I had been craving a Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pie for a few weeks; I probably walked by some back-to-school display and they got stuck in my head.
When I was a kid, my mom would pack a them in my lunch bag every once in a while as a special treat, and I remember [...]
Mike’s youngest brother has been staying with us during the summer for several years now; this year I tasked him with going through some of my cookbooks and picking recipes he wanted me to make. This year a few of the things he decided on was my homemade Garbage Plate, Apple Crumb Pie, Salmon, Quinoa, [...]
I am not really a big fan of Gin – I’m more of a bourbon/rye kind of girl. Every time I try a Gin cocktail like a Negroni or a Martini I think maybe, just maybe I’ll suddenly realize it’s delicious. But the inevitable face pucker ensues at the first tiny sip, like I just [...]
These lemon bars were so awesome and incredibly easy. There’s no zesting or juicing, you use the whole lemon, and the bars are just bursting with lemon flavor.
A lot of lemon desserts overcompensate for the tart, and overly sweet for our liking. I thought these bars however, are perfectly balanced with sweet [...]
Chocolate and banana is one of my all time favorite combinations. This buttery banana cake is studded with chocolate chips and layered with freshly whipped cream and delicious caramel.
Make sure you use really ripe bananas spotted with brown for the cake, but unblemished ripe bananas for the cake filling. I used [...]
I should probably start out by saying Mike has declared this the best tasting steak he’s ever had. Cooking directly on the coals produces a really good sear, and the salt creates a little crisp layer that is simple but perfect.
Like Alton, my favorite steak is skirt steak; it has great flavor [...]
Grilled salmon is my absolute favorite way to cook salmon. I love the smokey flavor that is imparted on the fish. However on busy weeknights when I don’t want to hassle with the charcoal grill I do a quick pan-sear. Pan-seared salmon is a ridiculously quick, super simple and incredibly delicious.
Perfect & Simple Pan-Seared Salmon [...]
This simple recipe gives your quinoa a nice flavor boost, with fairly little effort. The bright, herbs and fresh squeezed lemon goes well with chicken and seafood.
I served this quinoa pilaf with some perfect and simple pan-seared salmon, and some sautéed fresh zucchini.
Quinoa Pilaf with Herbs and Lemon Adapted [...]
This is not your typical no-bake cheesecake; this grown-up version has tangy goat cheese, mascarpone, cream cheese and sour cream for a more refined taste and super creamy texture.
For the crust, I did a combination of butter cookies and biscoff cookies; the biscoff cookies added a little additional depth of flavor to the vanilla [...]
Aida and I are back home this weekend spending time with family, picking strawberries, making jam and enjoying some Rochester Eats.
But last weekend we drove around windows down, enjoying the warm weather and beautiful back roads around our house. These guys were so adorable, I couldn’t help pulling over and snapping a few [...]