Pumpkin French Fries with Chipotle-Molasses Ketchup

These pumpkin fries are sweet potatoes’ sassier sister with a smoky twist of cumin, chile and chipotle. The sweet and spicy ketchup will elevate any fry. Each serving offers more than two times the daily value for vitamin A (as beta-carotene), 3 grams fiber, and...
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Mini Fig-Peach Cobblers with Whole-Grain Topping

One day recently I had an intense craving for a summer fruit cobbler. An abundance of figs in my fridge proved the inspiration for the base I created for this easy-going dessert. This time of year, fig trees are going bonkers, producing buckets of...
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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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Roasted Cauliflower with Cashews & Curried Dip

Get excited…. today cauliflower gets made over with a flavor explosion! Cauliflower naturally gets sweeter as it roasts and its flavors concentrate. If you’re like me, you will find yourself spooning the crunchy cashew-panko topping right into your mouth. Then there’s the dip. Well,...
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Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Breast Skillet with Celery, Carrots & Scallions

Clean Eating Buffalo Chicken Breast Skillet Dripping Buffalo sauce. Crispy chicken skin. Creamy bleu cheese dressing. Crunchy celery sticks. I crave this heavenly combination, especially during football season, but am glad to partake any time of the year. At least in my mind. While I...
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Recipe: Oven Pumpkin Fries with Cumin, Feta Cheese & Pepitas

Pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie. All of these orange-hued, holiday-spiced foods excite me this time of year, signaling that Thanksgiving and Christmas are near. Since most pumpkin offerings are sweet, I thought it would be fun to cook a pumpkin from scratch and...
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Your Go-To Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

I get excited when I spot pulled pork on a restaurant menu, at a catered event or at a party. I can expect–even crave—the pork’s savory juices running down my palm, melt-in-the mouth tenderness and succulent layered, yet down-home flavors. Pulled pork might seem...
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Recipe: Chilled Corn Soup with Tomatoes, Avocado & Feta

Whenever I list corn as a healthy food, people never fail to stare with a mix of amazement and concern. “Isn’t corn fattening?” Ah…No. You’re entering a carb no-hater zone. Virtually all vegetables offer nutritional benefits. As for corn, one medium ear is about 100 calories,...
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