Rosemary Garlicky One-Pan Chicken

After reading through quite a few roasted chicken recipes, nothing seemed quite right. I wasn’t trying to roast a whole chicken and while I love lemon, I just wasn’t in the mood for a lemony, winey chicken. At a recent dinner I attended, someone ever so simply roasted chicken legs and served it ever so…

Spinach Ricotta Brunch Bake

Family Christmas typically comes with a plate of infamous egg casserole, some love it, others, not so much. This year, our lean squad was traumatized by an abundance of croutons thanks to some belated Thanksgiving stuffing and decided to forgo the bread laden egg casserole. So, we tried a new, but still not-so-light breakfast bake…

Supermodel Project: Adeena’s Greenas

Great greens, it’s a healthy post! A move out, followed by a move in without cookware and a birthday….the last couple weeks have been a bit indulgent. And by indulgent, I mean weirdly cheese heavy, but not that weird, because Switzerland. Thankfully, IKEA sent me a pan and Chrissy Teigan had been advertising this recipe…

Big Mamma’s Famous Truffle Pasta

No, I’m not calling myself Big Mama, not to worry. For my birthday, a Wednesday, with restaurants shut down for the Rona, I needed a fun, indulgent recipe to whip up for the occasion. Thanks to French Vogue, I landed on Big Mamma’s Famous Truffle Pasta. Could the name be any better? And possibly less…

Rue d’Ouchy – Lausanne

The month of September 2020 was spent just a stone’s throw from the Rue d’Ouchy (which makes for quite some funny business signs) in Lausanne. This wide residential street was quite charming and packed with flower shops and grand old buildings. The local businesses quickly became some of my favorites in the city. Dimora Romeo…

Beatnik on the River

Prior to my departure, I was able to sneak in a few great, Chicago meals, and they started with Beatnik on the River. My colleague/friend offered for fun, boho, Mediterranean or stuffy seafood. So, you can imagine how we landed here with those simple descriptions. Don’t get me wrong, I can get down for some…

Fried Ice Cream Pie

Need the perfect make ahead dessert for your Taco Tuesday? It’s super casual, only taking three days to create. Really, though it’s quite simple. It’s just the freezing that keeps you wondering when you’ll get to finally try the finished product. Start a day or two in advance by making David Lebovitz’s gorgeous cinnamon ice…

Gaby’s Green Rice

While I’ve never met a carb that I didn’t like, green rice was a new experiment for me. Not a beans and rice kinda girl, green rice seemed like a logical alternative. Plus, it was green so basically a vegetable. This green rice goddess of What’s Gaby Cooking was originally part of a larger bowl…

Torchy’s Tacos Copycat Street Corn

First thing’s first: I don’t care much for corn. However the success of my street cauliflower and the visit of my wee niece and nephew had me recreating the dish for something simpler and more traditional- corn. It was a hit! I even liked it. What I didn’t like were the corn ‘hairs’ as I…

Rick Andrew Martinez Double Pork Carnitas

Need a totally fail-proof make ahead main to feed a crowd? Rick Andrew Martinez delivers yet another perfect recipe, this time instead of Brown Butter Toffee Cookies, it’s double pork carnitas. That man is so creative. He ruled my taco buffet this weekend and I can confirm that these are tasty both hot and cold….

Ina’s Salmon with Melting Tomatoes

Funny how stressful quarantines are better suited for wine and popcorn rather than the latest gourmet Mediterranean meal. Tonight would be different- tonight the Chrissy Teigan style of cooking salmon takes a Mediterranean vacation (that I could really, REALLY do with) with Ina Garten and this lovely recipe. The whole bit cooks for 11 minutes…

Gaby Made a Thai Beef Salad

How gorgeous is this salad from What’s Gaby Cooking? Yet ANOTHER win from this woman. Beautiful and cheese free which is what we are trying to be – at least this week. Her recipe is real heavy on the sesame oil, so I’m sharing my take here. Also, the original recipe calls for a crunchy,…