Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

Baby Back Ribs

If you’re looking for a girl to pull up a chair at the poker table, help you work on your car, or go camping in the dirt with, you won’t find her in me. I’m not into many things that guys are into. I wear pink, my...

Vanilla Crêpes with Warm Raspberry Compote

Vanilla Crepe

Let me give you three little nuggets of advice about crepes: 1. Don’t expect your first one to turn out perfectly, so even if you’re trying to make them just for the hell of it, like I was, make a decent amount of batter. 2. They’re...

Three-Bean Beef Chili with Honey Cornbread

Three Bean Chili

At least three times a week, I like to put my and my husband’s taste buds to the test at the dinner table and introduce a new dish. It’s fun to incorporate something new into our nightly meal together because, like everyone, I’ve been in a rut before...

Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels

Well hello there, sports fans! I’m back in the swing of things after a brief trip to Chicago to visit family, and have I got a fun, city-inspired treat for you… I just hopped off the plane a few hours ago, and while I’d love to...

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

Bikini season may be just around the bend for most, but with weekends bringing the heat, it has made it’s official arrival here in sunny Southern California. That being said, my husband Mark and I have decided that it’s officially time to peel our...

Bacon, Egg and Toast Cups

Bacon Egg Toast Cups

Something I have recently discovered: You can make a whole breakfast the size of a silver dollar! Honestly, this is just one of those silly recipes I kept seeing pop up all over my favorite food blogs, and I figured I’d give it a try. I...

Strawberry Galette

Strawberry Galette (2)

“It looks like a strawberry pizza,” were the first words out of my charming husband’s mouth after seeing this scrumptious, gorgeous strawberry galette. If making it had required more work, I would have had his head. But truth is, this little beauty is a lot of gain for...

Spiced Chicken with Couscous Salad

Spiced Chicken with Couscous

I consider myself a pretty good cook, but when it comes to something as simple as a salad, I confess that my creative brain is a little lost. About twice a week, I force down forkfuls of a plain baby spinach and tomato salad, and...

Lamb Chops with Garlic-Rosemary Sauce

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Besides the complete and total disaster that was Thanksgiving dinner of 2007, in which Mark and I tried to roast a twelve-pound turkey on a cookie sheet, I don’t recall ever cooking many meats in my kitchen besides chicken, beef or pork. I mean, those are...

Caprese Panini with Sun-Dried Tomato Mayo

Caprese Panini

A few months ago, I posted about one of my longtime favorite salads: a Caprese Salad with an oh-so-simple Balsamic Dressing. As much as I love cooking and preparing a meal, it doesn’t get much easier, or tastier, than piling together tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil and...