Soup/Salads

Cape Cod Chicken Salad

Cape Cod Chicken Salad

Cape Cod Chicken Salad is irresistibly savory and sweet.  The minced chicken, toasted pecans, and dried cranberries, in a honey-mayonnaise dressing, makes for a delicious filling in sandwiches, or to serve with crackers, or on a bed of spring mix lettuce.   Chicken salad of any Read More..

Luxurious Crab Bisque

Luxurious Crab Bisque

Luxurious crab bisque is a rich, decadent soup with just a slight kiss of heat.  It’s lovely to serve for special occasions or any time you need something warm, rich, and comforting. This is one of my favorite recipes to serve at a dinner party.  Read More..

Moroccan Spiced Lentil And Quinoa Soup

Moroccan Spiced Lentil And Quinoa Soup

This Moroccan Spiced Lentil And Quinoa Soup is a flavorful and healthy meal that’s warm, comforting, and satisfying.  Pair this vegetarian soup with a salad and crusty bread for a healthy dinner that your family will love. I love a meal that has no meat Read More..

Fruit And Nut Winter Salad

Fruit And Nut Winter Salad

With the New Year comes a desire for healthier eating.  This Fruit And Nut Winter Salad is a delicious, healthy way to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet.  With a quick and easy, homemade balsamic dressing, this is a salad that the whole Read More..

Warm Buckwheat Salad

Warm Buckwheat Salad

This warm buckwheat salad is a healthy and tasty break from all of the rich holiday dishes we are all over-indulging upon these days.  With the green brussels sprouts and the red cranberries and pomegranate seeds, this dish is also a lovely Christmas side dish. Read More..

Spiced Pumpkin Bisque

Spiced Pumpkin Bisque

Kickoff Halloween evening in a delicious and healthy way with this Spiced Pumpkin Bisque with the spooky, spider web topping.  It’s warm and comforting, with all the flavors of Fall. Why not host a trick-or-treat kickoff dinner and include this bisque for the adults and Read More..

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..

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..