Lemon Turkey Meatballs

When I think summer cooking, I think lemon and dill. I love dill. Dill is a fairly new herb to make its way into my life. I’ve cooked with dried dill here and there, but as you know, nothing compares to fresh herbs. Fresh is always best. Ground turkey is a great swap for ground…

Sweet and Sour Chicken

I’ve worked at many different restaurants ever since I was 16 and boy have I learned A LOT! My first dinner I ever made was a penne ala vodka that was inspired from one of the restaurants I worked at. Although our diets have changed from the heavy cream sauces and pasta–I have found an…

Kale Salad with Cod

I know this isn’t a very wintery recipe, but I crave fresh light meals once in a while! Don’t get me wrong, I do love my hearty comfort foods, but this is a nice change. I tweaked this a few times until I liked the combo of vegetables and the tangy-ness of the dressing. I…

Seared Scallops and Risotto

I’ve fallen IN LOVE with risotto. I don’t know if its the richness of the rice or the high flavor, but I’m completely won over and can’t get enough. Many risottos I’ve tried contain heavy cream and cheese, which can be a bit much. I have perfected this recipe that is just as delicious without…

Swedish Meatballs

I’m trying with every fiber of my being to fight the winter blues. As much as I love New York, how are we ever going to survive these cold months? I have had to become intentional about counting my blessings because it becomes a challenge to not let this dark whole of winter swallow me….

Mexican Quinoa

I’m such a huge fan of Mexican food but not a fan of the way it often makes me feel. The heaviness of the rice and beans can be a bit much at times. This is such a light way to enjoy the savory flavors of a Mexican dish. Quinoa is a power food, super…

Sweet Potato Shepard’s Pie

I tended to roll my eyes at the thought of having casserole as a child. I had many Shepard’s Pies made with white potatoes and usually zero flavor. This recipe is so delicious because of the full flavor because of the sweet potatoes. I also find this perfect mix of vegetables is not only classy,…

Butternut Squash Soup

Fall time in the kitchen is my absolute favorite. I love living in New York where I get to experience all four seasons, however, fall is a crisp breath of fresh air that I welcome with open arms each year. Root vegetables and squashes are found in almost every meal I serve this time of…