Roasted Candied Bacon skewered on a white plate

Candied Bacon

What’s the saying – “everything tastes better with bacon?”  Well, if that’s true (and I tend to agree!) this recipe…

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Finished Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

I despise fruit flies.  And how come they just all-of-a-sudden appear one day?  Well, the culprit in our household is…

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Mushroom broth, tomato paste, port wine, balsamic vinegar and oyster mushrooms on a cutting board

Pasta with Mushrooms, Sausage, and a Port Wine Reduction

Now, that’s a mouthful right there!  Early June starts Farmer’s Market season again in Saratoga Springs.  We love to go…

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Sichuan Pork and Beans serving

Sichuan Pork and Beans

If you’re not new to my blog, you already know that I prefer dishes on the fiery side.  True to…

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single serving of chicken vindaloo in a white bowl over mashed potatoes

Chicken Vindaloo

I can trace my gastronomic awakening to a very specific meal.  I was in college in New York City.  My…

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boneless pork chops and rice on a white plate

South of the Border Pork Chops

Full confession – I’ve not been a fan of pork chops for most of my life, until recently.  Growing up…

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heirloom tomato, burrata and arugula on a green plate

Heirloom Tomato, Burrata and Arugula Salad

Don’t you just love when a dish has just a few ingredients – but they’re the best; so, each compliments…

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enchilada with black beans in a red bowl on a white plate

Mahi-Mahi Enchiladas

In trying to add more fish into our diets on a more consistent basis, I’ve also been searching for different…

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Mixed berry crisp serving

Mixed Berry Crisp

If you’ve read any of my previous blog posts, there is often a common theme running throughout: versatility.  I like…

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white bowl of mushroom bolognese over pasta with basil leaves

Funghi alla Bolognese (Mushroom Bolognese)

I love making sauce – in fact, I have a great recipe for Sunday Sauce which is delicious and super…

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mushrooms and red pepper on a sheet pan

Roasted Mushrooms

You’ve probably not thought of mushrooms as a side dish – but rather as an ingredient.  I love mushrooms in…

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pot of beans cooking on the stove

Big Ole Pot o’ Beans

I love having a huge pot of beans simmering away on top of the stove.  A ham hock is essential,…

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corn salad in a glass bowl on a wooden table

Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites)

I have to give credit to my daughter, Zoe for introducing me to Mexican Street Corn.  When it’s served on…

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tuna tartare on iceberg lettuce on a white plate

Tuna Tartare

Feeling a little boujee?  Why not serve up some Tuna Tartare – pronounced with a New England accent where wealthy…

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egg salad on a white plate

Indian Spiced Egg Salad

Is there a food that you like, but is dependent on how it’s prepared?  Allow me to explain.  I love…

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roasted shrimp, broccoli, red peppers and onions in a white bowl

Chipotle Lime Roasted Shrimp

I’m a big fan of heat, spice – zip…whatever you want to call it.  And this recipe allows you to…

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