A simple and savory app for a crowd!
The steps to build a great-looking spread, where to shop for it all, and tips for assembling!
A perfectly warming way to start a chilly day!
Roasted, carmelized squash is paired with baby kale and a host of other ingredients.
Party-ready! I love these for a late-summer gathering, when tomatoes are at their juciest.
A lightened up version with loads of chopped vegetables and fresh herbs for flavor.
I did not know I liked celery so much, but there is something so “summer” about this salad!
An anytime-of-day cake — moist, savory, slightly sweet, and with a zing.
An perfect combination of ingredients with a twist. 🍓🫐 This works great for a summer dinner or party dish!
What I want to eat all the time in the spring. 🤍 This is simple and easy to throw together!
When it comes to spring, make-ahead salads are my go-to.
There’s a lot right with any kind of cheese dip! This is perfect for a party—Cinco de Mayo or otherwise!
This salad is my new obsession! Think kale salad crossed with Caesar, then add ALL the savory and crunch.
A quick antioxidant-filled breakfast or yummy afternoon pick-me-up.
A filling vegetarian lunch idea — quick, so simple, and delicious.
This is a perfect recovery meal after the holidays, or anytime you need a break from heavy foods!
Perfectly light but comforting — this has become a major staple in my dinner planning.
A festive salad to brighten up your holiday table or a weeknight dinner.
These appetizers use four ingredients and come together in minutes! Easy and festive. Cheers!
Striking but simple to make. This recipe would make a lovely side dish for the upcoming holidays.
Parmesan, pesto, and lemon take classic roasted potatoes up a major notch!
The perfect finger food to bring to a party or a tailgate.
I love a grazing board, and this is perfect for end-of-summer.
A fun recipe to make around the summer holidays, perfect for Labor Day.
An easy tropical breakfast treat, perfect for summer.
A juicy red summer fruit salad for the perfect light breakfast.
The ultimate summer salad tossed with a homemade Greek dressing.
Easy to whip up and a perfect choice for a festive occasion!
A crisp, light and fresh salad — perfect for spring!
Crispy, low-carb zucchini fritters, topped with a creamy garlic and chive yogurt sauce.
One of my all-time favorites – this is fresh, flavorful and filling!
.his can be served as a dip, salsa or salad—and is great to take to a party.
Made with fire-roasted tomatoes, coconut milk, and curry powder—this soup is rich, filling, and really delicious.
Loaded with fresh herbs, diced tomatoes, and three-cheese tortellini — pure comfort food when you need it!
Great grab-and-go breakfast muffins that are easy and savory!
Revisiting a classic, go-to treat that did not disappoint!
Simple, delicious food. Three apps you can throw together for a gathering of any size!
A healthier gratin recipe! Roasted brussels pair with quinoa in a creamy, cheesy, texture-rich dish.
A fall rendition of a favorite appetizer!
Pasta salad hits a new level with sweet roasted corn, zucchini and creamy lime dressing with a kick.
I’m such a fan of farro! So refreshing with fruit and mint, crisp cucumber, and salty feta.
This one-bowl black bean burger recipe comes together in under 30 minutes!
A no-bake, make-ahead dessert that is decadent and perfectly light! 🍒
A healthier version of a classic, with a light dressing and loads of veggies and fresh herbs.
Crisp, refreshing, chopped! Great for Father’s Day or any random weeknight!
So elegant and simple – and amazingly easy to make.
Such a pretty spring side! Perfect for a bunch or a party in 15 minutes.
My favorite – the creamy crunch of coconut flakes and the salty sweet combination is spot on1
See just how complementary these two wonderful things can be!
A pretty side dish for any upcoming holiday, brunch, or cookout!
Fresh cut corn, bacon, potato, garlic, and thyme, pureed into creamy deliciousness!
An easy, lightened up baked ziti with ricotta, marinara sauce, and bright veggies.
A Valentine’s treat that is super simple, chewy, and chocolatey.
Inspired by Super Bowl Sunday 🏈 Fresh, cool, creamy, and savory.
Protein-packed beans and loaded with veggies – comfort food that’s actually healthy!
The best winter salad—and the dressing is to die for!
Perfect to feed a family on Christmas morning!
A perfect lighter-tasting treat for the holidays, and makes a great gift!
A terrific hearty salad loaded with textures and flavor — it would make a great Thanksgiving side!
Beware – these are addicting! Perfect for chilly fall mornings or an afternoon snack.
A yummy Mediterranean mezze board filled with pita bread, dips, fresh vegetables and cheese.
A delicious fall-inspired sheet pan dinner, with minimal effort and cleanup!
My favorite – and really easy – pasta salad recipe. Dangerously good!
A traditional, chilled Italian custard that tastes amazing and is really easy to make!
All the things! Kale, brussels, toasted almonds, and salty Parmesan in a delicious lemon dressing.
Show off tomatoes in the height of summer, when they are at their most delicious!
10 easy desserts to make using rosé wine. Recipes include a classic cheesecake, savory dessert with cheese pairing, and frozen rosé wine treats.
My very favorite lemony hummus recipe with a spicy chickpea topping. Makes a great app!
The absolute best kale salad – inspired by the NYC restaurant Barbuto.
Back by popular demand – more quick pantry recipes for creative cooking at home.
Pantry recipes mean less trips to the store – perfect for staying in and cooking at home.
This super-easy Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad is ready in 10 minutes – and perfect for parties, picnics or potlucks.
Ready for footballl! 🏈 This classic slow cooker chili recipe is easy to make, and so comforting!
You all know I love a slow cooker soup in the winter, and this is one of the ones I make on repeat. It’s hearty – filled with broccoli, carrots, onion, and rice – it’s creamy, and it has both a crunch, and a kick. All the things! I make this vegetarian, which is what you…
Two quick and easy apps that will make you look ready for the holidays!
What better way to celebrate than with festive wine and a cheeseboard! 🎃
A cheesy, warm butternut squash dip, perfect for the season!
This panzanella salad recipe is the ultimate showcase for late summer and early fall!
Perfect for a summer-fall transition meal, or would make a tasty side dish!
Consider this a PSA – whip your feta! And, add marinated cucumbers for a fresh, savory app.
A good little appetizer for the 4th of July!
A bright, delicious southwest-inspired shrimp salad, and other recipe ideas for Memorial Day.
Seeds of various kinds come together in this healthy, breakfast pudding bowl.
A couple of recent CLT menu releases, and a fun little video collaboration!
Feta baked in olive oil with olives, lemon, and plenty of seasoning for an easy appetizer!
These are equal parts sophisticated and easy. And, Is there anything better than puff pastry!?
One of my most tried and true recipes adapted from my girl, Ina!
All about comfort food. Spaghetti bolognese with lentils and mushrooms – you won’t miss the meat!
These are fresh, local, and seasonal, and they feel like winter food — hearty and substantial.
This is one of the recipes I put on winter repeat — my very favorite slow-cooker soup!
For those still planning their holiday menus, a salad that would be a great addition!
With holiday parties galore around the corner, easy and pretty apps are in order! I’m sharing three of my favorite 10-minute apps.
Delicious roasted broccoli proves it works just as well as an appetizer as it does a side dish!
A roasted butternut squash puree base with kale, pinto beans, carrot, bell pepper and corn, and bacon added in!
A hot and cheesy roasted cauliflower and spinach dip with a kick – perfect for fall!
Chihuly at the Biltmore, Wrightsville Beach, a food event, wine recs, and two classic recipes!
Take simple roasted brussels sprouts up a notch by pairing them with a creamy garlic and lemon aioli.
This big Italian salad is part green salad, part antipasto salad—and loaded with delicious ingredients!
Next week CLT is hosting a NC Chef Showdown! I had the honor of getting to know two of the talented finalists in the showdown. Meet Miranda and Cody, and get the recipes they shared with me, here!
The best vitamin, a quick dessert, a gorgeous vacation home & more—5 things I’m loving lately.