Brazilian Black Bean Stew {with roasted sweet potatoes}

Well, we’ve made it here once again, friends. Tomorrow is the official start of fall. Happy, happy! Joy, joy! Now I can fling comfort food recipes around as much as I want! I want to kick fall off in grand style with a giant vessel of soup or stew. What’s your favourite thing-that-holds-soup?  I love [Read On]

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]