Lentils with Bacon, Kale, and Dried Cranberries

The Oscars have once again come and gone. Some of the most memorable moments from the nearly four hours of airtime were: Lady Gaga demonstrating just how talented she is via her Sound of Music/Julie Andrews tribute; someone’s dog named Larry getting thanked in an acceptance speech; NPH in his tighty whities; Common and John Legend’s performance […]

Baby Kale Salad with Fruit, Feta, and Walnuts

I spent my evening making some impromptu peanut butter cookies to satisfy my sweet tooth, so I figured I should write about a salad to counteract my gluttony. This isn’t so much a recipe, per se, but more of a list of ingredients I found in my kitchen to make a deliciously healthy lunch. A good […]

Orange Yogurt Pound Cake

My mother has been making a sour cream pound cake recipe for years that has been passed down from my great aunt (and probably a generation or two before her). It’s famous at holiday gatherings with family members all vying for a slice of heaven. That is, if it even makes it out of the […]

Mexican Chicken Flatbreads

The lovely folks over at The Daily Meal have teamed up with Tyson Foods for a Crispy Chicken Strips Campaign. I love chicken strips as much as any 8-year-old child, so count me in! Plus, I figured it could lead to a great new recipe just in time for the Superbowl. But what else would […]

Roasted Chicken and Tomatoes

Roasted chicken is one of my go-to main dishes because it’s easy, versatile, and delicious. By using dark meat the chicken stays deliciously moist and is difficult to overcook; plus it tends to be more budget friendly. A hot oven, some oil, salt, and pepper is all you really need to make some tasty food. […]

Sausage, White Bean, and Leek Soup

It’s a new year folks. Good riddance 2014! You won’t be missed. Though the year certainly had its share of good highlights—my first trip to Europe, a site redesign, and some great new partnerships for the blog—the year also brought its more than fair share of disappointments. I won’t go into depth with them here, […]

Green Apple, Cucumber, Jalapeño and Mint Juice

In just two short weeks we’ll have popped champagne bottles, watched a giant ball drop, and started plotting whatever resolutions we have for the new year. For many, one of those resolutions will likely revolve around health and fitness. When Williams-Sonoma asked me to help kick off their Juice Week and its mission of “Not […]

Whiskey Braised Short Ribs

Though it isn’t technically winter for a few more days, there’s a Christmas tree up in my living room and I’ve experienced my first snowfall of the year. As the chill starts to set in for a few months my kitchen will be occupied with braised meats. For some reason or another when I think […]

Pumpkin Butter

Two pumpkin recipes so close to each other? Yes, I know this is a little out of character for me given my preference for sweet potatoes over the gourd (especially when it comes to pie). However, I made a slight snafu when I was preparing my recent pumpkin cookie recipe—I initially tried creaming the butter, […]

Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

Are you familiar with sriracha? If not, then let me introduce you. It’s a type of hot sauce made from chile peppers, vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. There are some that seem to obsess over the substance and were in quite a panic when the threat of a factory shutdown first arose.  It has amassed […]
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