finished Peach & Tomato Salad on a plate

Peach & Tomato Salad with Rosemary Oil Vinaigrette

A beautiful peach & tomato salad to celebrate the end of summer! Full of peppery arugula, crispy torn croutons, creamy goat cheese, pickled fresno peppers, roasted pistachios, sweet dried currants, and a rosemary oil vinaigrette. It’s fresh and vibrant, with a little bit of warmth and lots of texture. It’s the perfect salad to add on to any September meal. Continue reading “Peach & Tomato Salad with Rosemary Oil Vinaigrette”

finished Tortilla Chip Crusted Chicken on a plate

Tortilla Chip Crusted Chicken with Chipotle Sauce

Tortilla chip crusted chicken drizzled with a simple chipotle sauce and served with a crisp red pepper & avocado slaw. The chicken is crunchy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and flavored with a little smoky chipotle and sweet honey. Made even better with the zesty sauce. And the slaw is the perfect simple side to complete the meal! Continue reading “Tortilla Chip Crusted Chicken with Chipotle Sauce”

a large platter of whipped cauliflower with two sliced steaks over top

Brown Butter Steak with Roasted Garlic Whipped Cauliflower

For when a steak dinner craving hits, this brown butter steak with roasted garlic whipped cauliflower will absolutely hit the spot. Pan-roasted ribeye steaks served over the creamy cauliflower with a brown butter parsley sauce drizzled over top. It’s a decadent, splurge-worthy dish with rich flavor and a little bit of lightness from the cauliflower. Serve it with a big salad alongside! Continue reading “Brown Butter Steak with Roasted Garlic Whipped Cauliflower”

Antipasto Farro Salad

Antipasto Farro Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Bringing you an antipasto farro salad that’s full of bold Italian flavor! It’s loaded with nutty farro, peppery arugula, and classic antipasto ingredients. Tossed in a sweet and tangy sun-dried tomato vinaigrette. It’s the perfect, nourishing salad to throw together for an everyday gathering as a light lunch or appetizer! Continue reading “Antipasto Farro Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette”

finished winter vegetable buckwheat crostata on a serving board

Winter Vegetable Buckwheat Crostata with Cheddar & Honey

This unique winter vegetable buckwheat crostata is such an exciting, flavorful side dish. It’s made with a homemade buckwheat dough that’s rich and nutty. The filling is a mixture of fennel, leeks, red chard, and white cheddar cheese. Baked until crisp and flaky, with a soft, melted cheddar and vegetable center. Drizzled with a lemon sesame honey mixture that gives the crostata a finishing pop of sweet brightness. Continue reading “Winter Vegetable Buckwheat Crostata with Cheddar & Honey”

Pear & Fennel Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Pear & Fennel Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

A winter pear & fennel salad with creamy buttermilk dressing, honey candied walnuts, salty prosciutto, and homemade pecorino crisps. It’s the most delicious sweet and savory salad that’s bright and refreshing, with rich and savory bites throughout. Serve it as a side salad for a wintery dinner menu or eat it alongside a hot bowl of soup! Continue reading “Pear & Fennel Salad with Buttermilk Dressing”

Balsamic Caramelized Radicchio

Balsamic Caramelized Radicchio with Grapes & Gorgonzola

A simple side dish for your Christmas menus: balsamic caramelized radicchio with grapes & gorgonzola. The radicchio is pan-seared in olive oil then roasted with red onions and balsamic vinegar until tender and caramelized. It gets topped with jammy grapes, tangy gorgonzola cheese, and a drizzle of honey. Something a little different than a traditional side dish, that’s just as tasty as it is beautiful! Continue reading “Balsamic Caramelized Radicchio with Grapes & Gorgonzola”

Roasted Grape Toast with Whipped Ricotta

Roasted Grape Toast with Honey Whipped Ricotta

Sharing a simple roasted grape toast with honey whipped ricotta that’s a great no-fuss appetizer for any fall dinner. Grapes roasted until sweet & bubbling, then spooned onto a piece of toast that’s been topped with creamy ricotta cheese. Flavors of honey, olive oil, and black pepper run throughout. And roasted hazelnuts add a rich crunch right on top. It’s a swoon-worthy toast that’s minimal in ingredients…one you can easily whip up for a dinner party. Continue reading “Roasted Grape Toast with Honey Whipped Ricotta”

Roasted Carrots with Scallion Vinaigrette

Roasted Carrots with Scallion Vinaigrette

Roasted carrots with scallion vinaigrette, topped with juicy raisins, shaved feta cheese, and roasted hazelnuts. This is the carrot dish of my dreams, and if you like the combination of sweet, salty, nutty, and tangy flavors like me…then I think you’ll think so, too.

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