Green Door Hospitality

Adventures in Everyday Entertaining

Casual Dining: Marinated Chicken with Cherry Tomato Risotto

Last fall, I came across a wonderful risotto dish from fellow blogger Cottage Grove House.  This Risotto with Sun Gold Tomato Sauce beckoned to me.  I filed it away to … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · 11 Comments

Elegant and Affordable: Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter

Asparagus season is almost upon us.  And I feel like with the way some of the weather has been in this country lately, a little taste of spring is just … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 21 Comments

Lunchtime Hospitality: Tomato Balsamic Soup

Is there anything better than a cup of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch on a cool fall day? Well, I hate to admit it but I … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · 30 Comments

Homemade Staples: Browned Butter Sauce

The nutty flavor of a browned butter sauce is the perfect compliment to pastas, chicken, fish, etc.  For the dish shown above, I wanted to add a personal touch to … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · 23 Comments

Elegant and Affordable: Balsamic Strawberry Pie

It is the start of strawberry season which is always a very exciting time!  Fresh berries — there are so many options!  And to celebrate, why not make a strawberry … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · 44 Comments

Elegant and Affordable: Pound Cake with Candied Lemon Zest

Today is my husband’s birthday.  We had a couple friends over to celebrate this past weekend and I, of course, had to make him a birthday cake.  But… birthday cakes … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 34 Comments

Homemade Staples: Balsamic Vinaigrette

Homemade dressings add so much to even the simplest of salads.  And of the dressings out there, vinaigrettes are the easiest to make — just by using ingredients commonly found … Continue reading

December 3, 2012 · 10 Comments

Holiday Entertaining: Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Walnuts and Cranberries

I really enjoy sweet potatoes.  And I love creating new and different ways to enjoy them!  This is a very tasty dish with some great flavor combinations.  To keep the … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · 9 Comments

Holiday Entertaining: Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts are always a great addition to any meal — but especially for Thanksgiving!  This recipe is really simple and easy, but will be a huge hit with your … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · 24 Comments

Elegant and Affordable: Bourbon-Seared Peaches with Fig Balsamic Vinegar

And last, but not least, the final recipe of dishes that I talked about in my Menu Planning blog.  I had a bit of a panic attack at the start … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · 9 Comments