Stuffed Peppers

Part of the reason I love writing recipes is because of the research process. Reading, watching and yes, eating are all part of the job. It’s fascinating to learn about a family and their culture through their recipes. The process makes me feel like part historian and part detective. Sometimes you have to dig deep […]


A Spin On A Classic: Chocolate Chip Pecan Roll Cookies

It’s no secret I love dessert. But the thing I think I love most (besides the eating) is the experimentation of it all. Each year I challenge myself to come up with new baking recipes and fun twists on classics. I’ll admit, since baking is a science, sometimes my “experiments” don’t always turn out amazing […]


Soup’s On: Butternut Squash Cauliflower Soup

There’s nothing like a homemade bowl of soup. Do you agree? A well-made pot of soup is a thing of beauty and a deliciously self contained meal needing only maybe a hunk of crusty bread to accompany it. The best thing is a great soup needn’t be complicated or full of fancy ingredients. It doesn’t […]


Cranberry Mulled Wine

I’m a sucker for all things “mulled” come winter holiday time. There’s something just so comforting and festive about the combination of aromas that make up mulling spices. Warm a sachet of fragrant mulling spices into some warming cider or wine and you are will be in beverage heaven.  And just the smell of mulling […]