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Sweet Potato-Almond Butter Muffins

Sweet Potato-Almond Butter Muffins

What can I say? I am currently obsessing over sweet potatoes! Before the shelter-at-home mandate, I bought a bunch because I knew they would last, and I knew could get a lot of use out of them, including a satisfying sweet-tooth treat if needed, like 

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

Hello! How are you? Let me guess – you are home, slightly bored (or majorly restless) and wondering what activities will occupy your day today? How many of you are cooking as a way to pass the time? For me, cooking is a wonderful creative 

Baked Trout with Corn, Tomatoes and Fennel

Baked Trout with Corn, Tomatoes and Fennel

Hello, Friends!  I know it’s been awhile since my last post and I am so sad about that! Lot’s of stuff has been happening in my life lately so while I adjust to some change, I have given myself a little break on the blogging. BUT, I realized that I’ve been sitting on this incredibly easy recipe that’s perfect for this hectic Back-to-School season, while also being totally reliant on the bounty of these last weeks of summer. So, I thought, best to get to sharing this recipe for Baked Trout with Corn, Tomatoes and Fennel while it still applies!

As for my life, well, I’ll catch you up on that in a later post. For now, let’s just solve dinner problems. Sound good?

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Homemade Carraway-Seed Crackers

Homemade Carraway-Seed Crackers

Homemade crackers, you ask? Yes! Homemade caraway-seed crackers are so much easier than you may think, and super flavorful. Whether you want to try something new for your next cocktail party, or get a group together for a fun DIY kitchen project, these crackers are 

Churrasco Steak with Serrano Butter

Churrasco Steak with Serrano Butter

Ok, so churrasco steak is a dish I have been cooking for clients A LOT lately. What can I say? As the weather warms up, everyone just wants some grilled meat! My recipe for Churrasco Steak with Serrano-Lime Butter takes the traditionally, citrus-marinated steak up 

Easy Herb and Ricotta Pasta

Easy Herb and Ricotta Pasta

Ok, this is one of those recipe shares that kinda feels like cheating. I mean, this dish is soooooo incredibly simple. There’s no fancy chef technique, or clever kitchen hack that’s about to be revealed. My easy herb and ricotta pasta is just simple, to-the-point cooking. Aimed at getting a tasty dish on the table without much effort because it’s summer and I want to be outside, not at the stove, no what I mean?? I’m sure you do!

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Pickled Pepper Pearl Couscous

Pickled Pepper Pearl Couscous

What can I say! I love a quick pickle! Who’s with me? This recipe for Pickled Pepper Pearl Couscous is not only fun to say, but easy to make. It requires only a little planning ahead, and what I consider to be a few staple 

Seared Scallops with Corn and Tarragon

Seared Scallops with Corn and Tarragon

Guess what today is?!?!  Today is….my Mom’s Birthday!  Happy Birthday, MOM!!!! My mom is the best. Loyal, a good listener, generous, slow to anger. (I actually can’t remember the last time she was angry with me – even though I know plenty of times she 

Grilled Peach Salsa

Grilled Peach Salsa

Friends, remember that recipe I shared a few weeks ago for Grilled Peach Salad with Crispy Kale and Avocado? Well, the inspiration (or, obsession…either way) for grilled peaches continues with this recipe for Grilled Peach Salsa. I mean, how can you not?!

Grilled fruit in the middle of summer, diced into a bowl with fresh jalapeno, shallot, vinegar and oil to be served on a salty chip. Or, a crostini with ricotta! Or, in a lettuce cup, or a taco shell, or on grilled chicken….! See where I’m going with this? The possibilities for deliciousness are endless. Fire up those grills, baby, and let’s get to it!

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Lamb Burgers with Spicy Cucumbers

Lamb Burgers with Spicy Cucumbers

With all the talk lately of seasonal produce and fresh vegetables, I nearly forgot it’s also Burger Season!!!  Am I right?! My favorite way to make a burger at home is to use ground lamb instead of ground beef. After all, plenty of restaurants around