Taffy Apple Cookies

In the spirit of autumn, apple picking, and farm fairs I am pulling this trick out of the oven. Taffy Apple Cookies bring the goodness of orchards and baked goodness to your home. The caramel, fresh apples, and nuts perfectly capture the essence of a good and sweet taffy apple. They also will give that…

Biscuits & Berries

Coming to you live from my kitchen nook/office space with this warm, tart, and sweet baked good. It screams afternoon coffee, cottage fireplaces, and oversized sweaters. There are a lot of recipes out there that call for biscuits from scratch. While I am usually the first to argue everything is just better when it’s made…

Brunch Mac

Can we talk comfort? All this time and space we are given due to circumstances and comfort still escapes us. So we look for it in shapely glasses of wine, in music, in 5 minute coffee breaks, in people, in food. Im focusing on the oven baked comfort of mac and cheese this week. The…

Apple Pear Crumble

Hey all you cool cooks and kitchens! These past few weeks have been… I’m not sure there’s one word that suitably describes all the developments captured and imprinted on our minds and souls via the news, social media platforms, and other outlets. It seems a bit shallow and detaching for me to not mention the…

Cajun Instant Seafood Pot (with Guinness)

Usually I bake my seafood, throwing everything on a sheet pan and shoving it in the oven. In an effort to keep the house cool on a warm day I decided to use my glorious instant pot. This pot is a magnificent modern day machine. I tickled myself with the thought of a show prefaced…

Creamy Shrimp Orecchiette

This recipe is the chorus to my summer seafood song. As mentioned in my previous post I am dedicating this week to light seafood recipes that are match worthy for this season. It wouldn’t be right if shrimp didn’t make the cut. It probably will make it in several posts this week because of its…

Lemon Herb Crab Cakes

On rainy summer days like this I open the window and sit in a nook with my laptop. That’s what Im currently doing right now. The rain is soothing. On this particular evening its also inspiring. Im dedicating the rest of this week’s posts to Summer Seafood Recipes. A summer seafood recipe is something that…

Champagne Chimichurri

The weather is beautiful . This past Memorial Day weekend was full of sunshine and grill born recipes. In the mood for plating and food that reflected the vibrancy of the impending summer I made a zesty Chimichurri to pair with flank steak. Chimichurri is an uncooked sauce used both for marinades and as a…

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…