I clearly remember the day my parent’s cut me off from my Easter basket. It was a sad day… one void of hollow bunnies and caramel filled eggs. I was in high school, but I certainly wanted to cry like a child. Why would anyone stop this wonderful tradition of plying their child with sugary snacks? Beats me… Growing up,...

You may not know what Braciole is, as it’s not commonplace on Americanized Italian menus. In fact, I’m calling it: braciole is one of the most underrated Italian dishes of all time. But out of all the Italian dishes under the sun, it really is one of my favorites. Up there right along with Osso Bucco (a dish you may be...

The first country I ever visited abroad was Spain. We spent 10 days on the beaches of Barcelona, letting our taste buds be our guide. Catalan food differs from that of the rest of Spain, due to the influence of French cuisine and the proximity to the ocean. For example, cannelloni, rustic stews and shellfish were all...

This heat is starting to get to me. I love being outdoors, but when there’s an excessive heat warning and Accuweather is telling me the RealFeel temperature is 103, that means I’m stuck indoors. And it also means I have to limit the amount of cooking I do. And this is really hard for me because I need more than a...

Today I felt the need to honor my Irish heritage. But since I’m only 15% Irish, and because my grandma was never the good cook in the family (sorry grandma), I won’t be sharing any special Irish recipes. Instead, to celebrate Saint Patricks’ Day, I will be sharing some vibrant green recipes to get you inspired for...

The calendar may still indicate that it’s winter, but these beautiful 50, 60 and even 70-degree days have me cooking like its springtime! Lamb is a spring staple in our home, and Cherry Grove Farm has a great offering of cuts and sausage. I don’t know that too many people have ever had merguez sausage, but it’s a kind...

Getting a healthy, homemade dinner on the table in around 30 minutes sounds easy, but then when you try it’s like mission impossible. Can you really find a recipe that meets ALL the requirements: healthy, quick, delicious, filling, and seasonal? I’ve always been a meal planner, because food is more than sustenance to...

After a long day toiling away in the fields, farmers have to make dinner just like everyone else. But instead of getting in their car and driving off to the grocery store, they have a bounty of the freshest produce to pull from! Isn’t that the food lover’s dream? I always wondered what farmers prepared for meals...

My oven gets a workout from October through March. Roasted vegetables are my favorite kind of vegetables because I love when they get a little crispy. Especially Brussels sprouts. I mean hello, you can BUY Brussels sprout chips at the grocery store now! The only downside to Brussels sprouts is how long it takes to...

I imagine picking favorite food holidays is a lot like picking your favorite child. My sister once said Thanksgiving food had the worst offerings, and that she’d rather eat bagels on Yom Kippur. To each their own, but after that comment I did begin to question her sanity. As someone who always makes a home cooked meal...