Steak with a Herbed Cutting Board Sauce

In summer there's nothing more decadent than having a plethora of herbs to play with. In the winter, a bunch of oregano costs $2.00 for an anemic bunch of straggly little greens. In the summer, you can purchase a bunch of oregano the size of your head for $1.50 ....more

Pico de Quinoa

Jedd and I went to Maine for a couple of days, and it was amazing. ...more

Apple Tart with Caramel Sauce

In honor of The Gilmore Girls finally coming out on Netflix streaming (and because it's autumn – the perpetual season in Stars Hollow) - it only seemed right to make a sweet dessert.I was inspired by the following exchange to make an apple tart.Lorelai: “I can live without the apple tarts.”Rory: “You've made up songs after eating five of them with lyrics that contradict that last statement. “It's a little less elaborate than something Chef Sookie St. James might make, but it goes mighty fine with a cup of coffee.And that's something that's vitally important when you're marathoning The Gilmore Girls ....more

Chipotle Apple, Onion and Fruit Galette

Life has been remarkably hectic lately, so playing in the kitchen hasn't been much of an option. But when Jedd bought me a beautiful bag of apples, I realized that a galette would make a simple and beautiful dinner. ...more

Apple Tomatillo Salsa

It's the best of both worlds right now. We still have summer produce, but we're also getting treats from fall. And that includes apples ....more

Spicy Lentil Salad with Chili Oil Vinaigrette

Happy 350th recipe everyone! That's kind of a fun number, so I'm going to post this recipe which is one of my favorites. ...more

Easy-to-Make Weeknight Heirloom Tomato Galette

This time of year (at least where I live), having puff pastry in the freezer is like having half of a meal made before even starting to cook. ...more

Blood Orange and Jalapeno Margarita

Jalapenos and blood orange juice might sound like a slightly odd combination, but they're not. In fact, they work so well together that I guarantee that you'll make audible noises when you take a sip of this ....more

Orzo Salad with Oregano, Parsley and Chive Pesto

Fasten your seat belts folks, we're getting into the thick of produce season. And I love it. ...more

A Spicy Treat: Tomato Water Bloody Mary

Recently Jedd I have been watching a lot of Top Chef, which has been really fun. Thanks, Hulu! We'd only seen a few episodes on television, because we only had Bravo for a nanosecond in '07 ....more