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Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen

Brandied Cherry Clafouti

Brandied Cherry Clafouti

Tart cherries are soaked in brandy and sugar before being baked into a lemon and allspice-scented batter. Continue Reading →


Whiskey-Glazed Carrots

Whiskey-Glazed Carrots

Whiskey, butter and brown sugar are reduced to give these tender carrots a shiny, delicious glaze. Continue Reading →


Apple, Cucumber, Avocado and Kale Green Smoothie

Behind BF Volume 6

This installment of Behind BF features my healthy family New Year’s resolutions. Continue Reading →


Strawberry Bread

Strawberry Bread

Strawberries and pecans are stirred into a cinnamon-scented bread dough and baked until golden. Continue Reading →


Perfect Roast Chicken

Jamie Oliver’s Perfect Roast Chicken

Fresh herbs and a whole lemon are placed inside a chicken that’s nestled atop a bed of mixed vegetables and roasted till juicy and tender. Continue Reading →


Pan-Fried Cod Over Garlicky Tomato & Pea Buckwheat Groats

Pan-Fried Cod Over Garlicky Tomato & Pea Buckwheat Groats

Garlic and shallots perfume tomato-and-pea studded buckwheat groats. A beautifully flaky piece of cod is the perfect, light accompaniment. Continue Reading →


30 Minute Sage and Onion Parker House Rolls

30 Minute Sage and Onion Parker House Rolls

Quick and easy dinner rolls are flavored with grated onion and sage-infused butter, baked till golden, then brushed with a little more sage butter for an extra punch of flavor. Continue Reading →


Soft Molasses Cookies

Soft Molasses Cookies

These spice-packed cookies are soft and chewy and bursting with warm molasses flavor. They’re perfect for wintertime and a keep well for several days. Continue Reading →


Broccoli Steaks with Tofu Fries

Broccoli Steaks with Tofu Fries

Tofu is coated with spices and cornstarch, crisped in the oven and served with a garlicky Sriracha mayo dipping sauce. Continue Reading →


Seared Almond Milk Brined Pork Chops

Seared Almond Milk Brined Pork Chops

Almond milk is infused with fresh herbs and dried porcini mushrooms to accentuate the natural flavors of the pork, rather than cover them up. What results is an incredibly tender, subtly flavored piece of pork that’s ready for a quick sear. Continue Reading →


Red Pepper Jelly-Brie Bites

Red Pepper Jelly-Brie Bites

Hot pepper jelly is topped with creamy brie cheese and crunchy almonds inside pastry shells and baked till golden, crispy and gooey. Continue Reading →


Herb-Roasted Wild Mushrooms with Red Wine and Cream

Herb-Roasted Wild Mushrooms with Red Wine and Cream

Mixed wild mushrooms are roasted with fresh herbs and shallots, then topped with a reduced, shallot laden red wine cream sauce. Continue Reading →


Zucchini Fritters with Yogurt-Dill Sauce

Zucchini Fritters with Yogurt-Dill Sauce

These fritters are light and fluffy and go beautifully with the tangy Greek yogurt-dill dipping sauce. I called them “zucchini pancakes” and my toddler gobbled them up. Bonus! Continue Reading →


Italian Cream Cheese and Ricotta Cheesecake

Italian Cream Cheese and Ricotta Cheesecake

This is a super rich, creamy, tangy, no frills, crustless Italian-style cheesecake. It was a HUGE hit with everyone at the table. And it was much easier than I had anticipated to prepare! Continue Reading →


Classic Chicken Salad Sandwich

Classic Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chopped water chestnuts, celery and onions add a nice bit of crunch to this tasty chicken salad recipe. It’s simple to put together, and holds up well for several days in the refrigerator. Continue Reading →