Watermelon Pizza

Nothing is more refreshing than a wedge of juicy watermelon on a hot summer day. For a fun little twist, add some yogurt and fruit and call it pizza. Set out a toppings bar and have your kids make their own. It’s a perfect little treat for your Labor Day celebration!

Kale Salad with Fresh Strawberries, Feta and Pistachios

Even though you might be getting tired of hearing about kale, this is still my “go-to” summer salad. It’s fast and easy with only 4 ingredients and each ingredient compliments one another. The salty feta, with the sweet and juicy strawberries and the slightly bitter kale, and the added texture from the crunchy pistachios. We…

Dakos: The Mediterranean Salad of Crete

I discovered this simple, yet so delicious, salad while visiting Crete several years ago. I knew right away I would be making it when I got home. It’s a beautiful salad to make in the summer when tomatoes are bursting with flavor. The base of the salad is a thick, crunchy barley bread called rusks….

Melon and Avocado Salad with Fennel Dust

This is an impressive salad that’s easy to assemble with few ingredients. You want to be sure the melon is ripe and sweet because it’s the balance of the sweetness from the melon that works so well with the other ingredients. Just scoop out the melon and avocado into the bowl and top with the…

Baked Salmon with Dill and Ginger Citrus Salad

Fresh dill with salmon is a beautiful combo. Add the sweet and sour zing of ginger and citrus and you’ve got a winning dish. Baking the salmon at a low temperature allows time for the flavor of the dill to infuse into the salmon and keeps the salmon moist and flakey. Serve the salmon alongside…

Green Goddess Dressing

This is not the trending TikTok version that calls for over 16 ingredients but rather a deliciously easy, 6-ingredient dressing that comes together with a whirl of your blender. You’ll want to keep it on hand for your favorite salads, a dip for crunch veggies or as a marinade chicken or fish. This dressing uses…

Winter Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash

Salads are not always my go-to once cold weather sets in but I’ve found that if I change up my summer salad veggies for more seasonal ingredients, I enjoy them so much more. This salad recipe was sent to me by my cousin Deborah, and I loved her easy to assemble wintery ingredients. She used…

Chimichurri

One of the best ways to elevate your meals is to have a few easy sauces in your fridge. Green sauces can be found in so many cuisines around the world. Basil-based pesto in Italy, salsa verde in Mexico, and Chimichurri from Uruguay and Argentina. Chimichurri has a tangy, salty, spicy flavor from fresh parsley,…

Ginger Dressing

This dressing is inspired by our favorite Japanese restaurant, Harusame, in Wynnewood, PA. We love their ginger dressing so I decided to try to replicate the dressing at home and I think I got pretty close. Not only is it a gorgeous, vibrant orange, it’s extremely healthy (made mostly from carrots) and super easy to…

Pear and Ginger Salad

When pears are in season, I love using them in as many ways as possible. Tossing them with a light ginger and soy dressing and serving them over greens with a sprinkle of walnuts is a fast and easy way to give them the attention they deserve.

Mastering Mezze

Mezze refers to a mixture of small dishes, served as either an appetizer or a light meal. This style of eating is very popular in the Middle East and Mediterranean countries. Mezze staples include dips, vegetables, salads, and bread. I will often assemble ingredients that I already have in the fridge and the pantry so…

Fruity Cranberry Sauce

If you’ve never made homemade cranberry sauce, this is the year to give it a try. This recipe is so easy, taking only about 15 minutes to make. Skip the canned variety. It has 6 teaspoons of sugar in just 1/4 cup. That’s an entire days worth of added sugar for most of us, not…