Kale, Fennel and Plantain Salad

Have you ever added sauteèd plantains to your salad?! Neither had I until I read about it in this issue of Bon Apetit. And then found this amazing Collard, Fennel salad with Plantians and Sumac from Chef Ashleigh Shanti from a restaurant called Benne on Eagle in Asheville, NC. I didn’t have all the ingredients,…

Zucchini Bread

It’s summertime folks, and that means ‘tis the season for all kinds of delicious fresh produce. Tomatoes, strawberries, blueberries and all kinds of herbs abound. One of the most versatile of these, in my opinion, is zucchini or the summer squash! You can use zucchini for zoodles, casseroles, smoothies, salads and even as a pizza…

Beef Brisket; 5 Ways

Brisket. It’s such a delicious, bountiful, flavorful cut of meat that your family can eat on for days! There are a lot of different ways to eat it so that it doesn’t feel like you’re having leftovers night after night. It’s a great way to stretch a good cut of meat, cook once and eat…

Black Owned Food Businesses I’m trying

Never have I been more convicted to do my part for Black Lives Matter than I am right now. I sit here almost ashamed of my naïveté and ignorance, born of my sheltered life of *relative* socioeconomic privilege. I cannot change that, but I can do my part in educating myself and becoming ACTIVELY acti-racist….

Herbacious Romain Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

This salad is a great way to use a head of Romain, or some left over shredded lettuce from taco night. If you hadn’t already guessed, so much of my recipe development comes from me trying to get creative with my left overs or bits and pieces of things I have left in my refrigerator!…

Blueberry Sourdough Muffins

Sweet Mercy am I glad I decided to make another wild yeast starter from scratch during this COVID 19 Quarantine! How it has expanded my baking horizons. I thought the only think you did with starter was make (amazing) sourdough bread from scratch. Wrong! Did you know you could make bread, muffins, cakes and pancakes…

Chicken Fried Steak

So delicious. So comforting. So perfect. All the time, but especially for this time. Everyone needs a good comfort food meal. What’s your go-to? This is an absolute favorite of my husbands, and I dig it too. Pretty hard. At first I didn’t think I would, but then I became a convert. I also like…

Cinnamon Rolls

These were overnight cinnamon rolls, but I did not use my starter for these! I think I was kind of intimidated. I wanted to see if I could nail a good yeast cinnamon roll before I used my own starter. These did not disappoint. I’ll probably make 1 more batch before I use my starter….

Tahini Brownies

Ok. So these brownies are amazing, but what I really like them is how nicely they slice. Does anyone else get irrationally irritated when you’re trying to slice the brownies and the cakey part keeps sticking to your dang knife so that you keep having to clean the KNIFE?! Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Even if you…

Save (or make) that Peanut Sauce, Salad

This is really great for oozing out every ounce of flavor and use from your favorite peanut sauce; either from takeout or a peanut sauce you make yourself! It also adds a great protein punch to your salad, while keeping it vegetarian. You can also make your own peanut sauce, or use the one I…