Pomegranate Margarita

One of the earliest stories of the margarita creation dates back to 1938 when Carlos “Danny” Herrera created a drink for a customer who was allergic to many forms of alcohol, except tequila. Can you imagine having that problem? Some say it is an American drink remade during Prohibition as people drifted over the border for alcohol ....more

Warm Apple, Goat Cheese & Prosciutto Crostini

I decided to start this week with an appetizer and I’ll probably even end it with a cocktail. Why not? Sometimes bite size foods bring me happiness and satisfaction ....more

Broccoli Arugula Pesto

One of my favorite things about cooking is the ability to get creative. Taking the familiar ingredients and combining them into something new is both exciting and inspiring. I have made arugula pesto numerous times ....more

Crunchy Chicken & Quinoa Salad

“True love is the soul’s recognition of it’s counterpoint in another” Owen Wilson in The Wedding Crashers I love that my husband knows which mug I prefer for my morning coffee. I love that he scrapes the snow of my car on these cold snowy mornings or gets the fireplace going on these chilly nights. I love that he always thinks about little things that make me and Briana smile ....more

Garlic Chili Marinated Shrimp Tacos

Being very preoccupied with my half marathon training has its own benefits. ...more

Wasabi Salmon Salad Bowl

A loaded salad, like this one, is my ultimate feel good about what I just ate dinner. It never ceases to amaze me how piling up a variety of fresh ingredients, topping them with a good quality protein and dressing the whole thing in a favorite dressing comes together so simply, yet tastes delightful. It feels good to put this in your body, the colorful produce is inviting and nutritious ....more

Veggie Packed Meat Sauce over Linguine

“Doing what you love is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness” I am so excited to share this recipe with you largely because I feel very clever. I snuck many veggies into this dish then tested it on a 7 year old and a 40 year old and guess what?… ....more

Quinoa Salad with Asparagus and Chickpeas

There is something satisfying about eating clean. When clean eating is combined with flavor and good ingredients that satisfaction increases to almost a euphoric sense of well being....more

Pasta with Braised Short Rib Ragu

The hardest part in training for the half marathon is adjusting my nutrition, specifically when it comes to eating carbs. Over the years my diet consisted of few carbs, high fiber, good fat and lean protein, now I’m struggling to convince my conscious self otherwise. It’s like my body is telling me one thing but my brain refuses to listen ....more

Turkey Enchilada Loaded Nachos

I am so excited to share that I am officially training for my first Half Marathon. It’s an exciting feeling but I know what lies ahead of me. It’s not going to be easy but it is certainly going to be rewarding and thrilling ....more