Creamy Dreamy Mini Quiches (GF)

October 15, 2014
IMG_9645I made these crust-less miniature quiches for supper last Sunday, and everybody loved them. They are creamy-dreamy-wonderful! They are also easy to make. The only special equipment you need is a muffin tin. Read more »

Turnip Fritters

September 9, 2014
IMG_8073BELIEVE IT OR NOT, these Turnip Fritters are frickin' fantastic -- bronze and crisp on the outside, tender and creamy on the inside. Serve them with ketchup for an after-school snack, or use them, as I do, as a superior substitute for a hamburger patty. They are fun to make: Read more »

Puff Pastry Pesto Pizza

August 27, 2014
IMG_7681OH, BABY. I hope you're hungry, because I've just pulled this sexy, seasonal "pizza" from the oven. The (store-bought) puff pastry crust is layered with fragrant pesto, rounds of red tomato, black olives and Parmesan cheese. It's chic enough for formal dining. It's screamingly-delicious. And it's really easy to make! Read more »

Tomato & Goat Cheese Tart

August 1, 2014
IMG_6139THIS WEEK, feeling inspired by cookbook authors Kate Hill and David Lebovitz, I made a French tomato tart. What poetry! The tender Pâte Brisée shell is brushed with winey Dijon mustard, and topped with tomatoes, fragrant herbs, and rounds of tangy goat cheese. Read more »

Zoodles and Yoodles with Garlic (GF)

July 16, 2014
IMG_5366WHAT INSPIRED THIS PASTA DISH THAT ISN'T? A small gadget known as the "julienne peeler." The peeler can quickly turn zucchini into thin noodles, or "zoodles." Use it to peel yellow squash, and you'll have "yoodles." Sauteed, these zoodles and yoodles recall good spaghetti when cooked al dente -- but without the carbs! Read more »

Duck Breasts Mirepoix

May 27, 2014
IMG_2395wbTHERE isn't anything about this dish that doesn't make me...quack. It's elegant enough for a weekend dinner party, but fast and easy enough to prepare for a weekday meal. And it's screamingly-delicious. Read more »

Kevin’s Braised Fennel (GF)

May 7, 2014
IMG_1207TAKE SOME COMMON FENNEL "BULBS," braise them in an aromatic brew, top them with a little Parmesan cheese and some feathery fennel fronds, and what do you get? A sexy side dish that I promise you will love. The easy recipe: Read more »