Peanut butter is a staple ingredient in my household. Not only did I grow up eating it every morning on my toast, my mother made the most decadent peanut butter frosting and peanut butter pie. And, in the summer when we would visit Mackinac Island, we’d always buy a slab of Mackinac Island peanut butter [...]
Meatballs are likely one of the most perfect foods, especially when cooking on a budget. You get big flavor from little money and you can use them in so many different ways. This batch of meatballs I flavored with caraway, sprinkled with fresh dill and served along with a Greek Tzatziki sauce for dipping.
I should have titled this post, ‘shamelessly simple’. It’s quick to prepare and contains a powerful blend of flavors from the sweet tomatoes, creamy fresh mozzarella, salty pitted olives, torn basil leaves, salt, cracked pepper, and golden extra virgin olive oil. This may be the first time I’ve actually put the entire recipe in the [...]
I enjoy thinking about food, especially planning food for an intimate dinner or a casual Sunday brunch. I lose myself in daydreaming about what I’ll make and how I’ll prepare each dish, from the prep work to the rotation schedule for when each dish goes into the oven next. So, with so much energy spent [...]