare and the ingredient list is short.

Aparna teaches the Ayurvedic lifestyle, which is an ancient science of health and medicine originating in India. It is the idea of maintaining balance in the human body, both physically and spiritually. Aparna translates her beliefs into her cooking and treats food as medicine. She stresses the importance of maintaining balance in the foods we eat by using the proper spices.


By |May 31st, 2012|Healthy, Main Courses|8 Comments

Grilled Skirt Steak with Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce

Food possesses a magical quality. It can take us to far away places and let us learn about cultures that we might not get to actually visit or experience. This grilled skirt steak with cilantro chimichurri sauce can transport you online casino to South America for a fun and festive barbecue.
Grilled meats are a staple in Argentine cuisine and are often accompanied with chimichurri sauce. I put my own spin on the traditional parsley and oregano chimichurri and made a cilantro version.
With steaks sizzling on the grill and sangria glasses clanking, my backyard was transformed into a vibrant argentine barbecue. If I only knew a good tango partner, then my night would have been complete!