RECIPE: Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova

Luscious soft whipped cream adorned with a blanket of deep red raspberries covering a delicate crisp chocolate crackle underneath all make this pavlova impossible to resist. This is a fantastic summer dessert, rich and satisfying yet simultaneously delicate and light. The chocolate pavlova contrasts the unsweetened whipped cream and fresh raspberries perfectly both in flavor … Continue reading

RECIPE: Gingerbread Men (egg-free)

There is still time to fill your house with the heartwarming aroma of baking gingerbread men!! And here is one easy recipe for you that is egg and nut free (as usual, just be sure none of your ingredients have cross contamination warnings). The dough does need to chill in the fridge for a couple … Continue reading

Recipe: Irish Brown Bread

Through Irish pubs in Boston and my 2 trips to Ireland, I developed a strong love for Irish Brown Bread. You can see and taste the rustic nature of the bread. So simple yet so delicious and satisfying. On my last trip to Ireland (in 2007!) I scoured bookstores for cookbooks on Irish cooking, determined … Continue reading

Simple Yet Tasty Roasted Acorn Squash

Fall has arrived and along with it delicious and comforting fall treats, such as acorn squash. Take advantage of the inexpensive fall fruit with this simple yet satisfying recipe! SIMPLE YET TASTY ROASTED ACORN SQUASH Ingredients 1 acorn squash 1 Tbs brown sugar 1 Tbs butter pinch of salt Directions Preheat oven to 450oF. Prepare … Continue reading

Recipe: Cinnamon Spice and All Things Nice Cookies

These cookies really hit the mark if you are craving something like apple pie. They are a nice buttery (shortbread-like) cookie with strong apple flavor and of course, generous amounts of cinnamon. Yum. Bonus, is that you can make the dough and store some in the freezer to bake up whenever a craving strikes you, … Continue reading

Recipe: Jamie Oliver’s Chicken Korma

Inspired by the to die for curries at G’raj Mahal we enjoyed on a recent trip to Austin, TX and the amazing pasture chicken we get from Surfside Chickens we decided to try our hand at making an Indian dish. We landed on Jamie Oliver’s Chicken Korma from his Food Revolution cookbook. The recipe is … Continue reading

Recipe: Fried Cheese-Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Finally, finally, finally tried squash blossoms and they did not disappoint! For years now I have wanted to both make and eat fried cheese-stuffed squash blossoms. Every time I see them being prepared on a cooking show I am amazed at how beautiful they are and how special they seem. Well, this weekend while getting some … Continue reading

Recipe: Easy Dinner of Pasta with Meat Sauce

Some nights, heck, most nights you need a quick, easy to shop for, easy to make and easy to cook meal for dinner. This recipe (hard to even call it a recipe!) is just that, courtesy of some amazing jarred Organic Red Heirloom Tomato pasta sauce from St. Helena Olive Oil Company in Napa Valley. … Continue reading

Recipe: Crispy and Sticky Chicken Thighs with Squashed New Potatoes and Tomatoes

I originally posted this the fall of 2009, before I was taking a lot of photos of food. I just made the dish last night and so I’ve refreshed the post with photos…Enjoy! I love love love this recipe. It is so easy to make, easy to scale up and is always a crowd pleaser … Continue reading

Recipe: Black and White Holiday Bark

This bark is a breeze to make, tasty, texturally interesting and looks festive – everything you want out of a holiday treat. It is a lovely option to have for company or to give away as a homemade gift. We have little bags of it to Sofie’s preschool teachers this year along with elf ornaments we made … Continue reading