Snacks

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Crispy Rice Squares

Crispy Rice Squares

Recently, I saw a post on a fellow food bloggers Instagram page for crispy rice balls. Hee Jee, of White Blank Space, called the cute little triangles “onigiri” and I knew immediately that I would love them. When I was young, I traveled to Asia […]

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 […]