Month: August 2020

Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan is one of my favorite Italian dishes and while it does require a little TLC to make a truly fabulous version at home I can assure you it is worth it. The key to a really great Eggplant Parmesan is to draw out as much moisture from the […]

Perfect Pesto

My mother is without a doubt our family’s queen gardener and when her basil plants went crazy this year it seemed like pesto was simply meant to be. And so it was. Homemade pesto is one of my husband’s favorite things in the world to eat so you can imagine […]

Portobello Mushroom & Goats Cheese Burgers

You will not miss the beef in this delicious vegetarian take on a burger using a portobello mushrooms cap paired with goats cheese, roasted red peppers and baby spinach. A quick and easy meal that is sure to make your meatless Monday something special!

Braised Red Cabbage & Fennel

Without a doubt this braised red cabbage and fennel recipe is one of my favorite fall side dishes. It’s incredibly easy to throw together, makes a huge pot that can last through the week and tastes fantastic. I love serving it with meat, especially pork, and mashed potatoes and it […]

Orange & Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cake

This Orange & Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cake is a moist, flavorful, lightly sweet treat that goes fabulously with a cup of tea or coffee. What is ricotta cheese? Ricotta cheese is an Italian whey cheese with a light, creamy texture somewhat similar to a mild cottage cheese, but much smoother. […]

Vietnamese Noodle Salad with Grilled Pork

Bún Thịt Nướng, or Vietnamese grilled pork with noodles, has been my preferred order at Vietnamese restaurants for YEARS (sorry pho). And for the life of me I can’t understand why, up until now of course, I had never thought to try making it myself at home because it is […]

Skillet White Cheddar Mac-n-Cheese

Growing up for me meant that macaroni and cheese came from a blue cardboard box (sorry mom). And to be completely honest, I still think back on that powdery cheesy mess quite fondly. But had I known how easy it was to make your own homemade macaroni and cheese with […]

Seared Salmon with Parsley Sauce

If you have never had parsley sauce you are not alone. A traditional English sauce, it seems to have not quite made the journey over to us in the States which is a real shame because it a truly delicious condiment. I first had it when my British mother-in-law served […]

Lime curd

This lime curd is creamy, sweet and citrusy, with just the right amount of tartness. It is absolutely fabulous on a fresh scone or muffin or can be used as a delicious tart filling topped with fresh whipped cream. What is Curd? Fruit curd is a dessert spread and topping […]

Marmalade Whiskey Sours

One of my very favorite ways to use preserves is in cocktails. They both sweeten and flavor your favorite drinks and bring out a lovely depth of flavor that you wouldn’t otherwise get. For this recipe I highly recommend using Preserve International’s Meyer Lemon Marmalade (linked below), but if you […]