Strawberry & Avocado Grilled Chicken Salad

Strawberry & Avocado Grilled Chicken Salad

A fresh, vibrant salad for Memorial Day weekend: strawberry & avocado grilled chicken salad. It’s the perfect something light to balance all of the celebratory burgers and sweet treats. Full of mixed greens, grilled chicken, sweet strawberries, creamy avocado, crisp fennel, snap peas, goat cheese, paprika almonds, and a simple basil lemon vinaigrette! Continue reading “Strawberry & Avocado Grilled Chicken Salad”

Caramelized Leek Pizza

Caramelized Leek Pizza with Spicy Honey

Sharing a new pizza just in time for the weekend! Caramelized leek pizza with fontina cheese and spicy honey. It’s a really simple ingredient combination with fresh spring flavor and rich, buttery leeks. Full of chives, fresh basil, and lots of melted cheese. The drizzle of honey that’s been infused with crushed red pepper seals the deal. Definitely one to try on your next pizza night! Continue reading “Caramelized Leek Pizza with Spicy Honey”

Caramelized Fennel Paccheri

Caramelized Fennel Paccheri with Sausage & Pistachios

A big bowl of caramelized fennel paccheri! Large, tube-shaped pasta tossed in a white wine butter sauce with italian sausage, onions & fennel, lots of garlic, wilted spinach, grated pecorino cheese, fresh herbs, and buttery pistachios over top! Easy enough to whip up on a weeknight, yet special enough to make for a dinner party…just add a big salad alongside! Continue reading “Caramelized Fennel Paccheri with Sausage & Pistachios”

Scallops with Cucumber Salad

Scallops with Cucumber Salad & Mascarpone

A new springtime dish that is fresh, light, and oh so delicious: scallops with cucumber salad & mascarpone cheese. Golden, seared scallops are spooned over creamy mascarpone, creating a really buttery, rich flavor combination. And then the crisp cucumber salad is the perfect contrast – full of avocado, radishes, scallions, snap peas, and lots of lemon. Continue reading “Scallops with Cucumber Salad & Mascarpone”

Spring Toast

Spring Toast Three Ways

Spring toast three different ways, each one involving a really delicious combination of flavors. The bread is toasted in olive oil until golden brown, then loaded with simple toppings. We’ve got a jam & prosciutto ricotta toast, avocado toast with browned butter sesame seeds, and burrata toast with radishes and arugula pesto! Continue reading “Spring Toast Three Ways”

Spring Root Vegetable Salad

Spring Root Vegetable Salad with Pistachio Vinaigrette

A spring root vegetable salad so delicious you’ll be making it over and over again! It’s a mix of root vegetables roasted until caramelized, tossed with arugula, spinach, and a pistachio vinaigrette, then drizzled with tangy yogurt. It’s such a great combination of flavors and makes for an easy, flavorful side dish at any spring dinner! Continue reading “Spring Root Vegetable Salad with Pistachio Vinaigrette”

Skillet Croissant Bread Pudding

Skillet Croissant Bread Pudding with Strawberry Syrup

The simplest spring breakfast: skillet croissant bread pudding with strawberry syrup & fresh whipped cream. It’s easy to make and perfectly indulgent…rich and buttery, yet still light and fresh. Croissants are cut and tossed in a quick vanilla egg and milk mixture, then poured into a skillet and baked until golden with brown sugar sprinkled over top. Serve it with jammy strawberries cooked down in a brown sugar and lemon syrup, plus a large dollop of freshly whipped cream! Continue reading “Skillet Croissant Bread Pudding with Strawberry Syrup”

Sweet Potato Cakes

Sweet Potato Cakes with Dill Yogurt Sauce

Simple sweet potato cakes to kick off the weekend! Grated sweet potatoes mixed with eggs, scallions, and smoked paprika…pan-fried until crisp and served with a lemony dill yogurt sauce. These are such a great springtime appetizer, snack, or side dish made with very minimal ingredients! Continue reading “Sweet Potato Cakes with Dill Yogurt Sauce”

Charred Asparagus with Horseradish Vinaigrette

Charred Asparagus with Horseradish Vinaigrette

A flavorful side dish for a special spring occasion: charred asparagus with horseradish vinaigrette. Bright green asparagus blanched and then charred in a hot skillet, topped with a peppery horseradish vinaigrette, crispy bacon breadcrumbs, soft-boiled eggs, and fresh dill. It’s the most seasonal recipe I could think of and truly such a delicious one with lots of contrasting flavors and textures.

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Shakshuka with Feta

Shakshuka with Feta & Avocado Salad

A savory brunch recipe that will hopefully become your new favorite: shakshuka with feta & avocado salad. Eggs poached right in a spicy red pepper tomato sauce and served with a fresh avocado salad full of feta cheese, greens olives, scallions, and lemon. It’s a bold, flavorful dish that’s beyond simple to make and extremely satisfying. Serve it all with some bread toasted in olive oil for the ultimate spring brunch feast! Continue reading “Shakshuka with Feta & Avocado Salad”