Easy Halloween Deviled Eggs with Avocado and Lime

Delight party guests with these ghoulishly green deviled eggs

I have prepared deviled eggs for all sorts of parties, changing up the flavors and appearance depending on the event theme, and people go crazy for them. In this recipe, ripe avocado replaces most of the mayonnaise to color the eggs ghoulishly green. Lime,...
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Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Garlicky Greek Yogurt Dip

This post was sponsored by my friends at Chobani. Written 100% by me. We are in the midst of sweet potato season, with the majority of them hailing from North Carolina and California. Get excited! Baking them in an extra hot oven is my favorite...
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Oven-Fried Chicken Nuggets with Maple-Dijon Dip

Get all of the crunchy, savory deliciousness from chicken nuggets that your family loves, with the goodness of whole pieces of all-white chicken, not mystery meat. Oven-Fried Chicken Nuggets with Maple-Dijon Dip For the chicken: 1/2 cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs (or use regular panko bread crumbs) 2 teaspoons...
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California Avocado Breakfast Casserole with Spinach and Sweet Potatoes, and Giveaway!

Avocados Shine at Breakfast Sponsored post This casserole showcases the versatility of avocados–baked for breakfast. Whip up this vibrant casserole the next time you’re serving brunch, or bake it the night before to have at the ready for early risers. Each serving provides an excellent source...
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Easy Grilled Artichokes with Roasted Garlic-Dijon Puree

There are two ways of doing things in the kitchen: the restaurant chef’s way and the easy way. When I cooked at the five-star Mary Elaine’s, I was in charge of the artichokes, trimming them by the case. First I cut off all of...
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Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes

Slow cookers offer so much more than hearty winter stews, and in the summer any way to escape the heat of the kitchen is welcome. How about a summertime sandwich of lentil sloppy joes? The inspiration for this recipe stems from a stovetop version by Heather McDougall,...
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California Avocado & Egg Breakfast Salad, and Giveaway!

  Sponsored post Each week I hard-boil a batch of eggs for a weekday morning quick source of high-quality protein for my husband, 3-year-old and myself. Typically I season my quartered egg with olive oil, salt and pepper, and enjoy it with a side of toast...
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Steve’s Saucy Baked Salmon with Dijon & Dill

Rejoice! Wild Alaskan salmon season is near. It will begin any week now, so just keep in touch with your grocer’s fishmonger who will give you the scoop on its anticipated arrival. While canned and frozen salmon serve a purpose during the winter months...
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Oven-Fried Onion Bloom with Tangy Dipping Sauce

If you’re like me, you love a good deep fry. I was born and raised in Wisconsin, after all, where I was no stranger to Friday fish fries and deep-fried cheese curds. I’ve enjoyed the deep-fried onion blooms found on restaurant menus across the...
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