Boozy Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

I normally start planning my Thanksgiving dinner in early November each year. I don’t...more

Roasted Turkey with a Rosemary Dry Brine

This year, I decided to change things up a bit by dry brining my Thanksgiving turkey. Since I am a bit of a perfectionist, I had a few dry runs with my rosemary dry brine. Dry runs with dry brine – that makes me giggle ....more

Spicy Cashew Rice

This Indian-style spicy cashew rice is an incredible side dish. Who knew so much flavor could be packed into a rice dish? Plus, it has cashews ....more

German Potato Salad

I’m usually not too creative with my side dishes. As I’ve mentioned before, I focus on the main dish and completely forget about any sides. About five minutes before serving, I suddenly realize that I’m missing half my dinner and throw some veggies into a skillet ....more

Spicy Indian Chicken Curry

This spicy Indian chicken curry is pretty incredible. The chicken is stewed in a onion-tomato sauce and flavored with a variety of spices. As an added bonus, the aromatics in this dish make the whole house smell phenomenal ....more

Low Fat Banana Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Banana bread + oatmeal cookie = uh-mazing. The fact that they are only about 100 calories is a double-win. Most of the oatmeal cookies that I found in the grocery store contained at least twice as much fat ....more

Healthy Panko-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets have gotten a pretty bad reputation over the years. I’m definitely guilty of picking through one to see if I can identify any pieces of actual meat. Fast food chicken nuggets are usually made up of “chicken mash,” which...more

Kid-Friendly English Muffin Mini Pizzas

A new little pizza place just opened up in town, so we decided to order a pizza loaded with toppings. We don’t have pizza often and...more

Blackened Mahi-Mahi Tacos with a Chipotle Mayo

Do you remember that Mahi-Mahi filet that I picked up a few days ago? Well, it found its way into delicious blackened fish tacos smothered in a spicy chipotle mayo sauce. These tacos are fresh, light, and oh so delicious ....more

Beer-Braised Short Ribs with an Orange Gremolata

I’m always looking for ways to use different cuts of meat that I find at the grocery store. I don’t like to get into the habit of buying the exact same cut of meat, so I’m always experimenting with what I can find. The Osso Buco, Veal Meatballs, and the Hickory Braised Brisket were all inspired by impulse buys in the meat department....more