Simple Snack – Beet Chips

May 26, 2010

You either love ’em or hate ’em.  Remember last Winter how it was the coolest (or uncoolest) thing ever to wear big furry suede boots of a certain unnamed brand and tuck your jeans in them? Chances are people either thought you were either rocking them like a cute little ski bunny or that you […]


Apricot & Yogurt Mustard with Sage & Morel Chips

April 2, 2010

Sometimes it’s all about the little things, right?  Like this sweet apricot & yogurt mustard, intended to garnish my birthday celebration of roast lamb.  My memories of lamb growing up at various family functions always involved some sickly sweet mint jelly from a jar that I thought had no place near any meat I was […]


Walnut and Date Bars

January 6, 2010

Besides salads, this dish might be the first dish here that doesn’t involve any cooking.  In fact, everything about this dish is completely raw.  I’m not necessarily a proponent of raw food, but that doesn’t mean that I won’t give myself the chance to make something delicious if it happens to be raw.  One of […]


Chestnut Pumpkin Fritters

December 4, 2009

Many people spend Black Friday battling the stores to take advantage of some great deals right after Thanksgiving.  While I am sure many score some awesome savings, that type of hustle and bustle just isn’t really my style.  So instead, in the morning we got up early with some of the family and went on […]


Winter Root Veggie Fries

November 18, 2009

I love french fries.  There is something about the contrast of textures of their fried crispy outside and soft chewy  inner core that is irresistable.  Of course I have had potato fries before, and even sweet potato fries, which I prefer over your standard potato.   Sweet potatoes have so much more flavor, and just lend […]


Gluten Free Empanadas

November 16, 2009

A pie crust has so many wonderful uses besides making pie – though pie is always a great reason to make a pie crust, especially if it’s in the middle of summer and fresh peaches are to be had.  But seriously, pie crust dough is one of the most versatile doughs I make.  Ever since […]