Party Chicken Kebabs

Every year, I go out on my friend Chris's boat for the Fourth of July. He always says that he'll supply the boat if I supply the food and the cute girls. No problem: It's not like there's ever a shortage of cute girls in L.A. or a shortage of food around me. I pack up tons of healthy appetizers and picnic-type foods along with these Mediterranean-inspired kebabs. Though we're...

Peppered Turkey and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

If you time it well, just place the cheese between the hot muffin and the hot egg and it will melt. If you don't you can wrap the sandwich in a paper towel and microwave it for 15-30 seconds on low heat and melt the cheese completely. Just be careful not to over microwave it or the muffin will become chewy....

Buffalo Chicken-Blue Cheese Meatloaf

I don't think a single season of The Biggest Loser has gone by without some of the contestants complaining that they miss their chicken wings. At first I created a lighter buffalo wing plate with the typical wings, carrot sticks, celery sticks, and blue cheese dressing -- just like you'd get at the local bar. But then I realized that the components would be excellent if turned into a meat...

Mostly Mom’s Marinara Sauce

Most people have their family-favorite marinara sauce—the one you grew up with. In my house, I had my grandmother Nan’s sauce that we ate at holidays and when she visited. And then I had my mother’s, which I also very much looked forward to.

This version is very similar to my mom’s and evokes happy childhood memories for me. If your family recipe happens to be...