Soup/Salads

Sweet And Sour Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Sweet And Sour Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

This sweet and sour shaved brussels sprouts salad is a delicious, healthy alternative to a slaw that keeps for days in your refrigerator. Brussels sprouts, almonds, dried cranberries, scallions, and diced gouda cheese are dressed in a honey mustard dressing for a salad that is light, refreshing, and so satisfying as a side or a light lunch.

CUBAN BLACK BEAN SOUP

CUBAN BLACK BEAN SOUP

Cuban black soup is comfort food at its best. This recipe uses canned black beans to make this recipe easy enough to make on a weeknight evening.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

This Strawberry Spinach Salad makes a colorful, delicious, and healthy lunch or first course.  With a homemade sweet and sour poppy seed dressing, even your pickiest eater will love this tasty salad. I serve this salad as a starter, followed by Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp Read More..

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..