Brown Butter, Dried Fruit, Dark Chocolate Oat Bars

Brown Butter, Dried Fruit, Dark Chocolate Oat Bars

I knew I wanted to make some granola bars. And I knew that I wanted them to be soft and chewy instead of so crunchy that you end up having more crumbs in your lap than in your mouth. I wanted them to have lots of different awesome flavors and I wanted to feel no guilt when I ate them for breakfast….several times in a row.

Well, my friends. I succeeded.   Read More

Asian Pulled Pork and Crab Ramen Soup with Soft Boiled Egg

Asian Pulled Pork and Crab Ramen Soup with Soft Boiled Egg

If you read my last post, you may remember that I recently spent way too much time looking up 2015 food trends.  I like to know what’s coming – not necessarily to jump on board, just to be prepared.  Anyway, one of the upcoming trends, theoretically, is “Ramen 2.0″. I happened to have just finished a photo shoot with this mouthwatering asian pulled pork and crab ramen soup that day. And this dish TOTALLY fits under the 2.0 category.  Hey look – I’m trendy!   Read More

Apple Bourbon, Butternut, Ham and Ricotta Cheese Frittata

Apple Bourbon, Butternut, Ham, and Ricotta Cheese Frittata

Before writing this post, I fell into an internet black hole while searching 2015 food trends.  I’m unquestionably excited for things like “big deal chefs will feed you tacos”, standing in line for kolache, and ramen 2.0.  Next post = ramen 2.0.  For now, I’ll avoid all the trends and just give you something good.   Read More

Savory Mini Muffins with Apple Chutney

Savory Mini Muffins with Apple Chutney

2015 is almost here!! Which means people will actually use their gym memberships soon.  Not to mention, drink smoothies – with protein powder even – and the countdown to bathing suit season begins. Before all that happens, we still have time for beautiful, mini-fied, guilt-free food.  For me, new years eve is all about the finger food.  As in, if I give up a glass of champagne, can I have 5 more of these mini-muffins?? ;-)  Read More

Nutella Brie, Strawberry, Pistachio, & Basil

Nutella Brie, Strawberry, Pistachio, Basil

My favorite kind of holiday party is the one where the spacious living room is completely empty and the tiny table next to the kitchen full of appetizers is surrounded by people.  Rest of the meal = unnecessary.  Since no appetizer spread is complete without gobs of cheesy goodness, here’s a twist on a old time favorite.  Read More