How to Poach Shrimp

Your life will be changed when you start poaching shrimp. Besides grilling, this is hands down my favorite way to cook shrimp. It’s so fool-proof and you get the JUICIEST shrimp imaginable. I love that you can get such high quality frozen shrimp. I always have frozen raw, deveined, peeled shrimp in my freezer. If…

Cranberry Baked Brie

Looking for a fast holiday appetizer? You’ve come to the right place! This is the perfect use for leftover cranberry sauce. This tasty starter is just THREE ingredients and is sure to impress. This recipe is similar to my Cranberry Brie Bites but instead of individual appetizers, this is one large wheel of brie baked…

Provençal Ratatouille

Today for Travel Tuesday we’re heading to France. Disney made a particularly artsy version of ratatouille famous but the original dish is much more rustic. Ratatouille originated in Provence, specifically in Nice, and is much more like a stew than the famous dish Americans recognize. Ratatouille is very simple to make and could not be…

Cheese Sauce

This is the perfect cheese sauce for dipping pretzels, bread, or even drizzling over tortillas for nachos! My dear friend Candy sent me a box of fresh pretzels from the east coast – an Oktoberfest surprise, she said – and I just had to make a delicious cheese sauce to go with them. My mom…

Mama Rose Table’s Buffalo Chicken Dip

My mom makes the most incredible buffalo chicken dip. If you follow me on social media, you’ve seen it at many a watch party! She roasts bone-in chicken breasts, then chops up the chicken, mixes it with Frank’s buffalo sauce, pours a cream cheese-blue cheese mixture on top and adds a bit of cheddar halfway…

Blueberry Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

This is the perfect salad for the end of summer/start of fall, when blueberries are still great but you’re in a maple mood. It’s so simple too: just greens, blueberries, herbed Marcona almonds, feta cheese, and a homemade maple vinaigrette. I didn’t include measurements because I never measure when I’m making salad. Let’s talk about…

Plantain Chips

Craving a culinary vacation? In twenty minutes you can be eating homemade plantain chips to transport your tastebuds to the Caribbean! I was feeling a little blue that my 2020 Caribbean trip was cancelled, so I decided to have a little vacation at home with plantain chips and guacamole by the pool, inspired by my…

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Brown sugar, maple syrup, dijon mustard, bacon, chicken. Need I say more? Oh and they’re served on a stick! Everything is more fun on a stick, don’t you think? And I think we all need a little more fun in our lives. This is really a delightful way to grill chicken. The chicken gets so tender…

Pesto Crostini

If I’ve got fresh pesto on hand, there’s a good chance I’m making crostini. I love simple foods like this and I can’t eat enough basil in the summertime! This year I’ve got four healthy basil plants in the garden and I’ve been making homemade pesto like crazy. Paired with a bit of rubbed garlic,…