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Creamy Herbed Feta Dip & Quick Naan – Gluten Free

This Creamy Herbed Feta Dip & Quick Naan is quite the crowd pleaser! Serve it hot and fresh with a grilled veggie platter and you won’t be able to get rid of your guests! Coming from Chicago, my absolute favorite lunch is a good ol’ fashion handheld Gyro or Chicken […]

Side view of filled Crisp Parmesan bowl with Creamy Poblano Basil Pasta with pine nuts and shredded parmesan

Crisp Parmesan Bowl with Poblano Basil Pasta -Gluten Free

This Crisp Parmesan Bowl with Poblano Basil Pasta is a home run! The smooth, smoky, and spicy pasta sauce brings in all the flavors of a delicious pesto and then some. The crisp, savory parmesan bowl adds saltiness, but more importantly elegance. Originally, this post was to highlight the making […]

8-Minute Sweet Pickled Banana Peppers

These 8-Minute Sweet Pickled Banana Peppers are incredibly easy and delicious. They have a wonderful sweet tang with a nice finishing crunch. They go well on pizza, sandwiches, nachos and just about everything else.

Herby Garden Salad With Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette

Herby Garden Salad with Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette

This Herby Garden Salad with Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette is the quintessential summer salad. Once fresh herbs start wafting their aromas, they’re begging to be picked for this burst of liveliness. This simple, impressive, yet inexpensive meal is packed with flavor from bunches of herbs, fresh fruit, and a vibrant vinaigrette. […]

Queso fresco, cherry tomatoes, cilantro salad in a bowl

Fresh & Easy Mexican Caprese Salad with Queso Fresco

This unassuming Fresh and Easy Mexican Caprese Salad is just as comfortable at a BBQ picnic as it is on a set dining table. Substituting queso for mozzarella adds an extra tang while fighting against that soft/soggy mouthfeel. This quick salad is a refreshing twist on a summer time favorite. Being […]

Bowl of Might and Healthy Fresco Elotes Salad as a Side to Steak Carnitas. Presented on a cutting board as a whole meal.

Mighty & Healthy Fresco Elote Salad

This mighty & healthy fresco elote salad is a wonderful, refreshing, and vibrant side for your summer dinner plate.  It packs all of the flavor punch without the need for a post meal nap! A Rose By Any Other Name… You may have heard this dish called Mexican Street Corn […]

Spanish Red Pepper Rice with Dates & Chorizo

This Spanish Red Pepper Rice with Dates and Chorizo is the epitome of a comfort food at its best, hitting all the right notes. This Spanish Red Pepper Rice with Dates and Chorizo has a rich, satisfying taste from the red pepper sauce & chorizo, balanced by sweet bits of […]