Kitchen Basics: Salsa Verde

Salsa verde (quite literally, ‘green sauce’) is a green salsa made from tomatillos in place of the usual red tomatoes. Don’t let the name fool you, however, as tomatillos are not simply an unripe...

August Kitchen Challenge Results: Tamales

Lesson #1: Just because a recipe is on the internet does not mean you can trust it. There’s nothing more disappointing then following a recipe from a source you THINK is trustworthy (I’m looking...

Tart Cherry-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

I thought I had Brussels sprouts down. I though I’d already discovered the definitive recipe, the one Brussels sprout recipe to end them all. And don’t get me wrong, they’re damn delicious. Even haters...

Asian Plum Sauce

Have we ever talked about baker’s instinct? You know when you’re baking cookies, chilling on the couch while they bake, and happen to stand up 9 seconds before the timer goes off? Or when...

Food Blog Forum: Asheville 2014

I’ve been starting at these photos for days. Sifting through 400+ images and trying to narrow them down. Trying to find the words to express just what this event meant to me and how...

Seared Scallops with Basil Olive Oil Pistou

You may be wondering why I misspelled pesto. Thanks for feeling the need to kindly correct one of my regularly occurring typos (ahem, MOM), but in this case it’s unwarranted. Pesto and pistou are...

Bittersweet Chocolate Bourbon Tart

I just got back from Food Blog Forum in Asheville, North Carolina (full recap coming as soon as I can wade through all my photos), and by just I mean nearly two weeks ago...

Shrimp Rolls with Herb Brown Butter Mayo

This is a poor-man’s lobster roll. Not that we’re poor, and not that shrimp is really all that cheap, but it’s a heckofa lot cheaper than lobster and much easier to prepare too. So...

Ginger Melon Sangria

This is a summer sangria if I ever saw one. All that’s missing from this picture is a lounge chair and a warm summer breeze. The thought of three colors of melon floating in...

Blueberry Peach Jam

I’ve been hoarding fruit. We’ve been blueberry picking and peach picking and would have gone cherry picking if they grew here, so instead I bought some cherries when they went on sale. All the...

Dark Chocolate Cocoa Nib Caramels

Isn’t it amazing to think, that just over a two years ago I was terrified of caramel? Like, honestly truly scared I was going to burn my face off or something. And ruin a...

Tart Cherry Giveaway

Following up yesterday’s EPIC cherry pie recipe, I’m excited to offer an amazing tart cherry giveaway valued at over $400, brought to you by the Cherry Marketing Institute. I’ve loved exploring this new-to-me culinary...