Heather Cheney

Heather Cheney is a food blogger, chef and mom who uses her experience in the food industry to share recipes and tips that make it possible for her readers to eat incredibly every day. Her hope is to make cooking simple, fun, and delicious.

Articles & Recipes by Heather Cheney

Cumin Marinated Steak Kabobs with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto


Seasoned with cumin, coriander, garlic and chipotle chili powder, these easy steak kabobs are a perfect entree for summer entertaining. Paired with the Roasted Red Pepper Pesto, the kabobs are smoky, sweet, juicy, and take less work than your guest will ever guess!

Chicken Florentine Gnocchi


This rich and creamy dish comes together quickly with the use of prepackaged gnocchi and frozen spinach. It’s a restaurant quality meal that you can have on the table in as little as 30 minutes and will appeal to even the pickiest of palates with it’s creamy sauce and tender pasta.

Monte Cristo Sliders


These small sandwiches are the perfect addition to any spirited gathering! Both sweet and savory, these sliders combine sliced ham and Swiss cheese with an egg-y French toast exterior that is perfect for dunking in a bit of jam or drizzled with honey.

No-Knead Overnight Bread


This bread only takes about 5 minutes of hands-on time, but tastes like it came straight out of an artisan bakery.

Ricotta Gnocchi with Browned Butter and Fried Basil


These easy-to-prepare gnocchi come together in just minutes and offer the satisfaction of something that took all day to prepare. Browed butter and crispy fried basil up the flavor factor without any added fuss and turn this Italian staple into a gourmet meal.

Brown Butter Green Bean Amandine


Fresh green beans are incredible by themselves, but when you toss them with nutty browned butter, almonds and a splash of lemon juice, they are taken to a whole new level. Great for formal dinners or a weeknight at home, these are always a hit on the table.

Lemon Bacon Shrimp Scampi


You really can’t go wrong with butter and bacon, but when you throw some tender shrimp, garlic and lemon juice into the mix, you’ve got a small bite with big taste!

Cheddar Garlic Corn Spoon Bread


Smooth cornmeal combines with mild garlic, cheese, and corn kernels to create a light and creamy side dish resembling a soufflé that pairs great with meats, sauces and vegetables. Add it to your next dinner party menu for a savory taste of the south.

Milk Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie


This creamy milk chocolate custard studded with coconut and topped with lightly sweetened whipped cream is sure to knock the socks off your next dinner party guests.

Cilantro Pesto Chicken


Fresh cilantro, pistachios, and Cotija cheese reinvent the classic basil pesto and serve as a sauce on tender chunks of chicken. Make a double batch of this non-traditional pesto and reserve for use on sandwiches, in pasta dishes and on pizza.

Herbed Sweet Potato Gratin


Sliced sweet and russet potatoes baked in a creamy and aromatic sauce. A special side dish for any occasion.

One-Pan Chicken Florentine Spaghetti


Pasta, cream sauce, shredded chicken, fresh spinach, tomatoes, and lemon juice come together for a filling and elegant supper in less than 30 minutes.

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