For The Love of Fruitcake!

For the Love of Fruitcake! Let’s talk fruitcake, seriously?  If you are an American, you are probably rolling your eyes. If you are from nearly anywhere else in the world, your mouth may be watering from memories of this delicious holiday treat or dense and sweet wedding cake. Fruitcake is a very popular dessert throughout…

Back to School Bento

The month of August is like biting into a sour patch kid. The thought of getting back into morning routine, kids in bed by 8pm while the sun is still shining, sitting in carpool lane and packing lunches on the regular just puts a sour taste in my mouth! All the while, it’s our duty…

Summer Steamed…

Here’s my truth: sometimes I just overthink dinner, therefore making it stressful, making it a job and taking the joy out of cooking. In reality, dinner doesn’t have to be complicated; it can be as simple as steamed mussels in a gorgeous white wine broth served with a side of crusty bread and a block…

Take it with a Grain of Salt

It may be premature to mention resolutions, but why wait!  Why do we have to set such inconceivable standards that usually end up broken and thrown out the window by the second week of January.   This year start small and instead of waiting for the new year….start now and save your self a few…

Resolve for No More Resolutions!

Well it’s that time of year where you are still working to keep your resolution…vowing to never do this to yourself again, or you broke it during the second week of January.  Of course the most common new years resolution is to lose weight, eat better, or practically starve your self to fit back into…

Super Bowl “Snackers” The Ultimate Party Menu!

 That’s Right…it’s game time…and for me it’s never about football but always about the food.  These party “snackers” will be sure to please any Niner or Ravens fan, and just might  score you a touchdown this year! Enjoy! 1.   Black Bean Corn Salsa & Fresh Tortilla Chips  (I know this is repeat offender, but it…

Move Over Mr. Potato, the Kale Chip has Arrived!

Ok, so maybe I got carried away with the title of this blog post; however, there is a lot of truth to it.  When I was a kid you never heard of Kale unless you went to someone’s BBQ and  amongst the smorgasboard of fattening foods you would see a large pot of slimy greens with a…

Steak Au Poivre with White Truffle Pomme Frites!

Steak Au Poivre (pronounced ah pwov) or peppered steak, is a classic french dish that consists of steak, traditionally filet, coated in loosely cracked black peppercorns then cooked. The peppercorns provide a crust on the steak and provide a strong pungent flavor that compliments the flavor of this high quality cut of beef.  Steak au poivre is often accompanied by a pan sauce consisting of reduced cognac, heavy cream, and…

Summer White Wine Steamed Mussels with Crusty Bread

Here’s the truth.  We just over think dinner, therefore making it stressful, therefore making it a job, therefore taking the joy out of cooking.  Dinner doesn’t have to be complicated.  It can be as simple as steamed mussels in a gorgeous white wine broth served with a side of crusty bread and a block of…

A New Fresh & Healthy Twist on Chips & Salsa

Before I begin let me make perfectly clear that I LOVE chips & salsa!  Whether it be my slammin sadie’s blackbean and corn salsa (check previous post under  “Ultimate Tailgate Menu”) or the fresh salsa you get at the Farmer’s Market. Yum!! I think I could make a meal on chips & salsa alone…(well maybe chips, salsa, & a…