chile verde pork tacos

chile verde pork tacos with cilantro

Shredded pork and tacos are a match made in finger food heaven!  With this simple chile verde sauce as a spicy base to braise the pork roast, a few hours over low heat creates a Taco Tuesday night to remember.  Topped off with a sprinkle of crispy red onion and cilantro leaves, the flavors are good til the last bite!  This shredded pork is an easy weekend cooking task that will fill your fridge for an entire week.  With all these leftovers, try mixing up a hearty omelette, nachos for the playoff games, quesadillas for a gooey lunch or topping a taco salad for dinner.  The versatility of this pork will fill your plates and belly for Taco Tuesdays to come!  Continue reading

roasted beet hummus

roasted beet hummus

Hummus is one dip that I can’t get enough of.  I know the serving size is typically only 2 tablespoons, but when I grab a pita chip or carrot, I typically scoop up at least one tablespoon per dip, oops!  This delicious earthy dip was created in partnership with Farm Fresh to You and is the perfect app to add to your spring table or cookout while waiting for the grill to heat up.  With a few roasted beets added to the classic hummus base, the pink color will pop on the table and match the spring flowers that are finally being to pop through!  Continue reading

carrot cake cupcakes with ginger cream cheese frosting

carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

With spring in full swing and picnic season fast approaching, my sweet tooth is already aching for a fix.  Packed with shredded carrots and topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting, these cupcakes are just the right amount of wrong to settle down that sugar craving.  The simple addition of ginger to the cream cheese frosting makes these cupcakes extra special with a zing that enhances the sweet carrot cake below.  Stir up a batch for your next cookout and enjoy! Continue reading

spring has sprung!

spring spread

Easter has always the big holiday for my family and one of my favorite days to celebrate food.  Growing up, I remember my parents being busy bees the week before  with lots of cleaning, decorating and most importantly prepping tons of food to create the perfect Sunday feast and family gathering.  Although ham is usually the star of the show, there are plenty of other amazing dishes to pack your table with new flavors and traditions.  With the big holiday almost here, I’ve put together a few of my favorite recipes for spring and perfect additions to your last minute menus for this weekend or any upcoming family meals.  Happy Easter weekend! Continue reading

leek and zucchini quinoa pilaf

quinoa pilaf with leeks, zucchini and chard

I’m always in search for a simple and delicious side dish to add to my weekday dinner arsenal.  I’m also always trying to sneak a few extra veggies into those sides to make sure my boyfriend eats at least one green food per day!  For this fast and easy quinoa pilaf, a healthy dose of spring veggies adds just the right amount of extra flavor and crunch to make that power protein stand out as a side.  Although I typically serve this dish as a hot side,  I also add a scoop of it cold to my weekday salads as a touch of extra protein.  Stir a batch up this week and you’re set for more than a few meals, enjoy!
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