Summer Garden Party

There are few things I love as much as cooking good food for good people. I recently had friends over for a summer garden party on my flagstone patio. We played croquet, drank wine and champagne, and enjoyed each other’s company. For the table, I chose a simple white tablecloth. Since I had an umbrella in…

Blood Orange Olive Oil Chocolate Cake

One of my best friends gifted me the bottle of glorious blood orange olive oil that inspired this recipe. I felt like eating cake on Sunday – which, if I’m honest, is normal for Sunday – but I didn’t have enough butter to bake a cake. I had one of those, “Ah ha!” moments when…

Easy Swiss Chard Pasta

I’m going to be honest with you. I’ve never cooked Swiss chard before making this pasta. And it turned out perfectly! That’s how simple this method is. I don’t even particularly LIKE Swiss chard but I decided to grow some after being inspired by The Beekman Boys last spring. It just looked so pretty in…

Creamy, Dreamy Salmon

Cream cheese is rarely a bad idea, especially in a salmon dish. If you want a healthy fish dinner than you can forget about after you throw it in the oven, you’ll love this recipe. Creamy, Dreamy Salmon Two 4 oz. pieces of salmon One lemon Two Yukon gold potatoes, cut into small pieces 2…

How to Enjoy Fresh Herbs All Winter

I can’t take credit for this idea but I also can’t remember where I saw it. I know a Facebook page I’d “liked” shared this, but I can’t remember who. I do, however, remember being completely gobsmacked by the idea. Slaps forehead. Of course! It’s so simple! Freeze herbs in olive oil and pop them out…

Cheesy Bacon Pasta

Bacon has an unfair reputation. If you stick to just one (or two, if you’ve had a bad day) slices, bacon can add ridiculous amounts of tastiness to any dish for shockingly few calories. It’s not that bacon is a health food by any means, it’s just that it adds a lot of punch. Having…