Category Its Spring!

Grilled Teriyaki Pork Kabobs with Peppers and Onions

    Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 Waiting to share this recipe with you guys has been like going on a long car ride when you were five. I first made it in the dead of winter and the rest of the winter I’ve constantly been asking myself “is it […]

Chunky avocado salad

Prep time: 10 minutes! Serves: 4 You’re probably thinking, wow Julianne, that chunky avocado salad looks just like guacamole, right? And it kind of does. But its not! Guacamole is a bunch of ingredients mashed into a dip or topping. In this recipe, the ingredients are combined, but left as distinct flavors and textures. The sweet […]

Chicken Ripieno

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes – 1 hour Every Christmas Eve, my family goes out to eat at the best Italian restaurant in my hometown (Its called the Foxfire, if you ever visit Stowe, Vt). My mother loves a dish called Chicken Ripieno, which is basically a stuffed chicken. I used to […]

Smoky Maple BBQ Ribs

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 1 hour 20 minutes I grew up eating my mom’s delicious BBQ Ribs on our porch, overlooking picturesque summer scenes in northern Vermont. Spring is in full swing, and I wanted to celebrate with some BBQ Ribs. The difficulty of making ribs in an urban environment cannot be overstated. […]

Citrus Mint Iced Tea

Prep time: 20 minutes Last week the warm spring sun made its way into D.C., and I suddenly craved a summertime favorite – iced tea. My mother recently brought me some delicious loose leaf tea varieties; perfect for my homemade concoction. The recipe below is sweet, but not as sweet as southern style sweet tea. […]

Rosemary and Balsamic Vinaigrette Chicken Served over Arugula

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10-15 minutes My good friend, Meg, had this fabulous looking salad at lunch the other day! It was chicken grilled in balsamic vinaigrette and red pepper flakes, served over spinach. It was great inspiration for this dish, which features rosemary and arugula.  The balsamic vinaigrette is used as a […]