Pecan Encrusted Goat Cheese Salad with Orange Vinaigrette*

This salad is too good. I have a serious obsession with goat cheese. Then, you put a pecan crust on it and top it with an orange vinaigrette?!... forget about it. Ok, time to assemble this gorgeous salad. Cut your lettuce of choice and put in your salad bowl along with the red onion slices. In a small bowl put the zest of the orange in it. Cut the top and bottom of the orange off and set it cut side down. With your knife following the curve of th...

Watermelon & Feta Salad*

Ok, if you're like me I go to the grocery store and see these big beautiful watermelons on sale and I'll buy one thinking I'll eat the whole thing. I'll get home and have a few slices and be over it. Then I'm left with half of a perfectly delicious watermelon in my fridge just sitting there! Well my friends, this is what you can do with that delicious leftover watermelon. I love watermelon and feta together. You have the saltiness from the feta m...

Mediterranean Orzo Soup*

This is such an easy soup recipe. While I was in Greece last year one of my favorite things that I ate was chicken soup. After a long night of Greek dancing with some locals till 6 am in the morning we worked up quite the appetite. They took us to a place on Mykonos Harbor that never closes and ordered us up this amazing chicken soup with fresh lemon juice squeezed on it. It was just unreal. This is my version of that delicious s...

Roast Beef Sandwich with Horseradish Cheese and Pesto*

Ever take a bite into a sandwich and just go "WOW"? Well, you will when you bite into this. This is such an easy sandwich to throw together and take with you. Move over boring ham and cheese! Get outta here PB&J! Ok, so the first thing you want to do is heat up a pan or griddle pan over low heat. If you just want to make this a cold sandwich it will be equally as delicious don't worry. This recipe only uses half a loaf of ciabatta but you might w...

Pasta e Fagioli*

This soup is great for those chilly nights when you just want to sit on the couch all snuggled up. It's very easy to make and it's full of flavor. The first thing you want to do is preheat your pot over medium high heat. Add the butter and the olive oil to the pan and let melt. Add the chopped pancetta and let cook for about 2-3 minutes. While that's cooking chop the onions, celery, carrots, and garlic. Add to the pan and stir to mix everything. ...

BLT with Avocado and Lemon Thyme Mayo*

Who doesn't love a good BLT? Come on!! I know I do. This BLT (if you can even believe it) is better than the original. The lemon thyme mayo adds a pop of freshness that I think every BLT needs. This recipe is so easy and delicious and perfect for a satisfying lunch. The first thing you want to do is cook your bacon. I like to cook my bacon in the oven on sheet trays. It's easier and it always comes out flat which is good in for a sandwic...

Vichyssoise*

As you all should know (ok, no one cares but me) it's Julia Child's 100th birthday this month! She is the queen of food. I'm obsessed. You know that movie Julie and Julia?... that's basically me. But I'm not famous. Anyways, in honor of her birthday I wanted to make the classic French soup, Vichyssoise. Vee-she-swah. There, you can say it! It sounds super fancy but it's really not... it's just a chilled potato and leek soup. Pron...

Fruited Chicken Salad*

This is the easiest and most delicious chicken salad. I like to use leftover rotisserie chicken but if not just use roasted chicken breasts. The first thing you want to do is put the chicken in the bowl then toss it with the mayonnaise. The add the grapes, pineapple, pecans, craisins, fresh thyme, salt, and pepper. Toss everything together and serve!! Absolutely delicious and so easy!...

Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette*

This salad is so easy, yet it looks and tastes so gourmet! The arugula is peppery, the vinaigrette is sour, the feta is salty, and the dried cherries and figs are sweet. Sounds like a pretty perfect combination to me! The first thing you want to do is build up your salad. In a cute salad bowl put in your arugula, toasted almonds, feta, dried cherries, and figs. This vinaigrette has more acidity in it than the usual salad but you ...

Gourmet Grilled Cheese*

8 slices White Cheddar Cheese 8 slices Gruyere Cheese 1/10 lb of proscuitto, sliced thin 1 Granny Smith apple, sliced thin 8 slices country bread butter, for griddle pan This grilled cheese is so delicious and so different than just using plain white bread with American cheese. Yuck. You have the sharpness of the cheddar,…