Ingredient Spotlight: Sour Cherries

Ingredient Spotlight: Sour Cherries

Welcome to the second installment of the ingredient spotlight series. A few weeks ago, we talked all things asparagus. Today, we’re talking cherries. Specifically, sour cherries! Those...

Tuna Crostini with Italian Antipasto - crisp baguette slices topped with an EASY, herbaceous tuna spread made with Bella Portofino extra virgin olive oil packed Albacore tuna, mascarpone, capers, lemon zest, and fresh herbs!

Tuna Crostini with Italian Antipasto

This post is brought to you by Bella Portofino.  Appetizers are my favorite part of any meal. They allow us to do what we...

How to Make a Blackberry Peach Pie

Blackberry Peach Pie

Homemade blackberry peach pie. An incredibly flaky all-butter pie crust filled with ripe summer peaches and tart blackberries!  Today’s blackberry peach pie provided me with...

Mango Lassi Popsicles - a healthy, naturally sweetened popsicle made with Greek yogurt and fresh mango!

Mango Lassi Popsicles

That’s right. The long-awaited phenomenon known as Popsicle Week is here! I’m joining the party with these layered mango lassi popsicles. Don’t they look refreshing? I’ve...

Italian Tuna Avocado Boats - fresh tuna salad made with Bella Portofino extra virgin olive oil packed yellowfin tuna, olives, sundried tomatoes, parsley, and lime served in avocado boats. An easy, healthy, dairy free, gluten free, and paleo friendly recipe!

Tuna Avocado Boats

This post is brought to you by Bella Portofino.  Despite being a relatively picky eater growing up, I’ve always had a special place in...

10 Quick Summer Recipes - easy quick recipes for the best season of the year!

10 Quick Summer Recipes

Happy first official day of summer! Despite having the heat tolerance of a polar bear, I look forward to this day each year. It marks the...

Strawberry Elderflower Sparkler

A few weeks ago, I attended a cousin’s bachelorette party in Chicago at Balena in Lincoln Park. It was the one of those perfect, low-key celebratory...

Ingredient Spotlight: Asparagus

Ingredient Spotlight: Asparagus

After asking in this year’s survey (still open!) what types of content you’d be interested in seeing in this space, tons of you responded with enthusiasm...

2017 Reader Survey - A Beautiful Plate

2017 Reader Survey (your feedback matters!)

Today is the most important day of the year. The annual reader survey is here! In less than five minutes, you can help me understand...

Easy Rhubarb Muffins - rhubarb muffin recipe made with whole grain flour, studded with rhubarb pieces, and sweetened with maple syrup!

Easy Rhubarb Muffins

Easy whole grain muffins made with Greek yogurt, lightly sweetened with maple syrup, and studded with fresh rhubarb.  Can you do me favor? Run —...