• Tomato Mozzarella Tart With Fresh Basil
  • Blackberry Mojito With Fresh Mint
  • Clamped the light to a floor lamp
  • Lemon Panna Cotta with Raspberry Anise Gelee and Caramel Tuile
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake Slice Raspberries Creme Anglaise Gluten Free
  • Chicken Provencal angle view

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A couple months back, a coworker brought in some mini Tortuga rum cakes to share at lunch. I had actually never heard of rum cakes, but surely anything with “rum”..read more

Irish Soda Bread Slices With Butter
My search for an Irish Soda Bread recipe worth sharing started over a week ago. When I picture Irish Soda Bread, my mouth starts to go dry and I frantically start..read more

Tomato Mozzarella Tart With Fresh Basil
Your friend is throwing a little Saturday night get together, pot-luck style. All of a sudden, it’s Saturday morning and you don’t know what to bring. Another bottle of wine? Guac and..read more
Blackberry Mojito With Fresh Mint
Before we bought our house, we lived in apartment after apartment with little time or space to grow an herb garden. Every year, I bought a little potted basil plant from Trader Joe’s...read more
Clamped the light to a floor lamp
Have you ever made anniversary or Valentine’s Day plans and had them fail SO miserably you’ve never really recovered? Well, I have. Two years ago, I planned a surprise getaway trip..read more

Tilapia Ceviche with Avocado Tomato Cilantro Grapefruit and Lime
Last week, my husband tasked me with finding a good way to make tilapia. He recently started a month long diet that rules out pretty much everything I use on this..read more
Chili Colorado Plate Top View Horizontal Avocado Chopped Cilantro
As a kid, my husband used to order Chili Colorado every time his family went out to eat at a local Mexican restaurant. Lately, he’s been ordering it at local restaurants..read more


Kalamata Olive Tapenade Spoonful Olive Oil Basil Chiffonade Crostini Appetizer
One of the main reasons why we bought our house was the big kitchen and breakfast bar area. Have you noticed people always cram in the kitchen no matter how..read more

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I’m not going to lie, baby carrots are not necessarily easy to find, but they definitely visually transform this dish into something special. I also tried this with a Regular..read more

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It’s that time of year again. Fall. Delicious, fattening fall. Suddenly, all the cheese covered,  butter ladened foods seem ok to eat now. I invite you to take a break..read more
Red Onion Cumin Oregano Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce Knockoff Chipotle Chicken
Occasionally, my coworker will email a few of us to see if we want to go out to eat. “How about Chipotle or even Chipotle. Have I mentioned Chipotle?” I..read more

Hungarian Goulash with Homemade Spaetzle
Hungarian Goulash (scroll down for Spaetzle ingredients and steps) Ingredients (Goulash) 2 lb Beef Chuck 1/2 c Paprika 1 lb Onion, diced ~1/4″ 4 t Garlic, minced 2 T Vegetable oil 1/2 c Red wine 1 c Brown..read more
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A sachet is similar to a Bouquet Garni. Instead of tying herbs and spices up in a leek leaf, they’re wrapped in a cheesecloth bundle. A sachet is great if..read more

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