Sometimes being a pretty decent home cook is a double-edged sword when we are out to eat. I’m certainly no food critic, but occasionally a restaurant dish will fall short … Read More
My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!
With Halloween just two days away, I thought I would share an idea for a creepy last-minute treat. This weekend we were invited to a Halloween party and I volunteered … Read More
Ganache is often used to add that perfect finishing touch to a dessert but I think we need to celebrate it in its pure form. Truffles are a great start since they are essentially a ball of ganache dipped in more chocolate. This tart is the simpler cousin of truffles. A simple tart dough is made in minutes in the food processor or mixer (or by hand, for those with less equipped kitchens). After the shell is baked, pour in the ganache, chill until set and voila – you have the answer to that wicked chocolate craving, pick-me-up after a bad day, celebratory treat after a good one, or if you’re me, maybe just a Tuesday. Read More
The past few days I shared two staples that I like to keep on hand for simple weeknight meals. Now that you’ve got the basics on hand, you’re two steps … Read More