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Honeycrisp Apple Honey Blondies

Ingredients:1/2 cup butter, cubed1/3 cup honey1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1 Honeycrisp apple1/2 cup light brown sugar1 large egg1 teaspoon vanillapinch saltDirections:Preheat oven to 350. Spray with baking spray or grease and flour an 8x8 inch pan. Show More Summary

Salsa Verde Chicken Bake

This recipe is so easy, it’s surprising how good it is! You just line a baking dish with chicken breasts, pour over plenty of salsa verde, bake, sprinkle with some cheese, bake some more, and presto wham-o you’re there. Serve over rice to absorb the sauce. Continue reading "Salsa Verde Chicken Bake" »

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Growing up we always had a choice of two kinds of salsa – a red tomato salsa which we made from scratch, and a salsa verde, or green salsa, which we got from a bottle (Victoria brand). As a kid I always thought that green salsa was made...Show More Summary

Cauliflower Pasta Bake

This is a mac and cheese for grown-ups. It is not the ooey-gooey comfort food of your childhood, but something a little more refined that just so happens to be cheesy and crispy. For this baked pasta recipe, sweet, roasted cauliflower and onions are paired with salty Parmesan and buttery Gouda and topped with a crispy Ritz cracker crust. Show More Summary

Mochiko Chicken

Ingredients:1/4 cup chopped scallion1/4 cup mochiko flour1/4 cup cornstarch1/4 soy sauce1 1/2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced1 tablespoon mixed black and white sesame seeds2 egg, beaten1 1/2 lb boneless,Show More Summary

Plum Walnut Skillet Cake

When was the last time you threw a cake together in 15 minutes? Well, this one delivers and it will make you so happy! Juicy plums are excellent for eating out of hand, but baking with them is one of the finest pleasures of summer. Their...Show More Summary

Honey-Mustard Sheet Pan Pork Chops

Sheet pan recipes are popular for a reason — the simplicity just can’t be beat! In this iteration, I channel favorite fall flavors by pairing Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes with honey-mustard glazed pork chops. Continue reading "Honey-Mustard Sheet Pan Pork Chops" »

Calphalon Stainless Steel Cookware Set Giveaway

Built to last with time-saving features, the Calphalon Classic Stainless Steel 10-pc. Cookware Set features etched fill lines that make measuring easy, and covers with straining holes that line up with pour spouts to drain liquids so...Show More Summary

marbled banana bread

Less than a week after I delivered the ostensibly completed manuscript for that my second cookbook (just 40 days now!), I received an email from someone was looking for a recipe for a chocolate-vanilla marble cake like the one her grandmother had made, one that had great texture and wasn’t too sweet. Show More Summary

S’mores Cookies

I had a single unopened sleeve of graham crackers, several assorted packages of chocolate, and half a bag of somewhat stale mini marshmallows, all unearthed from the pantry on a rainy late-summer/early-fall afternoon. What’s a gal to do but make chocolate and marshmallow S’mores Cookies? Continue reading "S’mores Cookies" »

Squash Succotash

Ingredients:2 ears' worth of corn kernels1-pint fresh lima beans, shucked2 yellow squash, cubed1 medium onion, chopped1 cubanelle pepper, chopped1 1/2-2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar1 teaspoon thymesaltfreshly ground black pepperDirections:Heat some butter in a large pan. Show More Summary

tomato bread + a bit about spain

Before we had kids — you know, when we got to do whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted, or so it seems in glowy hindsight — we went on vacation whenever we found an intersection of cheap airfare and unused vacation time. Then (and I bet this isn’t an unfamiliar story) we had a kid and travel abruptly stopped. Show More Summary

Basic Pickling Spice Blend

Are you planning on making lots of pickles? If so, you might want to try mixing up your own blend of pickling spice! It’s very simple to throw together, and one batch is enough for lots and lots of pickles. Continue reading "Basic Pickling Spice Blend" »

Grab-and-Go Oatmeal Chia Cups

I work from home, but even though I may not be actually going anywhere, I still appreciate a quick breakfast that I can grab from the fridge. I tend to procrastinate this most important meal of the day, sipping my coffee and checking email before plunging into work. Show More Summary

Iced Chocolate Malted Brownies

Ingredients:For the brownies:5.3 oz bar (70%) semisweet chocolate, chopped1/4 cup cocoa6 tablespoons butter1/2 cup light brown sugar1/4 cup sugar1 teaspoon vanilla3/4 cup flour1/4 cup malted milk powder1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon...Show More Summary

Simple Living Products Air Fryer Review & Giveaway

This is a review of the Simple Living Air Fryer (5.2L Digital Air Fryer), including both PROs and CONs of the unit. Some quick stats There are 6 cooking settings: air fry, bake, steam, roast, saute, and grill Presets include: frenchShow More Summary

Chicken Minestrone with Basil Pesto

You don’t really need a recipe for minestrone, so think of this recipe as more of a guideline. The key ingredients to this ubiquitous Italian soup are beans, pasta, and tomatoes. Beyond that, you can add whatever vegetables are in season,...Show More Summary

Dump Cake from Scratch

I was first introduced to the concept of a dump cake when I was in high school. It quickly became a favorite of my mom’s because it was so easy and convenient – and, of course, everyone loved eating it! Classic dump cakes, my mom’s included, were made with canned pie filling, a box of dry cake mix, and melted butter. Show More Summary

Ramen Summit at J Pop Festival 2017

Kaz Tsutsumi showing off ramen noodles Part of the annual San Francisco celebration of all things Japanese, the J-Pop Summit is the Ramen Summit. There are five different ramen shops offering a different style of ramen. This year I tried each of the bowls. Show More Summary

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

Yes, you read the title of this recipe correctly. Today, we’re combining two of our favorite foods, buffalo chicken wings and cheesy lasagna, to make the ultimate crowd-pleasing casserole. Continue reading "Buffalo Chicken Lasagna" ...

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