Latest Recipes

Fish and Seafood

Fish in Thai Coconut Curry

Fish in Thai Coconut Curry combines the heat of red curry paste with the creaminess of coconut milk, creating a wonderful balance of spicy, savory, and sweet flavors.  Despite its complex flavors, this Fish in Thai Coconut Curry is surprisingly quick and easy to prepare. It’s perfect for a busy […]

Cookies and Bars

Lemon Almond Snowball Cookies

Oh so easy to make, buttery, sweet, and melt-in-your-mouth texture – these Lemon Almond Snowball Cookies are a winner!  Instead of chopped nuts, this recipe uses almond flour.  LOTS of lemon zest creates a burst of flavor that is enhanced with the addition of pure almond extract.  The confectioners’ sugar […]

Cookies and Bars

Pistachio Lemon Raspberry Bars

This is a dessert for REAL lemon lovers.  These Pistachio Lemon Raspberry Bars with a nutty, buttery shortbread crust, luscious lemon custard filling, and fresh raspberries are as beautiful as they are delicious!  Sweet, tangy, and decadent, the tart lemon flavor is beautifully complemented by the sweet raspberries. For the […]

Vegetables and Sides

Simply Delicious Veggies!

Finding good, fresh vegetables in the winter can be a challenge.  Broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts are typical winter vegetables but they don’t appeal to everyone, including my husband!  Carrots, cabbage, and green beans are usually a reasonable choice although green beans can also be hit and miss.  Of course, […]

Vegetables and Sides

Garlicky, Buttery, Green Beans

My Mom always blanched green beans first, sautéed some garlic and red pepper flakes in olive oil and added the beans, salt, and pepper.  In this recipe, the beans are cooked in butter first and then braised quickly in their own juices with lots of garlic.  It’s a subtle difference […]

Birds and Bunnies

Sour Cream and Chive Chicken

There are so many similar chicken cutlet recipes from every part of the world and everyone has their favorite.  My family loves Chicken Milanese.  And of course, there is schnitzel, katsu, and so on.  A true cutlet is made with chicken breast and typically pounded thin.  Because I prefer to […]

Soups, Stews and Legumes

3-Ingredient Potato Leek Soup

There are few things as satisfying as a bowl of humble potato leek soup. The mild flavors of the leeks pair perfectly with the creamy potatoes. This 3-Ingredient Potato Leek Soup has a silky, creamy texture without the addition of any milk or cream.  Loaded with potatoes and leeks, pureed […]

Pasta-Risotto-Polenta

Pasta alla Zozzona

Zozzo actually means dirty and Pasta alla Zozzona loosely translates to a big dirty mess.  The ingredients of the four pasta dishes for which Romans are famous, Amatriciana, Cacio e Pepe, Carbonara and alla Gricia, are blended together to create one of the most decadent and memorable pastas I have […]