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Mediterranean Pita Pizzas

Not too long ago Hummus was considered an exotic ethnic food, but today it is as common as ranch dressing. Of course it makes a great dip for veggies and pita chips, but I like to use it to amp up the flavor of recipes as well. I use it in place of pizza sauce for these Mediterranean-inspired pita pizzas, which are brimming with flavor from the ground lamb, kalamata olives, feta cheese, and roasted red peppers. And all this flavor comes together in just minutes for an easy weeknight meal.

Recipe: Garbanzo Bean, Chorizo, and Kale Soup

Although it is still just the beginning of September, there is already a chill in the air that hints of fall's coming. With the change of seasons comes football-filled weekends, colorful leaves falling in the breeze, and cravigns for soul-warming meals like soups, chilis, and casseroles. Personally, I not only love soups because they take the autumn chill off my bones, but also because they are a complete meal that comes together in one pot in a flash.

Healthy Hot Chicken Bowls

Recipe: Summer Gazpacho with Cannellini Beans

Summertime is one of my favorite times of the year for a lot of reasons, but one of the biggest is that it is the perfect time to go to the local farmers' market and return home with an abundance of fresh produce at its peak of flavorful ripeness. The only problem is that here in Tennessee it is also very, very hot this time of year, so heating the kitchen up to cook all those veggies often doesn't sound like such a great idea.

5 Easy Steps to Building the Perfect Salad

I don't know about you, but I always crave salads in the summertime. They are light, yet filling, can be full of flavor, and just taste better when all that great summer produce is in season. In this video, I share my simple 5-step formula for building a perfectly balanced, delicious salad. I also share 4 of my favorite salad combinations. Enjoy!

Recipe: Mini Meatloaves

Anything that is mini-sized is cute, don't you think? In cooking, making miniature versions of foods is also a great way to keep portions in check. As an added bonus, it often speeds up the cooking time. Those are just a few of the benefits of these mini meatloaves. Cooked in a muffin tin, they come together in less than half the time of a traditional meat loaf, are sized-just-right so you get to have 2 of them in a serving, and are cute and fun to boot, if I do say so myself!

Easy Hacks to Correct Common Cooking Mistakes

Recipe: Coffee-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with a Concord Grape Sauce

In this video, I show you how to make a succulent coffee-rubbed pork tenderloin with a rich Concord grape sauce that is not only delicious, but also contains some ingredients that are surprisingly heart healthy! Watch the video to learn more.

Are Dairy Foods Heart Healthy?

In this video, I share why dairy foods (even full-fat dairy foods!) are an important

America's Favorite Snack Can Now be Labeled as Healthy!

Did you know that America's favorite snack can now be labeled as healthy according to the Food and Drug Administration? Watch the video to find out what it is as well as some unique ideas for snacking on this delicious and nutritious food!