Crispy Kale Chips

1 pound curly kale, leaves removed from tough stems, torn into large pieces 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil salt lemon 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmigiano- Reggiano...more

BLT with Avocado and Lemon Thyme Mayo

8 slices bread of your choice 1 pound bacon, cooked 3 tomatoes, sliced thick head of leaf lettuce 2 avocados 1/4 cup mayo 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme 1 teaspoon lemon zest salt pepper...more

Coffee Cake with Maple Syrup Glaze

Cake:1 1/2 sticks ( 12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature 3 large eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups (16 oz) sour cream 2 1/2 cups cake flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon saltStreusel: 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into piecesGlaze: 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 3 tablespoons real maple syrup...more

Labor Day Weekend in Miami

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend… I know I did! We went to Miami and ayi dios mio was it fun. My friends and I have a friend visiting from Australia and she flew into the Miami airport Sunday so we just had to make a weekend out of it and stay in Miami. It only seems logical, right? So we decided to be really fancy and stay at the Fontainbleau on Miami Beach. If you ever decide to get away for a weekend I would definitely reccommend it....more

Asian Style Chicken Wings

Wings: 3 pounds of chicken wings, tips removed 1 garlic clove, minced 1 teaspoon grated ginger 1 teaspoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon red pepper flakesExtra Glaze 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup hoisin sauce 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 tablespoon grated ginger 1 tablespoon brown sugarSesame seeds, lightly toasted thinly chopped scallions...more

Peach and Blueberry Galette

Dough: 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornmeal 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup cold butter, cut in pieces 1/3 cup buttermilkFilling: 3 peaches, pitted and sliced 1 pint fresh blueberries 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch juice of half a lemon pinch saltegg sugar parchment paper ice cream (optional)...more

Vichyssoise

1 tablespoon butter 1 small onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 3 cups leeks, washed and chopped 3 cups potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 1/2 quarts (6 cups) chicken stock 1 1/2 cups cream salt pepper chives (optional)...more

Black Bean Spread

2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cloves garlic 1 1/2 tablespoons cumin salt pepper onion powder 1 bunch of cilantro 1/4 cup red wine vinegarToasted slices of baquette, pita chips, or whatever you want!...more

Decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake

1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 stick butter 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 7 eggs 1 cup light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt Raspberries (optional)...more

Mediterranean Salmon

4 Wild Salmon filets olive oil salt pepper 1 lemon, sliced thin 1/2 red onion, sliced thin 2 plum tomatoes 1/4 cup kalamata olives 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped 4 Pepperoncini peppers, sliced thin 1/2 cup feta cheese 1/2 cup white wine...more