Ina’s English Scones

Coronation day deserves scones and champagne, so that’s just what it got. While this is a nice, basic recipe, they still aren’t mum’s scones, but they were very simple to make and certainly not dry (thanks cream). So, it’s good to keep it on hand for occasions like a new king. Next time I’ll try…

Citrus Olive Oil Cake

Hosting an unplanned Sunday lunch, I dug for whatever ingredients I could find in my pantry and for this particular occasion that would be a citrus olive oil cake. Inspired by Giada’s recipe, but using what I had, I made a few tweaks. The result was an absolutely delicious, citrus-kissed light cake. Served here with…

Ina’s Cacio e Pepe Eggs

Ms. Ina claims she makes cacio e pepe eggs for dinner parties of the ‘breakfast for dinner’ variety. While I find this somewhat hard to believe as this was exceptionally simple, they were a little more special than your usual scramble, so why not. I’ll buy it, like I’m off to buy some more Pecorino….

On Valentine’s Day Ina Makes Us a Lemony Cheesecake

A lover of all holidays, Valentine’s Day has always struck me as one of the silliest, but somehow also loveliest. Hater of heart shapes, lover of romance this one was self-love in theme and started with a full 8 hours of sleep followed by winning a writing contest (shocking, I’m sure). Not romantic externally in…

Greek Lemony Chicken Soup

There’s something to be said about the worse the photo, but if it’s posted here, that the recipe must be REALLY good. This is one of those. My photographic skills are not only lacking, but more so here as I couldn’t wait to dive into this bowl of flavorful goodness. ADDITIONALLY, I am not one…

Loaded Biscuits

Loaded biscuits, biscuit bombs, cheddar-apple-bacon-chive biscuits, clean-out-the-fridge biscuits. Would a biscuit by any other name smell as savory? Whatever you call them, hop to it for a winter morning loaded in biscuity indulgence. Loaded Biscuits

Ina’s (Chipotle & Rosemary) Nuts

Wow- Ina’s nuts are DELICIOUS! These savory, slightly sweet nuts are going to be in regular rotation of my apero menus. My guests agreed that these were the standout of the meal and I’m only sad I sent a nice chunk of them away as part of my lovely hostess duties. Ina’s Nuts

Cold Longevity Noodle Salad

It turns out that longevity is a lot like revenge and is best served cold. This simple dish was a standout of my lunar new year brunch with friends taking it to go and it being the highlight of the following seriously bonkers work days. Save yourself about half of the sauce and prep extra…

Spring Roll Crisps

Need a simple and ludicrously easy impressive looking snack that you’ll also find as the starter of The Cape hotel in Cabo? Thought so. What a happy accident to stumble into this no-recipe recipe! Spring Roll Crisps

Super Model Project: White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Rarely a cookie recipe comes along – from a supermodel, no less- that truly blows your mind. This recipe is absolute, indulgent perfection! Sweet, salty, crunchy, chewy… Ms. Teigan nails it, the it being my waist line, but totally worth ‘it.’ Chrissy’s White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Chrissy’s Cucumber Salad

Happy lunar new year, ya’ll! I don’t know anyone more ready for some cleansing, fresh vibes than this girl right here…which I suppose is ironic being that the holiday was ushered in by a carb-laden dim sum brunch and just wee bit of wine with the girls. There was this cucumber salad that Chrissy Teigan…

Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice

One of my favorite restaurant appetizers is anything involving spicy tuna and bonus points if its resting on a bed of crispy rice. So, when I found this original Nobu copycat recipe, I knew that this had to be my special new year’s eve dinner. I need to try again on the rice as I’m…