This baked spaghetti squash with butter, parmesan and lemon is a simple, seasonal side dish! It involves very little hands on time so you can focus on preparing the rest of the meal. I don’t see myself ever hopping on the “zoodle” bandwagon. Spiralized vegetables are pretty; in school we often used them as a fried garnish over fish. But my brain will never accept them as noodles. I love having zucchini and marinara sauce together… why does the zucchini
This mango salsa is fantastic served with tortilla chips, but I also love using it as a topping for fish and chicken! It comes together in no time. How do you brighten up a dish? While this is undeniably a summery recipe, I’m always in the mood for a tropical fruit salsa regardless of the time of year. It’s a refreshing snack, and it works so well as an accompaniment to a variety of main courses, brightening things up with
This is an incredibly smooth, creamy hummus recipe that can be prepared using either chickpeas or white beans! Homemade hummus is one of my absolute favorite snacks. It’s fantastic with toasted pita or vegetables, and I love using it as a sandwich condiment. For years I thought I wasn’t a fan; it turns out I actually don’t care for store brands (which I find to have an unusual aftertaste). These days I always have fresh hummus in the fridge. After
Learn how to make perfect guacamole that will stay fresh and bright green for days! Guacamole is one of my absolute favorite snacks. For quite some time now, I’ve been wanting to get back to basics. I’m always hesitant… does the internet really need another guacamole recipe? Of course not. However, while this site is full of more unique recipe combinations I’ve pulled together over the years, I’d like to widen my selection of kitchen staples as well as basic tutorials and guides.
This asparagus egg tart comes together quickly with only 5 simple ingredients, and is perfect for spring and summer gatherings! A simple puff pastry tart is one of my favorite ways to highlight ingredients. The subtle buttery flavor and pleasant flaky texture of puff is a great way to showcase vegetables, fruits, and cheeses as well as heartier ingredients like eggs and meats. Best of all: it’s widely available, easy to work with, and bakes up in a hot second.
Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Asiago and Lemon is a light, seasonal side dish. Serve it at a barbecue or alongside a simple springtime dinner. I find a lot of pasta salads to be overly heavy for my taste. Pasta is already heavy enough on its own, you know? Adding things like Italian dressing or mayonnaise don’t have much appeal to me. I do, however, enjoy serving up simple pasta salads such as this one, with lemon and olive oil-based dressings.
Savory Palmiers with Cheese and Herbs are perfect party food! Prepare them in advance and serve at room temperature with wine or cocktails. 2016. Where do I even begin? What a strange time to try and pull together a year-end retrospective. These past 365 days have been madness on so many levels. However, for me personally, 2016 was full of career milestones and achievements. Reminiscing about everything I’ve accomplished feels overwhelming and humbling. That’s what I choose to focus on as I
Baked Gouda in Puff Pastry is perfect for entertaining, especially around the holidays! This recipe can be prepared using either regular or smoked gouda. Holiday season is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about easy entertaining recipes. This baked gouda in puff pastry is a classic, and one that reminds me of my childhood. I used Wisconsin Apple Smoked Gouda for extra flavor.
This Chorizo Queso Blanco Dip uses all real cheese and is PERFECT for parties! When I offered to make a queso dip for Wisconsin Cheese, I thought it would be a no-brainer recipe. It’s a cheese dip. Point. Blank. Period. However, I had actually never prepared a queso dip from scratch before using real cheese. When I was in college, I had that famous concoction everyone loves that uses microwaved processed cheese and salsa or seasoned canned tomatoes. Don’t get me wrong,
This Sorghum, Orange and Asparagus Salad is perfect as a side dish. It can also be served in larger portions for a healthy, gluten-free, vegetarian meal! I am a collector of cookbooks, and am always looking for new ones to get my hands on. In addition to the recipes and photography, little details always bring my joy: the feel of the paper, the raised texted on the cover, and design elements such as font and color schemes. When Emma Galloway sent me a copy