Rosemary-Ginger Apple Compote

Rosemary-Ginger Apple Compote

This apple compote is seasoned with rosemary, ginger, and cinnamon. It makes the most delicious accompaniment to Fall and Winter charcuterie boards and is so easy to make! The key to making the best compote for charcuterie boards is to dice the apple into very small cubes. This makes the perfect texture for piling it [...]

Shaved Brussels Sprout and Pear Salad with Spiced Candied Pecans and Gorgonzola

Shaved Brussels Sprout and Pear Salad with Spiced Candied Pecans and Gorgonzola

Fall produce makes for some of the tastiest salads and this shaved brussels sprout and pear salad is no exception! The brussels sprouts are shaved very thinly to make a fluffy base for the salad, which is topped with juicy pears, funky gorgonzola cheese, and candied pecans seasoned with five spice. A simple dressing made [...]

Homemade Salsa Two Ways: Salsa Verde Crudo and Salsa Roja

Homemade Salsa Two Ways: Salsa Verde Crudo and Salsa Roja

These easy homemade salsas are so much more delicious than the jarred variety! In this post I will show you how to make salsa verde crudo, which is a raw tomatillo-based salsa, as well as a salsa roja (red salsa) made with jarred fire roasted tomatoes and poblano and jalapeño peppers. I have been a [...]

Crispy Oven-Baked Teriyaki Wings

Crispy Oven-Baked Teriyaki Wings

Nothing beats a shatteringly crisp, juicy chicken wing! Usually crispy wings are achieved via frying, but this method of oven-baked wings results in perfectly crispy skin without drying out the meat. The secret? Corn starch! It absorbs moisture as the wings cook letting the skin crisp up and brown. I mean, check these babies out! [...]

Truffled Mushroom Toast with Lemon Zest and Chives

Truffled Mushroom Toast with Lemon Zest and Chives

Golden brown mushrooms are infused with black truffle oil and lemon juice and zest before being piled onto garlic rubbed toast and topped with fresh chives and shredded Grana Padano cheese in this tasty toast. The umami level is off the chain! But all the richness is balanced with bright and acidic lemon juice, pops [...]

Veggie Stuffed Potato Skins

Veggie Stuffed Potato Skins

Potato skins have been one of my favorite things for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I always ordered the appetizer samplers instead of actual meals at the all-American chains like TGI Fridays and Chili's. Mozzarella sticks, buffalo wings, southwestern eggrolls, and potato skins - such was my childhood. If you're unfamiliar, [...]

Mango Habanero and Avocado Salsa

Mango Habanero and Avocado Salsa

Life is a fiesta, and all fiestas need a good salsa (or two). Why not go tropical with this delicious mango habanero and avocado salsa? Made with cubes of sweet mango, creamy avocado, crisp bell pepper and red onion, and some chopped cilantro, this salsa is fruity, spicy, and bursting with flavor. Just add margs! [...]

Baba Ghanoush with Za’atar and Smoked Paprika Oil

Baba Ghanoush with Za’atar and Smoked Paprika Oil

Baba ghanoush is simple to make with a combination of eggplant, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and salt. My version is topped with a killer za'atar and paprika oil that you can make while the eggplant is cooking. Traditionally, baba ghanoush is made by charing eggplants over a woodburining fire. This method provides the deep smokey [...]