Apricot BBQ Sauce on Boneless Ribs

This has been the summer of apricots. We have gotten dozens of the tart little fruit through our CSA this summer and they have been delicious in danishes, yogurt parfaits, as their own for a snack, but I wanted to do something different with them. So this past week when I remembered I had country…

Smoked Corn and Cherry Salsa

The CSA (community supported agriculture) box I’ve been getting this summer has been great for many reasons. Not only is all my produce ridiculously fresh and from the source, but the different produce each week has inspired me to create and try so many new recipes and flavors. We just got week 4 of our…

Asian Salad with Orange Sesame Dressing

I believe that a good salad is an important addition to most dinners. Unfortunately it’s so easy to make a bad or boring salad that doesn’t bring much to the table besides undressed greens.  Fortunately it’s just as easy to bring a bright colorful salad that can be a focal point of your meal rather…

Falafel Sandwich

Throughout the week I like to keep some vegetarian and vegan meals on the menu. My family has a history of high cholesterol and it never hurts to have more vegetables. Falafel has been one of our favorite go to vegetarian recipes, and this time I decided to go fully vegan with the meal, and…

Blackberry Bacon Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is a standard American comfort food, add a little soup on the side and you have the perfect rainy day meal. Through the years I have started to spice up our grilled cheese sandwiches. Tomato orzo soup is still our go to soup to pair with a toasty sandwich, but the sandwich contents…

Taco Salad

Taco salad is one of our favorite easy meals. I love to pack it up into individual containers and have a healthy and quick lunch throughout the week. I keep the dressing in a separate squeeze bottle so everything stays crunchy and fresh. The toppings vary based on what I’m in the mood for that…

Black Bean Ravioli with Red Pepper Cream Sauce

Fresh pasta is one of my greatest loves in the food world. Pasta is a blank canvas that lets you explore so many different flavors and textures and it’s a great way to make a very filling vegetarian meal. I went southwestern with the flavors in this dish, a well seasoned black bean puree, coated…

Mango Habanero Egg Rolls

Egg rolls are a perfect party food, and these ones are packed with a fruity heat, chicken, black beans, and a cabbage cilantro slaw. Set aside some of the mango habanero sauce for dipping! The sauce takes a little bit of love and a lot of mise en place. To make life easier on myself…

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

I’m not going to talk much about these wings, because you should just go make them! They were so luscious I barely used my dipping sauce…and I love some thick creamy ranch or bleu cheese. While I did put spice in the breading and butter sauce, these wings absolutely will not offend your spice adverse…

French Dip Sliders

Party food is my favorite type of food to make…yes that is a very broad category to call my favorite but planning a full menu, making sure all the food goes together but brings it’s own special flavor to the party is something I love to do. I also love making smaller bites so there…