November 17, 2016
On Thanksgiving, we can all use a a few dishes that cook themselves.  With the help of a slow...
November 16, 2016
Chicken Tacos with Pickled Jalapeño and Fried Eggs
When I'm short on time or simply don't have the energy to prepare a satisfying, yet healthy...
November 15, 2016
mashed potatoes
Mashed potatoes have their own pedestal on the Thanksgiving table.  While they are the perfect...
November 15, 2016
Curried Chicken Meatballs
After a long (albeit wonderful) Thanksgiving holiday weekend packed with tons of cooking, I yearn...
November 15, 2016
Apple, Cranberry and Sausage Stuffing
It's the stuffing that's, hands-down, my favorite dish at Thanksgiving. I love the...
November 15, 2016
Pumpkin Bread Trifle with Maple Brandy Cream
What do pumpkin bread, holiday spices, maple pumpkin butter cream, toasted pecans, and brandy...
November 14, 2016
carrots
Roasted carrots and parsnips with homemade chimichurri is an easy side dish that will liven...
November 11, 2016
Soup season is upon us.  With the weather finally starting to cool down, there is nothing...
November 10, 2016
Mug cakes are my secret weapon. When I am too tired or busy to prepare dessert for my family, mug...
November 10, 2016
Vietnamese-style Duck Soup
We have soup for dinner at least one night a week - in the summer it's chilled, garden fresh...
November 9, 2016
Chicharrón Cookies with Toffee Bits
Chicharrónes, they make me purr….Whenever I see the crispy fried pork skin nibbles at...
November 8, 2016
Mayflower Spice Tequila Cocktail
Thanksgiving is a time for sharing, enjoying the company of loved ones, eating more carbs that we...
November 8, 2016
Rita's song whisky cocktail
Finally, it’s election day. The last 18 months have undoubtedly been the most stressful and...
November 7, 2016
Rigatoni with Kale, Pecorino Cheese, and Pine Nuts
Many years ago, while I was a student in Italy, a good friend would come to our apartment a night...
November 5, 2016
Playing around with food is one of my favorite pastimes. Dessert pizza is a fun way to try new...
November 4, 2016
Sloppy Joe Tostadas
It’s a dish that carries a myriad of names - wimpies, toasted deviled hamburgers, hamburg a...
November 3, 2016
You don't have to be a master cake decorator to prepare this amazing pumpkin shaped marble cake....
November 3, 2016
White Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuit BLTs
The type of bread used can transform a BLT sandwich from ordinary to extraordinary. Will I turn...
November 2, 2016
Tomato Soup
Marcella Hazan (the queen of authentic Italian cooking) uses butter in her tomato sauce, which I...
October 31, 2016
Orange Cinnamon Blossom Cocktail
As with the changing of the season our taste for new flavors changes as well. All summer long I...

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