Chickpea Fritters

These crispy Chickpea Fritters are quick and easy to make, and have a puffy, light texture. You can eat them as is with yogurt, or stuff them into a pita for a faux falafel sandwich! There’s no need to get out the fryer for this recipe, as these fritters are pan fried in a skillet...

Whole Wheat Pancakes

These Whole Wheat Pancakes are made with 100% whole wheat flour and taste absolutely delicious! They’re a healthier option to enjoy for breakfast or brunch. Most of the times that I’ve opted for whole wheat breads over white, I would do it for health reasons but secretly preferred the taste of white. But I...

Bruschetta Chicken

This Bruschetta Chicken recipe is perfect for a light dinner or lunch, especially in the summer when tomatoes are at their peak! While bruschetta is something typically known as tomatoes served on toast, I actually find myself eating it more often with chicken, like it’s some sort of Italian salsa. Up until a few...

Italian Club Sandwich

This Italian Club Sandwich is so much better than your average sandwich, with a delicious combination of Italian meats, pepperoncinis, and more. It’s great for lunch or a picnic! I was never one to get excited about sandwiches until I ate at Parm in NYC and tasted their Italian Club. I was used to...

Pan Seared Salmon

Crispy salmon skin is such a treat, and you can make it very easily at home, just like at the restaurant!

Breakfast Burrito

This Breakfast Burrito is my go-to for a filling, savory breakfast that’s easy to make. Warm tortillas are filled with scrambled eggs, cheese, avocado, bacon, and more. I didn’t understand all the hype around breakfast burritos until my friend made some for me. DANG it was good. It doesn’t seem like it could possibly...

Coconut Shortbread Cookies

Buttery shortbread is baked until crisp, then half-dipped in dark chocolate and toasted coconut for a delicious treat!

Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

Lean boneless pork chops are breaded simply with parmesan and Italian bread crumbs, then quickly pan fried in olive oil until golden brown and juicy. These Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops are a great weeknight dinner! Pork chops are often written off as dry or tough unless they’re brined, but this recipe is proof that...

Quinoa Cakes

These Crispy Quinoa Cakes are flavored with fresh herbs, garlic, and parmesan cheese, then pan-fried in olive oil until golden brown and crispy on each side. It’s a great side dish for dinner! If you’ve got leftover quinoa that you don’t know what to do with, this is a great way to use it...

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

These homemade Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are a delicious lunchbox or afternoon treat, and are a cinch to make. They’re better than store-bought granola bars! Raise your hand if you ate granola bars as a kid. I probably ate hundreds of them in my grade school years. You know, the ones that were Cookies & Cream,...

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

These Cinnamon Roll Pancakes have all the best elements of a classic cinnamon roll, but in pancake form. They’re perfect for an indulgent weekend brunch! I’ll go right out and say that these Cinnamon Roll Pancakes are pretty much dessert for breakfast, but sometimes in life there are times for that. And I mean,...

Cranberry Chicken Salad

This simple and tasty Cranberry Chicken Salad is a great fridge staple for a quick, protein-filled snack or sandwich filling. It’s also perfect for picnics and potlucks! Chicken salad can be made a million different ways, but this is my classic, the one I come back to again and again. Chicken Salad is also...

Raspberry Frozen Yogurt

This Raspberry Frozen Yogurt is incredibly creamy with lots of bright raspberry and lemon flavor throughout. It’s the perfect make-ahead dessert for summer!  “I never make frozen yogurt as a low-fat replacement for ice cream.” That’s how ice cream queen Jeni Britton, the original creator of this recipe (who I met on my Columbus...

Stuffed Mini Peppers

Stuffed Mini Peppers are a delicious appetizer that’s like a healthier and less spicy version of a jalapeño popper, and they can be roasted in the oven or cooked on the grill! It’s crazy how delicious these mini stuffed peppers are because they’re quite simple. But every time I make them, the entire tray...

Cheddar Drop Biscuits

Cheddar Drop Biscuits - Drop Biscuit Recipe

If making biscuits is intimidating to you, these easy Cheddar Drop Biscuits are your answer! They’re much easier to make than the usual rolled and cut biscuits, and have a wonderful fluffy texture. With drop biscuits, you don’t have to worry about kneading any dough, rolling it out, cutting and shaping them, or preventing...

Charred Broccoli

This Charred Broccoli side dish is simple to make, and so delicious. Broccoli florets are charred and tossed with fresh lemon, toasted pine nuts, tangy pecorino cheese, and fresh basil. Leftovers keep beautifully too! I can somehow get my two year old to eat this broccoli. That’s how tasty it is. Broccoli is one...

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs always disappear in a flash when I bring them to parties. This classic appetizer has lots of fresh flavor, with smoked salmon, goat cheese, and chives.  If you’re looking for deviled eggs without mayo and with great flavors, this is just the recipe for you! People seem to either love...

Coleslaw

This Coleslaw recipe is crisp and refreshing, with just enough creamy dressing to bring it all together. It’s a great side for many different dishes, and both picnic and potluck friendly! If you need to erase the memory of the typical stale, mayonnaise-drowned coleslaw that so often makes appearances at the grocery store and...

How to Cut Cabbage

Here’s a quick guide for How to Cut Cabbage for dishes like Cole Slaw and Sautéed Cabbage, plus to how to core, slice, or shred cabbage with a knife or mandolin. Ingredients matter too, but so much of how you experience food can be changed just by how you cut it. Whenever I pick...

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This Buffalo Chicken Dip is the perfect game day appetizer for parties or potlucks! If you're a lover of Frank's hot sauce and all things buffalo chicken, this recipe is for you.

Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies combine many of the best cookies into one! They’re soft and chewy, with peanut butter, oatmeal, milk chocolate candies, and chocolate chips for a delicious treat. If you’ve ever wanted “everything” in one cookie, then Monster cookies are for you. The texture has bits of everything you could want: crisp on the...

Brie Grilled Cheese

This Brie Grilled Cheese has thin slices of chicken breast, gooey brie, and melty mozzarella for a quick and delicious crispy sandwich. American cheese and cheddar may be the classic cheeses to use for grilled cheese, but there are so many more incredible cheeses to use that have different textures and flavors. And today...

Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

Crispy Coconut Shrimp Dipped Into Sweet Chili Sauce With Platter Of Coconut Shrimp Around It

Coconut Shrimp is popular at restaurants, but once you see how quick and easy it is to make at home, you'll make it yourself! 

Potato Cheddar Frittata

This delicious Potato Frittata has sharp cheddar cheese, thinly sliced potato, and scallions for a flavorful savory breakfast dish. It can feed a crowd, and leftovers keep beautifully! Once you know how to make a frittata, you can make a thousand different frittatas, and its versatility is only one of its many merits. A...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes are my *go-to* and are really easy to make!

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes are my go-to cupcake recipe. They’re rich, dark, and incredibly moist. The Peanut Butter Buttercream on top is the perfect pairing for the dark chocolate flavor. Even though I’m not solely a baker, I would totally go to that Cupcake Wars show with these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes. They’ve become...

Butterscotch Budino

If you're looking for a great make-ahead dessert to make for company, this Butterscotch Budino from Nancy Silverton is a total showstopper!

Smoked Salmon Spread

This creamy spread has a smoky flavor and saltiness from smoked salmon, and lots of fresh dill. It's perfect for entertaining!

Lobster Roll Recipe

Ready for a different take on lobster rolls? Fresh lobster meat is nestled into a bun and topped with a crunchy herbed potato chip topping!

Zucchini Ribbon Salad

This Zucchini Ribbon Salad is a light and refreshing side dish that’s fresh and full of flavor. The ingredients are simple, but the textures and flavors are heaven together! I can’t stop eating this salad lately, which is a good thing because it happens to be quite healthy. We’ve had a few 100 degree...

Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe - Potluck Salads

This Caprese Pasta Salad has a classic combination of fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese, tied together with a simple vinaigrette. It’s perfect for summer potlucks and picnics! The Caprese flavor combination is one of those ultimate pairings that never goes out of style. When warm weather hits, I always look forward to eating...

Strawberry Simple Syrup

Strawberry Simple Syrup - Easy Homemade Simple Syrup Infused with Fresh Strawberries

This 3-ingredient Strawberry Simple Syrup is incredibly easy to make, and will elevate any homemade drink or cocktail. I like to use it in this Strawberry Iced Tea, in homemade Lemonade, and more. You can try other kinds of fruit too! Simple syrup is one of the most foundational elements in cocktails and drinks,...

How to Cut a Watermelon

Here’s a quick visual guide for How to Cut a Watermelon into perfect rindless sticks or cubes. I find this way much easier to cut AND eat than the typical watermelon triangles that include the rind. When watermelon comes into season for the summer, we have a bowl of it in our fridge constantly....

How To Pick A Good Watermelon

Here are six tips for How to Pick a Good Watermelon that’s ripe and sweet, gathered from lots of conversations with produce people, farmers, and personal experience. If you know how to check for things like the field spot, it makes the selection process much easier! Picking out a watermelon at the grocery store...

Mexican Street Corn Salad with Black Beans

Mexican Corn and Black Bean Salad - Perfect summer picnic and potluck recipe

This Mexican Street Corn Salad with Black Beans is incredibly flavorful, filling, and can be stored in the refrigerator for several days. It’s fantastic for summer potlucks or picnics, as it travels really easily, and serves as a great side dish for lots of different mains. People always love to ask me what my...

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is incredibly easy to make and wonderful to have on hand to add protein to meals. We make a batch every week, and after testing various methods for doing it (like searing vs no sear), this is my favorite way to make it. Pulled pork is the next best thing...

Buffalo Wing Sauce

Easy Buffalo Wing Sauce made with Frank's

This Buffalo Wing Sauce has the perfect balance of flavors and a smooth consistency. It’s easy to make and excellent for tossing with fried or baked chicken wings. When you grow up eating Buffalo Wings every Sunday for your entire childhood, you really get to know what the perfect sauce tastes like, and this...