Recent Cravings

Spring Salmon Toast

Spring Salmon Toast

So, last night I did something really smart. Wanna know what? I meal planned! What is it about the term “meal plan” that sounds so complicated and serious? It was really quite simple, and it was my way of starting this week on a healthy […]

Coconut Shrimp with Mango Pepper Sauce

Coconut Shrimp with Mango Pepper Sauce

So, like, we all know I went all-in on Cinco de Mayo this year. Seated, four-course dinner party and all. Well, I don’t want to beat a dead horse, as they say, but this Mango Pepper Sauce was just one of the really craveable dishes […]

Creamy Leek and White Bean Soup

Creamy Leek and White Bean Soup

Despite the fact that we are having 80-degree weather this week in Michigan, I am craving soup like crazy lately. I’m pretty sure what I am really craving is fresh vegetables. As spring comes to life I always crave fresh, whole produce, and my favorite way to make a batch of soup is to simmer a bunch of wholesome, healthy veggies in a pot and then puree them into a thick, creamy bowl of goodness. That’s exactly what this recipe for Creamy Leek and White Bean Soup does, too. Leeks, white beans, poblano, celery, garlic and yes, even cauliflower all in one dish. Don’t you just love that?

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Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions

I am a huge fan of quick pickling. Red onions, blueberries, celery, fennel, green beans, rhubarb, cucumbers, asparagus, mustard seeds, and so on. It’s so easy, you can pickle nearly anything and give simple things an exciting transformation. Keep in mind, pickling does not require […]

Beer Corn Fritters with Pepper Jack Fondue

Beer Corn Fritters with Pepper Jack Fondue

Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo. Yes, I know that Cinco de Mayo is more of an Americanized holiday, but I love the flavors of Mexican food so much that an excuse to consume I just can’t deny. And consume I did! As you can tell […]

Shrimp and Zucchini Chimichangas

Shrimp and Zucchini Chimichangas

Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away. What great food are you planning to eat for your upcoming fiesta? Still unsure? Well, here’s an idea – these Shrimp and Zucchini Chimichangas!

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Mexican Street Corn Salsa

Mexican Street Corn Salsa

Well, it’s about that time of year. Time to shake up the margarita’s and dig into the guacamole! Cinco de Mayo is just a few weeks away, and that means getting ready to fiesta with all my favorite flavors. Here I’m sharing an old favorite […]

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 this goodness and this delicious mash-up came about. Roasted Asparagus topped with Cauliflower Alfredo!!!

I mean, whaaa!?!?

Asparagus is good. Cauliflower is good. Alfredo is good. So, good+good+good = AH.Mazing.

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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 […]


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!