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Champagne Parmesan Risotto with Asparagus

Champagne Parmesan Risotto with Asparagus

When you’re looking for a fabulous side that tastes and sounds fancy, but is really simple to whip up, this Champagne Parmesan Risotto with Asparagus is your go-to gal! And it goes with just about everything! Chicken, fish, steak, or just eaten all by itself. […]

Braised Greens with White Wine, Bacon and Apples

Braised Greens with White Wine, Bacon and Apples

Sometimes you just need a killer bowl of greens. Though these Braised Greens with White Wine, Bacon and Apples are a bit of a fake-out on a healthy dish because they’re laden with bacon and wine (duh)—but that’s what makes them so tasty! When you […]

Fried Green Tomatoes with Spicy Remoulade

Fried Green Tomatoes with Spicy Remoulade

When I moved to Alabama after college, I think I lasted all of 5 days before someone insisted that I try fried green tomatoes. It’s just a thing. In name, they really don’t sound that great—I mean, who wants a green tomato?! But in concept, […]

Arugula Salad with Pear, Walnuts and Gorgonzola Ranch Dressing

Arugula Salad with Pear, Walnuts and Gorgonzola Ranch Dressing

This Arugula Salad with Pear, Walnuts and Gorgonzola Ranch Dressing is inspired by our favorite unusual pizza topping—pears! The re-creation of a pizza that I had years ago at California Pizza Kitchen has been a favorite for years. The sweetness of the pear offset by […]

Easy Oven Fries

Easy Oven Fries

After years and years of trying and failing, this is it… I’ve finally perfected my oven fries! I’ve always dreamed of being able to make easy oven fries that are soft on the inside with a serious crust on the outside, that hold up to […]

Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto

This is my classic basil pesto recipe. I love having pesto at hand whenever the craving hits, so I make this full recipe and freeze it in ice cube trays to be able to grab a tablespoon at a time! Because the trickiest part of […]