Simple, yet special, original recipes.

Avocado & Sausage Egg Muffin

Avocado & Sausage Egg Muffin - An at-home breakfast that blows away the competition at the drive-through! |

OK, don’t get jealous now. Not only does my husband know how to cook a great pizza, but he makes me one, if not two, homemade breakfasts every weekend. At most, I might have to make a pot of coffee, but sometimes he does that, too. I try to completely stay out of his way and let him do whatever the heck he wants. Most of the time, it’s just a classic breakfast of eggs, an English muffin (everything, always) and maybe some bacon or sausage if we have it. A few weeks ago, my only request was that he make something involving a few of the California Avocados I had around.

Farro & Kale Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing - Farro, pears, almonds, kale and blue cheese come together with honey mustard dressing for this hearty, healthy and crowd-pleasing salad! |

I thought my time of dealing with cliques would end when I walked across the stage at my high school graduation. But here I am as an adult, living in a neighborhood full of cliques. You see, we live in what has been described as a hip, vibrant suburb of Detroit. There’s lots of young families and

Herb-Crusted Grilled Lamb Chops - Whip up a quick herb and spice rub to make this simple restaurant-quality meal at home! |

In this monthly series, I commit to cooking whatever is on the cover of Bon Appetit, Saveur or maybe some other food magazine. There’s a reason these particular dishes are on the cover – they’re usually the best recipes in the magazine. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I attended

Culinary School Lesson: Frozen Treats 101

Culinary School Lesson: Frozen Treats 101 - Learn to tell the difference between ice cream, gelato, sorbet and all the other frozen desserts! |

In my “What I Learned in Culinary School” series, I’ll be sharing tips and tricks that I learned from two years of working with some of the country’s best chefs. This will include big things like learning to work efficiently, and small things like how to cook bacon perfectly. All of them will be applicable

Raisin Crostini with Blue Cheese & Apples - Sweet, savory and cheesy. A pretty party bite that is a cinch to pull together! |

This picture right here. The one you see above. This picture prompted me to sit back and think “Whoa, maybe I really AM a food photographer now.” You see, I’ve struggled with choosing a profession for this blogging/freelance thing I do now. Like, when you fill out forms at a new doctor’s office or file

Egg Dinner with Michael Ruhlman #Giveaway

Egg Dinner with Michael Ruhlman at The Forest Grill |

Last month, I attended an egg-centric dinner with cookbook author and food writer Michael Ruhlman. The event was held at The Forest Grill, a local restaurant owned by one of my culinary school professors, Chef Brian Polcyn (he literally wrote the book on charcuterie, with Ruhlman as co-author). You may know Ruhlman from his numerous

Cherry Lemonade Ice Cream

Cherry Lemonade Ice Cream - Creamy lemon flavored ice cream studded with fresh cherries. |

I am a person who considers lemon extract an impulse buy. I headed to a local cake decorating shop last winter to procure luster dust for some Christmas cookies. It was a gloomy winter day, I was tired, and I didn’t want to be there. I fully planned on grabbing the stupid luster dust and high-tailing