It’s that time of season–when I whip out the ginger, and cloves, and cinnamon, and make dream cookies with them. I’m feeling fall finally…are you? Ginger snaps — yes, please. Have I mentioned how amazing it is to cook in my new kitchen? And how much sunlight there is! I’m living in a sun drenchedContinue reading “spice.”
This was, by far, one of the best dips I’ve made in awhile. Cream cheese, sharp cheddar, jumbo lump crab meat, hot sauce, scallions, and roasted red peppers. All topped off with delicious ripped pieces of crusty bread and baked in the oven until bubbly. Serve with mini toasts, pita chips, or any kind ofContinue reading “lump crab dip.”
Ridiculously hot temperatures and back to work means easy, cool, light dinners at home. Hello, cobb salad, my favorite friend. I like to make chicken and hard boil my eggs ahead of time, so really, the day of, there’s no cooking at all.
My first housewarming party was small–just my good friend Mack–and a pile of homemade nachos, ceviche, and margaritas. It was the perfect way to show one of my closest chums the new place.
A few weeks ago, I was thinking about all the trips I’ve made to Phoenix through the years, and more importantly, the incredible eating experience I have every time I visit. The first stop was a brilliant little brunch spot, and I always ordered the ceviche because it wasn’t something readily on menus around here.Continue reading “shrimp ceviche.”
The best salad there is. Great for summer, and winter, and every time in between. I always add different ingredients, depending on what I have on hand, but a few things are always the same: seared tuna, homemade champagne caper vinaigrette, hard boiled egg, steamed green beans, and red potatoes. It’s a dream. What’s yourContinue reading “nicoise.”
Summer is all about homemade dips, particularly this amazing layered one. Why does it ever have to end?
There’s nothing better than eating fresh, local produce in summer. Here’s my weeknight dinner: mixed greens, local goat cheese and roasted beets, as well as a bit of granny smith apple, walnuts and a blush wine vinaigrette. Doesn’t get much better.
You know how there are plenty of things not worth making at home? That don’t reap homemade rewards? Like my brilliant little project this winter to fret under the endless cutting of tiny conversation hearts? Well, onion dip does not fall into that category of its not better than the store bought. It is. ThisContinue reading “caramelized shallot / greek yogurt.”
Lazy summer lunches on the porch are the best. I could spend two hours. It’s all about fresh veggies and fruit, and pasta salad, of course. I made this pasta salad up on the fly (easiest thing to cook, ever) and made a really tasty dijon champagne vinegar dressing for it. What other combinations shouldContinue reading “summer lunches.”
The best way to enjoy homemade za. No reason to get that kitchen and house heated up and on blast in summer, so why not use the grill to the same end? All you need is a pizza stone set on top the normal grill and some patience getting it heated up. Then boom: perfectContinue reading “grilled pizza.”
They key to incredible homemade pizza is three things: homemade dough, fresh ingredients, and a pizza stone with the oven cranked up to 500 degrees. This was an easy weeknight meal for me; a white pizza with olive oil, fresh basil, heirloom tomatoes (which I quickly roasted in the oven with olive oil, salt, andContinue reading “misshapen dinner.”