Salads and Side Dishes

Pineapple Fried Rice

Go to any Chinese restaurant and order your favorite entree. If you are lucky enough to grab the meal deal, you usually get your choice of white rice, brown rice or fried rice. If you are trying to watch what you eat, you probably order the white or brown rice. I, on the other hand,… Continue reading Pineapple Fried Rice

Salads and Side Dishes

Pear and Stilton Winter Salad

Ok, so it's the Monday after the Super Bowl. Maybe you had one too many drinks or one too many snacks. The Super Bowl is not exactly known for being the healthiest eating day of the year. Today is the day to get back on track, and I am doing so with this awesome winter… Continue reading Pear and Stilton Winter Salad

Salads and Side Dishes

Mediterranean Caesar Salad

Every Thursday my parents have dinner with their friends the Taffets. You'll hear a lot more about Robin in upcoming posts... she is making our wedding cake! We've been lucky enough to crash the party since we've been home in Denver and have had quite a few good dinners together. One of the great things… Continue reading Mediterranean Caesar Salad

Breakfast, Desserts, Salads and Side Dishes

Almond Spiced Pears with Fresh Berries

I wanted to add a sweet and fruity dish to my Christmas Brunch menu without making it too sweet and desserty. I found a recipe for poached peaches that inspired this dish, a poached pear dish that comes to life with almond liqueur, cinnamon sticks, and fresh berries. The almond extract and almond liqueur warm… Continue reading Almond Spiced Pears with Fresh Berries