The World’s Best Alfredo Sauce

I know this is a strong statement but this is the best alfredo sauce in the world. The secret ingredient? Gruyere cheese. Gruyere takes a little longer to melt than parmesan but it’s worth the patience. Gruyere adds a nutty flavor and ultra creamy, luscious texture to this sauce. I think we can all agree…

Kree Blood Pasta

The greatest alfredo sauce in the history of pasta This is one of the most whimsical dishes I’ve come up with to date. When Marvel Studios approached me about a Captain Marvel dinner party, I wondered how on earth I could come up with dishes that make sense. I immediately thought of alfredo sauce when I…

Crockpot Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Creamy mac ‘n’ cheese with just five minutes of prep! If you’re looking for a super simple, hands-off mac ‘n’ cheese recipe, this is it. It’s quite possibly the creamiest mac ‘n’ cheese you’ll ever have. In Texas, you most often see baked mac ‘n’ cheese with a crunchy bread crumb topping. Since I was…

Mini Gruyere and Parmesan Cheese Soufflé

I can’t believe I was always too scared to make soufflé. Take it from me: if you’re comfortable making sponge cake, you’ll have no problem making soufflé. I decided to go tres French for Disney Dinners: Beauty and the Beast with some of my favorite French ingredients: gruyere, parmesan, and herbes de provence. You want…

Parmesan Kale Chips

Y’all should have seen the horrified look on my dad’s face when I told him I was serving kale at my Christmas party! Don’t be fooled: these may be on the healthy side of party appetizers, but they are addictive. There wasn’t a single kale chip left after A Mistletoe and Holly Affair! I don’t…

Goose Fat Rosemary Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

I’m half German, half Irish. I have not found a limit to the amount of potatoes I can consume in one day. I like potatoes prepared all sorts of way but rosemary roasted is probably my favorite. Add some parmesan to the mix and I’m swooning! If you’re wondering how on earth to get goose fat,…

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon Sprinkles

Let’s be honest. Cauliflower isn’t a sexy vegetable. Few people crave it with any sort of regularity (or ever). The good news is, after tasting this simple recipe, you just might!  Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon Sprinkles 1 large head of cauliflower 1 small lemon 4 cloves garlic Olive Oil Salt Thyme 4 Tbsp parmesan…

Fish in a Flash

Tilapia isn’t boring. I repeat: Tilapia isn’t boring. Whoever started this rumor obviously never prepared tilapia well. Whole Foods has particularly meaty, delicious tilapia that comes in freezer packs, two fish for $3. I stock up every time I go to WF. I happen to prefer handling tilapia when it’s frozen, which means I can…

First Zucchini Harvest, Served with Lemon-Garlic Panko Crusted Tilapia

My first home-grown zucchini went from garden to table in less than half an hour. You can’t beat that freshness! I’ve never had zucchini that was so creamy before. I adore the bright notes of sun-ripened, garden-fresh tomatoes, the perfect companion for Summer zucchini. If you’ve never had tilapia from Whole Foods, you’re missing out. Whole…