Simple, yet special, recipes for the home chef.

Prosciutto & Pear Sandwich with Herbed Parmesan Mayo

Prosciutto & Pear Sandwich with Herbed Parmesan Mayo - A simple but stunning sandwich that comes together in minutes. |

Whenever I’m out to eat with a friend who mentions a lactose intolerance, my first thought is basically OMG NO CHEEEEEEESE HOW DO YOU STAND IT NO NO NO NO NO NO. Yeah, it’s a little dramatic, but guys, I need cheese. There’s a lot of foods I could live without (I’m looking at you, kiwi), but cheese is a pretty non-negotiable ingredient in my fridge. And not even the oooey, gooey kinds. I mainly like the hard, sharp kinds like Parmesan where a little bit goes a long way to add huge flavor to a dish.

Lemon & Raspberry Cake for Two

Lemon & Raspberry Cake for Two - This sweet little cake is bursting with enough fruit flavor to brighten up a cold winter day. |

Sometimes, I’m really craving a slice of lemon cake. And sometimes, I make a lemon cake so that I can use the itsy bitsy gray cake stand I bought a long time ago but haven’t had the chance to use yet (I actually used it in my S’mores Cupcakes photos last week as well, but

Valentine’s Day Snack Board

Valentine's Day Snack Board - Heart-shape all the things, for a girlfriend's Valentine's party, or a night in with your sweetie! |

Hey Guys! Popping in super fast today to share this fun little Valentine’s Day Snack Board. I actually created this for a client last year, but never had a chance to share it here with you, my favorite people. As you all know, I’m not the biggest fan of dessert or chocolates, almost always opting

S’mores Cupcakes

S'mores Cupcakes - These sweet treats have a triple dose of marshmallow flavor! |

What is your favorite activity to pass the time of the long, cold winter months? For me, it really depends on if there’s snow or not. If there’s a lot of snow, I like to go snowshoeing, or just take my dog for a “winter wonderland walk,” as I call it. If there’s no snow,

Chocolate Pots de Crème with Vanilla Bean Brittle

Chocolate Pots de Crème with Vanilla Bean Brittle - Rich, silky chocolate custard is topped with fresh whipped cream and a crunchy piece of vanilla bean brittle. |

One of my favorite things about cooking is learning more and more about which flavors complement each other. Sure, I love lemon for it’s bright flavor that can shine on its own, but the main reason I love lemon is that the acid from a hit of lemon juice or lemon zest here and there can

Greek Chicken Fried Rice

Greek Chicken Fried Rice - The healthful Mediterranean ingredients you love, in this quick and easy take on chicken fried rice. |

Lately / forever, I’ve been a big fan of “snack lunches”. They typically involved a few selections of the following: kalamata olives, a small hunk of feta cheese, crackers, a few pieces of salami, clementines, a hard boiled egg, sliced tomatoes (if they’re in season), roasted beets, avocado toast, or an everything english muffin. Jeff

Blood Orange Sangria

Blood Orange Sangria - Whip up this party-perfect big batch cocktail with just four simple ingredients! |

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Frontera Wines. All opinions are 100% mine. I know, this is my second blood orange recipe this week. ‘Tis the season, or so they say. You know what it’s also the season for? Food and drink for the big game! It’s not until next month, but