Lemon Yogurt Bundt

I’m not a baker. Consider this a disclaimer. I have stirred my batter with chop sticks because I forgot to start the dishwasher the night before and all my whisks were dirty. EEEK! Baking is legit a science. Baker’s kitchens are sweet magical laboratories with flour made of fairy dust. I do however have a…

Stovetop Frittata

With my work schedule breakfast was never a thing. Aside from Monday through Friday’s morning cups of dark roast that was it. With recent shifts to our schedules, in full work from home mode, I have discovered an additional hour (more if I skip my virtual meeting makeup routine). I wake up and bake bread,…

Spicy Fig Jam on Lamb Burgers

Newton move over! There’s a new fig in town. Since the grocery store is the most exciting and safest of trips we can take during these times I highly suggest taking the time to explore the aisles. Slow your pace and observe. I challenge myself to find at least one item that is outside of…

Easy Cheesy Mozzarella Sticks

A girl walks into a bar… Too soon? As of lately this girl is going for long walks to the kitchen. Bar food is a thing of the recent past considering this quarantine. I miss the late night simple things; a juicy burger with fries, buffalo wings, jalapeno poppers, pizza that looks like slices from…

Pineapple Pecan Bread

Mom and I have started to try and schedule morning coffee sessions; social distance style. I called her Sunday morning and exclaimed, “Wake up! Its coffee time”. She replied, “I can’t have my coffee without a pastry or slice of something”. Shortly there after she sent me a picture of a slice of lemon loaf…

Balsamic Shrimp

Balsamic Vinegar was used as a disinfectant in the middle ages. Considering our worldly circumstances, it seemed like a timely and shareable fact. I’ve always been fascinated with the multi-uses of vinegar in general; its preservative and healing properties mostly. Growing up as a child, vinegar was the go-to for tummy aches and colds. As…

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

I found myself down the internet rabbit hole of asparagus history today. I guess I got lost in the poetry of food which is quite easy for me. Imagine plates and table settings as edible literature. Back when Shakespeare was drawing breath and contemplating how to tug at our heartstrings people were in the markets…

Camarones a la Mexicana

I’m on week two of “sheltering in place” while working from home. During my downtime I have been making it a point to close my laptop, put my phone on DND, disconnect from the news updates, and just cook. Most of us are relying upon the powers of our pantries. Rice and beans reign supreme…

Lemon Garlic Pasta with Salmon

When life gives you lemons, make Lemon Garlic Pasta! The world is so loud that its quiet. Self quarantines, empty shelves in the grocery stores, restaurants/businesses closed, streets void of footsteps and accustomed city lights and sounds. We are spinning on our axles and heels in unexpected directions but making the best of it. This…

Sweet Potato Bisque with Bacon & Scallops

It is February and winter is finally showing her true nature. Although I joke that I imagine myself being in a snow globe as I look at the fluffy snowflakes I still think of warmth. Warm blankets, warm socks, warm embraces, and warm flavors. A house warmed by not only the heat but the work…