• Wannabee Chef Pantry Makeover

    A behind the scenes look at my recent pantry makeover! Before and after pictures, plus all my takeaways from the experience. As a professional chef, one of my home kitchen goals has been to have a picture worthy pantry. I had serious pantry envy whenever I saw pictures on Pinterest of beautiful pantries that were organized…

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  • Homemade Tomato Butter

    In the winter, I always miss good tomatoes. Does anyone else agree with that? Last winter, I was  browsing Trader Joe’s and I discovered First Fields strained tomatoes-they had a beautiful color and bottle too;) The color caught my eye and I knew I had to buy it. That night,  I used them for my…

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  • DIY Lamb Gyros

    The great thing about the do-it-yourself concept made popular by Chipotle is that it’s easy and quick and can be applied to virtually any type of cuisine.  I’ve done it before for tacos, sandwiches, pasta, and grain bowls, but you can let your imagination run wild!  Also, I’ve found that my kids are more inclined…

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  • Chicken and Vegetable Meatloaf

    Classic meatloaf madeover with fresh vegetables and lean ground chicken! This Chicken and Vegetable Meatloaf is a family favorite and makes for an easy, delicious weeknight meal. Last night, my husband was having a pre-production meeting at our house for a TV pilot that he is filming called Two Awkward Dudes. I thought I would…

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  • Charred Indian Kale, Red Pepper, and Corn Stir Fry

    An easy way to add a serving of greens into your family’s diet. This Kale, Red Pepper, and Corn Stir Fry is the perfect veggie side or vegetarian main dish to make for an easy weeknight meal! This past weekend, we ordered Indian food out from a local restaurant. Yaaaaay!  It was a welcome break…

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