Winter Cheese Board with German Beer Cheese Fondue

Winter Cheese Board with German Beer Cheese Fondue - Celebrate the season with this big, beautiful platter of cheese, charcuterie, bread, seasonal fruits and sweet treats. |

So lately, it’s become apparent that cheese boards are something of a hobby / passion project for me. If I have a week where I don’t have much client work going on, my grocery cart is subconsciously navigated to the cheese counter of my store, and before I know it, I’m brainstorming another seasonal cheese

Apple Rose Tart with Peanut Butter Custard

Apple Rose Tart with Peanut Butter Custard - A showstopping, delicious dessert that YOU can make at home. |

If you’re looking at this Apple Rose Tart thinking “there’s no way I can make that,” think again. Seriously, I’m SO not a baker. In fact, in culinary school, the pastry chef forced me to BUY one of the cakes I made and take it home because it was so ugly. He said he couldn’t

Cashew Chicken with Couscous & Grapefruit

Cashew Chicken with Couscous & Grapefruit - A fresh, healthful weeknight meal that will brighten a cold winter day. |

To me, it’s really no coincidence at all that fresh citrus is at its peak just as the weather here in the northern hemisphere is at its worst. When sunshine is abundant, the food I eat doesn’t seem to matter as much in terms of my overall mood. But when the weather is dark and

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Clafoutis

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Clafoutis - Impress your family and friends with this fancy-sounding but super easy (you make the batter in a BLENDER!) custard dessert. |

“One of the best desserts I’ve ever made.” I don’t say something like that lightly, because let’s face it: even though I’m not the biggest dessert fan, I HAVE made a lot of desserts. In culinary school, I made pastries and all manner of sweets for months on end. At my recipe testing job for

Miso-Tomato Ramen with Meatballs

Miso-Tomato Ramen with Meatballs - Make restaurant-quality ramen at home with this versatile and fun recipe! |

Well, it’s finally starting to get  cold around here, and we’ve seen the first few snowflakes of the year. While the cold came much later in the year than usual, I have no doubt that Mother Nature will make up for this tardiness by crushing us with a cold and brutal winter. I just feel it coming,

Roasted Campari Bloody Mary

Roasted Campari Bloody Mary - A simple yet special homemade bloody mary mix. Make in advance of your next brunch or cocktail hour, and impress your friends with this gourmet take on a classic! |

Well guys, it’s here. We’ve reached the end of #FLLEpicThanksgiving, at least for this year. I’ve walked you through all of the components needed to make this year’s holiday dinner the best one ever. Except, what do you do before dinner? While heavy appetizers or too-strong drinks are a bad idea, you do need to offer something

Hard Cider Cranberry Sauce

Hard Cider Cranberry Sauce - A simple, quick, SPIKED twist on classic cranberry sauce. |

It’s official – I’m a middle-aged woman now. I actually LIKE cranberry sauce these days. I remember hating it as a kid (as most children do, I think), and even turning my nose up at it just a few years ago. It was just . . . such an old lady thing to eat, and