Wine Braised Beef Roast

Nothing beats a good pot roast on a cold weekend. The other week, I was craving something warm and cozy; but, in true Autumn form, I felt the need to make a classic comfort food a little more sophisticated and dressed up. It was that same sort of feeling you have when you’re home alone and stick on some sassy lipstick just because you can.Now in my opinion, a little.. or a lot.. of wine can make anything sophisticated and so much yummier. Here is my attempt at a more classy, sassy pot roast…if one can call a pot roast sassy....more

Pumpkin Maple Pots de Creme with a Maple Bourbon Whipped Cream

This was my year to host Thanksgiving for the first time. I was completely thrilled for the challenge; yet petrified of cooking for my picky family. I wanted to try new dishes, but I knew I had to stick pretty close to the traditional favorites to make everyone happy.Everyone in my family seems to think pumpkin pie is completely necessary for Thanksgiving. That's great. But, unfortunately, I've always kind of hated it. Pretty sure it's a crust thing. I generally take a courtesy piece, but find myself looking for more whipped cream to cover it with....more

Kale Gratin

Dark leafy greens can be one of the scariest yet most important things when moving toward a healthier, more plant based way of eating. Leafy greens are vitamin powerhouses and are now on the list of superfoods. They contain, but are certainly not limited to: magnesium, vitamin K, iron, calcium, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin E, many B vitamins, beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin (protects the cells from damage and eyes from macular degeneration), and small amounts of Omega-3 fats. For more information on the benefits of leafy greens, check out "Green Superfoods"....more
This looks really good!  I love kale and will have to try this.  Thanks for sharing.  I really ...more