Barbecue Beef, Bacon, and Bean Casserole | Make Ahead Mondays

This post is the newest in my series as a proud 2013 Kraft Tastemakers team member. All opinions remain, as always, my own. Do you feel that weather shifting the way I do? School is back in session and the brisk autumn winds are beginning to supplant the lazy summer breezes. This makes my heart [Read On]

Farmers’ Market Tomato Sauce and Poached Eggs (Shakshuka) | Make Ahead Mondays

I had the pleasure and privilege of being invited to do a cooking demonstration at the Alfred Farmer’s Market yesterday. It being August in New York, I knew the market would likely provide all of the ingredients needed to make one of my all-time favourite fast, fresh, fabulous meals: Shakshuka. Shakshuka -a one dish wonderful [Read On]

Cajun Blackened Salmon | Quick and Easy Main Dish

  I have a thing for fish. I love it. In fact, I could eat it most nights out of the week. I’m not super picky, I like just about every variety. Not all my kiddos share my adoration of fish dinners, however. Well, unless they’re battered, deep fried, and served with *gag* ketchup, that [Read On]

Mapo Dofu | Chinese Spicy Pork with Tofu

I’m a very lucky girl to have a family full of excellent cooks. Everyone has their cooking specialties from canning to vegetarian to gluten-free to baking to, well, you name it. If you’re hanging with anyone I’m related to, you’re going to be eating well. The dish I’m sharing today is a particular specialty of [Read On]

Roasted Beet Dip and Homemade Za’atar | Make Ahead Mondays

Roasted Beets and Za’atar… maybe not what you thought you wanted to start your Monday with, but I assure you these are two incredible tastes that do marvelous things together. Ready to dive into some hot pink good stuff? Yum and YUM! That’s what I think when I look at these pictures, but I have [Read On]

Filthy Burgers (Beef, Barbecue Pulled Pork, & Bacon Burgers)

“What do we want for dinner?” “MEAT!” If I had a dime for every time that call-and-response happened in this house, I’d be able to buy some amazing cuts of meat. Meat is expensive! I walked into the fabulous meat market Oscar’s in the Adirondacks with my dad a couple of weeks ago. Oscar’s specializes [Read On]

Asian Salmon Burgers with Wasabi Mayonnaise

Disclosure: This is part of my continuing series as a member of the Kraft Tastemakers team. All recipes, opinions and wasabi are my own. My tastebuds are controlled by the weather. When it’s cool, chilly or downright cold, I want hearty, stick-to-your-ribs fare.  When things start warming up, though, my body says, “Don’t weigh me [Read On]

Skinny Jeans Pizza {Zucchini Pizza}

Have you ever tried jamming yourself into a pair of skinny jeans? I did last month. Ugh. Let’s just say the results were less than what I’d hoped to see after the work that went into pulling them up. Shoot, getting them off was as tough as getting them on in the first place. I [Read On]