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roasted shishito pepper risotto
Dinner, Sides

Roasted Shishito Pepper Risotto

Roasted shishito pepper risotto combines the delicious sweet and spicy kick of shishito peppers to your favorite parmesan risotto. Don’t let the word “pepper” scare you away. The heat of these peppers is minimal, but the overall flavor is huge. The rich parmesan risotto mellows out the spice of the […]

Lemon Drop Martini

Perfect Lemon Drop Martini

Lemon Drop Martinis are a classic bar menu item, but let me show you how you can make a perfect Lemon Drop Martini in the comfort of your own home with 3 easy ingredients. It is so simple you will want to make it every night of the week. The […]

Lemon Simple Syrup
Desserts, Drinks

Lemon Simple Syrup

Lemon simple syrup is a lemon infused syrup with a ton of flavor. It is easy to make and can be used in a variety of recipes. Lemon is one of my favorite infusers to simple syrup because of its versatility and big punch of bright flavor. It has that […]

Appetizers & Snacks

Boiled Peanuts

Boiled peanuts bring forth two types of reactions. Either just the thought of them makes you immediately want an entire bowl (that is me) or the mere mention of them brings about complete and utter confusion (that seems to be most everyone else). The questions that follow include, why would […]


Pad Thai

Make restaurant quality chicken Pad Thai with peanut sauce in under 30 minutes with this easy recipe that uses only fresh ingredients. Pad Thai at Home For so many years the thought of making Thai food at home was truly intimidating.  My fear of ingredients I wasn’t familiar with and […]

Breakfast & Brunch

Bacon, Cheddar and Green Onion Scones

When most people think of scones they think of fancy tea parties with sweet fruit filled scones. However, as you will find with this recipe, scones are the perfect vehicle for savory rich ingredients like bacon and cheddar cheese. Savory scones are one of my favorite breakfast-brunch treat. What Makes […]

Appetizers & Snacks, Dinner

Braised Beef Empanadas

Juicy, tender, flavorful beef inside a flaky, buttery crust. This recipe will have you making the most delicious braised beef empanadas in the comfort of your own home. Making Braised Beef Braising meats is one of my favorite cooking techniques. It is a simple method, yet its results are sophisticated […]

Appetizers & Snacks, Dinner

Salmon Cakes

Salmon cakes are a delightful way to incorporate healthy and delicious salmon into a hearty appetizer or meal. You can easily find quality canned salmon in your market, or in my case you can use leftover smoked salmon. Smoked Salmon There is nothing better than smoked salmon. You need very […]

Snowball Cookie

Snowball Cookies

Holiday baking is a longstanding tradition in our family. Everything from delicious cookies to sweet and decadent chocolates. We often times mix in something new just for the fun of it. A few years back we decided to try our hand at snowball cookies. They are now officially part of […]


Fruitcake Cookies

The holiday baking season is in full swing and I wanted to do a fun twist on a classic. These cookies include the best that fruitcake has to offer, which in my opinion is the spices, nuts, and candied fruits. This season I have teamed up with an extraordinary group […]