melted feta with warmed figs and olives

Thanksgiving Appetizer: Warm Feta, Fig, and Olives

Posted On Nov 17, 2022 By Brandy Gales

This meal is the perfect appetizer for not only Thanksgiving, but for any meal you serve! With minimal prep, it simply bakes in the oven, and can be served directly from the pan or skillet. Not only is this recipe fast and easy, it is also gluten-free, low-carb, and vegetarian... Read More
large serving of cavatappi ratatouille pasta

Easy Ratatouille Pasta

Posted On Oct 31, 2022 By Brandy Gales

I feel like this recipe could be an example of, "tell me you are a parent without telling me you are a parent." Long story short, every time I watch my children's favorite movie Ratatouille, I am dying to cook this famous dish. As I am making this meal for my... Read More
Close-up view of a meat, veggie, and cheese platter featuring pumpkin hummus

Halloween Party Elevated Gathering Board

Posted On Oct 25, 2022 By Brandy Gales

When the school year starts and the holidays come around, I find I focus more on making charcuterie or "gathering boards" for get-togethers. I find these to be a fun and creative way to have your guests and family snack on tasty and beautiful finger foods while catching up.... Read More
Bowl of Pad Thai noodles topped with shredded chicken, corn, edamame and cilantro.  Peanut sauce served on the side.

Pad Thai with Pumpkin Peanut Sauce

Posted On Oct 21, 2022 By Brandy Gales

I normally don't think of ways to change recipes that work perfectly, and Pad Thai is one of those foods (well, in my opinion that is). However, there is one aspect about Pad Thai that I did want to mix up. I am obsessed with the flavor of peanut sauce; although I find that it tends to be... Read More
goat cheese medallions atop pear, cranberries, walnuts and lettuce

Warm Goat Cheese Fall Salad

Posted On Sep 30, 2022 By Brandy Gales

There is no such thing as a perfect salad, until now that is! I have always loved goat cheese, but I do find the flavor to be overwhelming and so I can only eat a little bit. I knew I had to find a way to tone down the flavor in order to serve... Read More