Cauliflower Steaks with Black Garlic, Almonds & Thyme

I’m a few years late to the cauliflower steak party, but in this case, it really is better late than never. Cauliflower steaks are AMAZING! I bought a huge head of beautiful cauliflower when we went apple picking, and I knew that it was too pretty to break up into florets ....more

Dutch Apple Cider Pancake

With 35 pounds of apples sitting in the refrigerator, apples must be eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Starting the day with this apple pancake is wonderful because it’s delicious, impressive looking, and I’ve engineered the cooking process to be as efficient as possible. The extra-large pancake is baked in a skillet, which makes the simple batter puffy, rumpled, crispy around the edges, and golden brown ....more

Stella’s Beach Vacation!

I made it my mission to take Stella to a dog beach this summer, and we succeeded. It was the best day of her life! Once the peak summer season ends midway through September, Delaware’s Dewey Beach welcomes dogs all day long…off-leash! ...more

Coconut Curry Shrimp: The Global Quest

Over the past several years and in multiple countries (France, 2008; Aruba, 2010), I’ve sporadically encountered an irresistible shrimp curry. I racked my brain about how I could duplicate its flavors, but I haven’t known where to start. And then I made this shrimp curry recipe, straight from the pages of a magazine dedicated to India ....more

Harvest Cookie

I’ve been working on a harvest cookie for this entire year. After falling in love with the harvest cookies at Prêt ...more

Stella’s Big Break

Following up on the last post about DC’s doggie swim day, can you spot our foxy lady in this video? Have a wonderful weekend! ...more

Playing Catch-up

It was a blink-and-you-missed-it summer, full of fun moments with family and friends, puppy love, laughs, and good food. I’ve been collecting stories to share with you, so stay tuned for backyard creatures, Global Supper Club: Southern Edition, and Stella’s doggy swim day in DC’s pools. You might have seen sneak peeks at some of these on my Twitter or (newly acquired)...more

Trusty, Crusty Cornbread

Let me ask you a question, and be honest. Do I make you corny baby, yeah! Now that we’ve gotten the obvious out of the way…cornbread! ...more

Priya’s Onion Tart

My friend Priya is a fantastic baker. I watched her assemble a gorgeous onion tart at a dinner party recently. It was in the oven baking while I gorged myself on the other delicious offerings, but I willed myself to accept a slice of the tart once it was ready ....more

Purple Plum Galette

This summer has provided some delicious, beautiful fruit. Cooked fruit doesn’t always look prettier than its fresh counterpart, but this rustic plum galette is an exception. A galette is a cross between a pie and a tart, and it’s easier to make than both ....more