Otto Lenghi’s Genius Squash Recipe

I’ve never roasted a fall/winter squash before with the skin on and eaten it before. So when I was perusing Food 52 and saw this recipe for Squash With Chile Yogurt & Cilantro Sauce From Yotam Ottolenghi, I had to try it! Plus, it was dubbed “genius” by Kristin Miglore, author of Genius Foods. So I…

Pizza Ideas

Who doesn’t love a good pizza?! I know I certainly do! That being said, pizza can be a little tough sometimes. I feel like we get pigeon holed into thinking it was something that has to be ordered, and is only good when it’s loaded with tons of cheese, high sugar sauce and sausage. At…

Apple Nachos

Best way to eat an apple if you ask me. And there are endless combinations. I feel like I will be returning and adding to this post again and again 🤣 All you need is an apple, your favorite but butter and desired toppings. And boom. You’ve got the making of a very delicious snack….

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…