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Berry and Banana Terrine

This berry and banana terrine is one of my favorite summer desserts. It’s so pretty! It’s packed with potpourri of berries, speckled with banana slices, and held together with a grape-juice based gelatin. Think Jello, but a grown-up, sophisticated version, with all natural ingredients and much less sugar. Continue reading "Berry and Banana Terrine" »

Deiss Pro Julienne & Vegetable Peeler Review

Is a spiralizer necessary? I got one to review, but truth be told I’m unconvinced. It turns out there are lots of ways to get strands and ribbons from vegetables and fruit. The most common kitchen tools, a grater and a vegetable peeler work remarkably well. Show More Summary

Pasta and Bean Picnic Salad

A picnic table without pasta salad feels like something is missing. You can put out all kinds of beautiful dishes, but pasta salad has to be one of them. It’s dependable, kids love it — and so does Nana. This recipe combines pasta with beans and fresh vegetables for a more substantial picnic salad. Show More Summary

Old-Fashioned Peach Pie

I could wax on and on about my love for pie. The flake of the crust, the sweet filling, that sparkle of sugar on the crust — but I’ll spare you. Peach pie is right up there on my list of favorite things to make and eat. One of my very...Show More Summary

Discovering Crémant d’Alsace Rosé

When I think of the wines of the Alsace I think white wine. After all 90% of the wines produced in the Alsace are white. But there’s growing interest in one particular red wine, Pinot Noir. This is a recent development, in part due to changing climate conditions. Show More Summary

Pressure Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork

Want pulled pork in a hurry? With the pressure cooker, you can have tender, fall-apart pulled pork in just a little over an hour! Elise’s low-and-slow slow cooker Mexican pulled pork is fantastic, but when I forget to plan ahead or want it to be ready a little more quickly, I make this speedy version in my Instant Pot. Continue reading "Pressure Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork" »

Angel Hair Pasta with Quick Cherry Tomato Sauce

Every once in a while, I improvise a pasta dinner that I like so much, I end up making it twice in one week. That’s what happened with this recipe. It’s so quick and simple: Just sauté colorful cherry tomatoes with garlic and toss them with angel hair pasta. Show More Summary

Pressure Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork (Carnitas)

Want pulled pork in a hurry? With the pressure cooker, you can have tender, fall-apart pulled pork in just a little over an hour! Elise’s low-and-slow slow cooker Mexican pulled pork is fantastic, but when I forget to plan ahead or want...Show More Summary

Summery Spaghetti and Meatballs

Ingredients:for the meatballs:2 lb 90% lean ground beef1 medium zucchini, grated and squeezed dry1 clove garlic, grated1/4 cup finely grated pecorino romano1/3 cup bread crumbspinch nutmeg1 eggsaltpepperfor the sauce:1 onion, chopped2...Show More Summary

Cherry Jamming in the Miele Kitchen

Chef Rachelle Boucher shows off our cherry jam If you’ve been to the store or maybe the farmers market recently you might have seen cherries. The sweetness of bing cherries is both intense and fleeting. Cherries don’t last long after being picked, unlike apples or oranges. Show More Summary

Vietnamese Noodle Bowls with Chicken

An entire meal in one bowl is a brilliant system. That’s one reason the bowl trend has taken off and shows no signs of declining. Another is the ease. You can put a bowl together without any heavy lifting, and at the end of your assembly...Show More Summary

Iced Chai Latte

Last summer, I was all about cold brew coffee. This summer, my obsession is iced chai lattes. And my friends, I am deeply obsessed. The size (and frequency) of my batches seems to have become larger and larger as the summer has progressed. Show More Summary

Classic German Potato Salad

I like all kinds of potato salads, but German might be my favorite! For German potato salad, sliced potatoes are tossed with bacon, sautéed onions, fresh herbs, and a mustardy white wine dressing. It’s a nice change-up from the mayonnaise-based version, and you can serve it warm or chilled. Continue reading "Classic German Potato Salad" »

Baked Fish with Parmesan Breadcrumbs

This is a lazy, day-at-the-beach type of recipe – it makes the perfect meal to quickly throw together and devour after hours of lounging in the sun. Continue reading "Baked Fish with Parmesan Breadcrumbs" »

Grilled Fish Tacos with Strawberry Pineapple Salsa

I love tacos, but if you ask for my favorite, it’s got to be tacos made with grilled fish. The recipe I’m sharing today is one of my favorite versions. It has a bright strawberry and pineapple salsa that truly makes it taste of summer! Continue reading "Grilled Fish Tacos with Strawberry Pineapple Salsa" »

Skillet Chicken Puttanesca

Puttanesca is a spicy and highly seasoned Italian tomato sauce. It’s usually tossed with pasta, but today, I’m serving it with boneless chicken breasts. This sauce is so good, it will make you want to grab crusty bread and wipe the plate. Show More Summary

Elotes Inspired Hamburgers

Ingredients:1 lb 93% lean ground beef1 teaspoon ancho chile powder1/3 cup grated cotija cheese1 ear's worth of corn kernels spicy mayo:1/2-1 teaspoon Tajín Clásico seasoning (chile lime seasoning)1/2 cup mayonnaiseto serve:buns Directions:In a medium bowl, combine all of the burger ingredients until evenly distributed. Show More Summary

Cauliflower Salad with Marinated Artichokes and Olives

Ingredients:1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets1/4 cup sliced kalamata olives (in brine)1 jarred marinated artichoke, chopped1 small red onion, chopped1 stalk celery, diced1 cubanelle pepper, diced1 large handful curly parsley,...Show More Summary

Tomato Galette With Parmesan Whole Wheat Crust

Summer tomatoes! So many things to do with them, so little time. Here’s one more for your “make soon” list: a rustic tomato galette made with candy-sweet cherry tomatoes and a crispy, cheesy whole wheat crust. Continue reading "Tomato Galette With Parmesan Whole Wheat Crust" »

Grilled Sausage and Mushroom Bowls

I get so excited when grilling season arrives because it means easy dinners and easy cleanup! These grilled sausage and veggie grain bowls are quick, healthy, and vibrant. I find them to be a perfect weeknight meal, but they’re also nice enough to serve company! Continue reading "Grilled Sausage and Mushroom Bowls" »

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