Mustard Cream Pork Chops and Gnocchi

This is one of my favorite quick dinners. I make this dish all the time and finally took a minute to photograph it so I can post the recipe for you. This is really so simple. You cook the chops for five minutes on each side, deglaze the pan with wine, lower the heat, add…

Cranberry Brie Bites with Homemade Cranberry Sauce

In need of a Christmas appetizer that takes a mereΒ five minutes of prep? Make the homemade cranberry sauce up toΒ a week before you want to make these little packets of Christmas cheer. Then all you have to do is plop some with a cube of Brie into a puff pastry and you’re ready to go!…

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…

Chocolate Almond Trifle

Yesterday I baked a cake using a recipe that I have successfully executed probably a dozen or so times: One-Bowl Chocolate Almond Cake from The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook. It’s dense and gooey and heavenly. I was out of parchment paper so I took a risk and baked it straight in a greased cake…