Author Archives: julianneruth

Apple Roasted Pork Loin

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 […]

Pumpkin Seed Brittle

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 […]

Creamy Pesto Pasta

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 […]

Maple Brussels Sprouts Hash

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 […]

Mini Vegetable Quiches

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 […]

8 Kitchen Tools Every Home Chef Needs

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 […]

Summer Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

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 […]

Cinnamon Sugar Popovers

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 […]

Summer Rolls with Spicy Chili Sauce

  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 […]

Souvlaki Chicken Kabobs with Dill Sauce

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Cory and I love greek food. There’s this amazing place we go to every once in a while and completely indulge. We get three entrees for two people. That’s how much we love it. So about two years ago, I made him a greek dinner as a […]