latest post.

Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken & Asparagus.

A vibrant pesto pasta salad recipe for the summer season! Cavatappi pasta tossed with grilled chicken, slightly charred asparagus & green onions, fresh mozzarella, castelvetrano olives, and a basil pesto dressing. It’s a fresh, seasonal recipe that works great for all of your summertime cookouts.

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inspired recipes for your kitchen table.

Cooking is such a simple joy in life, and I want to inspire you to get in the kitchen. The Original Dish is a destination for unique recipes, solid cooking techniques, and kitchen inspiration – a mix of swoon worthy food & everyday eating. I want to teach you the fundamentals, while encouraging you to play around and create your own original dishes for yourself and those you love. Food should be exciting and meaningful. Something to look forward to with every bite. Let’s get cooking and make something beautiful…and absolutely delicious.

the recipes.

There’s a little something for everyone and every occasion. Whether it be a quick weeknight meal or a special holiday feast, my goal is to share thoughtful recipes that spark your passion for food. I use real, fresh ingredients and cook seasonally. You’ll find vibrant salads, dreamy seasonal pastas, indulgent treats, and everything in between.

june spotlight.

whipped feta dip on a plate with cucumber salad over top
Whipped Feta Dip with Cucumber Salad
Tomato Confit Spaghetti. A really simple summer pasta recipe that highlights sweet tomatoes in a rich & savory way. Topped with lots of parmesan and basil!
Tomato Confit Spaghetti
Grilled Coconut Chicken with Snap Pea Salad
Grilled Coconut Chicken with Snap Pea Salad

let's celebrate & savor the simple pleasure of cooking, one dish at a time.