Pan-fried Morel Mushrooms

When I was growing up in the midwest, my family spent many weekends in a remote part of Wisconsin where the only entertainment was the adventures we dreamed up on a vast expanse of farm land. After enduring harsh winters, much of it spent indoors playing countless board games and taking turns cooking Read more ...

Tuscan Kale, Pomegranate & Blood Orange Citrus Salad

When winter rolls around, I get giddy about eating and cooking with some of my favorite fruits.  Pomegranates are like prized jewels from Persephone's underworld that add beauty and brilliance to all kinds of dishes, as well as eaten out of hand (or over the kitchen sink!). The tarocco blood orange Read more ...

Quinoa & Kale Cakes with Sweet Pepper Pesto

I hate to waste anything.  so, when I had a handful of kale stems left over, I just had to come up with a good way to use them.  I think this recipe might be a good start.   Kale & Quinoa Cakes with Sweet Pepper Pesto 4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 cup onion, chopped 1 cup kale Read more ...

Sunday celebration :: Apricot Bellini Aperitivo

Sunday is one of my favorite days. Aside from being a day to sleep and lounge around, it's also a day me and my handsome celebrate. Why shouldn't every Sunday be special?Especially when there's sizzling applewood smoked bacon cooking on the stovetop and the sound of the POP of a bottle of bubbly. Read more ...