Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 75 minutes Serves: 6 It’s getting colder and the holidays are coming up, so now is the perfect time to introduce a roast to my recipe repertoire. Why pork loin? It can be super moist, and pairs nicely with a lot of things, especially apples and potatoes. I also […]


Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Halloween is quickly approaching and it’s time to carve some good looking pumpkins! SAVE those pumpkin seeds, folks! This brittle is delicious. Cory and I carved our pumpkins a couple of weeks ago. Too early, I know. But my mistake is your good fortune, since you are […]


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 […]


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