Samosa Smashed Potatoes

Samosa Smashed Potatoes are the perfect side dish to jazz up a holiday meal or Sunday dinner; they marry the savory deliciousness of a samosa filling with the ease of smashed potatoes! Some of you might remember a post on Spice Crusted Beef Tenderloin from early 2012; that year I “slid a non-conventional holiday meal”......more

Top 8 Foodie Things of 2016

I am so sorry for the long silence. First I was out of town for New Year’s. And my annual “best of” lists...more

Citrus Cardamom Marshmallows

Citrus Cardamom Marshmallows are sophisticated and delicious pillowy confections, and perfect for eating out of hand....more

Biarritz Sandwich Cookies: #CreativeCookieExchange

Biarritz Sandwich Cookies are delicious, elegant and easy French sandwich cookies that are perfect for holiday cookie tins, gifting or just for the heck of it! Affiliate links have been used to link to items I am discussing. Keep reading to check out all the fabulous cookies with nuts that the Creative Cookie Exchange has......more

Mexican Beef Stew with Vegetables in the Slow Cooker

Mexican Beef Stew with Vegetables in the Slow Cooker is a healthy, delicious and warming one pot meal that will make the entire family clean their plates. Affiliate links have been used to link to items I am discussing. This stew is ah-mazing, but before we get there, I have a question for you guys.......more

Chocolate Whiskey Bundt Cake

Chocolate Whiskey Bundt Cake is simple enough to make for just the heck of it, and delicious enough to be the dessert centerpiece of a formal meal....more

Pasta alla Gricia: Review and #Giveaway of Tasting Rome

Pasta alla Gricia, with its silky cheesy sauce and black peppery bite, tastes like Rome on a plate. So if you cannot get on plane, bring Rome to you with this pasta dish! Affiliated links have been used to link to items I am discussing ....more

Browned Butter Green Beans

Readers of this blog may have noticed I rarely cook with green beans--but long time readers who really pay attention may also have noticed that plain blanched green beans are in the background of an awful lot of photos. That is because we adore green beans,but we like them fresh and crisp-tender, bright green and plain....more

Browned Butter Green Beans

Browned Butter Green Beans are fresh, delicious, and just special enough to be worthy of a holiday meal!...more

Green Tomato Curry with Peanuts and Yellow Split Peas

Green Tomato Curry with Peanuts and Yellow Split Peas is a delicious and easy way to use up the last of the tomato harvest. For that matter, I would grow tomatoes just to pick them underripe and make this! It is not often I get to wax poetic on this site about a savory dish......more
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