Recent Cravings

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. […]

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 a few notches (if I do say so) by serving it with a compound butter and caramelized onions. Yum!

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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 […]

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 could have been!) Best of all, she believes in me 110%, all the time, without waiver, and with the utmost enthusiasm no matter the circumstances. Pretty great, eh? Usually, to celebrate my mom I opt to cook for her, but this year we are doing things a little differently. Since we actually have a lot of things to celebrate this month (more on that later), I’m taking Mom out to dinner tonight. But, if I were cooking for her, this would be the dish – Seared Scallops with Corn and Tarragon.

I mean, it’s kind of a perfect, celebratory summertime dish! Perhaps you have someone you should be celebrating this month??

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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 […]

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 […]

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad

Recently I realized how veggie-focused my blog posts have been this month. Well, this post for Roasted Beet and Arugula salad is no different. What can I say? Can’t stop, won’t stop!

A big reason for my vegetarian-skewed diet these days has a lot to do with Hungry Harvest. I shared a post earlier in June about the food-rescue mission that recently began delivery services here in Metro Detroit. You can read more about their awesome mission here. As I’ve continued to receive my delivery boxes, I am getting an abundant amount of produce delivered straight to my door step! Cool, eh?

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Grilled Blueberry BBQ Chicken

Grilled Blueberry BBQ Chicken

Today, I’m pulling from the archives, folks, and sharing my oldie but goodie recipes for Grilled Blueberry BBQ Chicken and Broccoli Salad. In my opinion, a quintessential summertime meal! It occurred to me recently that I’ve been posting mostly vegetarian recipes. The reality is, that’s […]


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!