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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 […]

For the Love of Asparagus

For the Love of Asparagus

Raise your hand if you love Asparagus!!! Me! Me! I do! I do! Now, more importantly, raise your hand if you don’t. I know there are some of you out there. Hey, I get it. As a kid, my grandma used to cook the worst […]

Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo

Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo

Ok, so FULL DISCLOSURE – this is NOT a vegan recipe. I realize that nowadays seeing creamy cauliflower Alfredo one might instantly assume the cauliflower is made to be creamy in order to stand in for the cream and butter you would normally find in an Alfredo recipe. Well, not today, folks. I happen to love cauliflower and Alfredo, so in my recipe-developer brain it’s only natural for me to put the two together. Who’s with me?!?

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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 […]

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 […]

Charred Paprika Broccoli

Charred Paprika Broccoli

Have I ever mentioned that I love vegetables?  I’m not a vegetarian, but if pressed, I’d give up meat way before giving up veggies. Meat or no meat, meals just aren’t complete or balanced without veggies, IMO. My current obsession for vegetable cookery is simple. Hot pan, hot oil, hard sear. Just like searing a piece of steak or filet of salmon. Today I’m sharing this simple principle with you in my Charred Paprika Broccoli recipe. It seriously couldn’t be easier, and yet, flavorful. Isn’t that what we all hope for in a weeknight recipe?

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Korean Beef with Kimchi Rice

Korean Beef with Kimchi Rice

It’s not often that I suggest steak for dinner, mostly for cost purposes, but let’s face it, we all need a little something different at the table from time to time. After visiting a local restaurant for Korean BBQ recently, I remembered not only how […]

From-Scratch Mac’ and Cheese

From-Scratch Mac’ and Cheese

One of the first foods I ever learned to cook myself was the good ol’ classic blue-box Mac’ and Cheese. It was an after school staple in my house. Much like my culinary journey as a whole, I learned to make the cheesy noodles in […]

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 every summer from Taiwan to South Korea and Japan. I fell in love with rice when I was three years old! But never in all my travels do I ever remember eating crispy stuffed balls of rice. I feel so robbed! Why have I not had crispy rice balls before?!?

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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 […]