Recent Cravings

Carrot Cake Waffles

Carrot Cake Waffles

I’ve never been much of a waffles-for-breakfast person. Mostly because I prefer savory breakfasts over sweet ones. However, a few years ago I invested in a waffle maker for catering brunches and it’s come in extremely handy. After all, lots of people love waffles, right? […]

Roasted Asparagus & Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo

Roasted Asparagus & Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo

Friends, listen up….remember that post I did a few weeks ago with my creamy cauliflower alfredo recipe? Then, remember this post I did talking about how much I love asparagus and asparagus season? Well, I had a genius moment when I was recipe testing all […]

Grandma Birdie’s Blondies

Grandma Birdie’s Blondies

With springtime in bloom, I realize people are probably craving summer-fitness foods more than sweet-tooth snacks, but I recently received a recipe that apparently was my grandmothers. My grandma Birdie apparently made really awesome blondies, so good in fact that my mom and my aunt were reminiscing about them a few weeks ago wondering if anyone still had the recipe. The reason this is a big deal to me, and the reason I keep using the word “apparently”, is because growing up from third grade through college my grandma Birdie lived with me and my mom. Yet, I don’t remember her baking anything…ever! So, imagine my surprise!

(more…)

Chickpea Chicken & Buffalo-Honey-Mustard

Chickpea Chicken & Buffalo-Honey-Mustard

You may know by now that I am a personal chef, which means I cook for a lot of clients, in various homes, all with different dietary goals or preferences. Recently, a client introduced me to a new product she found that would hopefully help […]

For the Love of Asparagus

For the Love of Asparagus

Raise your hand if you love Asparagus!!! Me! Me! I do! I do! Now, more importantly, raise your hand if you don’t. I know there are some of you out there. Hey, I get it. As a kid, my grandma used to cook the worst […]

Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo

Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo

Ok, so FULL DISCLOSURE – this is NOT a vegan recipe. I realize that nowadays seeing creamy cauliflower Alfredo one might instantly assume the cauliflower is made to be creamy in order to stand in for the cream and butter you would normally find in an Alfredo recipe. Well, not today, folks. I happen to love cauliflower and Alfredo, so in my recipe-developer brain it’s only natural for me to put the two together. Who’s with me?!?

(more…)

Chocolate Cups with Peanut Butter and Marshmallows

Chocolate Cups with Peanut Butter and Marshmallows

Recently, I saw a video posted on Instagram by Pinch of Yum for really-easy-looking homemade chocolate cups with peanut butter. I was instantly intrigued. Immediately I thought of a client of mine who I try to make treats for every now and then, but the […]

Pea, Pancetta and Provolone Quiche

Pea, Pancetta and Provolone Quiche

Spring is seriously in the air ’round here in southeast Michigan. Even as the days still carry a brisk chill, we know what’s around the corner, and let’s be real, we’re chompin’ at the bit for warm days and fresh air. As I daydream about […]

Charred Paprika Broccoli

Charred Paprika Broccoli

Have I ever mentioned that I love vegetables?  I’m not a vegetarian, but if pressed, I’d give up meat way before giving up veggies. Meat or no meat, meals just aren’t complete or balanced without veggies, IMO. My current obsession for vegetable cookery is simple. Hot pan, hot oil, hard sear. Just like searing a piece of steak or filet of salmon. Today I’m sharing this simple principle with you in my Charred Paprika Broccoli recipe. It seriously couldn’t be easier, and yet, flavorful. Isn’t that what we all hope for in a weeknight recipe?

(more…)

Korean Beef with Kimchi Rice

Korean Beef with Kimchi Rice

It’s not often that I suggest steak for dinner, mostly for cost purposes, but let’s face it, we all need a little something different at the table from time to time. After visiting a local restaurant for Korean BBQ recently, I remembered not only how […]


Crave + Able

Hello and Welcome to The Craveable Kitchen

Hello and Welcome to The Craveable Kitchen

Hi, and welcome to my new food blog!  I appreciate you stopping by and I can’t wait to start cooking for you and with you. What makes my kitchen so craveable? Well, that’s going to be the fun part, because cravings can be oh so unpredictable! Ultimately, I learned to cook because I loved to eat so much, and when I started to realize I could create the food I was craving right in my own home I became kinda hooked!

I always joke that I have a fat-tooth. You know, instead of a sweet-tooth? Instead of craving sugar and chocolate (although I crave that stuff, too), I have always craved salty, fatty, crunchy stuff.  No wonder my favorite food group is Chips and Dip! But as I am sure anyone can understand, my cravings change over the years and through the seasons. Sometimes I want fresh, wholesome foods instead of those fatty comfort dishes. And sometimes I choose to cook something simply because I crave the satisfaction of creating something with my own two hands, like bread or ravioli or braised short ribs! So you’ll see, this kitchen will be packed with all kinds of recipes. My hope is that as I share my craving-based recipes with you it will spark a craving in you, sending you straight into your kitchen to cook something craveable, too!

So pull up a chair. Introduce yourself in the comments, and tell me what kinds of food you crave!