Orange Whole Grilled Chicken

Is there anything more fun than putting a whole chicken on the grill? I absolutely love buying whole chickens – this beauty cost me just $4 – but when the temperature starts rising, I don’t want to run my oven for an hour and a half to make my beloved Roasted Chicken. So I ask…

Best Ever Chocolate Cake

The only chocolate cake recipe you’ll ever need It’s criminal that I’ve never posted my original chocolate cake recipe. This cake is incredibly moist with a deep, rich chocolate flavor and the creamiest chocolate frosting you can imagine. I am a cake snob. There, I said it. I’ve never been more proud than when my…

Chocolate Walnut Fudge Cookies

Super soft, fudge-y chocolate chocolate chip walnut cookies Have you ever wanted cookies more in your whole life? These cookies are sheer heaven. They’re crazy soft with a little salt and crunch from the walnuts. This is truly everything I want out of a cookie! This recipe makes exactly three dozen delectable morsels. The key to…

Blueberry Muffins

How good do warm, comforting blueberry muffins sound right about now? This recipe is adapted from my Coconut Muffins recipe, the softest muffin recipe in the world. I love coconut milk in muffins because it seems to make the muffins stay fresher longer. These are absolutely delicious served warm from the oven slathered with butter. They…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bundt Cake

I know it’s not fall but I love pumpkin and I have long thought it should be enjoyed year-round in the states like it is in the Caribbean. Plus, this is my website and I make the rules! This bundt cake is fantastic. It’s moist with a fabulous pumpkin flavor that isn’t masked but pumpkin…

SIX the Musical Party

The modern Tudor rainbow feast of my dreams Last summer I fortune to see the United States premiere of SIX the Musical at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre last summer and I was so blown away and inspired by the show that I decided to host a SIX-themed party to celebrate its Broadway debut. You might not…

Spanish Queen Crostini

An appetizer fit for a queen! Need a quick an easy appetizer that is sure to impress? My Spanish Queen Crostini looks and tastes super fancy but is as simple as slicing bread. Here toasted baguette is topped with fig jam, chorizo, manchego cheese, and edible gold flakes for a show-stopping appetizer. The sweetness from…

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

 Something magical happens to prosciutto in the oven. It gets even fancier. I cut each prosciutto slice in half lengthwise, wrap two asparagus spears into snug little packages, drizzle with olive oil, grind a little black pepper on top, and toss them in the oven for 10-15 minutes until they’re done to my liking. They’re so…

Artichoke Heart of Stone Tartlets

A fancy appetizer that’s easier than it looks Looking for appetizer inspiration? Here crispy mini tart shells are filled with creamy ricotta cheese, a bit of lemon, artichoke hearts, and chives. So easy and SO good! I came up with this recipe for my SIX the Musical party as a play on words of Jane…

Orange Honey Pheasant

“Bring me some pheasant, keep it on the bone” Pheasant stuffed with earthy rosemary and sage, juicy orange, and spicy garlic cloves get an orange-honey butter treatment to up the flavor profile. This delightful fowl recipe is made even better when served with champagne beurre blanc! I learned how to cook pheasant for my SIX the…

A Sexy Little Tart

Gruyere, bacon, and caramelized onions. Does it get sexier than that? This is the tart for people who think they can’t make tarts. That’s right, it’s a total cheat. It uses a sheet of puff pastry for easy entertaining. Simply top with caramelized onions and gruyere cheese, pop in the oven until the cheesy is…

Parmesan Cheddar Scones

The best savory scone recipe on the internet. There, I said it. I originally planned to serve these fluffy English scones with whipped bacon butter and the bacon actually detracted from the scone. That’s how good these are. They’re mind-blowing. Serve them at brunch, at afternoon tea, or just wolf down one or three whenever wherever…