Raspberry Lemon Eclairs

Mom confession, some times I "go to the grocery store" but really I'm just eating junk food in my van, my favorite shame food is a chocolate eclair. To keep my I car snack special I fill these with lemon curd, whipped cream then with fresh raspberries.

World’s Best Meatballs

I've tried everything soaking the breadcrumbs in milk, just egg yolks instead of whole eggs, I tried every meatball secret I could find. Until I fell I finally found the right ratio of beef to pork to breadcrumb to parmesan the minute it hit the libs I get like Remy in Ratatouille when he mixes the grape and cheese.

Balsamic Chicken

This an easy but impressive dinner that can also be a quick weeknight meal. I used dark meat so it doesn't dry out, I added caramelized onions to add a bit of sweet and to add a bit of texture to the sauce, I finished it with butter to make the sauce velvety

Seattle Lobster Boil

Seattle Lobster Boil, it's a little strange sounding isn't it? How or why did we take a Southern dish, add in the North East's most famous component, and some how make it taste like it came from Seattle? Easiest answer, because we can, and it is good! The husband has family living in Boston now [...]

Chicken and Grape Salad

Do you need the world's most perfect summer potluck dish?  Because this is it!  It's quick and easy and super refreshing on a hot summer's night. My grandparents lived on the banks of Holmes Harbor, Whidbey Island and every summer was the Island County Fair, which in the 90's it was the best thing ever. [...]

Lamb Sausage Pizza

On a road trip through Portland, OR we stopped for dinner at a hole in the wall pizza place, where we tried an unconventional flavor that blew our minds! It was an olive oil base, roasted garlic, mascarpone and mozzarella cheese, and lamb sausage, we knew we had make it at home, and that's just what we did.Of course we changed it a touch once we started making it at home, we replaced the garlic with caramelized onions, added chives for freshness, and made our own lamb sausage. Now we make this pizza almost every time we make pizza at home.

Peach Bourbon Cupcakes

As I've talked about in other blog posts my mom tried to instill the love of gardening in me at a young age and I fought it like crazy. When my husband and I finally bought a house, we planted a handful of fruit trees, but the one I was really looking forward to was [...]

Fancy Sauce

Fry sauce and fancy sauce both are cut from the same cloth. When my husband and I went to New York one of the first places we went to eat was, Shake Shack. Our idea of fast food burgers were flipped upside down! I feel every region has there notorious burger place. California/west coast has, [...]

Fried Green Tomato Po’boy

Growing up, my mom was a big gardener. She'd always ask me to help pull weeds, plant new vegetables, and harvest her crop. She tried to pass on the joy of gardening and how fulfilling it was to grow your own food, but I wanted nothing to do with it! I was very close to [...]