I made a poached pears dessert for the finale of a murder mystery dinner party a few weeks back. It was a private party in my client’s home to celebrate a special birthday. I wanted to display a real show-stopper with my dessert, and the poached pears did the trick.
I love salad before dinner, and this is a great salad to impress holiday guests.
To me, nothing says the holiday like a classic crown pork roast.
With cooler temperatures in the air, it’s time to make soups and stews. I was at the Woodstock Farmers Market last week and loaded up on fresh, organic vegetables.
I love chili, and with the beautiful fall weather surrounding us, it’s a perfect time for it.
If you are tired of the same old meatloaf recipe or are looking for a kid-friendly meatloaf, this is the answer.
I have several clients who are on gluten-free diets. I have to make sure I am able to make them their favorites meals, but make them gluten free.
One of my clients hired me recently to come to their home and prepare an intimate dinner party for five. Their diet is gluten-free, and they wanted appetizers, dinner and dessert.
This week’s recipe is a healthier version of fried ravioli, these are oven-baked and homemade. Kids really love this dish for dinner. Serve with a mixed greens salad and dinner is done.
With this dish, I took the flavors of an antipasto platter and created a wonderful chicken dinner filled with amazing flavors and full of color. You can add black olives to this dish, as well.
Last Friday, I recreated a dinner for a couple celabrating their 20th wedding anniversary. They asked me to make the same meal they enjoyed the night of their wedding.
This recipe is healthy, fast and gluten-free. It is a great weeknight dinner, and a creative way to shake up a routine of serving the same chicken dishes.
This is a really good recipe if you like salmon and asparagus. Celebrate spring with this recipe filled with spring flavors. Two of my clients who I cook for every week have gluten-free diets, so when I make this recipe, I just swap the pasta, and the dish becomes a healthy, gluten-free meal.
With outside parties just around the corner, this healthy spinach artichoke dip with homemade pita chips is a great alternative to chips and dip.
My Swedish meatballs are made with a combination of lean ground turkey breast and ground pork. They are flavored with nutmeg and cardamom and simmered in a creamy mushroom sauce.
Poaching chicken breasts in a mango and spice mixture gives this simple recipe tons of flavor. The cooking liquid doubles as a simple sauce with the addition of cornstarch. The entire recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, and it can easily be made gluten-free.
An Italian tradition, Easter Pie, as it is colloquially known, is a quiche-like, savory pie filled with eggs, cheese, meat and a variety of other possibilities. It is definitely not diet food as it is rich and dense – part of the reason I only make it once a year.
This delicious pomegranate/orange glaze also can be used on chicken, salmon or pork.
With pork on special at the stores right now, this is an economical, good family recipe. And this chutney recipe also is good over cheesecake, ice cream and grilled meats.
Share a romantic dinner at home this Valentine’s Day with my healthier Beef Bourguignon recipe.