• Cheesy Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole #butternutsquash #fall #squash #roasted #vegetables #foodphotography
    Gather Around,  Recipe,  Savory,  Vegetables,  Vegetarian

    Cheesy Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole

    Oh, casseroles. Long gone are the days where “casserole” meant unappetizing. Fast forward to today, and casseroles can be stand alone stars, healthy, crowd pleasers, and perfect for busy families on the go. This Cheesy Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole is one of the best casseroles I’ve ever had. It pairs nicely with roasted chicken, topped with pan seared, and buttery scallops, or good all on its own. “I’ve been thinking about this casserole all day” – Andrew. But I had been, too. It’s that good. As you can see, I shot this as leftovers. What’s great about this is that it conveys a feeling of sharing and also that the casserole is…

  • Spaghetti and Meatballs with Heirloom Tomato Basil Sauce #spaghetti #meatballs #pasta #sauce #italian #homecook #feedingafamily
    Dinner,  Recipes,  Summer

    Spaghetti and Meatballs with Heirloom Tomato Basil Sauce

    Comfort food at its finest. This Spaghetti and Meatballs with Heirloom Tomato Basil Sauce hits the spot when you need a little warmth from a classic dish. Made with simple, fresh, and local ingredients giving it what I call “healthy heartiness”. Guys, anyone who cooks for you is a keeper. Making the best meatballs I’ve ever had is an extra bonus. AKA Andrew is a keeper and he makes the best meatballs ever. This Spaghetti and Meatballs with Heirloom Tomato Basil Sauce is one of the easiest recipes I’ve made and it’s probably one of the most delicious. Boiling pasta? Easy. “Raw” sauce? Easy. Having the oven do the meatball work for…

  • Summer Panzanella #salad #summer #raw #easy #panzanella #peach #foodphotography
    Gather Around,  Recipes,  Salad,  Summer

    Summer Panzanella

    Chock full of summer peaches and tomatoes, this Summer Panzanella is a match made in heaven and ready for your next summer party. This bright, refreshing, and satisfying recipe has been slightly adapted from Sarah Waldman.  Since starting on this food photography, recipe development, and blogging journey, I’ve had my fair share of doubts and insecurities. Seeing others on this journey is inspiring, yet somehow very nerve racking. Mostly because they’re work is SO good and they seem to effortlessly produce amazing content. Hello, practice. I keep telling myself that they’ve all started where I have and that seems to help keep me on track. I am lucky to have friends,…

  • Blistered Shishito Peppers #roasting #summer #foodtips #cooking #shishito #pepper
    Quick and Easy,  Recipes,  Snacks,  Staple Recipes,  Vegetables

    Blistered Shishito Peppers

    These Blistered Shishito Peppers are our go-to snack these days when we are wanting a bit of kick and saltiness. Almost reminding me of a good bowl of popcorn or edamame, these shishitos deliver a mild spicy, salty punch and can be used as a quick snack or incorporated into your main dish. When Andrew and I first discovered shishitos in our Rowland’s Row CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box, we were thrilled to be getting some new ingredients that could be used in our everyday lives and as a quick snack. These babies are good. They are easy to prepare. As equally quick to blister and can be found almost…

  • Creamy Avocado Salad Sandwich #easy #avocado #lunch #foodphotography #recipe #salad
    Lunch,  Quick and Easy,  Recipes

    Creamy Avocado Salad Sandwich

    Craving an egg or chicken salad sandwich? But don’t have the time? This Creamy Avocado Salad Sandwich is the perfect substitute. Prepared with just a bit of mayo, you still get the subtle tang without the calorie bomb.  The recipe for my Creamy Avocado Salad Sandwich was born by way of craving. I wanted an egg salad sandwich. I can’t have eggs and was short on time (we were headed to the zoo). What’s a girl to do? “Aha!” moment. AVOCADOS. But I didn’t want just guacamole on two pieces of bread. As lovely as that sounds, I wanted a bit of texture while still being creamy, so I added…