Tomato, peach, and mozzarella salad

Summer means many things to me: hot, muggy days, flip flops, sunglasses permanently placed upon my head. But one of my most favorite things about the summer is the food—specifically the delicious, crisp produce. I’ve shared a couple of great warm weather salads in the past (including this beet, tomato, and feta salad), but I…

Greek orzo salad

I recently posted this recipe for Greek chicken kebabs, and as yummy as they sounded, you were probably thinking, “What should I serve with those kebabs?” Not to worry. Today’s post will provide you with just the answer: Greek orzo salad. I made this recipe alongside the Greek chicken kebabs and they were the perfect combination….

Curried chicken salad

Those that know me know my true loves (and I’m not talking about Doug). These loves include cheese, ice cream, sushi (not all at once, of course) … and chicken salad and the Barefoot Contessa can’t be forgotten either. When I was thinking about my next recipe to post, I realized I have never shared…

Greek chicken kebabs

I promise I didn’t drop off the face of the Earth. And for those that anxiously await recipes from me, I apologize for the mini hiatus. But I promise this post’s recipe will be well worth it. With the warm weather back, it’s the perfect reason to head outdoors and do some grilling. And what…

Garlic cheddar bombs

I love planning parties. And it’s not very hard to guess what my favorite part about party planning is—the food. What’s great about most parties is that it’s not a sit-down, formal affair (unless you want it to be). Most of the time, you do appetizer/small plate type fair—and good small bite options are almost…

Cinnamon roll muffins

I’m not a big breakfast person, but there are a few breakfast foods that can entice me enough to munch on something in the morning. One of those foods is muffins. (It’s probably because they remind me of cupcakes without the icing). When I found this recipe for cinnamon roll muffins, I knew it was…

Cilantro lime grilled chicken with avocado salsa

Now that the weather is getting (kind of) warmer, it’s the perfect season for grilling. And although Doug does the grilling at our house, I do the prep work—and to be honest, I think the prep work is the most important step in the grill process. It helps to lock in the tastiness so you’re…

Fudgy turtle brownies

Let’s be honest: Sometimes you just want to eat chocolate. And there are many different types of chocolate you can go for. Will it be a single piece of chocolate candy? Or maybe you like to go with something a little colder and grab a chocolate ice cream. There are literally hundreds of chocolate options…

Moody’s Backroom in Waltham

For a long time after Doug and I started dating, I avoided Moody Street in Waltham like the plague (really just because I got sick of the bars). But nowadays, it’s really hard not to visit because of the food scene explosion—and one of those newer spots is The (Moody’s) Backroom. I had visited Moody’s…

Chicken, spinach, and white sauce lasagna

Although I love my regular lasagna, I do enjoy twists on the classics—and this recipe for white sauce lasagna is definitely that. Rather than using a ground red meat (like beef), this variation goes with the lighter option of chicken, and packs in the veggies with spinach. The dish is rounded out with a garlic and…

Mini coconut cream bites

My love of miniature things borders on obsession—and that includes mini foods. So when I saw these mini coconut cream bites, I knew I needed to try making them. The graham cracker crust is super simple to make, and the pudding is so tasty, you might just find yourself consuming the extra pudding spoon after spoon….

Chicken with sun-dried tomato and cream sauce

For those of you who thought I disappeared off the face of the Earth, I did not. I have just been taking some time off and traveling—which means less time at home cooking and baking . But I’m back and promise to post some recipes of a few of my favorite dishes I devoured in Ireland (thanks to…