Recipes

Smoked Chicken and Corn Soup

Smoked Chicken and Corn Soup

I love the convenience of a one-dish meal simmering on my stovetop.  And yes, even though we’re in the heat of summer, that doesn’t stop me from making a pot of soup.  Over the weekend I smoked a chicken knowing I’d have leftovers to create […]

Baked Egg Galettes

Baked Egg Galettes

[shareprints gallery_id=”4760″ gallery_type=”squares” gallery_position=”pos_center” gallery_width=”width_100″ image_size=”medium” image_padding=”0″ theme=”dark” image_hover=”false” lightbox_type=”slide” titles=”true” captions=”true” descriptions=”true” comments=”true” sharing=”true”]My favorite part of the weekend is waking up on Sunday morning and making breakfast or brunch if I have guests coming, like I did today.  I enjoy hanging out in […]

Tomato and Goat Cheese Crostata

Tomato and Goat Cheese Crostata

[shareprints gallery_id=”4687″ gallery_type=”squares” gallery_position=”pos_center” gallery_width=”width_80″ image_size=”medium” image_padding=”0″ theme=”dark” image_hover=”false” lightbox_type=”slide” titles=”true” captions=”true” descriptions=”true” comments=”true” sharing=”true”]There’s nothing better in the spring time than an outdoor dinner party with the joyful chirping of birds providing the perfect background music along with the beauty of bright green grass, […]

Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Moroccan Chicken Tagine

According to Wikipedia, Moroccan Cuisine has long been considered one of the most diversified cuisines in the world.  It’s influenced by Morocco’s interactions and exchanges with other cultures; typically a mix of Mediterranean, Berber, Arab, Moorish, Middle Eastern, African, Iberian and Jewish influences.  Moroccan food […]

Southwest ChIcken Soup

Southwest ChIcken Soup

I have to warn you, this is not your mama’s chicken soup!  I was inspired to create this recipe after spending a week in southern California where I ate Mexican food, two meals a day for a week.  Oh please, please hook me up to […]

Fricasse de Pollo (Cuban-style Chicken Stew)

Fricasse de Pollo (Cuban-style Chicken Stew)

I’d never given much thought to Cuban cuisine until a friend of mine pulled a recipe for this Cuban-style Chicken Stew and said here, make this for me sometime.  I studied the ingredients and agreed yes, this looks pretty darn tasty.  I decided to do […]

Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted Tomatoes

Your home will be wafting with the aroma of an Italian restaurant with these succulent roasted tomatoes.  When you travel all the time like I do you have to be creative with the items you’re abandoning in your refrigerator.  Prior to my recent trip to […]

Rustic Hummus

Rustic Hummus

I hear so many people going gaga over hummus.  Honestly, anything with the color and consistency of baby food just isn’t that appealing to me.  And to lop it up on an overly-microwaved pita bread….no thank you! But leave it to Ina Garten, my hero, […]

Classic Seafood Paella

Classic Seafood Paella

This tasty feast is widely regarded as Spain’s national dish, but most Spaniards consider it to be a regional Valencian dish.  I saw a lot of paella being served up at markets throughout France and interesting enough, even though we all regard it as a […]

Baked Eggs

Baked Eggs

When it comes to the start of a day, I could easily begin with a big meal, then eat light the remainder of the day.  Breakfast is truly my favorite meal.  You can do so much, create big flavor, and toss it together with just […]