*Recipe Index

Root Vegetable Gratin

Root Vegetable Gratin

We can thank the French for a lot of wonderful culinary things – the baguette, steak frites, vin chaud, French onion soup, alllll the fromage, croissants, the list goes on and on. And somewhere up on that list is the gratin. Anything gratinée, or au gratin […]

Blood Orange Upside Down Cake

Blood Orange Upside Down Cake

I’m having a little bit of a love affair with winter citrus lately and in particular blood oranges. I just can’t resist the jewel toned beauties, and I’ve been lately eyeing some stunning blood orange desserts on Pinterest. Blood orange loaf cake, blood orange cheesecake, […]

Classic Pisco Sour

Classic Pisco Sour

Pisco isn’t a liquor that’s on most people’s radars if you live outside of South America. It’s a grape brandy that’s made in Chile and Peru, and in Peru it’s used to make the national drink: a classic Pisco Sour. Pisco Sours are everything you […]

Broiled Citrus with Honey & Hazelnuts

Broiled Citrus with Honey & Hazelnuts

Sometimes in the middle of cold and dreary winter, you just need something bright and happy and just a little bit fancy to brighten your mornings. Winter citrus is bountiful right now, and broiled winter citrus is juuuust the little extra something you need. Sweet […]

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

It’s pretty easy to fall in love with fresh spring rolls, especially if you’re only used to eating deep fried spring rolls or egg rolls. Fresh spring rolls are made with rice paper that’s either fresh or moistened so that it’s pliable. It’s a little […]

Sunchoke and Radish Tartine

Sunchoke and Radish Tartine

So we’ve already pretty well established that I love cheese and bread. I’m really just always trying to find socially acceptable ways to eat more of both. And Tartines feel like a pretty good way to do that while still adding in some vegetables for […]

Roasted Beet Salad with Walnut & Feta Gremolata

Roasted Beet Salad with Walnut & Feta Gremolata

Beets tend to be somewhat polarizing as far as vegetables go – kind of like cabbage or brussels sprouts – you either love ’em or you hate ’em. (Also realizing I’m posting about two controversial vegetables twice in a row – oops!). But beets really […]

Pasta with Cabbage and Pancetta

Pasta with Cabbage and Pancetta

This pasta with cabbage and pancetta is the dish I’ve made the most since I came home after my week long cooking class in Southern Italy at the Awaiting Table. It the first pasta dish we made together, and I was so pleasantly surprised by […]

Chicken and Vegetable Hand Pies

Chicken and Vegetable Hand Pies

We’ve already talked about how much I love store bought puff pastry for its short cutting ways in the kitchen.  And I’d like you to know I feel very much the same way about store bought rotisserie chicken.  I’m unashamed to admit that I can’t […]

Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears

Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears

Ready to add a fancy dinner party dessert to your at home cooking repertoire?  Let me introduce you to one of the easiest and prettiest fancy desserts you’ll ever make:  red wine poached pears.  Doesn’t it just sound like you should be eating it at […]