Cook/prep time: 30 minutes Today I’m posting one of my favorite recipes, one that I’ve been eating a lot of lately – Creamy Pesto Pasta. It’s one that gets you by in a pinch because no meat is required. Should you find yourself in a state of baconless despair, simply skip that step! And that’s […]


Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10-12 minutes About five years ago I ate my first brussels sprouts as an adult. My father didn’t like them (see next paragraph) so if I ever ate them, it would have been sparingly. So five years ago I’m in one of my favorite restaurants and the short-ribs just spoke […]


Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 30-35 minutes Serves: 3-4 Growing up I always liked quiche, specifically broccoli and breakfast sausage. Yes…even for dinner. The back story is that I was the pickiest eater growing up. I basically ate chicken and a handful of other things. So my parents were tasked with dumbing down a […]


Like every other type of success in life, a successful chef uses institutional knowledge, determination, and curiosity to get “to the next level.” But there are tools to every trade, especially in the kitchen. So I’ve been thinking recently about how my cooking has improved as a direct result of the tools I use. Today […]


Prep time: 10 minutes Serves: 2-4 (2 for lunch, 4 for side dish) Salads have never been my thing. My husband, either. He famously tried his first salad at age 22. Ouch. But since that time we have done pretty well for ourselves. I can’t say we are regular salad eaters, but we I know how […]


Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Serves: 12 I have this habit where I think to myself, yea so I’ve never tasted this before, but it looks and sounds cool, so why not develop a recipe around it? It first started with my bolognese recipe, which turned out pretty great. So great that […]


  Prep time: 10 minutes Serves: 2-4 people (4 spring rolls) I hate to admit this, but I had never tried summer rolls until a month ago. They just looked plain and tasteless, especially in light of their alter ego, the deep fried spring roll. But I finally tried one and learned how delicious they […]


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