Party Dishes

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

Easy Homemade Peanut Brittle

Easy Homemade Peanut Brittle

I realize I include the word “easy” in many of my baking or pastry recipe posts. I think because for me personally, if it’s not easy, I might not bother with it. And, usually by the time I’ve perfected my recipe, I have made it […]

Cheesy Baked Zucchini Balls

Cheesy Baked Zucchini Balls

Zucchini is one of those vegetables that I really love. I’m always surprised when I think about this though because zucchini must be one of the most plain vegetables around. Don’t you agree? So, why then do I love it so much? Well, I think […]

Easy Blueberry Bread

Easy Blueberry Bread

What’s better than fresh blueberries enjoyed in the warm, long days of summer? Enjoying those very same blueberries right out of the freezer in the short, chilly days of winter! That’s what inspired this recipe, in fact. Finding my stash of summer blueberries in my […]

Shrimp and Artichoke Cakes

Shrimp and Artichoke Cakes

What can I say? I am always looking for new ideas for food and recipes. So often in fact, that my mind is just constantly, naturally, processing various input. Sometimes I have literally no idea where an idea comes from. Like in this instance for […]

Roasted Garlic White Queso Dip

Roasted Garlic White Queso Dip

With the big football game coming up, I knew I had to share my warm Roasted Garlic White Queso Dip recipe with you. Perfect timing, no? I won’t even say how much I love chips and dip, cuz’ y’all know that already! But, I will […]

Avocado-Sweet Pea Hummus with Baked Corn Chips

Avocado-Sweet Pea Hummus with Baked Corn Chips

When it comes to eating healthfully, breakfast (for me) is no problem. In the morning, I’m super motivated and ready to begin each day with the best intentions. Lunch is also pretty good, the perk of working from home a lot. But, by mid-afternoon my […]

Brie and Apple Tartlets with Apricot Mustard

Brie and Apple Tartlets with Apricot Mustard

One of the main reasons I went to culinary school is because I love parties. To me, a good party is dependent upon good food. I wanted to plan parties professionally, so I thought knowing about food was the best way to be a great […]