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]

Blueberry Syrup for Pancakes and Homemade Soda | Make Ahead Mondays

I just turned almost-forty. I believe I’ll refer to my entire year that way, because this is my last year before that big four-oh. I think the almost-forty was probably harder than the actual-forty will be to face. The decade birthdays seem like a celebration, where the ones that immediately precede somehow seem like a [Read On]

Elvis Frozen Bananas (with Chocolate, Peanuts, and Bacon!)

There are few treats simpler and more satisfying than a chocolate covered frozen banana when the days are steamy hot. It takes very little by way of ingredients, skill, or equipment, and everybody (with the exception of the banana hating contingent) loves them. My kids have even taken to making them without my help when [Read On]

Pickled Garlic Scapes | Make Ahead Monday

I’m a pickle fiend. You may or may not know that every summer I put up in the neighborhood of eight dozen jars of garlic dill pickles. I also put up bread and butter pickles, dilly green beans, dill relish, bread and butter relish, Sweet and Spicy Asian pickled carrots, and other pickled goodies like [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]

Chinese Barbecued Pork (Char Siu), Homemade Five Spice

I have so much fun for you today! I have one my favourite recipes of all time and I’ve partnered with an amazing group of bloggers to give away something that I’m pretty excited about. I know you know WHAT it is because I stuffed it into the title, but let’s get to the recipe [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]

Homemade Calorie-Free Hibiscus Lime Soda (Stevia Sweetened)

I know it’s not popular to like soda let alone diet soda, but dangit, I do. I don’t let myself have it often, but I indulge in a diet Coke or Pepsi or Dr. Pepper about once a week. I know I’m not alone judging by the stacks upon stacks at the grocery store but [Read On]