• Comfort Food
  • Kalamata Muenster Mashed Potatoes

    Thanksgiving is upon us and with it, the pressure to whip up countless dishes to feed family and friends. Each year we all have our go-to recipes that we recreate, dishes that must make an appearance at our holiday table. Often, we have plenty of recipes rooted in history, and memory—recipes passed down through generations. […]

  • Sides
  • Beer Braised Brussels Sprouts & Bacon

    I’m not going to launch into a lengthy monologue on the poor reputation brussels sprouts have—I was never a kid who hated them. I never understood why people loathed them so vehemently. They were mini cabbages, cute, tasty, and always welcome on my plate. But if you’re one of those people who’ve spent a lifetime […]

  • Appetizers
  • Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salsa

    With temperatures on the rise and summer solstice only weeks away it’s time for everyone to commence with copious amounts of grilling. Everyone, that is, except yours truly. My only real complaint about moving to The Valley (other than the heat) is the fact that I don’t have access to a grill at my new place. Insert […]

  • Healthy
  • Parmesan, Lemon, & Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

    Simple, delicious, and barely made it through the photo shoot. It’s funny how combining a few, simple ingredients can create some of the most flavorful, and memorable dishes. These vibrant roasted cauliflower florets won me over before I even took them out of the oven! The scent of roasted garlic, parmesan cheese, roasted lemons emanating […]

  • Healthy
  • Maple Roasted Carrots

    This is to be the first—of I hope many—spring side dish recipes that I put together this season. I’m always looking for simple sides to complete a meal. I’ll spend hours on Pinterest looking for inspiration, while I’m already cooking the main course. So I decided it would be wise and sensible for me to […]

  • Appetizers
  • Pho Ga Egg Rolls

    I love egg rolls. Any time I go out to eat and they are on a menu, I have to order them. Crispy little pockets of happiness filled with meat and/or vegetables, deep-fried, and then dipped in some sort of sauce that compliments their insides perfectly! What more could you want out of life, I […]