Wild Blueberry Buttermilk Crunch Muffins and a Pie Contest

Who starts baking at 11:30 on a Saturday night? This girl. I had spent the entire day staring at literally hundreds of pies as part of a huge city-wide pie contest held at my work, each pie—huckleberry, raspberry chocolate cream, pecan—working my sweet tooth into a frenzy. You would think that after moving dozens of… Continue reading Wild Blueberry Buttermilk Crunch Muffins and a Pie Contest

Fresh Corn and Scallion Griddlecakes with Maple Jalapeno Mascarpone Cream

  Sweet, savory and mildly spicy. My Fresh Corn and Scallion Griddlecakes make the most of a summer staple, but turns up the volume by combining fresh, sweet corn just moments from the cob, with bright, verdant scallions, and tangy buttermilk. Served hot from the griddle, with crisp edges and topped with a generous dollop… Continue reading Fresh Corn and Scallion Griddlecakes with Maple Jalapeno Mascarpone Cream

Quick and Crunchy Zucchini with Almonds and Red Chili

One to thing to note about this effortless recipe is that BH loved it. I know that means zilch to you, but to me, it was a gold star. You see, BH likes pretty much everything I make, which is great, but he rarely uses exclamation points when describing food. But this recipe, with its… Continue reading Quick and Crunchy Zucchini with Almonds and Red Chili

Everyday Chocolate Cake with Melted Chocolate Glaze

This is a cake with an identity crisis. It’s known by dessert enthusiasts as Wacky Cake or Busy Day Chocolate Cake, but to me, its official moniker shall forever be Everyday Chocolate Cake. It takes nothing more than a quick mix right in the cake pan and it’s ready to pop in the oven. Chocolate… Continue reading Everyday Chocolate Cake with Melted Chocolate Glaze

Cold Udon Noodles with Chinese Greens and Peanut Dressing

I’ve been staring at a bunch of bok choy and Chinese broccoli in my fridge for the past few days. I picked them up from the farmers’ market because I knew I could do something lovely with them, but there they’ve sat, languishing in my crisper drawer waiting to be turned into something delicious. By… Continue reading Cold Udon Noodles with Chinese Greens and Peanut Dressing

Raspberry Almond Olive Oil Cake with Agave

This cake came out of the need to find a low-sugar dessert for a birthday picnic. Talking through some recipes with a friend, I landed on my Berry Lemon Almond Tea Cakes, which I thought sounded like the perfect summer cake, and could easily be adapted to be low-sugar. This new version, is simply an… Continue reading Raspberry Almond Olive Oil Cake with Agave

Fennel and Apple Salad with Orange Honey Vinaigrette

Yes, there are tons of similar salads such as this floating around out there. But, what sets this apart, I think, is the inclusion of toasted pecans and the divine and oh-so light orange honey vinaigrette. A mandoline or food processor makes quick work of the slicing and the vinaigrette comes together in a jiff.… Continue reading Fennel and Apple Salad with Orange Honey Vinaigrette