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,…

Roasted Tomato Soup*

One of my favorite things is the world is tomato soup. Unfortunately I'm a soup snob and Campbell's "tomato soup" just doesn't quite do it for me. I like a real tomato-y flavor that is fresh and actually tastes like tomatoes. One day I was at the farmers market and saw the most gorgeous tomatoes... ever since then I've been dying to make a good soup. It's finally starting to cool down here in South Florida and I instantly was craving tomato soup ...

Pressed Layer Sandwich*

First things first for this amazing sandwich... roasting the red bell pepper. Its so much easier than people think and so much better than buying them from your grocery store out of the bottle. If you have a gas cooktop then use that but if not you can use your oven too. If using the oven preheat on broil and put the pepper in there, turning when you see it charring. If you are using a gas cooktop then set it on there and let the flame char it. D...

Spring Salad*

This salad is so easy and is deeeeelicious! A must try for sure. Salads are great to make ahead of time, assemble the salad and keep the dressing in a separate container and when you're ready to eat, just toss together. In a salad bowl put in the baby spinach, red onion slices, orange segments, avocado slices, and candied pecans. In a small separate bowl, mix together the orange juice, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. When mixed together drizzle ...

Greek Salad*

This is one of my favorite salads to make. Its so easy, fresh, and delicious. Plus, you can make everything ahead of time and mix it together when you're ready to eat! First you need cut up the lettuce, cucumber, bell pepper and onion and put them in your salad bowl. On top of that add the feta and kalamata olives. To make the dressing put your minced garlic, oregano, Dijon mustard, and vinegar in a bowl. Whisk together till combined. While whisk...

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup*

This is super easy, super delicious, and super... kinda healthy! Very filling so great for a lunch or even dinner. The first thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 425*F. Peel the butternut squash with a sharp vegetable peeler and cut the butternut squash up. I like to cut off the top, then the bottom, and also cut off the fat part of the squash where the seeds are. Cut the bottom in half and scrape out the seeds and continue cutting up the...

Meaty Chili*

Alright everyone... don't get scared after seeing all those ingredients! All your doing is putting them all in the pot, nothing special! In a very large pot over high heat brown you meat. Once that is browned take the meat out with a slotted spoon and put on a plate and put aside. Turn the heat down to medium.You're gonna have a bunch of grease in there and thats no good, so here's my secret. Take a couple of sheets of paper...