Several years ago, David and I stumbled upon, what has since become one of my all-time favorite restaurants :: Lama Beans Cafe in Berkeley, CA. We picked this spot because online reviews raved about this little local gem – high quality, delicious local food that’s …
I’m pretty sure brownies are the world’s most perfect dessert! And this chocolate orange version is my new favorite way to enjoy them. I’ve got one simple trick that’s certain to maximize the orange flavor – and my guess is it involves something you normally throw away!Continue reading Chocolate Orange Brownies
There’s something about the combination of feta and sun-dried tomatoes that makes this simple stuffed mushroom recipe so very delicious. And that white wine + cream? As it bakes, the flavors of the dip and parmesan and mushrooms spin around and create the most glorious, creamy sauce.
One of the perks that comes along with being a food writer and instructor is that when it comes to my birthday, I can turn my most favorite flavors into my very own birthday cake. Brown Butter Sheet Cake with Fluffy Milk Chocolate Buttercream – …
If you’ve been following along in my Instagram Stories, you’ll know that I’ve been growing several (no less than 20 actually!!) heirloom pepper varieties this season in my home garden. Over the last 10 days, every pepper variety is ripe and ready for harvest. What better way to make use of these glorious, sweet, voluptuous peppers than to make a homemade roasted red pepper hummus?!Continue reading Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
This is the salsa that satisfies my gardening spirit and my tastebuds! The subtle flavors of mint and parsley add an unexpected but strangely logical flavor to this salsa – kindly identifying themselves as mid-summer garden troopers. All the while, the roasted, caramelized veggies and the heat from those few hot peppers bring comfort to my deep cravings for salsa.
Sweet and tender, with a whisper of heat from the chiles and flavor support from the sweet onions and earthy fresh herbs. Ahhh – all the flavors that make summer gardens worth the trouble!
Strawberries and Rhubarb are a classic late spring-early summer combination. One easy way to make delicious use of this seasonal pair is to make a simple fruit cobbler. Just a few ingredients, a yummy crumble topping and a blitz in the oven yields the most delicious, seasonal treat.Continue reading Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler with Oat Hazelnut Crumble
I LOVE a good melty, cheesy grilled cheese sandwich. But, it honestly never fails. I burn at least 1 side of EVERY single grilled cheese sandwich I make. No matter how hard I try – the pan gets hotter faster than I expect and once I flip it over – BOOM! black as a piece of coal (and similar tasting too).
That’s why I think this sheet pan method is so.very.spectacular. Once you see how easy and *burn-proof* this method of grilled cheese making is, this will be your go-to sandwich-making method for sure.
Tater Tot Casserole – it’s my response to the 4,000th time I’ve been asked ‘what’s there to eat?’ And really, it’s an awesome meal solution. It’s easy to make, the ingredients are simple and at hearing the words ‘tater tots’ my kids are over the moon.
The new Summer 2020 kid’s cooking class schedule is up! We have a new location (Reclaimed Warehouse in Moore, OK) and are excited for all the fun things we’ll be able to do here.Continue reading Summer 2020 cooking class schedule!
I had no intention of sharing this recipe – and then I had my first bite. Even trying to tell you how good it is will not do this banana sheet cake justice. I’ll just say, at least for me, this is one of those bites that makes you pause and close your eyes to take in all that’s happening to your taste buds. Really.
It’s no surprise, during this time of pandemic, I’ve been working out my biscuit hand! I’ve shared multiple versions of biscuit recipes – chocolate chip, apple cinnamon and blueberry but it occurred to me – what about the simple, classic traditional buttermilk biscuits?