Chorizo and Black Bean Nachos

With Cinco de Mayo almost upon us it’s time to talk nachos. The perfect nachos to me are a balance between yummy ingredients and technique. [Read more…]

Buffalo-Bacon-Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Two of my all time favorite guilty pleasure dips are Buffalo Chicken Dip and Artichoke and Spinach Dip. So I was pretty excited when I saw this recipe and knew that I had to give it a try. [Read more…]

Quick Pickled Vegetables

One of the many reasons why I love writing a food blog is my ability to share good recipes with family, friends and beyond. When I meet a chef who is willing to do the same that makes me even happier. [Read more…]

Meyer Lemon Marmalade

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without an orange in my stocking. It’s been that way since I was a little girl and continues until this day.  So when I decided to bring a cheese board to a recent ladies’ gathering I thought what better accompaniment to a tasty selection of cheese than a homemade marmalade to celebrate the holidays.

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Butternut Squash-Sage-Goat Cheese Spread

Fall has arrived! And it’s my favorite time of the year. Cooler temperatures, leaves changing, amazing natural light and comfort food – all good things. Having grown up in California I really didn’t get to experience fall until I came east to college in 1986. [Read more…]

Goat Cheese-Herb Stuffed Sweet Piquanté Peppers

These tasty little treats were inspired by an Instagram post from Vermont Creamery that I saw a few weeks ago. I’m partial to anything from Vermont Creamery whether it be cheese or butter. In fact I have them to thank for learning what “good butter” really is (I’ll save that for another post). We recently spent the afternoon in the Burlington, VT area so it seemed a fitting time for this post. [Read more…]

Best Ever Hummus

I’ve been making “just okay” hummus from scratch for years – better than what you buy pre-packaged at the grocery store but nothing amazing. Recently I decided that I needed to step it up so I searched “greatest hummus recipe” to get some inspiration. [Read more…]

Herb Marinated Olives

Olives from the olive bar at your favorite grocery store or gourmet shop are pretty good, right? I’ve always thought so until I was inspired one day to dress up some olives to accompany my Prosciutto-Arugula-Provolone Packages that I was bringing to dinner at a friend’s house. [Read more…]

Walnut and Date Compote

It always amazes me how a few ingredients can come together to make something so flavorful. When using just a handful of ingredients I find it a good rule of thumb to make sure that you find the highest quality options. There’s no place to hide so you want them all to shine. [Read more…]

Texas Caviar Dip

This dip is good all year round but particularly good now as it contains black-eyed peas which when eaten on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day are thought to bring you luck and prosperity in the new year. Who wouldn’t like a bit of that? [Read more…]