Pie Crust

This all Butter Pie Crust is simple to make, with a delicious flavor and an extra flaky texture.  I know homemade pie crust has a scary reputation, but it... (more)


This Jambalaya is flavor city, with smoked andouille sausage and shrimp, the Cajun holy trinity of onions, peppers, and celery, fire roasted tomatoes, and more. It’s a hearty meal... (more)

Warm Potato Salad with Kale Pesto & Bacon

This mayo-free Warm Potato Salad is tossed with a flavorful kale pesto and bacon for a unique side dish! Though I have a place in my heart for a... (more)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This is my go-to Chocolate Chip Cookie, with a soft and gooey middle, crisp edges, and a generous helping of chocolate chips. No chilling or wait time required. Having... (more)

Garlic Knots

These are the fluffiest Garlic Knots! Cooks of any level can make these garlic butter-brushed knots of carbalicious heaven. The first time I ever tried a garlic knot was... (more)

Santa Maria Style Tri Tip

Tri Tip Roast is rubbed with a smoky spice mix, briefly pan seared to caramelize the exterior, then roasted in the oven until rare and tender. It’s a delicious... (more)


Chimichurri is a simple Argentinian sauce with fresh, bold flavor, that pairs particularly well with meats like beef and chicken. It takes less than 10 minutes to make! If... (more)

Croque Madame

Think of Croque Madame as the French equivalent to the American grilled cheese, but even more delicious! Crusty bread is spread with a Mornay sauce and Dijon mustard, stuffed with... (more)


This Guacamole has the perfect texture and combination of flavors, with chunky mashed avocados mixed with fresh lime juice, jalapeno, white onion, tomatoes, and cilantro.  Everyone seems to have... (more)

Pavlova with Blackberry Compote

This Pavlova with Blackberry Compote is one of my favorite desserts to serve for company, because it’s really easy to make, and yet so impressive to guests!   Few... (more)

Peel and Eat Shrimp with Andouille Sausage

This quick and easy Peel and Eat Shrimp is a flavorful meal that can be served right in the skillet at the table. Smoky andouille sausage, spicy red pepper... (more)