Salads

Kale Salad with Citrus, Avocado, & Spicy Almonds

I had a version of this salad last summer at one of my favorite restaurants in Pawtucket, the Garden Grille. I love this restaurant because the menu is proudly vegetarian with a number of vegan options. You’d think this would limit the crowd, but almost every time I’ve visited there has been a wait. One… Continue reading Kale Salad with Citrus, Avocado, & Spicy Almonds

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The Cocktail Lounge

Salted Butterscotch Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is best made by taking high quality chocolate and grating it. The smaller, flaked pieces melt into warm milk much better than chips or blocks. Doing it this way also prevents separation as the hot chocolate sits for a period of time. I wanted to spruce things up a bit, so instead of… Continue reading Salted Butterscotch Hot Chocolate

Soups Stews and Chilis

White Chicken Chili

Nothing crazy about this dish.... it's just easy, simple and delicious. Perfect for football, cold winter nights, or to make ahead and keep for weekday lunches. It refrigerates and reheats really well, so the more the better! White Chicken Chili Makes: Prep Time: Ingredients: 2 medium yellow onion, small dice 3 large cloves of garlic,… Continue reading White Chicken Chili

Soups Stews and Chilis

Zucchini Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese

This soup is a great way to get your greens in the winter months! Cooked zucchini has a really creamy texture once it's blended, so you can skip out on the loads of actual cream, but still have that hearty taste. The fresh basil gives it some bright notes, and a reminder that warmer weather is… Continue reading Zucchini Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese