Month: November 2015

Acorn Squash Chicken Chili
Dinner, Lunch, Main, Soup

Acorn Squash Chicken Chili

Two of the foods that most represent autumn to me are chili and squash… so why not combine them!  I was making chicken chili over the weekend and roasting squash for two separate things when this thought came upon me.  But how to incorporate squash that was cooked and not in […]

Honey Simple Syrup
Drinks, Smoothie

Honey Simple Syrup

Last night I went to an event at Baffo, the restaurant in Eataly, where they joined forces with Owen + Alchemy, a local juice company.  The event was cocktail centric, although we did have some delicious small bites!  The concept was mixing juices with alcohol to make delicious cocktails but also […]

Date Night Flank Steak
Dinner, Lunch, Main, Meat

Date Night Flank Steak

When cooking to impress, I always lean towards a simple recipe where you can showcase a star ingredient in flavor and in presentation.  For this to work, you need to start with good ingredients since they are few and simple.  The point of the ingredients is to show off the meat, so […]

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Main

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Occasionally, I crave breakfast for dinner…not often and never anything sweet, but something rich and savory.  The buttery yolk of egg, strewn across a warm bowl of veggies sounds just right.  A hash is a perfect last-minute meal because you can always use the last bit of a leftover onion or […]

Caprese Tomato Soup
Dinner, Lunch, Main, Soup

Caprese Tomato Soup

While looking for a way to spice up a basic tomato soup, I came across a recipe for Caprese Tomato Soup from the blog Yes, more please! (link).  What a genius idea – I love a caprese salad or sandwich.  I love the combination in pasta of tomato, mozzarella, spinach and balsamic vinegar… […]

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Desserts

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

When baking something to take to a party, I always start with a couple of basic parameters: It needs to be something you can eat in two bites or less, something that won’t make a mess to eat and something that packs a lot of flavor into one bite.  Normally, […]