Cherry Liqueur Macerated Dark Cherry Almond Crisps

Skip To Recipe When I was in Portugal a couple years ago, I bought this sweet cherry liqueur from a tiny little town named Óbidos.  It’s a famous local... (more)

No Oil No Fat Crispy Roast Potatoes

Skip To Recipe The crispiness of these potatoes just boggles my mind.  This recipe uses absolutely no oil, no butter, no lard, no shortening, no fat whatsoever.  It is... (more)

Dark Chocolate Cake with Roasted Chestnut Buttercream

Skip To Recipe OH MY WORD this cake is GOOD!  I saw some fresh chestnuts at the grocery store, snagged the little treats (they only seem to pop up... (more)

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Pinenut Sprinkled Roast Pears with Butterscotch Sauce

Skip To Recipe I love poached pears, but I decided I wanted to do something different last night.  For this recipe, you roast the pears in the oven, and... (more)

Seared Ahi Tuna with Orange Mint Avocado Salsa

Skip To Recipe While I love eating rich winter foods like mac n cheese and pot roast, sometimes I crave something refreshing.  This seared tuna dish is exactly that. ... (more)

Blackcurrant Black Tea Macarons

This was my first adventure in macaron making, and while I won’t say it’s my last, these are certainly a “once in a while” treat.  Macarons are very trendy... (more)

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Skip To Recipe All the butternut squash soups I’ve seen start with a mirepoix base (or none at all), but I took this on the sweet and spicy route... (more)

Mango Framboise Crepes with Meyer Lemon Curd and Raspberries

Skip To Recipe These crepes are incredible.  SERIOUSLY good eats.  I’m a really tough critic of my food and I’m always thinking “next time I’ll add a little more... (more)

A Bread Recipe for Those Who Don’t Know How To Boil Water

Skip To Recipe Okay, so obviously you know how to boil water.  But the point is, this recipe is absurdly easy.  I know a woman whose 4 year old... (more)

Mango Serrano Chutney Topped Chicken Breast

Skip To Recipe I love versatile foods, and this is one of them.  Once you learn how to make it and understand the basic characteristics of a chutney, you... (more)