Taming the Unruly Pie Crust

Skip To Recipe Yes, it’s time to devote an entire post to discuss pie crust.  Why? Because a lot of people think it’s difficult and really, it’s not that... (more)

Grand Marnier Orange Walnut Tart

Skip To Recipe Bitchin’.  That was the word my friend Mike used to describe this walnut pie he recently made, which he said is basically a pecan pie but... (more)

Winter Rub Pork Tenderloin with Marinated Kale

Skip To Recipe Have you ever had one of those days where you just want to make dinner work with what you’ve already got in your pantry?  My winter... (more)

Holiday Spiced Orange Cranberry Biscotti

Skip To Recipe These biscotti cookies are pure Christmas.  They have all the quintessential holiday spices (cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg) along with tons of orange zest and plumped cranberries.  ... (more)

Flounder Burgers with Habanero Aioli

Skip To Recipe I love these burgers not only because are they really delicious, but also because they’re really cheap.  From time to time I check out the frozen... (more)

Joanne’s Original Bread

Skip To Recipe This bread is proof that some of our best successes can come after making a mistake.  I came up with this recipe after misreading an interesting... (more)

Double Bourbon Pecan and Walnut Pralines

Skip To Recipe Now that Thanksgiving is over and we’re getting into Christmas time, it’s time for some tasty pralines!  The first time I had them was in Savannah,... (more)

1-2-3 Fresh pasta with Shell Sauce

Skip To Recipe Fresh homemade pasta is certainly more work than opening up a box of Barilla, but if you have the right equipment, it is pretty easy to... (more)

No Nonsense Caramel Sauce

Skip To Recipe Most caramel sauces call for starting with sugar and water in a saucepan, and such recipes instruct you to continuously brush off crystals that form on... (more)

Roasted Beet and Pink Stained Apple Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese and Toasted Walnuts

Skip To Recipe I never know what I’m going to walk out with when I go to the grocery store, but today I found some loose beets for 99... (more)