• 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…

  • Lemon Ricotta & Eggplant Pizza with Hot Honey Drizzle is perfect for a gathering or family night! #eggplant #vegetarian #summertime #foodphotography #foodie #flatbreads
    Dinner,  Gather Around,  Pizza,  Recipes,  Summer

    Lemon Ricotta & Eggplant Pizza with Hot Honey Drizzle

    For this Lemon Ricotta & Eggplant Pizza with Hot Honey Drizzle, I wanted to explore the sweet and savory aspects of the ingredients, and the texture of the pizza, while using classic in-season produce. The result hit the preverbal nail on the head. Elevated, yet simple, this pizza is perfect for both weeknights and weekends.  Guys, this pizza looks difficult and all time consuming, but hint: it’s not. However, it tastes like you spent hours slaving away in the kitchen. There are a few more steps than my normal pizza’s, but you won’t be disappointed. I am actually so pumped about this recipe as a local magazine, Charlotte Lately, reached out…

  • Simple Balsamic Marinated Kabobs #summer #entertaining #simple #kabobs #marinade #sustainable #easy #BBQ
    Dinner,  Gather Around,  Recipes,  Vegetables

    Simple Balsamic Marinated Kabobs

    It’s officially Summer! Spend more time outside with the help of these suuuuper Simple Balsamic Marinated Kabobs and your grill. Invite friends and family over. Kickback, relax, converse, listen to music. All of THAT is what makes great summer memories.  We kicked off our summer grilling season this past weekend which just so happened to be Father’s Day! We spent the day together – Park, walks, food, sunshine. I loved seeing my family together enjoying the outdoors and eating good food. Grilling outside this past weekend brought back memories of my childhood. I didn’t realize that a world without backyard grills, hamburgers, kabobs, grilled vegetables, side salads, and refreshing drinks…

  • Raw Cucumber and Broccoli Salad with Butter Beans and Parsley - Summer entertaining made quick and easy. #cucumber #summersalad #freshsalad #simplesides #broccoli #cucumber #beansalad #summer
    Dinner,  Gather Around,  Recipe,  Recipes,  Salad

    Raw Cucumber and Broccoli Salad with Butter Beans and Parsley

    Lets all just take a moment and reflect on how emotional food is. Like music, food can transport you to a different time and place. It brings people together. It evokes memories of all kinds. And if you’re lucky, it’s beautiful to look at. Food can make you happy and heal you when you’re sad. Cooking food is an art. Photographing food is another. There are healthy relationships with food and there are poor ones. Food is so powerful. And for all of these reasons, I love food so much. Luckily, in this season of my life, I choose healthy(ish – it’s about balance) fresh foods that make me and…

  • Flavorful and hearty, these Browned Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Tacos are whats for dinner tonight #familymeals #pork #tacos #fresh #seasonal #southwest #easy
    Dinner,  Recipe,  Recipes,  Savory,  Summer

    Browned Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Tacos

    Our trips to the Farmer’s Market are mostly vegetable and fruit heavy BUT from time to time when we are purchasing meat, we’ll stop by Big Oak Farm to stock up. The owners, Mike and Dawn, are so friendly, so helpful, so nice, and they have the best meat at the market. Knowing where our meat comes from is a big bonus for us. I really appreciate them both. I mean, they are partially responsible for these Browned Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Tacos! With a little bit of planning, aspects of this recipe can last you all week. The gift that keeps on giving, amiright? We love tacos over here.…