Fresh Herb and Walnut Pesto

Fresh Herb and Walnut Pesto

Pesto is a bright green sauce that is Italian in origin, specifically from Genoa. Traditionally, this sauce consists of fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, and a hard cheese such as parmesan or pecorino. I grew up eating this green sauce, as my mom made it 

Green Chimichurri Sauce

Green Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is a green sauce that is generally made from fresh oregano, parsley, garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and crushed red peppers. In this version, I have added fresh mint for extra flavor. This bright green tangy Chimichurri sauce is excellent as a marinade, 

Lemon and Cucumber Tzatziki with Fresh Herbs

Lemon and Cucumber Tzatziki with Fresh Herbs

Tzatziki is a yogurt-based sauce that is often used with Mediterranean cuisine. You’ll see it at every Greek or Mediterranean restaurant, and it is a must-have for me. Whether I get a gyro, a platter or a salad, you will see tzatziki on it! Tzatziki 

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Ribs

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Ribs

For National BBQ Day I am making BBQ pork ribs, along with a homemade dry rub AND BBQ sauce! I don’t know where you are, but I’m in Arizona where it’s HOT! At 111 degrees, I plan to stay inside and cook in the air 

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Sauce

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Sauce

This Sweet and Smoky BBQ Sauce is a staple in our house. BBQ is one of my favorite things to eat, and fanatics know that good BBQ can be hard to come by. I’m a fan of sauces, so of course I had to make 

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Rub

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Rub

BBQ is one of my favorite things to eat. The meat options, delicious sides, an array of different sauces, and the incredible flavors. I like a lot of different BBQ variations, but at this house we tend to lean towards sweet-tasting BBQ that has a 

Roasted Vegetables with Vinaigrette

Roasted Vegetables with Vinaigrette

If you are human, you know how difficult it can be to get your daily dose of vegetables. Even if you’re an adult and love broccoli like I do, vegetables can still get boring. When I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I adopted an AIP 

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Apparently my 11-year-old nephew is becoming quite intrigued with cooking. Of course, as a cooking aunt, I was elated and wanted to find something he would love to cook! He wanted to start with a pasta dish, and we landed on Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta. 

Marinated Greek Chicken

Marinated Greek Chicken

This Greek Chicken recipe is amazing and so versatile. The Greek yogurt helps to tenderize the chicken and keep it moist, while the herbs give it mouthwatering flavor. This chicken is best when marinated overnight, but you can marinate it for a shorter period if 

Instant Pot BBQ Brisket

Instant Pot BBQ Brisket

Summer is here, and that means BBQ season has arrived! The smell of grilled meats fills the neighborhood, people are outside enjoying life, and beautiful flowers are in bloom. Here in Arizona, it is hot, and sometimes it is just too hot to go outside 

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

Healthy Homemade Ranch Seasoning If you live in the United States, chances are you or someone in your family is obsessed with ranch dressing. And then the ranch seasoning packets were introduced, and they were a game changer. An easy, convenient and delicious way to 

Made From Scratch Tomato Sauce

Made From Scratch Tomato Sauce

My Easy Scratch-Made Tomato Sauce Tomato sauce is one of my favorite things to make. This recipe makes A LOT of sauce. I usually make this from-scratch tomato sauce when I go to POWWOW (Produce on Wheels without Waste) and get a ton of tomatoes 

Chimichurri with Flank Steak

Chimichurri with Flank Steak

The Chimichurri Chimichurri is a bright green sauce or marinade from South America.  It is incredibly flavorful and tangy, often served with beef or lamb. It is amazing with steaks, sausage, chicken, really anything. I could drink this stuff. I love chimichurri sauce, and I