Radish and Jicama Salad

This Radish Jicama Salad, which is a very fresh tasting Spring salad, is loosely based on a recipe from Real Simple magazine. I changed a few things. Instead of red onions, I used 2 green onions and I left out the cilantro. I despise cilantro!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Army Navy

The Army Navy, a World War II era cocktail, first appears in print in David Embury's The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, and Embury described it as a Gin Sour that uses orgeat instead of simple syrup, which is almond-flavored syrup from Italy or France. 

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Yields: Makes 1 cocktail

Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta Bake

When life gives you lemons... This Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta Bake is creamy, lemony and light. It's the perfect weeknight meal!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Greek Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner with Green Beans and Feta

This Greek Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner Green Beans Feta is a healthy dinner for Spring. Clean up is a breeze when you line the sheet pan with foil.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Braised Fennel, Cannellini Beans, and Italian Sausage

Braised Fennel, Cannellini Beans, and Italian Sausage is a great slow cooker Italian dinner. Serve it with a crisp green salad and a loaf of crusty bread.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs 25 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey, Smoked Paprika and Lime Yogurt

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey, Smoked Paprika and Lime Yogurt is such a delicious and fresh-tasting side dish. The lime yogurt adds a tanginess to the sweetness of the yams.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Drunken Mussels

These Drunken Mussels can be made with either wine or beer. They are very fast to make and can be served as an appetizer for 4 or a main dish for 2.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 2 Servings

Arugula & Belgium Endive with Balsamic-Glazed Prosciutto

This Arugula & Belgium Endive with Balsamic-Glazed Prosciutto is really good. All the ingredients and flavors balance well together and truly complement one another. The Balsamic-Glazed Prosciutto would be very good on chicken!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Roasted Shrimp and Vegetable Salad with Chili Lime Dressing

This is probably one of the most beautiful salads I've ever made. I love all the colors of the rainbow. This Roasted Shrimp and Vegetable Salad with Chili Lime Dressing is so healthy, fresh and you can make it ahead or eat it warm from the oven.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Focaccia Bread Pizza

When my husband and I were first married we lived in North London. We used to shop at Da Mario, an Italian delicatessen in Islington, Highbury Park. It is very small, but they have everything you could possibly want for a proper Italian meal. One of our favorite dinners was Focaccia Bread Pizza. They had a wonderful bread selection. You can add your favorite toppings. It’s “cheap and cheerful” as we used to say!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings