Lemon Roasted Tilapia

Lemon Roasted Tilapia

This simple seafood dish is stunning; just look at the presentation – gorgeous! As the lemons roast away, they become slightly sweet and the tilapia absorbs all of the fresh flavor from the zest and thyme. We recommend plating this up with our Harvest Carrots or our Broccolini Crunch.

Honey Sesame Chicken Bowl

Honey Sesame Chicken Bowl

Along with our love for pizza, Chinese food also has a special place in our hearts (or should we say our tummies?). As much as we talk about these two foods, our readers must think we are a couple of college kids (well, we were at one point…long ago…sigh…).

Salted Caramel Crack

Salted Caramel Crack

Some days you need to treat yourself to something sweet. This recipe will transform just a few pantry staples into a treat that will kick those sweet, salty and chocolaty cravings to the curb. These sweet crackers aren’t just for adults, your kids will love it and have fun helping you make it too!

Roasted Baby Cabbage with Bacon and Raisins

Roasted Baby Cabbage with Bacon and Raisins

Two years ago, we had a romantic meal in Clifton, VA at Trummers on Main. Jason’s favorite item on the menu was their roasted brussel sprouts. They were perfectly cooked with bacon fat and served with crispy lardons. Jason instantly became a fan of these little green gems and asked for us to make a [...]

Southern Pecan Tassies

Southern Pecan Tassies

Nothing says “Welcome Autumn” better than the smell of Pecan Pie coming out of the oven. The crispy crust and the melt-in-your-mouth filling is comfort food at its best. Yes, just one slice is full of glorious grams of sugar and multiple calories. So, I decide to try and turn them into little bites. The only problem is, you can’t have just one. My girlfriends Christy and Abby host a cookie exchange every year, so I recenlty made these little cuties; they were a huge hit. In fact, they won the Best Taste prize!


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