Cheesy Pepper Poppers

I hope everyone had enjoyed a wonderful holiday, whether you are celebrating Christmas or not! The clock is ticking down until New Year's Eve, and I've prepared a few appetizer recipes for you to help ring in 2013. Growing up we always spent New Year's Eve playing games with our family and friends. In college… Continue reading Cheesy Pepper Poppers

Salads and Side Dishes

Butter Lettuce Salad with Brie and Candied Walnuts

Salad.....for breakfast? While salad doesn't seem like the most natural side dish for brunch, the answer is yes, so long as you use the right ingredients and flavors. Butter lettuce is the best choice for this type of salad; its creamy leaves don't add bitter flavors like other lettuce choices. Add in sweet and crunchy… Continue reading Butter Lettuce Salad with Brie and Candied Walnuts

Salads and Side Dishes

Caprese Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

I walked into Whole Foods the other day and was overcome with emotion at the sight of red and green on the front product table. The little food angels in my head started singing, "it's the most wonderful time, of the year....". This was no Christmas in August moment, it was the start of heirloom… Continue reading Caprese Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

Main Courses

Skinny Chicken Parmesan

Ok folks... this one was really out of my element. I hear the phrase "chicken parm" and run in the opposite direction. I'm always a little unsure if chicken parm is deep fried- it usually looks that way. Regardless, it's definitely not healthy and for all the calories normally doesn't taste that great. Ryan loves… Continue reading Skinny Chicken Parmesan