Creamy Herb and Prosciutto Stuffed Mushrooms

Prosciutto can be used in a wide variety of recipes. I particularly like it in these stuffed mushrooms. They are so savory and creamy! To be honest, every time I make this stuffed mushrooms appetizer recipe, I just have them for my whole meal.

Herbed Chèvre with Mushrooms in Phyllo Pouches

Herbed Chèvre with Mushrooms in Phyllo Pouches are easy gourmet appetizers to make even if you are new to phyllo pastry sheets. Learn how to make fancy appetizers the easy way.

Savory Salmon Spread with Pickled Cherries

If you are looking for gourmet recipes and you want something easy, then this is the perfect appetizer recipe to dig into! This make ahead condiment can be served as a spread for crackers or as a dip for crudités.

Keto Mozzarella Sticks with Almond Flour

Who doesn’t love a great appetizer course that includes deep fried mozzarella sticks? With this recipe, you can bring this favorite appetizer home. It is easy enough to make, and you prepare a them ahead of time and keep a stash in the freezer for when the mozzarella sticks craving strikes.

Italian Tartines

The flavors of a charcuterie board in one easy appetizer! Italian Tartines make great tapas. Teatime, anyone? The antipasto flavors pair best with an oolong tea.

Caramelized Pork Fat Popcorn

Making popcorn on the stove is easy… and fun! This stove top popcorn recipe adds smoke flavor with ham drippings and mega-crunch with caramelized brown sugar.

Sweet and Sour Orange Meatballs

My husband loves Chinese food, especially the cheap, takeout kind. I understand why – it is easy, inexpensive, and ready to eat in minutes. But…. homemade Chinese food is always better. We all know this! What to do? Premade meatballs to the rescue! Why make these orange meatballs? The best frozen meals to make are the...

Lamb Meatballs with Mint Pesto and Sweet Yogurt Sauce

You’ll want to add these low carb meatballs with fresh mint sauce to your list of fancy dinner menu ideas. This gourmet lamb recipe takes only 30 minutes to make.

Mushroom Beef Burgers

These mushroom beef burgers can be dressed two ways; lighter for summer or add a gourmet touch for a date night dinner. Both can be fast easy meals for tonight.

French Style Omelette Alfredo

Learn how to make the perfect omelette! This easy French style omelette comes together in as little as 10 minutes. A healthy dinner on a busy weeknight is a not only possible with this easy recipe – it is guaranteed.

Perfect Poached Eggs

The best way to poach eggs is easier than you think. Learn how long to poach an egg for jammy yolks, runny yolks, or hard yolks. This method also gives you maximum flavor – even if you omit the yolks.

Jalapeño Butter Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Stuffed chicken breasts flavored with cilantro-jalapeño compound butter is an easy gourmet make-ahead meal that is perfect for home cooks and foodies alike.

Crispy Oven Baked Drumsticks with Turmeric

The secret to crispy baked chicken drumsticks is easy – dry brining! A homemade poultry rub gives this turmeric chicken just the right amount of flavor, no sauce needed! An easy weeknight dinner for family.

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Chicken

These sweet and spicy pineapple glazed chicken thighs are tender and deliver big flavor with very little effort. No marinating required. Perfect for fast weeknight dinners!

Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning

How to make lemon pepper seasoning at home is easy! This 3-ingredient recipe only takes 10 minutes and is a great alternative to store-bought. Learn how to preserve your homemade lemon pepper seasoning to make it last longer.

Awesome Sauce

Awesome Sauce is a low sugar alternative to red sauce that is sweet and spicy. Use as a pizza sauce, a low carb BBQ sauce for chicken, or as a healthy dip or sandwich spread.

Spiced Apple Chutney

Fall apple recipes are a hit in almost every American household, especially here where apple trees dot pretty much every farm along the lakeshore. In fact, we have six of them! I didn’t give much thought to what fall apple recipes I would be making when we moved here last October, and to be honest,...

Chipotle Butter

I love making flavored butters because they add so much to a dish in a very quick and easy way. Chipotle Butter, like all other compound butters, can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for a couple of weeks or frozen for when you need to whip up a gourmet meal on the fly.

Healthy Marinara Sauce

Marinara sauce is a staple – you always need to have some on hand in the event of an impromptu finger food craving! This easy red sauce recipe is a healthy, low sugar alternative.

Mark’s Signature Seasoning Mix

Season your burgers with Mark’s signature mix before grilling to give your BBQ an extra edge that will leave an impression on your guests.

Keto Key Lime Mousse

You’ll want to add this Keto Key Lime Mousse to your list of Keto Dessert Recipes. Why? It’s a sugar-free fat bomb that you can eat with a spoon. Light and fluffy, yet perfectly healthy. Feel good about eating dessert again.

Pumpkin Pie Truffles

Bite-sized Thanksgiving desserts are great if you are on dessert duty and need to travel by car to your holiday feast. I know, I know… pumpkin pie is traditional, but we all know that pumpkin pie may not travel well….. (imagine the scene – a deer jumps out into the road, you hit the breaks, and...

Double Chocolate Chipotle Fudge

Double Chocolate Chipotle Fudge is definitely one of the best healthy dessert recipes to have if you are on a diet; one piece weighs in at only 90 calories. You won’t feel heavy after you’ve had a couple of pieces… or even more than a couple!

Crispy Fried Cod Dinner

Making homemade fish batter for pan frying cod has never been easier. This fried cod recipe takes less than 30 minutes. For this light and crispy fish batter, club soda makes a great non-alcoholic alternative to beer batter.

Summer Salmon

This summer salmon recipe is one of my favorite salmon recipes. It is so easy to make, it doesn’t require any fancy, hard-to-find ingredients, and it is quintessentially gourmet. Perfect!

Jalapeño Butter Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Stuffed chicken breasts flavored with cilantro-jalapeño compound butter is an easy gourmet make-ahead meal that is perfect for home cooks and foodies alike.

Lamb Meatballs with Mint Pesto and Sweet Yogurt Sauce

You’ll want to add these low carb meatballs with fresh mint sauce to your list of fancy dinner menu ideas. This gourmet lamb recipe takes only 30 minutes to make.

Brat Tacos

Looking for taco party ideas? This new way to make tacos will amp up your taco bar! Brat tacos are as simple as making a regular taco. All you need to do differently is sub bratwurst meat in place of the ground beef and change out a couple of toppings.

Mushroom Beef Burgers

These mushroom beef burgers can be dressed two ways; lighter for summer or add a gourmet touch for a date night dinner. Both can be fast easy meals for tonight.

Pasta in Truffle Oil with Mushrooms and Spinach

If you are looking for quick and easy date night dinners to make at home, you’ll love this mushroom and spinach pasta with angel hair spaghetti. It only takes 30 minutes, so you’ll have plenty of time to watch that movie.

Gourmet Hawaiian Pizza

Gourmet Hawaiian Pizza is the best homemade pizza recipe to convert pineapple-on-pizza haters into lovers. Give this prosciutto pizza a try and see why!

Porky Pizza

Got a leftover pork chop that you want to use? Put it on this easy pizza! Simple ingredients provide big flavor on this pizza that will take you only 30 minutes to make. What’s not to love?

Sweet and Sour Orange Meatballs

My husband loves Chinese food, especially the cheap, takeout kind. I understand why – it is easy, inexpensive, and ready to eat in minutes. But…. homemade Chinese food is always better. We all know this! What to do? Premade meatballs to the rescue! Why make these orange meatballs? The best frozen meals to make are the...

Brat Tacos

Looking for taco party ideas? This new way to make tacos will amp up your taco bar! Brat tacos are as simple as making a regular taco. All you need to do differently is sub bratwurst meat in place of the ground beef and change out a couple of toppings.

Southwestern Tiny Shrimp Salad

Healthy lunch ideas for work are never far away with this easy make-ahead tiny shrimp salad recipe. Fold it into wraps, spread in a sandwich, or have as a side dish.

Crispy Fried Cod Dinner

Making homemade fish batter for pan frying cod has never been easier. This fried cod recipe takes less than 30 minutes. For this light and crispy fish batter, club soda makes a great non-alcoholic alternative to beer batter.

Summer Salmon

This summer salmon recipe is one of my favorite salmon recipes. It is so easy to make, it doesn’t require any fancy, hard-to-find ingredients, and it is quintessentially gourmet. Perfect!

Keto Cabbage Rosti

If you love potato pancakes but are looking for a keto option, this cabbage pancake recipe is the perfect recipe for you! Serve them with homemade katsu sauce for a healthier condiment choice.

Crunchy Fried Rice

If you are looking for the best Asian rice dish to serve alongside homemade Chinese food, then you are going to love this pan fried rice recipe. It comes together in 30 minutes… if you cook the rice ahead of time.

Tomato Cucumber Soup

This cold tomato soup recipe is the perfect make-ahead meal for summer. Get the flavor of garden-fresh tomatoes in every bite.

Instant Pot Hamburger Stew

Instant Pot Hamburger Stew is an easy ground beef soup recipe if you don’t know what to make for dinner tonight. It’s easy, fast, hearty… and very yummy!

Chicken Dumpling Soup

How to cook dumplings with chicken has never been easier with this chicken dumpling soup Instant Pot recipe. This chicken dumpling soup can be made ahead for later since both the dumplings and broth freeze well.

Mark’s Fiesta Soup

Cheese soup recipes don’t have to be complicated. Add some healthy spices to Campbell’s Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup for a gourmet soup recipe in under 10 minutes. I’ve made this soup in the middle of a hot summer day. It only takes 5 minutes on the stove, which means less heat generated in the kitchen....

Soup for When You are Sick

This is a super easy soup recipe to make, especially when the last thing you feel like doing is cooking. It only takes 20 minutes from start to finish and is packed with ingredients that can ease symptoms and boost your immune system. Why not give it a try?

Herby Chicken Stew

This hearty chicken stew is not only big on flavor, but one bowl contains 159% of the recommended daily value of vitamin D (based on a 2,000 calorie diet). Perfect for early spring!

Spicy Tofu in Coconut Cream Sauce

This vegetarian tofu recipe is spicy, crispy, and super easy to make. Both the tofu and it’s crispy cornstarch coating are flavored with a little punch that gets complimented perfectly with creamy coconut sauce.