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Soup/Salads

GRILLED ROMAINE SALAD

GRILLED ROMAINE SALAD

Grilled romaine salad is this summer’s ‘go-to’ side dish when you want something a little bit different.  Heads of romaine lettuce are grilled to give them a subtle, smoky flavor and then topped with a creamy, homemade dressing, bacon, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.  What’s not Read More..

PANZANELLA SALAD

PANZANELLA SALAD

This super simple Panzanella salad is sure to become a family favorite.  With crunchy, homemade croutons, fresh vegetables, and a delicious Italian dressing, this healthy salad makes a great start to a meal or a light lunch. I love serving this salad as part of Read More..

CLASSIC WALDORF SALAD

CLASSIC WALDORF SALAD

A Classic Waldorf Salad is a cool, creamy, and crunchy summer side dish that goes wonderfully with barbecue and makes a great light lunch.  This is a perfect salad for National Walnut Day!   I like to serve this salad with Burnt Ends (aka Meat Candy), Read More..

IRISH POTATO LEEK SOUP

IRISH POTATO LEEK SOUP

This Irish potato leek soup is savory, creamy, cheesy, and so very satisfying.  Serve it with a crusty loaf of bread and a Spinach Salad With Bacon Dressing for a delicious dinner on a cool March evening – like St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re looking Read More..

WHITE CHICKEN CHILI

WHITE CHICKEN CHILI

This white chicken chili is creamy, hearty, and so satisfying.  It’s a great alternative to a rich beef chili and easy enough to become a favorite family dinner staple. I like to serve this chili with a Fenne And Orange Salad, which cuts through the Read More..

FRENCH ONION SOUP

FRENCH ONION SOUP

Is there anything more comforting than a steaming hot bowl of soup?  French onion soup is a savory and slightly sweet bowl of comfort topped with garlicky toast and melted cheese.  Dig your spoon into the cheesy top, the crouton, and ease into your hungry Read More..

EASY BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD

EASY BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD

This easy buffalo chicken salad is a spicy and tangy twist on a deli classic.  Chicken is mixed with all the flavors of buffalo chicken wings.  It’s superb on crackers, as a stuffing for celery or cucumber slices, as a filling for a pita or Read More..

6 Pro Tips for Creating A Restaurant-Style Salad at Home

6 Pro Tips for Creating A Restaurant-Style Salad at Home

The start of a new year means many people are making resolutions to eat healthier. If you’re one of them, I’ve got more than a few recipes up my sleeve for you to enjoy. Let’s start with salads. Have you noticed that every time you Read More..

FRIED GOAT CHEESE AND ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLE SALAD

FRIED GOAT CHEESE AND ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLE SALAD

Warm, gooey, and crispy goat cheese tops a salad of roasted root vegetables, spring greens, and a fresh, bright lemon vinaigrette.  This Fried Goat Cheese And Roasted Root Vegetable Salad is a delicious first course or a light lunch.   I believe that you can never Read More..

CREAMY ITALIAN CHESTNUT SOUP with parmesan crema

CREAMY ITALIAN CHESTNUT SOUP with parmesan crema

Creamy Italian Chestnut Soup is so decadent, rich, and silky.  It’s earthy from the chestnuts, savory from the aromatics and herbs, and topped with a Parmesan crema.  I love serving this impressive soup in beautiful little crocks as a first course on Thanksgiving.   Chestnuts feel Read More..

EASY BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

EASY BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

This Easy Butternut Squash Soup is warm, comforting, and full of earthy, sweet, yet savory flavor.  It’s a great way to start off an autumn meal or take for a light lunch. I like to serve this soup with Roasted Garlic And Parmesan Palmiers and Read More..

CLASSIC‌ ‌MATZOH‌ ‌BALL‌ ‌SOUP‌

CLASSIC‌ ‌MATZOH‌ ‌BALL‌ ‌SOUP‌

If you’ve never had ‘Jewish Penicillin’, then you are in for a treat!  This classic matzoh ball soup has tender, rich matzoh balls in flavorful homemade chicken stock.  This recipe is a weekend project, but it serves a lot of people, freezes beautifully, and is Read More..

TOASTED ISRAELI COUSCOUS SALAD

TOASTED ISRAELI COUSCOUS SALAD

This toasted Israeli couscous salad is nutritious with chopped fresh vegetables and tasty, with zesty lemon, basil vinaigrette.  This salad is a great lunch or a healthy, flavorful side dish.  I like to serve it with Grilled BBQ Pork Chops, Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken, or Read More..

ISRAELI SALAD

ISRAELI SALAD

This simple, chopped vegetable salad is an iconic part of Middle Eastern cuisine, thus the name, ‘Israeli Salad’.  It pairs wonderfully with hummus and pita, stuffed in a sandwich, or as a first course to any meal.   There’s something to be said for a recipe Read More..

THE BEST CREAM OF ASPARAGUS SOUP

THE BEST CREAM OF ASPARAGUS SOUP

Bright green, smooth, and creamy, this is the best cream of asparagus soup.  It is rich enough to enjoy as a light summer dinner or makes a lovely appetizer. This luscious soup can be served warm or cold if you have leftovers. If your grocery Read More..