Blistered Green Beans with Feta and Walnuts

If you ask either of my kids their favorite vegetable, they will respond green beans, without question. The amount of green beans those two can take down is borderline crazy. Most green bean recipes call for a pound of green beans to serve 4 (adults, presumably), but in this household usually make at least 1.5 lbs., with the kids eating at least as much as the adults ....more

Jacques Pepin’s Crusty Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Sauce

My love for chicken thighs has been well-documented (and then documented some more. And more. And more.) on this blog ....more

Asparagus with Balsamic Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

The picture of this asparagus came across like a beacon of light on my twitter feed, a feed otherwise filled...more

Hoisin Turkey & Zucchini Mini Meatloaves

If you've been luckier than us (read: living in a location where you're not still under frost advisories and/or it rains all weekend long) you've probably planted your garden already and pretty soon you're going to be wondering what to do with ALL.THAT.ZUCCHINI. Here's one suggestion. Hoisin sauce is often billed as Asian barbecue sauce and, while it's certainly not the "barbecue sauce" you'd tend to think of,...more

Detroit-Style Pan Pizza

I live in a place with an array of wonderful and amazing things at my fingertips, but that doesn't mean I don't miss things from my hometown, or that certain metro-Detroit staples won't always have a place in my heart. Red...more

Banana Bread

I have a weird relationship with banana bread. I'm not that crazy about it, but every once in a while it sounds really, really good. And then I'll have some and be like huh, this stuff is...more

Gluten-Free Brownies

I'm not gluten-free, but it's my (perhaps misguided) assumption that if I were to become gluten-free now (or if I were to do some sort of elimination/cleansing diet), I would have a favorite ...more

Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

Saying we're having chicken for dinner has been eliciting a lot of groans from my eldest lately. And, because he wants to be like his big brother (most of the time), my youngest has now followed suit. It's not that they don't like it but they DO want something "different" to be done with it (or they want chicken thighs and not breasts; how could I blame them when they are far superior?) and they're a little tired of it ....more

(Healthy!) Ham & Cheese Scones

Oh, scones. You really are a dream. Flaky pastry that can be both sweet or savory ....more

Blood Orange-Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

Helllllooo out there. ::tap tap:: Is this thing on? So sorry about the very unintentional break (I know, I feel like every post starts out with an apology these days ....more