General Tso’s Meatballs

General Tso's Meatballs - Pork meatballs are slathered in tasty General Tso's sauce in this fun party recipe! |

I got an e-mail from a reader last week, telling me how excited she was to have found this blog, because I make so many meatball recipes. I was a little surprised, because I didn’t think I make THAT many meatballs. But, when looking through my archives, I noticed that in addition to standard appetizer meatballs and meatball subs, I’ve added meatballs to ramen, salad, vegetable soup, and even breakfast bowls. OK, so maybe I DO make a lot of meatballs. I can’t help it. They’re fun to make, and there’s endless ways to spice, sauce and serve them.

Toasted Ravioli Nachos

Toasted Ravioli Nachos AKA "Ravilachos" - Use toasted beef ravioli in place of tortilla chips for this crowd-pleasing take on nachos! |

OK, so before I even talk to you guys about this recipe, please know that my husband is trying to make the word “ravilachos” happen. He doesn’t think “ravioli nachos” is catchy enough, and he just really, really wants everybody to call these “ravilachos.” Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way . .

Epic Game Day

Epic Game Day - A flavor-packed, chef-inspired game day feast that YOU can make at home! |

Alright friends, we’ve done the salad. We’ve done the yogurt and granola. It’s been a healthful start to the year. Let’s look forward to our first splurge. The big game, coming up in early February. Now, I can’t actually say the name of this game, as the NFL has it trademarked and they could sue

Winter Citrus Parfait Bar

Today, I have a Winter Citrus Parfait Bar to share with you guys, or, as my husband likes to call it, a “Choose Your Own Adventure Yogurt Parfait.” Anybody else remember those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books? Man, I could get DOWN with those things. Pretty sure I’d read one tomorrow if it showed up in my

Deluxe Turkey Burger Salad

Deluxe Turkey Burger Salad - A jazzed-up version of a bunless burger, with creamy Sun Dried Tomato Dressing. |

Hey there! I’m excited to share my first new recipe of 2017 with you. I know this is a time of year where a lot of people are making resolutions, but personally, I’m just trying to get back into a routine. After a few weeks of extreme relaxation over the holidays (and all of the

My 20 Favorite Home Chef Recipes For The New Year

20 Home Chef Recipes For The New Year |

Happy New Year, my friends! I hope you had a healthy, happy and restful holiday season. I certainly did, especially the restful part. I read books, started my annual Oscar movie watch-a-thon, cooked recipes I’d been meaning to try forever, napped, and cuddled #oneflops. I’m back in the test kitchen and photography studio this week,

Pomegranate Vanilla Sparkling Wine Cocktails

Pomegranate Vanilla Sparking Wine Cocktails - 3 ingredients + 5 minutes = this festive, fruity, bubbly cocktail. Cheers! |

We made it to the end. The end of 2016. Whether you’re toasting to a fresh start or savoring the last few moments of the year that was, you’ll probably want to raise of glass of something sparkling at midnight. Or, with dinner, because let’s be honest, midnight is kinda late, right? But to me,